Multiple Grammy Award winner Carl Jackson was born in the small town of Louisville, Mississippi on September 18, 1953. By the time he was eight years old, he was already well on his way to being an accomplished musician. At age 14, after playing backstage at a local concert for Jim and Jesse McReynolds, he was asked to be a Virginia boy by the bluegrass greats and soon found himself on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. He played banjo for Jim & Jesse for almost five years before joining The Sullivan Family for a short time as a guitarist. Described by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine as "Bluegrass Music's MVP," this Mississippi Musician's Hall of Fame member was also recently inducted into the SPBGMA Preservation Hall of Greats.