With over 30,000 albums sold in its debut week, new album Judge Jerrod and the Hung Juryhas debuted at #1 on the country album charts. The new set from Jerrod Niemann has to be the biggest surprise in country music in 2010.
A few months after his ultra-catchy tune Lover, Loverdebuted on the charts, Jerrod Nieman is at the top of the country world. Jerrod got his first break in country music nearly 10 years ago when he was asked to collaborate with others on what would become three big hits for Garth Brooks including Good Ride Cowboy.
Now Jerrod is at the top spot in country music for the week. He unseats Lady Antebellum from the #1 spot on the albums charts – a spot they have held for most of 2010. Even though the 30,000 copies sold is not a huge number historically, it’s an amazing number for a brand new artist during this time when album sales are declining and artists and their management are changing business models.
With Lover, LoverJerrod Niemann has brought a new, soulful sound to country music and fans are loving it. Jerrod’s style sounds fresh and fun on radio and even though Lover, Loveris a song about breaking up the song comes across as upbeat and even fun without being over the top cheesy.
With his 15+ years in the making career starting to skyrocket many are hoping Jerrod can keep his momentum going with subsequent singles. If there are more catchy tunes like Lover, Loverin the future you can bet on hearing this country newcomer for a long time.
Jerrod is now officially 2010’s Zac Brown Band.
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