Hard to believe Jerrod Niemann has been putting out records since 2006. Most of us didn’t really get to know his name until “Lover, Lover” hit radio in 2010. That was a number one hit for Jerrod. I was one of the lucky ones, who got to see Jerrod twice while he was on his way up the charts. I enjoyed his music, his ability to work with his audience, his awesome personality – there wasn’t anything I didn’t like about Jerrod.
That is until I heard “Donkey”. First, I don’t like the rap sound at all. I just don’t think it has a place in country music. But, people keep trying to put it there. Second, the song was stupid. Somehow, it managed to just make it into the top 40, and I wasn’t surprised that it went no farther. The one he had out just before “Donkey” (Drink to that All Night), ended up in the number 4 spot on the charts, and did actually hit the top spot on the U.S. Country Airplay charts. I agree with that. It was a good song. I know we all have different taste in country music. That is pretty much evidenced by the fact that my all-time favorite Jerrod Niemann song is “Shinin’ on Me,” which only made it up to number 17 on its chart climb journey. I couldn’t believe that wasn’t a number one single.
All that was to get us here – to Jerrod’s current single “Buzz Back Girl”. This song is about 100 times better than his last single. But, to achieve that status didn’t take a lot of effort, considering this is his follow-up to “Donkey”. The new single is pretty much what we are used to hearing on top 40 country stations these days. Jerrod has definitely left the attempt at rap far behind him with this song. It is very much the pop/R&B/country sound that floods the radio waves these days. I miss what we now call traditional or classic country. While this song definitely is not that, it is a pretty good song.
“Buzz Back Girl” is the third release from Jerrod’s “High Noon” album. It was written by three of Nashville’s best-known songwriters, Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs and Phillip Lammonds.
The song was released to radio a few months ago, and still hasn’t been picked up by our local country station. I’m sure once it breaks into the Top 40 Countdowns, and more people start requesting it, it will get picked up by our station and many others. So, fans – that’s where you come in. Make sure you call your favorite radio station and request this song.
The lyrics are a little repetitious, and I couldn’t wrap my head around a real story here. But, that’s okay. One thing about repetitious lyrics is that they are easy to remember. And, when they are fun lyrics, you are more apt to find yourself singing along. I don’t think this is the best thing Jerrod has ever done, but again – it’s not a bad song. And, it is definitely worthy of a little time on the radio.
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