What Color Is Your Sky

Album: What Color Is Your Sky (2015)
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  • This is the title track of Jason Michael Carroll's fourth full-length album. The record's name came to the singer after he had just returned from a hunting trip and was posting about the experience on his Facebook page. "I took a shot that day. I missed, but I took a shot. There were a lot of factors as to why I missed, and I'm not going to get into all of them, but it was cold, raining, I was shivering, couldn't hold my gun still, I think the scope was off because I fell out of the tree stand, I'm pretty sure my ammo was wet. Whatever the reason, I missed," Carroll explained. "I posted about my trip, and a lady decided to start in on me about how I 'shouldn't shoot God's creatures because they deserve to live as much as I do.'"

    "I tried to calm her down by saying, 'Yes ma'am, you're exactly right! If God would've wanted that animal dead, he would've let my bullet hit it!' That didn't help at all!" he continued. "After actually trying to calm her down and realizing she only wanted to argue, I typed, 'You're gonna argue no matter what I say, so the sky is blue … go!'"

    "My smarta-- fans jumped in with both feet! I call them that because we all are the same — they get my humor, and I am a bit of smarta-- myself," Carroll added. "They started posting 'my sky is green' or 'my sky is red.' Someone posted 'my sky is purple with a golden hue.' I typed the words 'What Color Is Your Sky,' and before I hit post, I looked at it and thought, 'That's a song title.' I deleted it and stared working on the song."

    Carroll took the title with him on his next trip to Nashville, and the song was penned with a couple of his songwriting buddies in a day. "We all knew we had something special after we finished it," he said. "That's a good feeling. I love when things come together like that out of a totally organic situation."

    "After weighing several options for album titles, I felt this one [What Color Is Your Sky] evoked a … positive thought and message," Carroll added. "That's something I am trying to surround myself with more, personally and professionally."

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