Jeff Carson, country music singer, dies at 58

TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES.- Country music singer-songwriter Jeff Carson died Sunday in Tennessee, United States, his publicist confirmed.

The 58-year-old musician died of a heart attack at a Franklin hospital, Jeremy Westby of 2911 Media said.

Carson was born Jeffrey Lee Herndon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1963. He sang in church and formed a band in Rogers, Arkansas, before moving to Branson, Missouri, where he wrote songs and performed locally.

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He then moved to Nashville and recorded demos for Tracy Lawrence, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and other country stars.

He signed a recording contract with Curb Records in 1995 and released a single, “Yeah Buddy.” He went on to record the singles “Not On Your Love” and “The Car,” which earned Carson his first Academy of Country Music award for Video of the Year.

During his career, Carson had 14 singles on the Billboard chart in his career, Westby said.

So far no details about the funeral and subsequent burial have been provided.

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