Known for such Billboard Country Music Chart hits as "The Car," "Real Life (I Never Was the Same Again)", and "Not on Your Love," this country singer released three albums -- Jeff Carson, Butterfly Kisses, and Real Life -- before ending his performing career in 2009.
After participating in several talent competitions during his high school years in Gravette, Arkansas, he rose to fame in the mid-1990s following the release of a #69 single, "Yeah Buddy," followed by a #1 chart-topping hit, "Not on Your Love."
After releasing a series of commercially unsuccessful songs, he retired from the music business and pursued a second career as a Franklin, Tennessee police officer.
Though born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he grew up in Arkansas. Later, while living in Branson, Missouri, he married Kim Cooper; the couple subsequently relocated to Nashville, Tennessee.
A songwriter as well as a singer, he helped compose country musician Craig Morgan's 2003 song "Where Has My Hometown Gone."