Some days I just want to revert back to my childhood, put my hands on my hips, put on my pouty face, and go “I told you so.” And that was how I felt when I read a press release yesterday, that told me about Joe Nichols “Gimmie That Girl” making its way to the Top 30. I knew it would. And I should have known it wouldn’t take long.
Joe has a way of making his music fun. That became very evident from the first time I heard “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.” When you can do that kind of song and put a smile on everyone’s face, and then do something like “Believers", people are going to notice just how talented you are. And at the risk of being repetitive, Joe is definitely talented. (Yep, I’ve said that before… more than a time or two).
But I’ve gotten totally off track here – let me just put the press release up for you that I received yesterday. It also talks about his trip overseas to entertain the troops in Iraq and Kuwait, and his Military Diary, a travel documentary of his journey that premiered on GAC TV back in November, and shown again during the holidays.
I’ll let the real writers tell you all about it, with the press release below:
Show Dog-Universal Music recording artist Joe Nichols opened 2010 just like he spent and closed 2009—with a lot of great stuff on his plate. His new single,”Gimmie That Girl,” is already a Top 30 hit and his clip file is packed with glowing reviews of his latest CD, Old Things New. The Brent Rowan-Mark Wright produced CD was one of the most critically acclaimed releases of the artist’s career, with a number of “one of the year’s best country albums” references throughout the stack of reviews.
In addition to all of the glowing reviews and hit singles, Nichols also found time to travel to the Middle East to perform for the troops stationed in Iraq and Kuwait. While there, he recorded "Joe Nichols: My Military Diary,"a travel documentary of his journey, which premiered on GAC TV in November and rebroadcast throughout the holiday season. By all measures, the show was a big hit for the network.
Following his June trip overseas, Nichols received two more invitations: to perform at the ACM Honors concert in Nashville and the Missing Peace Concert in Memphis. The first concert honored Merle Haggard and allowed Nichols to perform “Okie From Muskogee,” while the Memphis performance was attended by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Nichols performed “Believers,” the lead single from Old Things New.
Another track from the CD generated not only a lot of buzz, but a website dedicated to helping those struggling with addiction and recovery. The song “An Old Friend Of Mine,” has been singled out by critics time and again as one of the most significant songs on an already highly praised and significant recording.
Following a few weeks off the road, Nichols will hit the concert trail heavily in 2010. To keep locked in on concert dates and news, please visit www.joenichols.com
Joe is going to be in Charlotte on Jan. 12, at Coyote Joe’s. He will be part of Country Crossing’s Grand Opening in Dothan, Ala. on Jan. 16.
That’s all for this morning. You guys have a great Friday, and have a super weekend, too! I’ll talk to you all real soon. To those of you that are waiting for an e-mail from me, that’s my plan for Friday night – I’m going to answer all of my mail (I hope).