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Niemann scores first number one

Monday, August 2, 2010 – Jerrod Niemann goes number one with Lover, Lover on the Billboard and Country Aircheck charts this week, becoming the first chart topper of his career Niemann's debut CD, " Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury," also hit number one.

Niemann takes over from Carrie Underwood's Undo It.

Having co-produced the album with Dave Brainard, Niemann finds the success of the album and single rewarding on a creative level. "It's pretty weird to have a song go number 1 10 years after the day you set foot in Nashville to visit. But at the end of the day, I'm just happy to have anything out there on the radio, and the most exciting thing for me is actually being able to step on stage and people be there to cheer you on, and then - of course, when we sing 'Lover, Lover' - to sing along. There's no other word to describe it than 'amazing.'"

Not since Underwood's 2005 album debut has a solo country artist achieved the double feat of earning one or more number 1 singles from a major label debut album that also hit the top in its first week on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

Niemann will hit the road beginning next month with headliner Gary Allan and Jerrod's good friend, Randy Houser, on Allan's "Get Off on the Pain Tour."

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This Ride CD review - This Ride
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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: With nods to Dylan, Ondara does not disappoint – It would be hard to underestimate the influence of Bob Dylan on J.S. Ondara. That would not have been predictable considering that Ondara grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. In fact, he has Guns N' Roses to thank for his Dylan obsession because once the rock music lover found out that the band was not responsible for "Knockin' on Heaven's... »»»
Concert Review: McLean shows far more than two good songs – If you believe one overheard remark, that a Don McLean concert features only two good songs ("American Pie," "Vincent"), you would have missed a show that strongly contradicts such an assumption. McLean's performance offered an enjoyable mixture of career highlights and favorite oldies and is by no means a two-hit wonder.... »»»
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