Two years ago, Jerrod Niemann was floating on a cloud, having just released his debut album on July 13, 2010, a few days before performing with Brad Paisley for 100K boaters at Aquapalooza on Lake Travis in Texas. Then, he sat down and wrote a new song — the one that would go on to become the lead single from his sophomore project called ‘Free the Music,’ available Oct. 2, 2012. Yup, this country music thing seemed pretty easy for the ‘Shinin’ on Me’ singer.
And unlike other road-to-success stories, it hasn’t gotten much harder for Niemann. The 32-year-old from Kansas notched three Top 20 hits from ‘Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury,’ but perhaps more importantly, he invented a style he can call his own. The singer mixes layers and textures in ways many artists don’t dream of. As a result his music always sounds uniquely… well, uniquely Jerrod Niemann.
The ‘Lover, Lover’ hitmaker hung out with Taste of Country Nights radio and host Jeremy Robinson on Monday night (July 9) to talk about the new album and the women in his life. There’s this girl named Miranda — you might know her — and another named Colbie, and then there are all the beautiful women in the music video for ‘Shinin’ on Me.’