When Jason Michael Carroll abruptly left Sony Music Nashville last year, many people were wondering where the deep-voiced crooner would land and late last year he self-released a nice holiday EP but he’s now bounced back in a big way with his upcoming album Numbers set to be released this summer by Cracker Barrel in a partnership with Jason Michael Carroll’s own Stray Records and Quarterback Records. The title track has been issued as the lead-single.
“’Numbers’ is a song that got my attention the first time I heard it,” said Carroll. “It was written by Patrick Davis and Rodney Clausen and it’s about the way certain numbers, like dates and times, can represent some of life’s most significant moments. Moments like your first date, meeting the love of your life and the day your child is born. Those dates and times have real meaning in our lives. I think everyone can identify with that concept.”
Prior to signing his previous record deal, Jason Michael Carroll worked as a server at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location in Henderson, NC and the restaurant chain is happy to have the singer on their team again;
“The date that Jason Michael Carroll started working for Cracker Barrel is one of those significant numbers,” said Chris Ciavarra, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cracker Barrel. “We had no idea when he became one of our new-hire Rising Stars that his music career was about to make him a star in the music industry, too. Adding his album to our music program is like welcoming family back home.”
The single Numbers will be available on iTunes this April 5, 2011. The CD will be available exclusively through Cracker Barrel locations starting July 25, 2011 with 12 songs featured on the disc, including his Top 5 hit “Alyssa Lies,” the song that put him on the map.