Jerrod Niemann to be part of Aaron Lewis & Friends Benefit Concert
It Takes a Community Foundation (ITAC), the charitable 501(c)(3) organization started by multi-Platinum recording artist Aaron Lewis and his wife Vanessa, along with first-time partner KIX 100.9 Pioneer Valley's Country, will host the third annual Aaron Lewis & Friendsbenefit concert on Friday, June 14, 2013, starting at 7:30 pm at The Mass Mutual Center, located at 1277 Main St in Springfield, Mass.
The night promises to include plenty of surprises and highlights, as Aaron announces friends Jerrod Niemann, Craig Morgan, Eric Paslay and Jared Ashley have joined the all-star lineup. Reserved seating is available for $35 per ticket, and premium VIP tickets are available for $109 per ticket by visitingTicketmaster.com Proceeds from the event will benefit the ITAC.
Aaron took some time to reflect on what ITAC’s Aaron Lewis & Friends means to him and how it has evolved over time: “It Takes a Community Foundation began when Vanessa and I joined with neighbors to keep the doors of our community school open after state funding was eliminated. It started out as something very personal and close to home but morphed into something bigger. We asked ourselves, ‘If ITAC could make a difference in our little corner of Massachusetts couldn’t we give additional communities a similar leg up in other forgotten areas of rural New England?’”
“We moved to Worthington, Mass. because we wanted our children to grow up and go to school in a community where everyone looks out for everyone else. We had this wonderful school with great energy and small classes, but we were told that we were going to lose all of that, and our kids were going to be bused far way to a distant school. We weren’t going to stand for that,” adds Vanessa Lewis.
Tim Van Epps, CEO of ITAC adds, “ITAC works with local leaders and community organizations with firsthand knowledge of the needs of their communities. We raise funds and support organizations or efforts that strengthen, engage and enrich rural New England communities, improve the lives of children, sustain diminishing public services, and provide assistance to communities in crisis. Initially, the projects have been focused in western Massachusetts. As ITAC matures, we will continue to seek opportunities to support efforts in other communities throughout New England.”
About It Takes a Community Foundation, Inc.:
It Takes a Community Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity founded by musician Aaron Lewis and his wife Vanessa. The charity’s focus is reviving rural communities throughout the greater New England area. In furtherance of its goals, It Take a Community Foundation, Inc. will work with local leaders and community organizations that have firsthand knowledge of the needs of their communities. It Takes a Community will strive to raise funds and support these community groups who strengthen, engage and enrich the communities they are in, sustain diminishing public services and provide assistance to communities in crisis. The charity will work to unite resources and ideas to help people and communities create a better tomorrow.
About Aaron Lewis:
Aaron Lewis’s 2011 debut solo release, Town Line, shot to #1 on Billboard’sCountry Album Chart. His first solo single, “Country Boy” was certified Gold, earning him multiple CMA, ACM and CMT Music Award nominations; the video has been streamed over 15 million times to date. Lewis is currently the headlining act on the Jägermeister Tour – premiering songs from his current album, The Road, a project released by Blaster Records via Warner Music Nashville. As the frontman for the multi-platinum selling band Staind, Lewis is the songwriter and voice behind the most-played rock song of the past decade, “It’s Been Awhile,” in addition to three No. 1 hits and eight Top Ten singles. Lewis’s new single, “Granddaddy’s Gun,” is sure to make a huge splash when it ships to country radio soon. For up-to-date information on Aaron Lewis, visit www.aaronlewismusic.com.
Jerrod Niemann Headlines "YEP Presents Classic Country Revival" at 3rd & Lindsley 5/29/13
Additional Performers Include James Otto, Sarah Darling, Striking Matches, and More
Jerrod Niemann will headline the Third Annual YEP Presents Classic Country Revival, which will take place on Wednesday, May 29, at 3rd and Lindsley. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the show begins at 7:00 PM. Tickets will go on sale today (May 7), and are $10 in advance at www.3rdandlindsley.com or $15 at the door. Additional performers will include James Otto, Sarah Darling, Striking Matches, Brinley Addington, Westbound Rangers, Two Story Road, and Ben Danaher, as well as special guests. All proceeds will be donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
The Classic Country Revival will pay tribute to country music legends, as each artist will perform two songs that were originally made famous by inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The event aims to promote the history of the artists enshrined in the Country Music Hall of Fame to a younger generation.
