Jason Michael Carroll

Jason Michael Carroll

In the summer of 2004, Franklinton, North Carolina native Jason Michael Carroll who had been singing country songs for crowds from the Carolina's and Virginia all the way down to Texas, auditioned for a locally-produced television show in Raleigh, NC called Gimme the Mike, after much convincing from his mother. "She actually went online, filled out the form with my name on it, sent it in, and called me and 'told' me where to be and when and to 'do it for your mother' ", Carroll laughs.

Not only did Jason win the competition, but he caught... more