Country singer and police officer Jeff Carson died of a heart attack, according to a Saturday release from his PR firm. The exact time wasn’t specified, just that he died from a heart attack at a Tennessee hospital. He was 58 years old.

Carson had 14 singles that placed on Billboard’s US Country Music charts, with his biggest hits being “Not On Your Love,” “The Car,” and “Real Life (I Never Was The Same Again).” After a long career in country music, Carson announced that he was retiring in 2009, and began as a police officer for the Franklin Police Department in Tennessee.

Carson was born on December 16, 1963, in Tulsa Oklahoma. He grew up primarily in Arkansas, where he gained an interest in music by singing at church and forming his first band there in his childhood. He later moved to Branson, Missouri where he found work as a session musician.

The singer later also worked as a demo singer for such stars as Reba McEntireTracy LawrenceTim McGraw and Faith Hill. He signed with Curb Records in 1995 and recorded three albums before his 2009 retirement. He eventually returned to music in 2020 to release the single “God Save The World.” Carson was apparently in the process of recording an all-new album with former Toto member Buddy Hyatt when he died.

Check out the video for Carson’s first official single, “Yeah Buddy.”

Read more about: