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Jerrod Niemann’s Sophomore Album to Hit Stores October 2

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Fans of “Lover, Lover” hit maker Jerrod Niemann can finally rejoice. His sophomore major label album, Free the Music, will finally be hitting stores on October 2. The album has been a work in progress for two years, and features the summer hit “Shinin’ On Me.”

Niemann took his time recording the album and did so in a less-than-traditional manner. He used his live band, rather than studio musicians and also included brass wind horns throughout the record. For Jerrod, the album title is certainly telling. “Free The Music is an album where I wanted to do just that,” says Niemann. “It’s a project honoring many different layers and colors that have appeared in the country genre since recorded music began.”

The album was co-produced by Niemann and Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury producer, Dave Brainard. The album shows off his musical flare, especially on the standout track “Real Women Drink Beer,” which is a unique combo of rockabilly and reggae. He also collaborated with breezy guest vocalist Colbie Caillat on the ballad, “All About You.” 

Jerrod Kicked off CMA Festival last Monday, June 4, at his Fan Club Party with Lee Brice to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Nearly 400 fans attended the party, and both Niemann and Brice signed autographs for 10 hours to sign autographs and meet and greet each fan.

Devoted fan Drena Knorr was celebrating her birthday that night and said, “I appreciate the fact that they’re taking time to spend with everyone — that’s one of both artists’ best qualities. It’s been a really long day. All I want to do for my birthday is meet Jerrod and Lee.” She had patiently waiting in line from 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon to 11:30 p.m. that night. 
 
Niemann is currently supporting Miranda Lambert on her “On Fire” tour and will be announcing more tour dates  of his own soon. For more info and concert dates, visit www.jerrodniemannofficial.com.

Jerrod Niemann to Premiere New Music Video “Shinin’ On Me” This Monday

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Jerrod Niemann may currently be a special guest on Miranda Lambert‘s On Fire Tour, but his career is also very much on fire these days. His current single “Shinin’ On Me” is the perfect summer anthem, and it’s currently climbing the country radio charts. In conjunction with its rapid ascent up the charts comes the premiere of its video exclusively on AOL’S TheBoot.com on Monday, May 21st. Shortly after it’s premiere, the video will also be added into rotation on GAC, CMT and VEVO and all other streaming partners.

The video, directed by Chris Hicky, mixes raucous partying, an overworked businessman, performances shots and an ending that you’ll just have to tune in to see.

“Shinin’ on Me” is the first single from Jerrod’s upcoming sophomore album, which comes on the heels of his #1 Country Album “Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury.” Niemann promises that this first single is just a taste of that fans can expect on the upcoming album that he is co-producing with Dave Brainard.

On this album, Niemann hopes to flex his creative muscles, creating a unique sound that mixes classic country with a sound that’s distinctly his. “I feel like making an album with horns is definitely a risky step, but my favorite thing about it is that it gives my listeners a taste of something unique,” Niemann says. “I have been watching people react to my music out on the road for years, and because I have the feeling that people are actually listening, it makes me more inspired to become a better musician, producer, songwriter, artist and really give them something different, and a sound that I love.”

For more information on his tour, upcoming album and more, check out www.JerrodNiemannOfficial.com.

Chris Young Scores 5th Consecutive Number One

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The hits continue for Chris Young!

The Grammy-nominated singer’s current single, “You,” tops Billboard’s “Hot Country Songs” chart this week marking his fifth consecutive number one. “You” follows in the footsteps of his four previous hit singles including “Tomorrow,” “Getting’ You Home,” “Voices,” and “The Man I Want To Be.” Young joins Blake Shelton as the only two solo artists to top the chart with their five most recent singles.

Young was very excited to hear the news:

“I am ecstatic. I’ve been excited for each #1 and to have five in a row feels amazing!”

The song was co-written by Young and Luke Laird, and has sold over 400,000 downloads.

This news comes shortly after Young received word of his two nominations for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards. He is up for Male Vocalist of the Year and Single Record of the Year for his smash hit, “Tomorrow.”

Young is currently the special guest on Miranda Lambert‘s On Fire Tour. For more information and tour dates, visit www.chrisyoungcountry.com.

Congratulations to Chris!

Miranda Lambert Announces New Tour, “On Fire”

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Calling all Miranda Lambert fans!

The country superstar has just announced that she will be hitting the road this winter with her new headline tour, On Fire. Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann will join Lambert for the run. The tour will kick off in Rockford, Illinois on January 12th.

Lambert’s new album, Four The Record, is set for release on November 1, 2011.

Lambert is excited for the new record and tour, and had this to share:

“I’m looking forward to the tour and playing some new music from ‘Four The Record’ and kicking some attitude. Chris and Jerrod have great shows and we’re gonna have a lot of fun out there this year and it will be a great year with our fans. See you out there!”

Tour stops will include:

Rockford, IL
Lacrosse, WI
Fargo, ND
Charlotte, NC
Lexington, KY
Greensboro, NC
Baltimore, MD
Charlottesville, VA
East Rutherford, NJ
Huntsville, AL
Tallahassee, FL
Orlando, FL
Amherst, MA
Hershey, PA
Youngstown, OH
Macon, GA
North Charleston, SC
Fayetteville, NC
Sale Lake City, UT
Broomfield, CO
Kearney, NE
Toledo, OH
Saginaw, MI
Louisville, KY
Charleston, WV
Tulsa, OK
Little Rock, AR
Wichita, KS
Columbia, MO
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
Green Bay, WI
Fresno, CA
Mountain View, CA