Birth Place: Ashland, KY
Jason Carter was born February 1, 1973 in Ashland, Kentucky. He grew up in Greenup County. His dad started teaching him guitar when he was eight years old, and a few years later he started on mandolin. He kept on trying to learn those Tony Rice guitar breaks, that was much more interesting then his biology homework! When he was 16 years old Jason heard Del McCoury for the first time…and that’s when he picked up the fiddle.
The summer of 1991 brought a close to his high school years and it was also the year he landed his first professional job. He worked six months for The Goins Brothers playing fiddle and traveling mostly on the East Coast. In February of 1992 The Goins Brothers played in Nashville, TN with Del McCoury; Jason asked him for a job. Two weeks later he was back in Nashville trying out. They played in Nashville, West Memphis and Garland, TX and when they got home they told him that he had the job. He’s been with the band ever since.
Since Jason has relocated to Nashville. Home – Cottontown, TN.