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Category 5 inks Jerrod Niemann

Thursday, January 4, 2007 – Jerrod Neimann, who has written songs with Garth Brooks, was recently signed to Category 5 Records, an upstart Nashville label.

Niemann's first single, "I Love Women (My Momma Can't Stand)" from his debut album will be released in February. There was no word on when a full-length CD would be out.

Raymond Termini, President of Category 5 said, "Jerrod is the perfect addition to our roster, country fans are going to love this guy. He is not only a great singer and writer but he commands the stage in what I like to refer to as a 'high energy hoe down'."

A Kansas native, Niemann is perhaps most well known for the hit single "Good Ride Cowboy," which he co-wrote with Brooks. He is also a co-writer on Brooks' single "That Girl is a Cowboy," as well as having cuts by artists Neil McCoy, Julie Roberts and Jamey Johnson. As an entertainer, Niemann has opened for such artists as Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Tracy Lawrence, Gary Allan, Eric Church, Jason Aldean and Josh Turner.

The label also has Travis Tritt and Sammy Kershaw.

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This Ride CD review - This Ride
One thing you can never call Jerrod Niemann is boring. When he's at the top of his game, there are few singers in Nashville better suited to bridge the divide between pop and country. At the other side of the spectrum, something like "Donkey" may fail, but at least it fails spectacularly. "This Ride" continues to show off Niemann's ease at adapting pop sensibilities into country music, but his misses seem a bit more formulaic than past efforts. »»»
High Noon CD review - High Noon
Jerrod Niemann's new "High Noon" album is better than the annoying single, "Drink to That All Night," might lead you to believe. Fortunately, the album is not completely a Luke Bryan sound-alike. Even so, there are moments where Niemann sometimes sounds a little too much like his musical contemporaries. The rap-influenced "Donkey" has a bit of Big & Rich flavor running through it, while the resigned tone in Niemann's voice during "Lucky #7" »»»
Free The Music
Some artists dance to the beat of a different drummer and on his latest recording, "Free the Music," Jerrod Niemann does just that. Stepping away from more conventional Music Row sounds, Niemann performs a mash-up of genres, showcasing elements of pop, rock, Dixieland jazz and more while still managing to keep his feet squarely in country territory. The title track leads off, finding the artist seemingly channeling fellow artist, Big Kenny, as he throws it all into a pot and stirs, »»»
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: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on – Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band. Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
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