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Jerrod Niemann Releases New Single Today!

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Looks like Jerrod Niemann fans won’t have to wait long for news.. the singer-songwriter will be releasing a brand new single from his upcoming album. His new lead single “Shinin’ On Me” will hit radio stations in Canada and the United States TODAY! He co-wrote the tune with Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, and Lance Miller. Jerrod teamed up once again with producer Dave Brainard for his brand new project, which Jerrod is pretty excited about:

“I am so excited to release “Shinin’ On Me” as the first single from my second album,” shares Jerrod. “Not only does it represent some of the unconventional instrumentation on this record, it’s also intended to just make you wanna roll down the window on a bad day and smile with someone ya love.”

Jerrod’s major label debut album “Judge Jerrod And The Hung Jury” was a number one debut for the singer. The album produced both a number one RIAA-platinum certified single in “Lover, Lover” and a top five RIAA-gold certified “What Do You Want.” Jerrod is currently out supporting Miranda Lambert on her “On Fire” tour across the United States with Chris Young.

Jerrod Niemann’s Saturday Night Party

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After a 14 hour bus ride to get to New York City, I was more than ready to see what Jerrod Niemann brought to the table in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday Night for Miranda Lambert‘s “ON FIRE” tour. Jerrod kicked the party off right, and was worth the long trip to get to the concert from Canada. The energetic performer had the sold-out crowd on its feet throughout his opening set. He was the first performer of the night for a show that was all about the fans. The Arista-Nashville artist has come a long way since I saw him a year ago opening for Brad Paisley in Ottawa, Ontario.

Jerrod was able to switch from his goofball personality on songs like “One More Drinkin’ Song” to serious on the beautiful “What Do You Want?” without losing the crowd’s energy or attention. Even though it was a sold-out show, the pit was small for the concert which didn’t stop Jerrod for a second. He’s one of the few artists who actually interacts with the crowd during each of his songs. He had the fans on their feet and beer in the air from the first second he took the stage. Even with a packed house there to see the main act in Miranda, there were plenty of fans there for Jerrod. The loud screaming when he first came out on-stage proved that he has a strong following in New Jersey and that country music isn’t dead in the North East states.

Anyone opening up for Miranda Lambert will have a lot to live up to. She’s one of the hottest females in the genre, and Jerrod proved that he belongs right beside her on the tour. He’s someone that fans should keep an eye on over the next few years: he’s a great live performer and knows how to infect the crowd with his energy. While Miranda joked with the crowd in the encore that she brought along some “eye candy on the tour” in Chris Young and Jerrod, she also brought some ear candy too.

Jerrod is a rising star, and it shouldn’t be a surprise when he starts to sell out his own shows in the near future. With his full control of the stage, and hilarious banter and stories in between his songs, he was one of the great performers on a solid concert line-up on Saturday night.

Brad Paisley & Miranda Lambert Taking Over Wrigley Field

Brad Paisley. photo credit: Kevin Winter.

Some awesome breaking news was just announced. Brad Paisley will be taking his “Virtual Reality Tour” to Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Saturday, June 9th. Joining Brad will be  The Band Perry. Miranda Lambert with Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann will also be performing at Wrigley Field and setting it “On Fire.”

This is only the second time that Wrigley Field has been used for a live country music concert in its history. The venue is starting its 99th season of hosting baseball this year, 97 of those years with the Chicago Cubs.

VIDEO: Jerrod Niemann Message To Fans

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Jerrod Niemann released a video message to his fans on YouTube earlier today. He thanked them for their support for the semi-finalist round of the ACM New Artist Of The Year voting, and he’s also encouraging them to continue to vote to help him make the final three nominees for the April 1st award show. Voting is now open on voteacm.com.

Watch Jerrod’s message to fans below:

VIDEO: Miranda Lambert Performs With Jerrod Niemann & Chris Young

Miranda Lambert. photo credit: Ted Efron.

