Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville chart-topper Jerrod Niemann received a hero’s welcome as he returned to his Liberal, KS, hometown on Saturday, January 15th – officially proclaimed Jerrod Niemann Day – to play a sold-out benefit concert for the Liberal High School Booster Club in front of more than 1200 fans at the school’s James Maskus Auditorium. Following his 90-minute set, Jerrod was presented with an array of hometown accolades, including an official Key to the City and a reading of the Jerrod Niemann Day proclamation from Mayor Tim Long.
Among the other presentations, hometown fans gave Niemann a trophy declaring him their #1 All Around Country Artist, while “Dorothy” from the Wizard of Oz exhibit at the local Coronado Museum presented Jerrod with his own brick on the museum’s Yellow Brick Road. Niemann was further celebrated with a plaque inducting him into the Liberal High School Hall of Fame and received yet another honor from Dr. Dale Smith, founder of the American Kids organization, who presented Niemann with the American Kids Artist of the Decade award.
Jerrod is currently climbing the charts with his newest hit, “What Do You Want,” the follow-up to his #1 smash, “Lover, Lover,” both from acclaimed album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury.
Pictured (l-r): Niemann and Liberal, KS, Mayor Tim Long