Grand Ole Opry performer, Marty Stuart protégé, singer, songwriter, and musician.
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Jackson Capps began playing guitar when he was eight and started going to Nashville,
Tennessee the next year. He loved the traditional country music on Lower Broadway and started
teaching himself to play the songs he was influenced by: Hank Williams, Sr.'s "I'm So Lonesome
I Could Cry" and Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line." He was also influenced by other country greats
like Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Marty Stuart, and Ernest Tubb. Jackson
played onstage for the first time when he was nine in Nashville at the World Famous Tootsie's
Orchid Lounge, who has been sponsoring him since 2011. Since that time, he has been honing
his talents, playing guitar, singing, and writing songs and has become a triple threat. Jackson
makes trips to Nashville as often as he can, where he plays at The Listening Room and Rippy’s.
Jackson has gained both experience and notoriety as a singer, songwriter, and musician playing shows throughout the Southeast for the past several years, appearing regularly in Nashville, Tennessee on Lower Broadway. And his hard work and talent paid off by the tender age of fourteen: Jackson has already debuted on the Grand Ole Opry on July 20, 2012, going on to perform at Marty Stuart's concert in Greeneville, TN on March 23, 2013, both of which he received standing ovations. On April 5, 2014, Jackson was a guest on RFD-TV’s The Right Place with Kevin Sport at Puckett’s in Columbia, TN – the show will air on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:00AM and August 2, 2014 at 3:00PM central on RFD-TV. Jackson was selected as the 1st Place Winner in Workplay's 3rd Series Singer/Songwriters' Finale on July 14, 2014 out of many talented songwriters throughout the Southeast - he was the youngest singer/songwriter in the competition at the age of fourteen. Jackson was also a special guest at "A Night with Preshias - NAMM Jam '14" at The Listening Room on Friday, July 18, 2014, where he was asked to play his original song "Alabama White-Trash Karaoke Wannabe" in honor of his recent win at Workplay's Singer/Songwriter Series. Jackson also opened for two accomplished songwriters Byron Hill and Wil Nance on March 13, 2014, at The Writer’s Share at Workplay in Birmingham, AL, where he performed his own original music. Jackson continues to write his own music and collaborate with others in songwriting, such as notable Nashville songwriters like Don Goodman who penned Blake Shelton’s "Ole Red" and Gerald Smith who wrote Lorrie Morgan's "What Part of No Don't You Understand." Jackson has had the honor of playing in Georgiana, AL at the Hank Williams Festival, where he has opened for both Gene Watson in 2012 and George Hamilton IV in 2011. Jackson also performed on RFD-TV’s The Shotgun Red Variety Show (#211) on January 11, 2012, which aired for the first time in March 2012; and finally, he has won first place in local talent shows and has done both live local radio interviews, such as with Blazin Country with Kayla on UAB's Blaze Radio; national, such as with Kevin Sport's Georgia radio station; and international, such as with Deborah Allen on Sirius XM Prime Country. Jackson's success is a result of his work ethic, love of music, and dedication.
Jackson Capps has developed into a buttery singer, a creative songwriter, a unique guitar stylist, and a solid mandolin player. His smooth sound is a combination of bluegrass, country, rockabilly, and Southern rock, and he can "bend those strings 'til the Hank comes out." Jackson has become an excellent entertainer and crowd favorite - he is the true "little dark-haired boy who play[s] the Tennessee flat-top box."
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