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J. K. Coltrain
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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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Be a part of Country Music History. We have just started a brand new live country music show at The Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville called The Music City Hayride Show. It will be taped before a live audience every Friday night starting August 7th. To date 5 radio stations have already signed on the broadcast the shows to an audience of over 3 million and we are in negotiations with RFD TV for filming the show for their vast television audience. So get on board now and help sponsor this event.
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Checkout our interview on Wildhorse Radio in South Africa about The Music City Hayride Show.
Frans Maritz of Wildhorse FM in South Africa interviews Dean Holmen & J.K. Coltrain about The Music City Hayride Show that they have brought to Ernest Tubbs Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Country Breakout Show Playlist - Week of June 13th, 2015 Lucy Angel - Crazy Too Luke Bryan - Kick The Dust Up Chad Reinert - Drift Away Craig Campbell - Tomorrow Tonight Hunter Hayes - 21 Jerry Schmitt - With A Bottle And A Can Olivia Lane - You Part 2 Chas...
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Congrats to all of our artists on The Roots Music Report's Top 50 True Country Album Charts Week of Jul 1, 2015 #19 Broken J. K. Coltrain Colt Records #20 100 Miles Jerry Schmitt Colt Records #22 I Like It Here Don Vigo Colt Records #23 Wine Country Andy Jo...
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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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Jerry Schmitt - Wine Me Up Live for The Texas Troubadour.
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Country Breakout Show Playlist - Week of June 20th, 2015 Miranda Lambert - Smokin' And Drinkin' Tyler Farr - Withdrawals Chad Reinert - Drift Away Olivia Lane - You Part 2 Florida Georgia Line - Anything Goes Jerry Schmitt - With A Bottle And A Can Craig Ca...
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All of us from The Music City Hayride Show wants to wish everyone a very safe & happy 4th of July.
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Today I get to start promoting one of my own songs :) It's called 'If I Could Start Over' and it's on my 30 Years of Coltrain CD.
We are a rather small but growing indie label started back in October of 1998 by country singer & songwriter J. K. Coltrain and a group of trusted friends with offices located in Nashville, Tennessee. It has quickly expanded into one of the top Indie country music labels having won British CMA's Country Album of The Year in 2010 as well as Texas CMA's Country Album of The Year in 2009..
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Country Breakout Show Playlist - Week of June 6th, 2015 Chris Young - I'm Coming Over Chad Reinert - Drift Away Olivia Lane - You Part 2 Kristian Bush - Light Me Up Chris Janson - Buy Me A Boat Pat Ryan & Laci Booth - If I Don't Have Your Love Chase Bryant ...
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Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Record Label President
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  • Colt Records
    Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Record Label President, present
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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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