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Jerrod Niemann’s “Hung Jury” Skits Await Your Verdict

Jerrod Niemann photo by Jeremy Cowart, courtesy of myspace.com/jerrodniemann.

Jerrod Niemann photo by Jeremy Cowart, courtesy of myspace.com/jerrodniemann.

Classic-rock fans may find themselves comparing Jerrod Niemann’s new Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury album to Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

That’s not because of Jerrod’s sound, which is a far cry from “Another Brick In The Wall,” but because Jerrod employs something his record company has referred to as “interstitial skits.” There are eight little spoken interludes between tracks that sort of tie the album together, much as there were odd little sketches and telephone sounds between some of the tracks on The Wall.

“It’s not necessarily an original idea to have skits or comedy bits on your album,” Jerrod concedes. “For me, I thought, ‘Well, why can’t we do that on the album,’ and it just seemed to work. And I know that there’s obviously overkill — for some people, it may not be for them, but for those who have a sense of humor and do think it’s funny, I really do love you a lot and appreciate that, and would like to take all the credit for all of the humor. If you think it’s stupid, then it was not me.” 

Jerrod recently stopped by our studio to chat with On The Streets host Suzanne Alexander about the comedy on his album:


 
Judge Jerrod was released last week, and the timing could not have been better. Jerrod’s single “Lover, Lover” is in the Top 10 on the national country charts, and it’s in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Digital Songs sales list. To top it off, the video came in at No. 12 this weekend on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown.

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