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J.K. ColtrainJ.K. Coltrain has been on the country music scene since the mid 1980's and is still going strong with a career that spans decades and continents too.

A country music artist in the traditional sense of the word, J.K. carries the mantle well, creative, sincere, always a gentleman. His show is family oriented, friendly, and just plain fun, offering a few surprises too.  

His great music, jokes, and down home story telling give an intimate feel to his show regardless of venue size.

J.K. first cracked the country music charts in 1987 with a self-penned song, "West Virginia (You're Still My Home)" on the Studio 7 label. Since then he has enjoyed a number of chart successes, including being in the Top 40 for 41 straight weeks. He also has made many appearances on radio and television, including The Nashville Showcase, The Midnight Jamboree, Nashville On Stage, The Jerry Lewis Telethon, and now hosts the Stars of Tomorrow Show on the Nashville Broadcasting Network.

J.K. Coltrain on stageJ. K. has toured worldwide and worked with some of the greatest names in country music including Jerry Reed, Loretta Lynn, The Bellamy Brothers, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more.

The J.K. Coltrain show is always a fan favorite at festivals and county fairs everywhere...


J. K. Coltrain was born in Columbus, Ohio but raised in West Virginia where his parents ran a mom & pop style grocery store. By the time high school rolled around he was living in rural central Ohio.

J.K. grew up surrounded by music & musicians.  His cousin, Buddy Starcher was a recording artist on Columbia Records and was a regular on the Midwestern Hayride and Louisiana Hayride. 
Keith Whitley's first radio appearance was on Buddys weekly radio show, Keith was 8 years old.
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 J. K. made his own first appearance on radio at age 12 and first TV appearance at age 14. His Uncle & Grandpa performed together at churches throughout the South. That's where J. K. made his first appearance singing in church at the ripe old age of 11. His first professional job was at age 14 when he began singing with The Pleasant Hill Quartet. A well-known gospel group at the time.

 Of course in his teens he had to try his hand in high school dance bands, Fire n' Ice and The Four Aces but by age 20 he had returned to his first love country music.

J. K. helped form a 7 piece country rock group called "Southern Express'. A successful regional act that opened for many popular groups including Pure Prairie League, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Poco, and The Marshall Tucker Band.

In 1983 he left The Southern Express to pursue a solo career in more traditional country music. In Nashville he just fit right in and was often the featured artist on Ernest Tubbs Midnite Jamboree and popular area nightclubs. He was immediately dubbed The Star of Tomorrow by Country Music News.

In addition to continueing to record and performing on his own, J. K. is now helping the new up & coming young artists, as the President of Colt Records Nashville, Chairman of The Traditional Country Opry and hosting The Country Star Showcases.  
J.K. Coltrain on the porch

J.K. Coltrain was recently awarded
The Texas CMA Entertainer Of The Year,
and Best Country Album of The Year awards.


J. K. Coltrain is a member of:

Traditional Country Hall of Fame
Country Music Association
Academy of Country Music
Country Legends Association
Americana Music Association



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Traditional Country Music Hall Of Fame

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