Jeff Carson (born Jeffrey Lee Herndon; December 16, 1963 – March 26, 2022)

Jeff Carson was an American country music artist. 

Originally a session musician in Branson, Missouri, and later a demo singer, he was signed to Curb Records in 1995, releasing his self-titled debut album that year, followed by Butterfly Kisses in 1998 and Real Life in 2002.

He charted 14 singles on the Billboard country charts, including the Number One hit "Not on Your Love", the Top Ten hits "The Car" and "Holdin' Onto Somethin'", and the Top 20 "Real Life (I Never Was the Same Again)".

He retired from music in 2009 and became a police officer.

Carson died from a heart attack at a hospital in Franklin, Tennessee, on March 26, 2022, at the age of 58.

In February 2009, he retired from the music business and joined the Franklin, Tennessee, police force as a full-time police officer.