Jason Michael Carroll releases new single
Thursday, November 6, 2008
– Jason Michael Carroll is hitting the airwaves with Where I'm From,
the first single from his new album, arriving in 2009. Carroll had two top five singles, Alyssa Lies
and Livin' Our Love Song
from his debut. Where I'm From
is at radio now and going for adds on Monday.
The new single, written by Patrick Davis and Joe Leathers, is about people discovering shared values whose lives might otherwise seem very different. "That's one of my favorite things about 'Where I'm From,'" Carroll said, recalling an occasion similar to the song's lyrics when he unexpectedly found himself in first class on a flight last year. "It was really nice." While initially feeling a bit out of place, he said, "It's really cool to see that, as different as people can be, a lot of things can hit home just by talking and realizing that we're really not that different after all."
An album release date has yet to be set.
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