A Death Threat Taught Jerrod Niemann How to Have Faith During Security Scares
Jerrod Niemann won't be scared away from doing what he loves, even if his own life is at stake.
The "God Made a Woman" singer says he looks forward to a planned Friday night show for the military in Chicago, and the rest of his weekend and summer 2017 tour dates and so on. Like so many country artists, he won’t let fear win after a suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert in England.
"Obviously the victims of Manchester will be in the back of my mind, and I’ll probably say a shoutout," he tells Taste of Country, "but I imagine we probably wouldn’t change any security or anything like that."
"The best way to succeed after (events like Manchester) and to diminish fools and idiots is to just live your happy life not in fear. Sometimes that’s blind faith.”
While the 37-year-old hasn’t experienced anything similar to the terrorist attack at the pop star's show, he’s been met with death threats that someone intended to carry out. While not saying when or where, Niemann recalled a woman who regularly sent him threats.
"I finally played her hometown and that’s when everything was supposed to go down," he explains. "Luckily our friends in law enforcement took care of it … She did show up. She showed up with a firearm and was arrested. It does get in your head, but you just have to do your thing and trust."
"It’s one of those things where you just have to do what you do and just have faith in the people that are our police officers or military and make sure everybody’s on the same page," he furthers. "You just can’t stand behind an eight-inch glass pillar."
Niemann's "God Made a Woman" is a love song recorded with wife Morgan in mind. The couple married in October 2014, and she appears in the song's music video.
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