Nashville, Tenn. (October 5, 2017) – Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter JERROD NIEMANN is gearing up for the release of his pioneering new album, THIS RIDE, with an exclusive “First Listen” on Billboard today (10/5).
“They said it the way I wish I could’ve,” Niemann reveals exclusively to Billboard regarding the co-writers on the album. “It’s sort of a bizarre oxymoron, so to speak. I’ve always wanted to take people on vacation for 30 or 40 minutes with an album — and if they’re going through something rough in their life, you know, hopefully, this will give them a break.”
Available everywhere tomorrow (10/6), Niemann’s fourth studio album – and debut for Curb Records – features single “God Made a Woman” plus standout tracks with guest stars Diamond Rio (“I Ain’t All There”) and Lee Brice (“A Little More Love”). Produced by Niemann alongside Jimmie Lee Sloas, THIS RIDE brings together all-star tunesmiths including Shane McAnally, Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman, Rodney Clawson, Craig Wiseman, Dallas Davidson, Natalie Hemby, Josh Osborne, Chris DeStefano and more on the 13-track project. Leading up to the release, fans got an inside glimpse at the new music with videos for the sexy “But I Do,” grooving feel-good anthem “I Got This” and the heart-wrenching “Comeback.”
Niemann will celebrate THIS RIDE and the Grand Ole Opry’s 92nd birthday with a performance at its annual Opry Birthday Bash this Saturday (10/7). He’ll also sign copies of his new CD in the Opry shop prior to the show.
Meanwhile, the singer-songwriter recently visited the Nashville NARAS office to present a $10,000 donation, via his charity Free The Music, to MusiCares hurricane relief fund. Contributions help provide members of the music community with basic living expenses (including shelter, food and medical expenses), clothing, instrument and recording equipment replacement and more. In 2014, Niemann established the non-profit Free The Music USA to enhance lives through the beauty of giving music and musical instruments.
About Jerrod Niemann:
Fueled by a nearly decade-long career, prolific Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann is digging deeper with his forthcoming Curb Records album, THIS RIDE, due out on October 6. It features the uplifting duet “A Little More Love” (with Lee Brice) and his romantic follow-up single “God Made A Woman.” Known for clever wordplay and attention-grabbing lyrics, the highly engaging singer-songwriter last topped Country charts with his PLATINUM-certified anthem “Drink to That All Night,” a multi week #1 from the album HIGH NOON – on which he co-wrote eight of the 12 tracks. Niemann first burst onto the scene in 2010 with his critically-acclaimed major-label debut, JUDGE JERROD & THE HUNG JURY, which skyrocketed on the strength of his PLATINUM-certified #1 smash “Lover, Lover” and GOLD-certified Top 5 “What Do You Want.” His second release, FREE THE MUSIC, included Top 15 “Shinin’ On Me” and poignant ballad “Only God Could Love You More.” From Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, and CMT Award nominations, to headlining and touring with some of Country’s hottest acts – Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban – Niemann continues to make his mark by creatively pushing boundaries all while offering a sincere nod to the legends before him.
For additional information on Jerrod Niemann, please visit www.jerrodniemannofficial.com.