Jason Cassidy

When Jason Cassidy was a kid, he wanted to be a rock star (who didn’t?). But the electric guitar and lessons he got at 13 didn’t take. Country music, however, did.

Inspired by a buddy who could name every country tune as soon as it came on the radio, the competitive Cassidy started listening. “I totally fell in love with it and learned every single song,” he recalls. “Before long, I was the one... who was calling all the songs.”

But it wasn’t until someone heard him delivering a George Strait tune in a karaoke bar that Cassidy’s musical dreams began to take flight. Impressed by his rich, expressive tone and range, a band that had just lost its lead singer approached him about taking the gig; a few weeks later, he was fronting a popular Houston-area country cover act.

And now, he’s fronting his own band and releasing his own album, “My Redemption,” on Houston-based A-Blake Records. The first single, “Sounds Like an Angel to Me,” climbed inside the top 20 on the Texas Music Chart; its followup, “Honky-tonk Heaven,” came to be his first #1 record to date thanks in part to the songs catchy lyrics, Cassidy’s vocal delivery and his hardwork and determination. Cassidy has been visiting Texas radio with his fiddle player Scott "Skittle" Johnson and hitting stages all over the state.