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Joe Nichols lands "Pure Country" lead for Broadway

Sunday, April 12, 2009 – Joe Nichols was offered the lead role in the Broadway production of the hit movie, "Pure Country," assuming the role taken by George Strait. According to producer Randall L. Wreghitt, the musical is in the process of securing the remainder of its financing and casting and plans to open in early 2010.

"'Pure Country' is thrilled to welcome Joe Nichols to the family," Wreghitt said. "Not only does Joe bring his incredible talents to the project, but an understanding and authenticity to the role of Rusty (originally 'Dusty' in the movie) that his fans and fans of the movie are going to love. We are very excited and proud to bring 'Pure Country' and Joe Nichols to Broadway."

"The opportunity to perform on Broadway is very exciting, and at the same time a little bit scary," Nichols said. "I saw Reba on the red carpet at the ACM's this past weekend, and she gave me a few tips. She also told me it will be one of the best experiences of my life. I can't wait to be a part of that wonderful theater community. And I hope to bring a little country to the big city."

Nichols and his label Universal Records South just released Believers, the lead single from his new CD, which will be in stores later this year. The artist premiered the single in Las Vegas this past weekend during a brunch for radio and media.

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Joe Nichols suffers from a split personality. With a fine voice like his and songs from his past like Brokenheartsville, Nichols is strongly positioned to lay claim to being one of the very few last traditional country singers standing. There just aren't a whole lot of folks out there with the twang and phrasing (listen to how he holds the notes on the lead-off Just Let Me Fall in Love With You or the twang in Baby You're in Love With Me) out there like Nichols. One of the prime »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Carlile brings thoughtfulness – Brandi Carlile returned to the GRAMMY Museum for the third time, and it's easy to see why she's always invited back. The evening began with GRAMMY Executive Scott Goldman interviewing Carlile on a pair of stuffed chairs, which was followed directly by a brief set of live songs. The interview portion was informative, while Carlile's... »»»
Concert Review: LSD tour provides a lot of highs – This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
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