NASHVILLE – April 28, 2009 – Jason Michael Carroll performs songs from his brand new album and reveals the inspiration behind them when UNPLUGGED AT STUDIO 330 premieres today on CMT.com. He delivers an acoustic set of his new songs “Where I’m From” and “Happened on a Saturday Night (Suzie Q)” from his sophomore album Growing Up Is Getting Old which hit store shelves today, along with previous hits “Alyssa Lies” and “Livin’ Our Love Song.”

In a sit-down interview, Carroll jokes that he didn’t get “enough redneck” on his first album, and how he wanted to make a statement with his latest work. “How many of us wish that we could stay young and party and do all these other things we have always enjoyed doing, but then that dang responsibility kicks in whether it be kids or a job. That is where you realize that growing up is getting old,” says Carroll.

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Growing Up Is Getting Old is the follow-up album to Jason Michael Carroll’s No. 1 album debut, Waitin’ in the Country. This 10-song collection reunites Carroll with noted producer Don Gehman (Hootie & The Blowfish, John Mellencamp, R.E.M.) and features tracks from celebrated songwriters such as Tom Shapiro, Paul Overstreet and Keith Anderson. The first single from the new album, “Where I’m From,” is currently on the airwaves and continues to gain ground on the charts.

UNPLUGGED AT STUDIO 330 features established country stars and rising artists in a “stripped down” performance series filmed exclusively for CMT.com. Since its launch in 2005, the series has premiered over 100 episodes including recent performances by Dolly Parton, Jamey Johnson, Colbie Caillat, Jake Owen, Joey + Rory and Randy Houser.

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