J. K. Coltrain is a longtime country music singer, songwriter, promoter and owner of Colt Records in Nashville. His cousin, Buddy Starcher was a professional recording artist on Columbia Records and was one of the founders of the Starday recording label and performed on the then popular Midwestern & Louisiana Hayrides.
He is President of Colt Records & Nashville Radio Promotions and the 2009 Texas CMA Entertainer of The Year. He also produced The 2009 Texas CMA Album of The Year as well as The British CMA Album of The Year in 2010. He was inducted into The Traditional Country Hall of Fame in 2007 and made an Honorary Tennessee Colonel in 2015.