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Born in 1952 in Cameron, Texas and raised in Freeport, Texas, Roy Carroll ​began his journey through the country music world. Influenced by his musical parents (Father Bill, guitar, mandolin, drums & bass and mother Nila (piano, accordion).


Starting at age 14, Roy began his career as a country music drummer. Playing in local groups throughout the Texas area for many years, he became a sought out drummer for many studios in the Houston area. After completing several years as a successful studio drummer, Roy turned his sights to his favorite instrument ... the Pedal Steel guitar. It was not long before his hard work and diligence paid off. He was offered a staff job in Houston playing 5 nights a week at a local Houston hot spot where Roy honed his skills. Working many long hours in the studio and clubs, he became proficient at both instruments.


In 1975 Roy began his singing career and recorded a Jimmy Dry (fiddle player for Jack Green) penned song, "Last Rose of Summer" (Sho-World) that was well received by local stations. Many miles were traveled promoting and performing in the early years.


In 1978 Roy recorded an album (Great) in Nashville produced by Faron Young (the only artist Faron ever produced) using the top session players in Nashville. The album yielded several regional hits with both Lone Star and Miller beer utilizing this piece of work for commercials.


As an entertainer and front man Roy excels and is considered by many to be the ultimate opening act. Roy Carroll has opened and spiced up many well known Nashville acts that include:


Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Luman, Wynn Stewart, Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Hank Thompson, Mel Tillis, Merle Haggard, Gary Stewart, Eddy Raven, Johnny Rodriguez, Billy Walker, John Conley, Silvia and Steve Warner, Gene Watson, Vern Gosdin.


With the Houston success in production, Nashville soon took notice of the talent Roy had and was urged by Scotty Turner (United Artists) to relocate to Nashville in 1980. As a mentor, Scotty urged Roy to produce independent artists in the Nashville scene. Providing guidance & advice, Roy soon became one of the top independent producers in Nashville, producing many songs for major label publishing companies.


As a Nashville demo singer Roy has been involved in over one thousand projects and many, many more as a studio musician.


Returning to Texas in 1998, Roy continues to please local and regional crowds as the ultimate side man while playing his beloved pedal steel guitar and adding his vocal stylings.


The following is a quote by Faron Young:

"Roy and his family have traveled throughout Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma for years with one of the finest dance and show bands in the industry."


Roy was also inducted to the Texas Music Hall of Fame - Gatesville, in 2012.