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J. K. Coltrain
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The Music City Hayride Show - April 21st, 2015 by J.K. Coltrain on Mixcloud
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The Music City Hayride Show will be back at The Texas Troubadour Theatre on Friday August 28th at 8 PM. So come on out and enjoy the show and be part of our live radio audience. Artists scheduled to appear are: Jerry Schmitt​ Dean Holmen​ Lissa Hart J. K. C...
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Country Breakout Show Playlist - Week of July 11th, 2015 Alan Jackson - Jim And Jack And Hank Lucy Angel - Crazy Too Dierks Bentley - Riser J.K. Coltrain - If I Could Start Over Rachel Lynae - Whole Lotta Nothin' Kristian Bush - Light Me Up Olivia Lane - Yo...
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Music City Hayride Show 27
August 7th, 2015

Dean Holmen - Charlies Shoes/He'll Choose To Lose Again
Lacey Snider - Once A Day/Silver Thread & Golden Needles
Jonathan Frizzell & Tara Stampley -You're Th Reason Oklahoma
Jesse Lee Jones - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down/Count Me Out
Donnie Lee Strickland - Your Man/Goodbye Time
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Chazz Wesley - Daydreams About Night Things/This Love You're Not In
J.K. Coltrain & Nikki Nelson - You Never Know/Two Cigarettes
Bobby G. Rice - You Lay So Easy On My Mind/Down In Texas/My Marie
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The Music City Hayride Show is taped every Friday night before a live audience at Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. This show was taped on August 7th, 2015.
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Checkout my latest single Two Beers And A Dollar
http://coltrecords.bandcamp.com/album/im-coming-home
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Great song and beautiful voice!
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J. K. Coltrain Check out the brand new show we are bringing to Ernest Tubbs Texas Troubadour Theatre starting in August called The Music City Hayride Show. Music City Hayride
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The Music City Hayride Show Live from The Troubadour August 21st
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Thank you for posting J.K Coltrain , I did a show with Keith Bradford in Nashville Tn , With Emerald Records , I won Artist/writer 2009 .. great people ..enjoyed the show my friend. thank you again..
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Country Breakout Show Playlist - Week of July 4th, 2015 Kelsea Ballerini - Dibs Randy Houser - We Went Dan + Shay - Nothin' Like You Kenny Chesney - Save It For A Rainy Day Rainey Qualley - Me and Johnny Cash Florida Georgia Line - Anything Goes Jerry Schmi...
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Country Breakout Show Playlist - Week of June 27th, 2015 Dierks Bentley - Riser Lucy Angel - Crazy Too Jerry Schmitt - With A Bottle And A Can Kenny Chesney - Save It For A Rainy Day Randy Houser - We Went CAM - Burning House Chad Bushnell - Dance Her Home ...
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  • Colt Records
    Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Record Label President, present
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Keepin' It Real Country Music
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J.K. Coltrain Biography

J. K. Coltrain was born in Columbus, Ohio. He spent his early childhood days between there and West Virginia where his parents operated a small Mom & Pop grocery store. His Dad also was an excellent auto mechanic and in fact owned a number of repair shops over the years and was a weekend stock car racer. That's one reason why J. K. is a Nascar fanatic to this day:)

J.K. grew up surrounded by music & musicians. His cousin, Buddy Starcher was a professional recording artist on Columbia Records and was a regular performer on the then popular Midwestern & Louisiana Hayrides. He also introduced the late Keith Whitley who first appeared on Buddys weekly radio show in Charleston, West Virginia when he was 8 years old. J. K. made his own first appearance on radio at age 12 and first TV appearance at age 14.

His Uncle & Grandpa performed together at churches throughout the South. That's where J. K. made his first appearance singing in church at the ripe old age of 11. His first professional job was at age 14 when he began singing with The Pleasant Hill Quartet. A well-known gospel group at the time.

Of course in his teens he had to try his hand in high school dance bands like Fire n' Ice and The Four Aces but by age 20 he had returned to his first love country music. At that time J. K. helped form a 7 piece country rock group called 'The Southern Express'. They garnered a great deal of regional success and opened for many popular groups at that time such as Pure Prairie League, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Poco & The Marshall Tucker Band.

In 1983 he left The Southern Express to pursue a solo career as his heart was with more traditional country music. He appeared to be taking the music business by storm as he was often the featured artist on Ernest Tubbs Midnite Jamboree and many popular Nashville nightclubs and was dubbed The Star of Tomorrow by Country Music News.

He first cracked the country music charts in 1987 with a self-penned song, West Virginia You're Still My Home on the Studio 7 label. Since then he had enjoyed a number of chart successes including being shown in the Top 40 in Europe for 41 straight weeks. He also has made many appearances on radio & TV including The Nashville Showcase, The Midnight Jamboree, Nashville On Stage, The Jerry Lewis Telethon & Stars of Tomorrow Show. J. K. has toured worldwide and worked with some of the greatest names in country music including Jerry Reed, Loretta Lynn, The Bellamy Brothers, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens, George Jones, Tammy Wynette & Jerry Lee Lewis to name just a few.

In addition to still recording and performing on his own J. K. is now helping the new up & coming young artists serving as the President of Colt Records Nashville, Chairman of The Traditional Country Opry and hosting The Country Star Showcases. He was recently awarded The Texas CMA Entertainer and Best Country Album of The Year awards.

J. K. Coltrain is a member of:

Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame
Country Music Association
Academy of Country Music
Country Legends Association
Americana Music Association

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Star of Tomorrow Award , Texas CMA Entertainer of The Year & Country Album of The Year
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  • Ohio State University
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