American country and bluegrass musician and Grammy Award Winning - singer / songwriter. Carl Jackson was born September 18, 1953 in Louisville, Mississippi. The only son of Lee and Ruby Pearl Jackson of Louisville, MS, began his musical career as a teenager picking banjo for Jim and Jesse, and recording his first instrumental album, Bluegrass Festival, in 1971 at age 17. He then performed alongside Glen Campbell for twelve years and serves as godfather for Glen’s daughter, Ashley, who is also a banjo picker.
Jackson, a multi-instrumentalist and prolific songwriter, is credited with pinning many noteworthy tunes including IIIrd Tyme Out’s Erase the Miles, Doyle Lawson’s The Best is Yet to Come, and Rhonda Vincent’s I’m Not Over You. He has also written tunes recorded by country artists such as Campbell, Garth Brooks, and Terri Clark.
Jackson received Grammys for: 1991 Best Bluegrass Album for Spring Training, Carl Jackson & John Starling (with the Nash Ramblers), and 2003 Best Country Album for Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’: Songs of the Louvin Brothers, Carl Jackson, producer, Luke Wooten, engineer.
The Missisissppi native also earned three IBMA awards for: 1990 Song Of The Year: for Little Mountain Church House, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver... Read More|
... (artists), Jim Rushing & Carl Jackson (songwriters), 2004 Album Of The Year: for Celebration of Life: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, various artists incl. Carl Jackson, and 2004 Event Of The Year: for Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’: Songs of the Louvin Brothers, produced by Carl Jackson.
Other notable projects produced by Jackson are Mark Twain: Word & Music (2011), a benefit for Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum’; and Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited (2015), a benefit for the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, TN, and Campbell’s last album, Adios (2017).