Mississippi native and Texas transplant Jason Eady has been getting a lot of positive attention lately with the release of his debut album, AM Country Heaven. The album hit the Billboard County chart at number 40. Not bad for a debut!
Jason's stripped down style is reminiscent of the roots of country, flavored with pure tapped Americana. Listeners will hear an upbeat Waylon, combined with the voice of a less Nashville Alan Jackson. This talented new artist must have grown up listening to 70's Merle, because his music is steeped in the rich introspective prose of Haggard.
You won't find any pop county influences injected into Jason's music, because he doesn't need a gimmick, only pure inspired country. Fans of Hays Carll will instantly feel familiar with Jason's music.
Penning his own songs, Jason is also an established picker. You won't be disappointed with Friday's show.
Jason and his band will be playing at Otis Campbell's in Washington, Friday, July 6th.
Jason Eady's brand new album AM COUNTRY HEAVEN debuted on the Billboard Country Albums Chart at #40. It was the highest debuting album that week, an amazing thing since this came without the benefit of a hit single. It was also #9 on Heatseekers and #9 on the iTunes Country Chart. The record has been getting a ton of national press including Billboard's The 615 and AOL The Boot. The album features pickers from Austin, Texas' all star band Heybale and even features a stellar duet with the incomparable Patty Loveless on "Man On A Mountian."
Another interesting fact is that Jason is the only artist that Kevin Welch has ever produced.
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Read what the music industry has to say about Jason below:
Nashville, TN (April 25, 2012)-Jason Eady’s brand new album AM COUNTRY HEAVEN may very well be tailor made for the good ole’ AM classic country waves, but its deafening reception from critics and music fans is coming in crystal clear on very high frequency. This bare bones, old school country music release is the highest debuting record on the Billboard country albums chart for sales this week coming in at #40 ahead of Trace Adkins and Anne Murray. The record also hit #9 on HeatSeekers and scored high on the iTunes country chart last week coming in at #9. Chuck Dauphin of Billboard’s The 615 blog recently spoke to Eady about the making of this much talked about release. See the story here at Billboard.com
AM COUNTRY HEAVEN is Eady’s fourth record release and a major departure from any of his previous releases. The record started out as a pet project between Eady and producer Kevin Welch, but when more and more people started showing up to the studio to add their ideas and personal touches, this side project evolved into something that could not be kept under wraps. AM COUNTRY HEAVEN features Redd Volkaert on guitar, Earl Poole Ball on piano, Tom Lewis on drums and Kevin Smith on acoustic bass - all members of Austin’s all-star team of country music players called Heybale. It also features legendary pedal steel player Lloyd Maines, fiddle player Cody Braun from Reckless Kelly and a guest vocal performance from the incomparable Patty Loveless.
"AM Country Heaven might be a record that recalls classic county music but it never feels like parody or old. Instead it's a modern country music album steeped in tradition while also looking forward without needing to usurp a rock or pop genre to do it."
“This one took me back a ways, to the music that played on the airwaves on those Saturday mornings in the late 1970s or early 1980s. You know how David Allan Coe once proclaimed ‘You Never Even Called Me By My Name’ as the perfect Country & Western song? Well, I truly think that Jason Eady has assembled one of the perfect country albums I have ever heard.” –Music News Nashville
"Album number four has Eady turning back the radio dial and giving a modern twist on some classic country feeling songs. Think a more Texas flavored Jamey Johnson. "
-That Nashville Sound