Jerrod Niemann Frees The Music

Jerrod Niemann unveiled the album artwork for his October 2 release, Free The Music, featuring actual photographs from instruments used when recording.

The Sea Gayle Records/Arista Nashville release, which Niemann co-produced and contributed co-writing credits to every track, is currently available for pre-order on

“This album is my interpretation of how I feel about country right now,” said Neimann. “The pedal steel guitar has come to define country music, but there were years and years of country being made before that instrument was even invented. Horns have been in country going back to the 1920s, and fiddles and other string instruments date back even further.”

In other Niemann news, the singer recently visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to help launch Musicians on Call’s 11th Weekly Bedside Performance Program, celebrating five years of service in Nashville. The singer performed his latest single, “Shinin’ On Me” (photo below).

Free The Music track listing (Track/Title/Songwriters):
01-“Free The Music” (Niemann)
02-“Whiskey Kind of Way” (Niemann, Randy Boudreaux)
03-“Get On Up” (Niemann, J.R. McCoy, Jesse Clingan)
04-“I’ll Have to Kill the Pain” (Niemann, J.R. McCoy, Arlos Smith)
05-“Only God Can Love You More” (Niemann, Jon Stone, Lee Brice)
06-“Shinin’ on Me” (Niemann, Rob Hatch, Lee Brice, Lance Miller)
07-“Honky Tonk Fever” (Niemann)
08-“Guessing Games” (Niemann, J.R. McCoy)
09-“It Won’t Matter Anymore” (Niemann, Rob Hatch, Lance Miller)
10-“I’m All About You” [featuring Colbie Caillat] (Niemann, Richie Brown)
11-“Real Women Drink Beer”(Jerrod, Houston Phillips)
12-“Fraction of a Man” (Niemann)

Jerrod Niemann with hospital staff at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital.


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