Jerrod Niemann Biography
Jerrod Niemann is an American country music singer. He was born as Jerrod Lee Niemann. He is also a songwriter. Niemann has released one single for Category 5 Records (2006), three albums for Sea Gayle Music/Arista Nashville: Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury (2010), Free the Music (2012), and High Noon (2014). As a singer and songwriter, Niemann has sold over 20 million albums and downloads.
Jerrod Niemann Age
Niemann was born on 24 July 1979 in Harper, Kansa. He is 39 years old. He is the son of Jerry Niemann and Esther Niemann. He was raised in Liberal, Kansas. From an early age, he was influenced by country acts such as Lefty Frizzell, Keith Whitley, and George Strait. He learned to play his first musical instrument on a Tracy Lawrence autographed guitar his mother won in a contest at a Lawrence concert.
Jerrod Niemann Education
After graduating from Liberal High School, Niemann attended South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. Niemann began his professional music career by singing and playing acoustic guitar in Texas clubs and bars. In 1999 he self-released his debut album Long Hard Road.
Jerrod Niemann Career
Niemann moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in September 2000. He signed a developmental deal with Mercury Records in August 2001 but did not release anything on the label. After parting with Mercury Records, Niemann and his band continued touring the club circuit across America playing venues such as the Grizzly Rose in Denver and the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville.
He soon traveled to Europe to tour with the band Kane consisting of members Christian Kane and Steve Carlson. In 2006, he signed to Category 5 Records and charted with the single “I Love Women (My Momma Can’t Stand)”. The label closed shortly after this single’s release, and the album Behind This Microphone was never released.
2010–present: Arista Nashville
Niemann signed to Arista Nashville’s Sea Gayle division in 2010. His debut single “Lover, Lover”, was released in early 2010. It was originally recorded by the folk music group Sonia Dada under the title “You Don’t Treat Me No Good” and was a Number 1 single in Australia in 1992. “Lover, Lover” became Niemann’s first Top 40 single on the country music charts. August 2010 it hit Number 1.
The song is included on his first major-label album, Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury. It debuted at Number 1 on Billboard Top Country Sales Chart. The album also was named one of The New York Times Top 10 Albums of the Year. The album’s second single, “What Do You Want”, debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart that October.
Niemann was nominated in the “New Artist” category for that year’s Country Music Association Awards. At the 2010 American Country Awards, Niemann was nominated for “Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist,” “Single of the Year:
Breakthrough Artist,” and “Music Video: Breakthrough Artist” for “Lover, Lover.” He was also nominated for “Breakthrough Video of the Year” for “Lover, Lover” at the 2011 Country Music Television Music Awards.”What Do You Want” peaked at Number 4. The album’s third single, “One More Drinkin’ Song”, reached Number 13 in December 2011.
Niemann finished up the year with four nominations at the American Country Awards, including “Artist of the Year: New Artist Music Video of the Year Music Video: Male and Music Video; New Artist” for “What Do You Want. Niemann released his fourth Arista single, “Shinin’ on Me”, on April 9, 2012. His second Arista album, Free the Music, was released on October 2, 2012.
The album’s second single, “Only God Could Love You More”, was released to country radio on October 29, 2012. “Drink to That All Night” was released in late 2013 as the first single off of his third album for Arista. The album, High Noon, was released in March 2014, debuting at Number 2 on Billboard Top Country Sales. In April 2014, “Drink to That All Night” became his second Number 1 single.
Niemann collaborated with Pitbull (rapper) on the remix of the song. Singles “Donkey” and “Buzz Back Girl” were also released off this album. Niemann parted ways with Arista Nashville in January 2016, shortly after releasing another single titled “Blue Bandana”. Niemann signed a record deal with Curb Records. He charted in top 30 with the song “A Little More Love”.
Niemann released the single “God Made A Woman,” a song he called “my favorite song I’ve ever recorded.” Niemann’s wife, Morgan, is featured in the music video. On October 6, 2017, Niemann released his fourth album, “This Ride” and his first for Curb Records. The album reminds fans, country radio that Jerrod is one of the genre’s most engaging vocalists and entertaining performers.
At the age of 8, Niemann was writing several songs a year. He found legendary Nashville songwriters such as Whitey Shafer, Dean Dillon, and Paul Overstreet to be very influential in his songwriting. He went on to co-write with all three while living in Nashville, TN. At the age of 10, he performed original songs in local talent shows in Kansas.
