Jerrod Niemann Goes Platinum, Dierks Bentley & Luke Bryan Go Gold

Jerrod Niemann is celebrating the start of 2012 with his first platinum single for his hit “Lover, Lover,” after the song sold more than one million copies. The No. 1 song is from his chart-topping album Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, which also features the Top 5 and gold-certified hit, “What Do You Want.” [...] Read More

Jerrod Niemann’s “Lover, Lover” Hits No. 1

When Jerrod Niemann went over and over the vocal parts for “Lover, Lover” — literally singing all eight or nine harmony lines himself — he had no idea what the song’s future held. At the time, Jerrod was an unsigned singer-songwriter who had decided to put some of his friends to work and build an album that may, or may not, find a label home. Not only did it eventually land somewhere, the single rose all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Songs chart this week. It hit that spot as Jerrod is observing a personal anniversary. Read More

Watch Dierks Bentley & Jerrod Niemann Tonight on Top 20

Two guys who have a lot to celebrate — Dierks Bentley and Jerrod Niemann — will share their excitement this weekend with host Nan Kelley on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. Dierks announced this week that he and his wife, Cassidy, are expecting their second child in December. It’s a big moment in his home life, even as Dierks’ professional life continues to unfold. His album Up On The Ridge ranks No. 7 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and he’ll make two late-night television appearances next week to support it. He’s set to perform “Fallin’ For You” on “The Late Show With David Letterman” Tuesday and “Draw Me A Map” on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday. Read More

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

Classic-rock fans may find themselves comparing Jerrod Niemann’s new Judge Jerrod & 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. Read More

Jerrod Niemann, Josh Thompson Beat the Heat

It was called Live On The Lawn. But with the heat index challenging 100 degrees these days in Nashville, outside concerts aren’t really all that attractive. So Sony pulled a couple of new artists indoors and showcased Jerrod Niemann and Josh Thompson Wednesday for a bevy of industry folks in its Music Row headquarters. Only in Nashville can you “turn a record label into a honky tonk in the middle of the afternoon,” Jerrod quipped. It wasn’t quite a honky tonk — there was no sawdust on the floor, no neon sign and very little chatter during the singers’ sets. There were, however, frozen margaritas and a serve-yourself fajita bar. And some pretty good music. Read More