Jason began his musical journey at the age of six when his Grandmother would ask him to sing church hymns for her. From there, he never looked back.
Growing up in North Florida, Jason's experiences would inevitably find themselves embedded in song. Jason is the only son of Jimmy and Joyce Byrd. He was raised in a rural community outside of Tallahassee. "We may have had ten cars come by our house in a day's time. There wasn't much to do so I had to keep myself busy and use my imagination a lot. Sometimes too much!" Jason continued to make music while growing up. He joined the band in Junior High and continued throughout High School. During this time, he would start to realize that music was always going to be a part of his life. After graduation from high school, Jason went on to become a Fire Fighter for the City of Tallahassee. Not long after starting this career, Jason was given the opportunity to sing in his first band.
As time went by, Jason continued to sing for several bands, where he began playing guitar. He finally formed his own band and began promoting himself. This lead to the development of large group of fans that to this day turn out for his shows. Jason's life, playing live shows, meeting new people and experiencing life "outside the nest" would prove to add a dynamic and versatile approach to his songwriting.
His songs found their way into the hands of some of country music's most respected industry executives creating quite a buzz in Music City. The door was finally opened for Jason one night with a call from Nancy Jones. Nancy, the wife of country music legend George Jones, was introduced to Jason's music by a friend in the music business. This introduction led to a management deal with Nancy Jones Management and recording contract with Polygram Records. From there, the ball started rolling and hasn't stopped since.
Jason has performed with some of the biggest names in country music such as George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Mark Chestnut, Tracey Lawrence, Confederate Railroad, Billy Dean, Tracy Byrd, Joe Nichols, Lee Ann Womack, Tanya Tucker, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Mark Collie, Jeanie Sealy, Doug Supernaw, and many more. He has played everything from small private parties to large arenas. This year, Jason made his Opry debut during the radio portion in February and returned in December for a live braodcast on GAC's Opry Live as well as the later radio show. Jason has also been a guest on two seperate episodes of TNN'S hit show "Nashville Now". Whether in a small intimate setting or an arena, Jason's love for entertaining shows each time he takes the stage. "I just really enjoy what I'm doing. If I can get someone to listen to me play, I'll sing all night." -Byrd
Currently, Jason is preparing to go into the studio during the month of January to records his new album. Jason's debut single is set to be released in the Spring. Multi award winning producer and songwriter Buddy Cannon will produce the album. Some of the artists produced by Buddy Cannon include, George Jones, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Sammy Kershaw, John Michael Montgomery, Chely Wright, Sara Evans, and many more. In February, Jason will resume touring with the legendary George Jones. The tour will last throughtout 2008 and will cover the US and Canada. For updated information and news, stop by www.jasonbyrdmusic.com