Jason Coulter

My interest in music began at a very early age. I was probably four years old when I got my first guitar as a Christmas gift from my late grandfather, Millard P. Warren. I can remember my dad casually sitting around the house with his guitar, singing songs that were recorded by Country Music Legends like Merle Haggard & George Jones. His ability to pick up the guitar and just start playing and singing songs still amazes me to this day, and I often remember thinking that I would never be able to play and sing like him.

At the age of 15 I joined a country/southern rock band playing the bass guitar. Our band performed in local clubs playing everything from Bob Seger to Keith Whitley. It was during this time that I was able to work on timing and chord progression to different types of beats that would help me in the development of my "ear for music". At the age of 19 I visited a small Pentecostal church in Geneva, Kentucky and heard a different type of music that I absolutely fell in love with. My experience in church had been very limited as a child and most "church" songs that I had heard was just traditional church hymns played mostly with the accompaniment of an organ. However, in this small Pentecostal church I was introduced to upbeat hymns and southern gospel music that was filled with the sound of flat top guitars, thumb style guitar picking, Jerry Lee Lewis style piano playing, bluegrass banjo, and three part harmony singing that really amazed me! My interest in this type of music peaked and it was there that I gave my life to Jesus Christ! From that point in my life I began a commitment to singing for Jesus! I've traveled to churches, schools, prisons, benefit singings, and many other places singing the songs I've learned from some of the greatest musicians and singers in the Pentecostal church. My understanding of "it's more than just singing a good song" became more clear as I watched, listened, and learned from folks like the late O.C. Robbins, the late Foster "Frog" Azbill, and many others like Rev. Rick Naylor, Rev. Billy Brown, Bro. Dave Lewis, Sis. Dessie Lay, Sis. Edna Griffin, and the Brown Family singers who are all still playing and singing for Jesus today. I have found out that as a musician and singer you're never to old or to good to learn, and I thank God for my training thus far from some of the greatest musicians and singers in the nation today.

In 1996 I was married to Heather Wilcher Coulter of McKinney, KY and we have three wonderful children. Spencer is 18, Gentry is 13, and Jaden is 7, and we are very proud of all of them and the accomplishments they've made so far in their own personal lives. Spencer is a self taught musician who plays both the guitar and piano, and is also a great vocalist (much better than his dad)! Gentry has began playing around on the piano and, like her brother Spencer, is able to set down at a piano and pick things out simply by just listening to a song. Both of them have a gift to hear music and then to play it simply by ear. Jaden also, at just 7 years old, has already gotten his first drum set and has the ability to keep time and also to sing. We look forward to him being able to play the drums so that we have every instrument in our band covered lol! I know that my children will continue this family tradition of playing different instruments and singing, and we are also looking forward to the completion of our first family recording within the next year! Also, I want to say before leaving this topic, that I have been able to focus on my music career simply because I have been blessed with a wife that has always been willing to take care of our children and our home in order for me to travel and sing. I know that it's not been easy for her to do that at times and it's only because of her willingness and personal sacrifice that I have been able to travel, sing, and share my music throughout the wonderful state of Kentucky. As of today, we have been married 19 years and I appreciate her faithfulness and willingness to sacrifice things for herself, in order for me to do what I've always and will always love to do! Thank you Heather, I love you!

As of today, I am currently working full time in the funeral industry. I have been employed with Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford almost 4 years and enjoy working with the families of Lincoln County. Many of the songs that I have been blessed to sing throughout the state, I am now getting to bless these families with during the most difficult time of their lives, funeral services for a loved one. I am grateful and very thankful for my job and the entire Spurlin Family who have been a tremendous blessing to me and my family.

I am very excited to announce a brand new CD project entitled, Generation Inspiration, that will be available for purchase on Decemeber 22, 2015! This compliation features two songs written by my father (Mother Please Forgive Me & The Coulter Generation) as well as a few other songs I grew up listening to my dad play and sing! This album is something I've been wanting to put together for a long time now and finally it is complete. Thanks to my wife and children, my family and friends, and all of Lincoln County for supporting me and the music that I play and sing.

God Bless,

Jason Todd Coulter