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Jerrod Niemann

Jerrod Niemann

Jerrod Niemann

Jerrod Niemann has had a difficult journey to country music success. The Kansas native self-released his earliest recordings, 1999′s ‘Long Hard Road’ and 2004′s ‘Jukebox of Hard Knocks,’ independently, and their titles would prove prophetic as he struggled for more than a decade to make his place in country music. He caught a break as a songwriter early on, penning “That Girl Is a Cowboy,” “Midnight Sun” and “Good Ride Cowboy” for Garth Brooks. The latter earned a BMI Award as one of the most-played songs of 2005. Niemann signed a development deal with Mercury Records in 2001, but never released anything on that label, while another album, 2006′s ‘Behind the Micophone,’ never saw the light of day when Category 5 Records closed before releasing it in 2006. His luck changed in 2010, when he released his major label debut, ‘Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury,’ via Arista Nashville’s Sea Gayle division. The album’s first single, “Lover, Lover,” reached No. 1, and Niemann has subsequently scored with hits like “One More Drinkin’ Song,” “What Do You Want” and “Shinin’ on Me.” In 2013 “Drink to That All Night,” the first single from his third album, ‘High Noon,’ gave Niemann his second No. 1 hit.

  • Full Name: Jerrod Lee Niemann:
  • Birth Date: July 24, 1979
  • Top Songs: "Lover, Lover," "Drink to That All Night"
  • Did You Know? Back in his club days, Niemann's band included country singer and 'Leverage' star Christian Kane.
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Spirit of Summer Is Driving Jerrod Niemann’s New Music

Jerrod Niemann's new single, "Blue Bandana," finds the singer chasing freedom as earnestly as he's chasing the girl that he regrets not following.

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Win a Jerrod Niemann Mike’s Hard Summer Prize Pack

Jerrod Niemann may never let go of summer, and if you win this Mike's Hard summer prize pack, you may not have to, either. Enter here to win a prize that includes an autographed CD and guitar from the "Blue Bandana" singer and some great gear from Mike's Hard.

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Dierks Bentley and More Close Out Country on the River 2015 [Pictures]

Country on the River 2015 may have saved the best for last. Saturday's (Aug. 8) stacked lineup included a festival-closing set by Dierks Bentley, as well as performances by Randy HouserJerrod NiemannBlackjack Billy and American Young.

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The Showdown: Jerrod Niemann vs. Bucky Covington

Jerrod Niemann's fans can't get enough of his latest single, "Blue Bandana." He's just won his fourth straight Showdown, and will compete today and Thursday for the Hall of Fame against a new challenge from Bucky Covington.

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The Showdown: Jerrod Niemann vs. Thompson Square

Fans are falling for Jerrod Niemann's new song. "Blue Bandana" won its third straight Showdown over the weekend, knocking Kenny Chesney from the challenger's circle. The first taste of Niemann's new album is leaving quite an impression. It needs just two more wins to stride into the Showdown Hall of Fame.

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The Showdown: Jerrod Nieman vs. Kenny Chesney

Jerrod Niemann pulled off a landslide victory in the latest Showdown, but will he be able to get past a challenge from Kenny Chesney?

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The Showdown: Jerrod Niemann vs. Andy Grammer

It was a close, close shave, but Jerrod Niemann is headed on to another round of the Showdown.

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The Showdown: Jerrod Niemann vs. Randy Houser

Hunter Hayes won his fifth straight Showdown song battle over the weekend, clearing the stage for two new competitors to square off on Monday and Tuesday. It'll be two great friends going at one another, as Jerrod Niemann and Randy Houser try to get their new songs to the top.

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ToC Critic’s Pick: Jerrod Niemann, ‘Blue Bandana’ [Listen]

Jerrod Niemann sings of a free spirit in his new song “Blue Bandana,” but she’s something of a metaphor for lost youth. The girl in the blue bandana is a gypsy committed only to the wispy impulses of the wind. By the end of the song she’s slipped away.

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Jerrod Niemann Not Done Taking Chances

Jerrod Niemann knows he can be hardheaded. He knows he's taken chances in the past, and he knows he'll do it again with songs from future albums. "Blue Bandana" is his new single, and the mid-tempo, nostalgic ode to fans is more centered than a few from the High Noon album, but it carries the same thread forward.

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