Country Singer Jeff Carson Dies At 58 💉
Country music singer Jeff Carson died on Saturday of a heart attack at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 58.
Born Jeffrey Lee Herndon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Dec. 16, 1963, he got his start singing in church. He later moved to Branson, Missouri, where he wrote songs and performed locally, before heading to Nashville.
Carson landed a deal with Curb Records in 1995, with his single “Yeah Buddy” released soon thereafter and giving the performer his first song on the charts. Next up that same year was “Not on Your Love,” which hit No. 1.
His 1995 single “The Car” won the Academy of Country Music Award for video of the year.
The Academy mourns the loss of Jeff Carson, the chart-topping country singer. His 1995 song “Not On Your Love” hit No. 1, and "The Car" won Video of the Year at the 1996 #ACMawards. Please join us in sending love and condolences to the Carson family. https://t.co/2wICBdMIl1 pic.twitter.com/ijtCc0LyPK
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) March 27, 2022
After a career that included three studio albums, Carson stepped away from the music industry in 2009 and started a new career as a law enforcement officer. He remained a member of the Franklin Police Department in Williamson County, Tennessee, until his death.
It’s hard to believe he’s gone. One thing is for certain — Franklin Police Officer #JeffCarson changed everyone he met, all of us, for the better! Thank you, Jeff, for your life of service & song. May his message live on: God Save The World.https://t.co/MU3937POBy
— Franklin Police Dept (@FranklinTNPD) March 27, 2022
More recently, Carson had returned to music, inking a deal with MC1 Nashville and releasing a new version of previously recorded tune “God Save the World” in 2019.
He then signed with Encore Music Group and was working on music with such vocalists as Michael Ray and Darryl Worley.
We love you Jeff Carson. Your spirit and song will never end. Thank you will never be enough ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fJSGrQoNkQ
— Lovin' Lyrics (@lovinlyrics) March 29, 2022
Carson is survived by wife Kim Cooper Carson, son Dayton Grei Herndon Carson and other family members.