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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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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, »»»
Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury CD review - Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury
The spoken intro promises "one man, one band on a journey of epic proportions." Jerrod Niemann puts a lot of pressure on himself to deliver, and while not reaching those lofty standards, the Kansas native acquits himself when he sticks to the music. Niemann has achieved success as a songwriter, penning Good Ride Cowboy for Garth Brooks. But Niemann also suffered from being on Category 5 Records, a label that folded amidst turmoil before releasing his debut. Niemann, who mines the »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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