Critically acclaimed country artist JERROD NIEMANN did what he does best – entertained – during the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s Songwriter Session in Nashville, TN, on Saturday (6/17). Well-known for his own PLATINUM-selling #1 songs “Lover, Lover” and “Drink To That All Night,” the singer is also a respected tunesmith having penned songs recorded by Garth Brooks (including #1 Chris LeDoux tribute, “Good Ride Cowboy”), John Anderson, Lee Brice, The Cadillac Three, Jamey Johnson and Blake Shelton.
Niemann shared a number of stories from songs spanning his 10 plus year career – with some written from heartache and others following late-night antics – for the full house at Ford Theater. He kicked off the event sharing the backstory on how he ended up writing three songs for Brooks, and the unexpected call he received from the legend himself while driving his mother to the airport. Niemann, who came up in the industry around the same time as close friends and artists Brice, Johnson and Randy Houser, also spoke to the importance of writing with people that you know have your back. “It’s so much easier to succeed as a team with people that are there for you,” he explained. Niemann also performed a couple of Johnson’s songs that he co-wrote, “My Saving Grace” and “Redneck Side of Me.”
Showing off his sense of humor, Niemann recalled a time when Country radio wasn’t playing drinking songs – and he had just submitted an entire collection of songs on the topic to his publisher. She replied to him noting, “Taylor Swift isn’t recording drinking songs. Can you dig a little deeper and get back to us?” After being “mildly offended,” Niemann recorded a song and got back to her with what would be his Top 15 single, “One More Drinkin’ Song.”
Niemann closed out the session with “Old School New Again” off his notable debut album, JUDGE JERROD & THE HUNG JURY.
Country radio and media are falling fast for the romantic lead single “God Made A Woman” from his forthcoming fourth studio album – and first with Curb Records. Rolling Stone Country praises, “’God Made A Woman’ seems to reflect an evolution for both the country singer and the genre itself.” Whiskey Riff adds, “Sometimes you hear a song and everything about it stops you in your tracks. The lyrics, the melody, what it does to you physically. That’s exactly what happened to me after listening to Jerrod Niemann’s new single ‘God Made A Woman’.”
This Sunday (6/25), Niemann will join 30 campers – talented in music, with Williams Syndrome – for dinner and karaoke as part of the 8th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp in Nashville. He’ll continue to tour this summer with coast-to-coast dates scheduled from San Diego, CA, to Long Island, NY, and everywhere in between.
Presented by SunTrust, the museum’s weekly Songwriter Sessions feature songwriters sharing the stories behind their work in an intimate performance setting, with audience Q&A. Learn more about the museum’s family and educational programs at countrymusichalloffame.org.
ABOUT JERROD NIEMANN:
Prolific Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann is speaking from his heart – instead of his liver – with his romantic new single, “God Made A Woman,” now impacting Country radio. Fueled by a nearly decade-long career, Niemann is digging deeper with his forthcoming Curb Records album featuring an uplifting duet, “A Little More Love,” with good friend and labelmate Lee Brice. Known for clever wordplay and attention-grabbing lyrics, the highly engaging singer-songwriter last topped country charts with his PLATINUM-certified multi–week #1 anthem, “Drink to That All Night,” from HIGH NOON – on which he co-wrote eight of the 12 tracks. Niemann first burst onto the scene in 2010, with his critically-acclaimed major-label debut, JUDGE JERROD & THE HUNG JURY, which skyrocketed PLATINUM-certified #1 smash “Lover, Lover” and GOLD-certified Top 5 “What Do You Want.” His second release, FREE THE MUSIC, included Top 15 “Shinin’ On Me” and poignant ballad “Only God Could Love You More.” From Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, and CMT Award nominations, to headlining and touring with some of country’s hottest acts: Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban, Niemann continues to make his mark by creatively pushing boundaries all while offering a sincere nod to the legends before him.
For additional information on Jerrod Niemann, please visit www.jerrodniemannofficial.com.
ABOUT THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM:
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in 2015 and 2016 welcomed over one million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio BTM, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.