448 features Michael Ray, Craig Morgan, & Darryl Worley

Nineties country singer turned police officer, Jeff Carson, continues to use his voice for good, despite his sudden death just over a year ago on March 27, 2022. Prior to his passing, country music’s fallen officer, who scored hits with “Not On Your Love,” and “The Car,” had returned to the recording studio after a decade of dedicated law enforcement to record a new album of his biggest hits. The project, now entitled 448 (Carson’s badge number), will be posthumously released on Friday, May 12th by Encore Music Group and distributed by Texas-based Smith Entertainment.

“We were absolutely thrilled to work with Jeff Carson and to be a small part of his legacy,” states Justin Ward, CEO of Encore Music Group. “We always wanted to do right by Jeff and know that he would be pleased that this album will ultimately be released for fans and friends to enjoy… But, I know he would be absolutely thrilled with the idea that it will be used to support his fellow police officers and community. Jeff was a special soul, and it was a privilege to know him.”

The album kicks off with the honky-tonking “Yeah Buddy.” Throughout the album, Carson proves that time away from music has not changed his voice one bit. Re-recorded “Holding Onto Something” is as note-perfect as the 90’s recordings.

Just in time for Easter, fans can purchase the preview single “I Can Only Imagine” through most digital providers, as well as order the album, a nine-track, re-recorded collection of Carson’s biggest hits with cameo appearances by Craig Morgan, Darryl Worley, and Michael Ray.

Fans can get a CD by going to adoptacop.com and making a $25 donation to Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP). The organization will send you the finished album in honor of Jeff Carson which will hold its second annual Nashville benefit concert in honor of Carson in May.

“Jeff was so excited for the release of this album and just being in the studio again,” states Kim Carson, widow of the late Jeff Carson. “To have this music after his passing means the most to both Dayton and me—he is as great as he ever was! I want to thank everyone involved for believing in Jeff… even now; my love!!”

1. Yeah Buddy
2. Not On Your Love – featuring Darryl Worley
3. The Car – featuring Michael Ray
4. Holdin’ Onto Something
5. Butterfly Kisses
6. Almost Never Loved You
7. Real Life (I Was Never The Same Again) – featuring Craig Morgan
8. I Can Only Imagine
9. Shine On