After collecting several compositions throughout high school, Niemann recorded his debut album Long Hard Road in Clovis, New Mexico, while attending college in Levelland, TX. In May 2001, Niemann was contacted by Garth Brooks to collaborate, along with fellow songwriter Richie Brown. Niemann went on to co-write three singles for Garth Brooks: the Chris LeDoux tribute “Good Ride Cowboy”, as well as “That Girl Is a Cowboy” and “Midnight Sun”.
“Good Ride Cowboy” earned Niemann a Broadcast Music Incorporated award for being one of the most played country songs of 2006. Niemann was awarded two BMI awards in 2012 for “What Do You Want” and “One More Drinking Song,” each being one of the most played songs of the year.
Other artists who have recorded Niemann’s work include Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice, Blake Shelton, Colbie Caillat, Diamond Rio, The Cadillac Three, Mark Chesnutt, John Anderson (musician), Neal McCoy, Christian Kane, and Julie Roberts. Niemann has signed publishing deals throughout his career with Marathon Key Music (a co-venture with Warner/Chappell Music) and Sea Gayle Music.
Jerrod Niemann Wife | Personal life
On March 6, 2012, Niemann’s tour bus caught fire. He was unharmed. Niemann credits fellow country singer Lee Brice for alerting him to the dangerous blaze. Niemann became engaged to longtime girlfriend Morgan Petek in New Orleans in late 2013. They married on October 12, 2014, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Petek appeared on TLC TV show “Say Yes to the Dress” with her and Niemann’s family to pick out her wedding dress. Niemann and Petek founded non-profit “Free The Music USA,” which provides musical equipment and education to children in need. They are also actively involved with many animal rescue non-profits.
Niemann is also involved with the United Service Organizations and went to Afghanistan, Kuwait, Romania, and Kosovo in 2016 on his first overseas tour. Jerrod and Morgan divorced after more than four years of marriage. The divorce was finalized on December 17, 2018.
Jerrod Niemann Songs
- Lover, Lover- Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury · 2010
- Drink To That All Night High Noon · 2014
- What Do You Want Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury · 2010
- One More Drinkin’ Song Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury · 2010
- I Got This -This Ride · 2017
- God Made A Woman-This Ride · 2017
- Only God Could Love You More -Free the Music · 2012
- Shinin’ on Me -Free the Music · 2012
- Blue Bandana -2015
- A Little More Love -This Ride · 2017
- Old Glory -2018
- High Noon · 2014
- Buzz Back Girl -High Noon · 2014
- But I Do -This Ride · 2017
- The Buckin’ Song- Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury · 2010
- I Ain’t All There -This Ride · 2017
- Zero to Crazy- This Ride · 2017
- I Hope You Get What You Deserve- Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury · 2010
- Comeback- This Ride · 2017
- I Can’t Give in Anymore- High Noon · 2014
- Out Of My Heart -This Ride · 2017
- I’m All About You
- Free the Music · 2012
- Whiskey Waitin’ On Ice -This Ride · 2017
- The Regulars- This Ride · 2017
- I Can Drink to That All Night
- Real Women Drink Beer- Free the Music · 2012
- What Do You Want from Me
- They Should Have Named You Cocaine -Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury · 2010
- Feelin’-This Ride · 2017
- How Can I Be So Thirsty- Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury · 2010
- Whiskey Kind of Way- Free the Music · 2012
- She’s Fine- High Noon · 2014
Jerrod Niemann I Got This
Jerrod Niemann Wedding Photos
Jerrod Niemann Net Worth
Niemann is an American country music artist who has a net worth of $5 million.
Jerrod Niemann What Do You Want
What Do You Want is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Jerrod Niemann. It was released in October 2010 as the second single from his album Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury. The song is his second top 40 hit on the Hot Country Songs charts, following his number-one single “Lover, Lover”.
Jerrod Niemann Donkey
Donkey is a song recorded by American country music artist Jerrod Niemann. It was released in May 2014 as the second single from his album High Noon. The song was written by David Tolliver, Kyle Jacobs, and Fred Wilhelm.
Jerrod Niemann Liberal Ks
LIBERAL, Kan. (February 4, 2019) – On Friday, April 5, Liberal native and country music superstar Jerrod Niemann will return to his home town to perform a one-night special concert event at the Seward County Activity Center. The show, presented by the Saints Booster Club, will act as a fundraiser for the Seward County Community College Athletic Department to help raise funds for athletic scholarships.