With hair like dad’s and a guitar to match, 3 ½-year-old Jason ‘J.W.’ Weldon Carroll poses with Jason Michael Carroll at the 2009 CMA Music Festival Block Party on Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee.
J.W., who is named for his father Jason and grandfather Alfred Weldon, made his country singing papa laugh with his concerns over the origins of his name.
“I’ll say, ‘J.W., this is where you got your name. [Your grandfather's] name was Alfred Weldon… And he gets so concerned every now and again because he’ll look at me and go, ‘But it’s my name now, right?’ [laughs] Like, he’s not takin’ it back, right? Kids say the most amazing things.”