Jackson, Carl

carl_jackson2Multiple Grammy Award winner & 2 time SPBGMA songwriter of the year, Carl Jackson, was born in the small town of Louisville, Mississippi. Jackson’s songs have been recorded by such artists as Glen Campbell (“Letter to Home“), Wild Rose (“Breaking New Ground“), Pam Tillis (“Put Yourself In My Place“), Garth Brooks (“Against The Grain” & “Fit For A King“), Trisha Yearwood (“Lonesome Dove“),  Diamond Rio(“Close To The Edge“), Patty Loveless (“You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are“), Steve Wariner (“The Same Mistake Again“), Vince Gill (“Real Lady’s Man“), and Rhonda Vincent (“I’m Not Over You).  Jackson’s “Little Mountain Church House” was voted the 1990 International Bluegrass Music Association song of the year. The beautiful ballad, “No Future In The Past“, by male vocalist of the year Vince Gill, was a huge songwriting success for Carl and was named the #1 Country Song of the Year for 1993 by Radio & Records magazine.  All in all Carl has had hundreds of his songs recorded, with sales in excess of forty million units. Carl’s “Grace Notes” project is an inspired guitar instrumental portrait of dearly loved hymns.  It was recorded using a collection of rare acoustic guitars, some dating back to the mid-1800s, and includes Jackson’s own voice telling the “story” behind each instrument.  His most recent production successes include the critically acclaimed Mark Twain: Words & MusicOthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited, as well as Glen Campbell’s final studio album, Adios.


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