Miranda Lambert‘s “On Fire” tour kicked off in style this week, with her good friends Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young as her special guests. As part of her encore for the night, Miranda brought the two boys out for a down-and-dirty cover of the Waylon classic “Honky Tonk Heroes.” 

We’ll be seeing her live on the 28th in East Rutherford, New Jersey! Are you going to any of Miranda’s tour dates this year?

Jerrod Niemann Named ACM New Artist Of The Year Semi-Finalist

Jerrod Niemann.

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced this morning their eight semi-finalists up for voting for New Artist Of The Year. None were more surprised than Jerrod Niemann, who found himself up for nomination in the category after ten years in the business. On hearing that he was nominated for the semi-finalists for New Artist Of The Year, Jerrod had a little something to say:

“After 10 years, it feels great to be a New Artist because it would really be a little more awkward if it was 10 more years,” shares Niemann. “So I’ll take it when I can get it, and I’ll tell ya, better late than never, and in my case, it’s right on time.”

Other nominees include Thompson Square, Brantley Gilbert, David Nail, JT Hodges, Justin Moore, Scotty McCreery, and Hunter Hayes. See the full list of nominees for the semi-finalists below. The finalists will be chosen by interactive fan voting starting on Monday, January 16th on VoteACM.com at 9 am EST. The final nominees will be decided by a combined fan vote on both GAC and the voteACM website as well as professional voting by the ACM membership to decide the final three nominees. Voting closes on January 30th at noon EST.

The 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air live on CBS on April 1st. Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire return to co-host the event for the second straight year.

Jerrod Niemann’s Lover Lover Goes Platinum!

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Congratulations to Jerrod Niemann  who will be staring off 2012 with a brand new platinum award. He has just been awarded RIAA certified platinum status for his catchy single “Lover, Lover.” Jerrod was pretty excited about the news:

“To have a Platinum single is mind-blowing,” shares Niemann. “It’s just truly a dream come true for me. “To know that people have thought ‘Man, I care about this enough to own it,’ whether it’s to get over somebody or just to, you know, ignore the words and kick your shoes off in the sun, it doesn’t matter. It’s just amazing to me.”

Jerrod will kick off the new year with a bang when he joins Chris Young opening up for Miranda Lambert‘s “On Fire” tour this week. For a full list of Jerrod’s tour dates, see his official website.

Lights, Camera, Lambert! Miranda To Appear On SVU

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Miranda Lambert is set to make her acting debut on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, according to TVGuide.

Lambert, who has often talked about her love of the NBC program, reportedly will play an actress who claims to have been sexually assaulted by a reality show producer.  The role of the producer will be played by Michael McKean, who is best known for his roles on Lavern & Shirley and This Is Spinal Tap.  The air date of the episode has yet to be announced. 

Danielle Peck and Friends Online Charity Auction (Ends 12/22)

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In this season of giving, Danielle Peck and some of her fellow country music stars are doing their part to help the homeless.  Last month, Peck held her 4th Annual “Danielle Peck and Friends Concert” which supports the Nashville-based Safe Haven Family Shelter.  She’s now following it up with an online auction featuring an awesome assortment of autographs, guitars and other collectables.

Learn about the auction, register and bid by clicking here.

CONCERT REVIEW: Thompson Square — Love, Marriage & Music

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In April of 2010 a still little-known Shawna and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square were in Spokane, Washington as part of a radio station tour.  While sitting in a Guitar Center parking lot they heard their single “Let’s Fight” on the radio for the first time.  It was a big moment for the husband and wife duo and, understandably, they were excited about it.  Keifer was so excited he got out and told a woman in a nearby car to switch her radio to listen to the song.

Twenty months later, Thompson Square doesn’t need to go car-to-car to get people to listen to them.  And they certainly don’t need to look very hard to find people who know and love their music.  Last night Shawna and Keifer were again in Washington State, this time playing with Jerrod Niemann before a sold out crowd at the Snoqualmie Casino.