Jason’s songwriting career
In 2000, Jason White released his seminal album, Shades of Gray, which earned him both critical acclaim and commercial success, and went on to influence a generation of Nashville songwriters. Fifteen years and three genre-defying albums later, White is poised to release his newest work, a double-LP set entitled Sundown on Sweeney Bluff.
The songs that make up White’s catalog have been recorded by a fittingly eclectic group of artists: country legends Tim McGraw (“Red Ragtop”), Carrie Underwood (“Choctaw County Affair”), Diamond Rio (“Walking By Beauty”); alternative stylists Swan Dive (“Topsy-Turvy Love”) and Liam Titcomb (“Jaded,” “Angeline”); soft-rock crooner Russell Hitchcock (“For the Freeway Home”); string-band icons Old Crow Medicine Show (“Ain’t it Enough”); outlaw country singer Paul Cauthen (“So Far No Good”); and pop/rock divas Muddy Magnolias (“American Woman”), to name a few.
Tim McGraw’s “Red Ragtop” was named BMI Song of the Year and won BMI’s Millionaire Award, as well as being nominated for the Hollywood Music in Media Award. Diamond Rio’s “Walking By Beauty” was a huge record for this multi-talented songwriter, as well.
As guitarist and lead singer for the Ohio-based band the Janglers, White toured relentlessly through his 20s, learning the joys and heartaches of the road. Inking a deal with Universal Records in 1996, White moved to Nashville to launch his solo career. When not writing songs or producing records, he spends time with his wife and daughter and two dogs. Sometimes he finds time to go fishing.
Jason plays a variety of instruments, including Ukulele, Piano, Bass and Harmonica as well as guitar.