With the release of his pioneering new album, THIS RIDE, just around the corner, critically acclaimed hitmaker JERROD NIEMANN is opening up an express lane for his dedicated Country fans – and also offering a preview of where THIS RIDE is headed.
Preorders for the fresh project begin today (9/8), and fans that sign up will also receive three songs instantly – stunning current single “God Made a Woman,” the sexy “But I Do” and grooving feel-good anthem, “I Got This.”
Both show an artist known for outside-the-box hits entering a brand new chapter, as THIS RIDE marks Niemann’s first album for Curb Records and the fourth major studio set of his career. The full project will be officially released on October 6.
“THIS RIDE is a record that not only represents where I am musically in my life, but where I am as a man as well,” Niemann says. “At times, we took the lo-fi recording approach that’s going on in the indie-rock world, and the overflow of acoustic instruments and raw textures really bring out the album’s emotional elements, helping take THIS RIDE to a whole new level sonically. I’m very excited to get this new music out there.”
Co-produced by Niemann with Jimmie Lee Sloas (who also co-produced 2014’s HIGH NOON), THIS RIDE features a hitmaking mix of writers who fuse pop sensibilities with hard-edged Country tradition. A who’s who of talented tunesmiths join the singer-songwriter, including Ashley Gorley, Chris DeStefano, Shane McAnally, Rodney Clawson, Craig Wiseman, Dallas Davidson, Natalie Hemby and more, while Diamond Rio and Lee Brice guest star on standout tracks.
“Overall, the lyrics on my new record THIS RIDE have another layer of depth,” shares Niemann. “That’s why we challenged ourselves in the studio to use half the instruments to get twice the sound. The recordings are almost more of an arrangement than a production. The words in these songs deserve to be propped up, not buried.”
Fans and critics alike have already praised THIS RIDE’s first two singles – the feel-good “A Little More Love” duet with Brice, and the classy romance of “God Made a Woman” – with Rolling Stone Country gushing that the latter “seems to reflect an evolution for both the Country singer and the genre itself.”
Niemann’s long string of success dates back to 2010 with the #1 debut of JUDGE JERROD & THE HUNG JURY, while each of his next two albums also landed inside the Top 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Meanwhile, “Lover, Lover” and “Drink to That All Night” became PLATINUM-certified smashes, and “What Do You Want” struck GOLD as a sultry Top 5 Country radio hit.
A charismatic charmer of live audiences everywhere, Niemann has toured with superstars like Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, and Brad Paisley throughout his career, and continues on the road this year with dates from Florida to California scheduled through November.
Here’s a complete track listing for JERROD NIEMANN’s THIS RIDE:
1. “Zero to Crazy” (Ashley Gorley, Chris DeStefano, Shane McAnally)
2. “But I Do” (Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins, Jon Nite)
3. “Leavin’ a Trail” (Corey Crowder, Luke Dick, Cole Taylor)
4. “I Got This” (Rodney Clawson, Josh Osborne, Luke Dick)
5. “Out of My Heart” (Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano)
6. “A Little More Love” (with Lee Brice) (Ross Copperman, Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kristi Neumann)
7. “God Made a Woman” (Michael Ray, Joel Shewmake, Jeff Hyde)
8. “Whiskey Waiting’ on Ice” (Jerrod Niemann, Lance Miller, Rob Hatch, Brandon Hood)
9. “Feelin’” (Jeremy Stover, Chris Janson, Luke Dick)
10. “I Ain’t All There” (featuring Diamond Rio) (Jerrod Niemann, Lance Miller, Richie Brown)
11. “Come Back” (Jimmy Yeary, Matt Dragstrem, Craig Wiseman)
12. “The Regulars” (C.J. Solar, Tina Parol, Jessie Jo Dillon)
13. “This Ride” (JT Harding, AJ Babcock, Pete Good)
ABOUT JERROD NIEMANN: Fueled by a nearly decade-long career, prolific Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann is digging deeper with his forthcoming Curb Records album with 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.
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