Monday, November 6, 2017

Out now: Jerrod Niemann's 'This Ride'

Jerrod Niemann got the ultimate stamp of approval for his new album This Ride from Garth Brooks, who recommended fans pick up the just-released project during a recent Facebook Live event.

“This is one of the greatest talents I’ve ever got to run into, just a humble kid from Kansas,” Brooks said. “I would write with this guy every day. I think his well is infinite and I think he’s a great writer, great kid, great singer.”

Brooks is no stranger to Niemann’s skills – or his appreciation for country history. The talented singer-songwriter co-wrote Brooks’ #1 hit “Good Ride Cowboy” (which was a tribute to the great Chris LeDoux). 

Niemann's fourth studio album - and debut for Curb Records – features the single “God Made a Woman” plus guest stars Diamond Rio (“I Ain’t All There”) and Lee Brice (“A Little More Love”). Produced by Niemann alongside Jimmie Lee Sloas, it 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.”

The artist celebrated the album and the Grand Ole Opry’s 92nd birthday with a performance at its annual Opry Birthday Bash last month.

Next single “I Got This” will officially hit the country radio airwaves on Dec. 11. It was written by Rodney Clawson, Josh Osborne, and Luke Dick and follows “A Little More Love” (featuring Lee Brice) and “God Made a Woman.” Check out "I Got This" here. 

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.

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