Tag Archives: Jerrod Niemann

Jul
15

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Jerrod Niemann ‘Blue Bandana’ – Single Review

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Jerrod Niemann has a lot of work to do. He successfully managed to alienate a great deal of fans, casual fans and even radio during his ‘High Noon’ era, going from perceived grossly underrated artist to a bit of a laughing stock. While lead single ‘Drink To That All Night’ was a #1 hit (his first since 2010’s ‘Lover Lover’, and his second overall), its use of electronic elements and later remix with Latino rapper Pitbull made it rather polarizing, particularly since it helped usher in country music’s new tendency towards EDM. Still, it was follow-up single ‘Donkey’ that took the gun, pulled the trigger, built the coffin and wrote the obituary, and the ridiculous track was limited to the top 50. It was official: country radio had found its boundary line. Jerrod’s label (Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville) quickly back-tracked after it was clear ‘Donkey’ was making an ass out of them (sorry, couldn’t resist) and released ‘Buzz Back Girl’, but the damage was done and after crawling into the top 40 they gave up and moved on.

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Jul
13

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Jerrod Niemann Releases “Blue Bandana” Single & Lyric Video

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Country Star Aspires To Tie One On With Fans & Country Radio

Sea Gayle Records/Arista Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann is back on airwaves now with his brand new single, “Blue Bandana! Set to officially impact country radio on July 27th, fans won’t find a more fitting soundtrack to the summer of  ’15 and seasons beyond.

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Mar
25

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Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann and Tyler Farr to Headline Boots On The Beach Vacation In Jamaica

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Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann and Tyler Farr to Headline Boots On The Beach Vacation at Sandals Resorts, Ocho Rios, Jamaica May 22-May 26

This Memorial Day weekend, it’s an All Access Experience where guests vacation at Sandals Resorts with some of their favorite country artists and help raise funds for The Boot Campaign.

Sony Music Nashville and Alliance Connection Productions invite concert-goers to grab their boots and swimsuits and head to Sandals Resorts in Ocho Rios, Jamaica with Funjet Vacations for the ultimate Memorial Day weekend celebration!  Join in the fun with platinum selling artists Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann and Tyler Farr as they headline Boots on the Beach Vacation from May 22-26, 2015 along with Sony Music recording artists Casey James, and newcomers Cam, Josh Dorr and Logan Mize.

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Dec
16

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Jerrod Niemann ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ – Single Review

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At a time when Jerrod Niemann’s name is pretty much in the mud among country music critics, he releases a Christmas song with little promotion that might just be the best he’s sounded in a while. In 2013 he released the repulsive EDM-themed party track ‘Drink To That All Night’ (that produced an even worse Pitbull remix in 2014), that was a far cry from the kind of laid-back acoustic country pop he had become known for. An artist who had previously been underrated was now extremely overrated in one fell swoop. Then he went and released ‘Donkey’, which was a lyrical disaster, but luckily country radio failed to get on the back of that one and so he swapped it for ‘Buzz Back Girl’, which is less annoying (still not great) and has been slowly working its way up the charts for the past few months (it’s currently peaking in the top 40).

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Aug
11

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Country-Rap Collaborations In The Modern Age: The Remix

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Have you ever felt like in the last couple of years every country artist is either rapping themselves or getting someone else to do it for them? I’m talking about the dreaded remix. Tim McGraw could be said to have started the modern wave of country/rap collaborations with his appearance on Nelly’s 2004 single ‘Over And Over’, but it wasn’t until a bit later when this started happening in country itself (after all, Tim was just guesting on Nelly’s song in that instance). 2012-3 saw rapping explode in country in a big way, but something that is a little newer even than that is the combination of the notion of a pop remix and rapping on country – the rap remix. Yes, in the past year, acts with pre-existing songs, often a hit in their own right, have been collaborating with rappers and producers to release rap/EDM remixes of their singles (SCM recently wrote about it too). Let’s have a look at the offenders.

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Jul
18

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Jerrod Niemann ‘Buzz Back Girl’ – Single Review

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After the hysterical failings of ‘Donkey’, Jerrod Niemann’s swift saving grace is ‘Buzz Back Girl’, now the third single from his latest studio album ‘High Noon’. It hurriedly distances itself from rap and EDM, instead opting for the tried-and-tested acoustic R&B/pop sound, taking influence from Jason Mraz and the kind of sound that Sam Hunt and others are bringing into country. Really, it’s a smart decision to release this; giving up on bro-country and jumping on the bandwagon that hasn’t got into full flow yet means he’s among the forefront of it and can ride it through its course. It also shows him drifting further back towards his older sound, which is good news for his pre-‘Drink To That All Night’ fanbase, while there is still subtle evidence of electronic edits (particularly from the bridge onwards).

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May
1

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Jerrod Niemann ‘High Noon’ – Album Review

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I’m about five weeks late on this one due to being in Nashville for a while. Just pretend this came out at the end of March.

Jerrod Niemann had a pretty good reputation among the group of country listeners who had heard him. With albums ‘Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury’ and ‘Free The Music’, he was respected in much the same way as David Nail; as the underrated modern country songsmith who never got the airplay or the acclaim he deserved. Factions of the country music community tend to be dedicated to acts such as these; those whose music straddles the line between country and adult contemporary, with just the right amount of soulful vocals and stories to hook fans into the same old argument of “he’s so underrated”. It’s not that I’m being cynical of the artists per se, more the “indie attitude”. But it seems that both David Nail and Jerrod Niemann decided enough was enough this year/last year, because both released big, commercial lead singles to their albums. Nail, with an upbeat, poppy, obsessed with an enigma of a woman song, Niemann with an auto-tuned, electro-pop drinking tune. And it’s the latter where things start to get confusing.

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Nov
12

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Jerrod Niemann ‘Drink To That All Night’ – Single Review

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Well, if you’ve heard this song you already know what I’m going to say. If you haven’t, well the title is a pretty good indicator. Part of me can’t even face reviewing this, but you know, content and all that.

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