Press from a recent Wyatt Turner Band Show with Jason Michael Carroll:

Jason Michael Carroll Rocks Schmitt’s Saloon

Posted: Monday, October 7, 2013 12:53 am | Updated: 12:54 am, Mon Oct 7, 2013.

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Popular country star Jason Michael Carroll sold out Schmitt’s Saloon and Davisson Brothers’ Music Hall Friday night.

The Wyatt Turner Band opened the show and Carroll lit up the stage for an unforgettable performance.

Wyatt Turner, of The Wyatt Turner Band, is from Pocahontas County, West Virginia. He made it to the second round of tryouts for American Idol and also made appearances during season three of NBC’s “The Voice.”

Turner’s latest single, “You Remind Me of West Virginia,” was released to national radio in August and has gained more than 150,000 views on YouTube.

Turner performed a mix of covers and original songs during his hour-long set. Turner performed hits like “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line, “Staring at the Sun” by Jason Aldean and even a mashup of “She’s My Kinda Crazy” by Brantley Gilbert and “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” by Mike Posner.

He concluded the show with his single, “You Remind Me of West Virginia.”

Wyatt Turner sang in a smooth, yet twangy voice and played familiar beats on his acoustic guitar. Turner’s sound is reminiscent of modern country stars Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley.

“For never hearing Wyatt Turner play before, he really impressed me,” said Layne Andrews, a senior agribusiness management and rural development student. “I could definitely see him becoming a huge star.”

Carroll sold out Schmitt’s Saloon and the Davisson Brothers’ Music Hall before showtime Friday night. By the time Carroll came on the stage, the venue was packed with fans.

As he walked on stage, he immediately entranced the audience, stealing a West Virginia University hat from a fan and wearing it during his set.

Carroll opened with show with “This Is For The Lonely,” off his latest release, “Numbers.”

He also performed his hits, “I Can Sleep When I’m Dead,” “Alyssa Lies” and his newest single, “Close Enough,” and he closed the show with his top 40 hit, “Livin’ Our Love Song.”

Carroll gave a high-energy performance and never stopped moving around. He was very interactive with his fans, and he even took a cell phone from the audience and recorded himself and his band playing before handing it back.

Coach Bob Huggins’ family was in attendance, and Carroll gave them multiple shout-outs during his show.

“I thought the whole show was really good,” said Casey Berman, a senior agribusiness management and rural development student. “Wyatt Turner and Jason Michael Carroll put on a great show.”

Carroll and The Wyatt Turner Band gave a fantastic performance that will definitely bring fans back to Schmitt’s Saloon and Davisson Brothers’ Music Hall.

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