Joe Nichols lands "Pure Country" lead for Broadway
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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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