Jerome Jackson

Award Winning Elvis Tribute Artist

Bio

Jerome was born in Dothan, Al. on March 5th. Although he claims Dothan as his home, he didn’t grow up or baby-jeromegraduate High School there. His mama, (yea I said mama) Ilona is or was a real southerner from the area…and his daddy, Ted is originally from South Carolina. He claims while stationed at Fort Rucker that he rescued his future bride from the cotton fields. After moving to Columbus, Ga., then to Germany we finally settled down in the Level Plains/Daleville area. Daddy was right, mama never had to pick cotton again. The family isn’t really musical, in fact none played an instrument or really sang, and that includes Jerome’s brother Lamar and sister Sharon…but at the age of 8 or so, Jerome discovered Elvis’ voice while living in Columbus. Something aboearly-jeromeut the “voice” struck a chord before he ever knew what he looked like or what it was all about. It wouldn’t be until the age of 13 or so he really started singing. Growing up quiet and shy around strangers and in school, Jerome was encouraged to enter the JR./SR. talent show by fellow classmate and Elvis fan Tammy Curry. Jerome placed third and tried the next year with similar results. Now something was started! He really wanted to pursue a singing career in the pop field, but was told his voice suited country music better. Although Jerome loves country music he just wasn’t interested in agraduation-jeromecountry career, but tried it anyway. As a matter of fact 3 different times with no luck. 1996 was the last time he took a stab at Nashville, but after spending too much money and getting nowhere, it was time to just stay in radio as a DJ and make the best of it. By 1993, Jerome was already married to Pam and she encouraged him all the way. Which brings us to 2007, the year Jerome decided to get back to Elvis. After a few contests and a bunch of shows later, Pam and Jerome are full steam ahead to make a living doing what he does best, Elvis! Not to say he was bad at his country pursuits, he just has more fun with Elvis. The story has just begun…stay tuned!

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  • 1 Steve Drinkwater // Sep 11, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Jerome, Sure by now you wouldn’t remember me. I spoke with you when you performed at the ETA contest in Tampa in July. I saw you in the final but had to leave before the results were in. How did you place? I thought you were the best by far. Hope to see you again sometime. I’ll try and track your schedule via your website. Keep Rockin’ the house.

  • 2 Tammy Curry // Sep 20, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Hey Jerome!

    I’m so glad that you are still performing your Elvis shows. You were awesome at 17 in that high school talent show & blew EVERYBODY away! The girls went wild when you came out of your quiet mode & hit the stage! Great job. I’m so excited that you will perform for OUR (30th year) class reunion on Oct 10th and so glad that I encouraged you to give it a try 30 years ago. You are great. Just like “The King”!

  • 3 Brenda Roles Norris // Nov 5, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Jerome we the class of “79” cannot begin to thanks you for performing at our and your 30th reunion just like high school you blew us all away. Growing up down the street from you and knowing how shy you were it is great to see this alter ego of you that you do so well. I have never before heard anyone that comes close to your talent other the KING himself your talent is truly a gift from God. Watching you perform and hearing you sing makes us feel like . we never lost the KING!!!!!! I wish you all the blessings life can give to you and your sweet wife Pam.

  • 4 Elizabeth // Dec 2, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Great website! Love the pictures and video. You do a great job at keeping the memory of Elvis alive!

  • 5 Mike Braswell // Jan 2, 2010 at 10:07 am

    It’s nice having Elvis as a cousin…even though I have not seen him in 30 years.

  • 6 Donna Grantham // Jun 5, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Jerome it was good talking to you today at Wal-Mart or as I call it Wally World. I went on-line and cast my vote for you tonight and I will spread the word . Wishing you the best of luck with the voting and also with the contests you will be competing in.

  • 7 Rusty-Rusty // Jun 22, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I worked with Jerome at WTVY-FM in Dothan during the mid 90’s and I have seen him perform many times. He is more exciting than a fresh box of jelly doughnuts!
    Why, just the other day I was Talking to “E” and he said, “That son of a gun sounds more like me than I do!”

  • 8 Charlotte // Apr 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Hello Jerome,
    You are Fantastic. It’s nice to have a job that you really enjoy!!!! And i can tell by all you do that the Elvis Legend lives on.

  • 9 Kay // Nov 20, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Jerome,
    Thank you for performing at Malone Pecan Festival today. It was a pleasure to hear you for the 1st time and hope to see you again. You are by far the best I have heard. After hearing you sing, I only wish they would have given you an earlier spot so others (that had already left the festival) could have enjoyed your show too.

  • 10 Jim Hoyt // Feb 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I enjoyed talking to you Monday night at the Kelley Foods food show. You put on a great show and my customers are still talking about it. You are the best “Elvis” I have ever seen. God Bless You!

  • 11 Donna Grantham // Aug 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Jerome “CONGRATULATIONS” on your big win at Tampa which has been long over due. I am so happy for you. I know this is a dream come true. Wish I could be in Memphis for the ETA contest but I can’t so I will keep up with the results on line. I know you will do a great job and make Elvis proud. The best of luck to you.

  • 12 Debra Sep1,2012 9pm // Sep 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Jerome Tonight was my very first time seeing you perform and I loved it. I am a Elvis fan ever since I was a teen and you came so close to being like him profile the same, only thing that would have made the night better if I got one of your scarfs personally

  • 13 Roy Aug 21, 2014 // Aug 21, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Hi Jerome: I just want say how great it’s been over the past 35 years knowing you and having you as a close, personal friend. How proud we are of you and your success. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and look so much forward to continue seeing your performances at Cross Creek, AL. R&A.

  • 14 Floree Gray Nowlin // Oct 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Great show and dinner at the Landing tonight. You turned out alright to be a military brat. Great voice and good song selections. Elvis would be proud. Thanks for making everything possible. TCB.

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