Growing Up Is Getting Old

Growing Up Is Getting Old

by Jason Michael Carroll


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Growing Up Is Getting Old

The pensive, sepia-toned snapshot on the cover of Jason Michael Carroll's second album, Growing Up Is Getting Old, shows that the country singer is determined to leave the pretty-boy down-home hunk of his first album behind -- at least in terms of image, if not quite in terms of music. It may be a little softer, a little broader, a little bit self-consciously older, but Growing Up Is Getting Old shows the same fondness for arena country as Carroll's 2007 debut, Waitin' in the Country, relying heavily on sports-bar rockers and radio-ready ballads, all peppered with signifiers of Middle American life. The whole thing opens with a Saturday night bar brawl, trucks appear in every other song, whiskey flows like water, and there are dewy-eyed salutes to "Where I'm From" and trips through the past fueled by flipping through a yearbook -- all capped off by simple truths like "I think honesty is right/I think lying is wrong." Like before, Carroll can almost turn clichés into something resembling genuine emotion -- his voice is warm and friendly, giving his readings a conversational lilt.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2009
Label: Arista
UPC: 0886972691022
catalogNumber: 726910

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jason Michael Carroll   Primary Artist
Kenny Aronoff   Percussion,Drums
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
John Hobbs   Piano,Hammond Organ
Chris McHugh   Percussion,Drums
Gary Morse   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Mike Rojas   Piano,Hammond Organ
David Stallings   Bird Calls
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Glenn Worf   Bass
Jonathan Yudkin   Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin,Strings
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Piano,Electric Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Mike Johnson   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Paul Overstreet   Composer
Steve Beers   Engineer
Ron Davis   Composer
Mark Dearnley   Engineer
Don Gehman   Producer,Audio Production
Joe Martino   Engineer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Vicky McGehee   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Patrick Davis   Composer
John Netti   Engineer
Judy Forde Blair   Creative Producer
Jason Michael Carroll   Composer
Zane Williams   Composer
Lee Brice   Composer
Arlis Albritton   Composer
Jeremy Campbell   Composer
Kyle Jacobs   Composer
Joe Leathers   Composer

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