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J. K. Coltrain
  • 52, Male
  • Nashville, TN
  • United States
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J. K. Coltrain - Eagle Over Angel on Country Junction

This is a clip of me performing Eagle Over Angel live in Greensburg, KY on The Country Junction TV Show.
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"I thought that I would share this video of Eagle Over Angel from The Country Junction TV Show."
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Country Star Showcase at The Nashville Palace at Nashville Palace

March 20, 2010 from 12pm to 6pm
Our next Country Star Showcase is coming up on Saturday March 20th at The Nashville Palace.Each artist will be sceduled to perform for 15-20 minutes on the main stage. In attendance will be numerous record label executives, promoters and artist management personel and much much more.Artists must provide us with the backing tracks to their 4 songs in the order that they are going to be performed on a CD.Please note: The primary industry focus of this showcase is country music artists. So only…See More
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The Traditional Country Opry at Troubadore Theatre

February 12, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
Be sure and mark your calendars for an awesome free show at Ernest Tubb Theater featuring The Traditional Country Opry with our very special guest the lovely Stella Parton. Be sure and come out for a fun-filled evening of great traditional country music.That's Friday February 12th starting at 7:00 PMwww.traditionalcountryopry.comSee More
Jan 12, 2010

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Singer, Songwriter & Producer
Company Name:
Colt Records
About Me:
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. He signed a recording contract with Monument Records and had label mates such as Dolly Parton, Larry Gatlin, Ray Stevens & Willie Nelson and was dubbed The Star of Tomorrow. Much to his dismay Monument filed for bankrupcy in 1984 without ever releasing a single song and JK again found himself without a label.

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 has made many appearances on numerous radio & TV shows including The Nashville Showcase, The Midnight Jamboree, Nashville On Stage, The Jerry Lewis Telethon & Stars of Tomorrow. J. K. has toured worldwide and worked with some of the greatest names in country music. 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. now is helping the new up & coming young artists serving as the President of Colt Records along with hosting The Country Caravan and The Indie Country Showcases. He also plans to establish a REAL annual outdoor country music festival to feature the great Independent artists.

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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The J. K. Coltrain Guide to often used musical terms

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 6:46am 0 Comments

J. K. Coltrains Unofficial Guide to Often Used Music Terms

Indie Artist - An independent artist is a poor broke musician that gets to pick his own songs.

Nashville Number System - A musical system designed to help hillbillies like me play a song when more than 3 chords are involved.

Exit Stage Left - Usually means go out the way that you came in cuz the other door often times I have found leads to the basement or electrical room.


Indie Country Showcase at The Nashville Palace

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 7:00am 0 Comments

We will be having our next Indie Country Showcase at The Nashville Palace in Nashville, TN on Saturday March 14th. Artists will each be performing their 4 best songs and showcasing their talents to numerous record label executives, talent buyers as well as to publishers & writers looking to have their songs cut.

If interested please visit our website at;

for complete information and to see some of the talent that…

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At 6:42am on March 1, 2009, Jim Evans said…
You are so right on that - John is tear-riffic on that that sax -
He fair to Oh My Goodness on the metal Guitar.
Come see us J.K. and again if there is anything -I can do for you
Let me know It would be my pleasure
At 5:58pm on February 28, 2009, Jim Evans said…
You bet J.K. and that guy kneeling down in front of that yellow Chey Pick up
with that black guitar - ain't NO slouch either- I kind of dig his sound -After all you're "Never to Old To Rock and Roll"
Rave on
At 5:21pm on February 28, 2009, Jim Evans said…
What do you say J.K.
Good to see you here
Drop by my page and say hello

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