Jason Michael Carroll Cherishes Time With His Kids

07/25/2009 at 04:00 PM ET
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On the road, singer Jason Michael Carroll is well-known for his sudden success in the world of country music with his debut album boasting three Top 40 hits on the Billboard chart. What awaits him at home, however, is a different vibe all together. The proud papa of Jason ‘J.W.’ Weldon, Gavin Michael, Savanna Nicole and Stori Paige tells The Boot that his fast rise to fame still does not compare to the accolades he earns as a father.

“When I take my kids to school and walk in the doors some kids yell, ‘Hey Jason Michael Carroll,’ but then the best recognition is when someone will walk up and say, ‘Hey, Gavin‘s dad’ or ‘Hey, Savanna‘s dad’ or ‘Hey, Stori‘s dad.'”

With his brood still relatively young, the country crooner is happy to take on the role of the doting dad. According to Jason, these days surely won’t last! “I mean, it’s just one of the coolest things ever because right now, my kids think it’s cool,” he says of taking his children to school. “But in a few years, they’re gonna be like, ‘Dad, can you wait in the car?'” Thrilled to take part in the kids’ dad-to-day routines, he laughs that for now he is simply “enjoying the fact that they like me being around!”

Jason’s son J.W., 3 ½, is his only child with wife Wendy, while Gavin, 8 ½, Savanna, 7 ½, and Stori, 5, are his children from a previous relationship.

Source: The Boot

Thanks to CBB reader Dara.

— Anya

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momto boys on

Although I’m not famous, I have to agree. I love being called ‘Cody’s mommy or Jakey’s mommy’. It’s like a reminder that my boys have lots of friends at school.

crg on

Stori Paige? Haha. I’m guessing they realized what they did there.

lucy on

althoug he seems like a nice person and good dad, I have to say I am big into music and have personally have never heard of him, so I doubt his young children’s classmates would recognize him and yell “hey jason michael carroll” haha…just saying

Megan on

Lucy, he’s very well known. I’m a big fan of country and everyone of my friends and family know who he is. But then again, I live out in the country, where you can say “I love Toby / Hank / Tim” and they know who you mean without a last name lol

Andrea_momof2 on

Well I would think if they knew who he was it would be different. The child of a professional baseball player goes to my daughter’s preschool and when he comes to pick up his child, even the three year olds know him as “the baseball player!”.

Cortney on

^ Probably because they hear their parents or the baseball player’s kid talk about how he is a baseball player. My question is which kid is in that picture because the post doesnt have an ID. Jason songs are played on the radio and on CMT/GAC so if you havent heard him you probably dont listen to country or you’ve heard him and didnt know it. He has a very nice voice!

pam on

The kid in the pic with him is JW. This was on the site a while back.. and everyone thought he looked like a girl. But he is his son – not his daughter.
And Jason is well known in the country music community – especially her in NC where he is from.

Rachel on

I know him best for singing the most depressing song ever… “Alyssa Lies”… but I love his music! He seems like a wonderful father :O)

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