Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2006 Jason Michael Carroll made his Grand Ole Opry debut at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium?

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It's true! He performed "Alyssa Lies." Check out the video!

Here are 5 interesting facts about Jason Michael Carroll.

  • He grew up in a religious household. His father, a Christian minister didn't allow any secular music played in the home.
  • He started singing in a band as the lead singer for a group called "Chasin' Country," but they weren't as serious about music as he was, and when he booked them a gig at the popular Longbranch, the band gave him his pink slip, kicking him out of the group.
  • His musical influences include Garth Brooks, George Strait, Randy Foster, Billy Ray Cyrus, Vince Gill, Pearl Jam and Aerosmith.
  • He started writing songs around the age of 12.
  • In the summer of 2008, he toured with Martina McBride on her "Waking Up Laughing" Tour.

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