“The artists inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame created the foundation that our industry is built on,” said Marc Rucker, Crush Management Nashville and a member of the Board of Directors for the Young Entertainment Professionals Network (YEP). “We want to pay tribute to them and make sure their legacy is remembered and revered for generations to come. Accordingly, we’ll be donating the proceeds from this event to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.”
Sea Gayle Records/Arista Nashville recording artist Niemann earned a nomination for the CMA New Artist of the Year Award in 2010 on the strength of his first major label album, Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury, which debuted at No. 1. His hits include “What Do You Want,” “One More Drinkin’ Song,” “Shinin’ on Me,” and the No. 1 smash “Lover, Lover.” Niemann’s current album is Free the Music. For more info, please visitwww.jerrodniemannofficial.com.
About The Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) Network
The Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) Network is a professional development organization that creates a platform for the entertainment industry to thrive in a supportive and creative environment for the betterment of its members as well as the industry as a whole. Networking events, educational events, and showcases are held to guide the next generation of entertainment professionals toward building a strong network of contacts. From every aspect of the entertainment industry, all are welcome to join the YEP network to make connections and learn from one another to become a more thriving generation of artists, managers, publishers, lawyers, writers, creatives, and beyond. For more information, visit www.yepnashville.com
Announcing the 2013 Jerrod Niemann & Lee Brice Fan Club Party
What better way to kick off country music's biggest party than with Jerrod Niemann &
Lee Brice! Join us Monday, June 3rd during the CMA Music Festival week in Nashville at
Rocketown for the Lee Brice/Jerrod Niemann Fan Club Party. Tickets are on sale NOW - Click HERE to purchase.
Tickets are $45 and include: an acoustic show with Lee & Jerrod, lunch, surprise souvenir, door prizes, meet and greet and more! Each member can purchase two tickets. Be sure and get your tickets early as last year's event sold out. This is one party you are not going to want to miss!
Who: Jerrod Niemann & Lee Brice
What: JN & LB Fan Club Party
When: June 3, 2013 • Doors @ 11, Show @ 12
Where: Rocketown • 401 6th Avenue South • Nashville,TN
We'll see YOU in Nashville!
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Jerrod to be part of the Craig Campbell Cornhole Challenge
1ST ANNUAL CRAIG CAMPBELL CELEBRITY CORNHOLE CHALLENGE
Scheduled to participate:
Love & Theft
For T.J. Martell Colon Cancer Research
DATE: Tuesday, June 4th - CMA Music Festival
LOCATION: Public Square Downtown Nashville
TIME: 2:00pm: Admission gates open
3:00pm - 5:30pm: Cornhole Challenge
5:45pm - 6:15pm: Winning team presentation & prize raffles
6:15pm - 7:00pm: Craig Campbell performance w/ guests
CELEBRITIES THAT WILL BE PLAYING:
Craig Campbell, Love and Theft, Jerrod Niemann, Greg Bates, Gloriana, THE FARM, Rachel Bradshaw, Lo Cash Cowboys, Whitney Duncan, Chase Rice, Rob Bironas (Tennessee Titans), Suzanne Alexander (GAC), and more to be announced!
Click Here to Purchase a Ticket to enter the competition - $10.00 Etickets
“This tournament will benefit colon cancer awareness and research which I am very passionate about. My father passed away at the age of 36 with colon cancer. And what better event to have benefiting colon cancer than a "CornHole" tournament :) Lets have fun!” - Craig Campbell
The T. J. Martell Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for the innovative initial and ongoing research into the treatments and cures of leukemia, cancer and AIDS. Craig recently toured the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and spoke with teams specializing in colon cancer research.
**Note: Etickets will be sent by email. You must bring your email receipt and ticket to the event for admission.
Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice & Randy House Set To Triple Headline Final Night of 5th Annual Country On The Beach Party in Key West, FL
Benefit for T.J. Martell Foundation Scheduled for October 5-8, 2013 at the Reach Resort
For the fifth year in a row, country music will come together on the scenic beaches of Key West, Fla. to benefit the music industry’s largest foundation that funds leukemia, cancer and AIDS research: the T.J. Martell Foundation. Long-time friends and songwriting buddies Lee Brice, Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann will triple headline the final night of Country On The Beach, as super duo Montgomery Gentry hosts and GAC’s Headline Country’s Storme Warren emcees. Country music fans are invited to attend and get an up-close-and-personal experience with their favorite country stars as they let loose in one of Florida’s most popular vacation spots.
"We call the growing gang of fans who attend our annual tropical reunions ‘the world's largest dysfunctional family,'” Warren states lightheartedly. “Now that we're adding Lee, Randy and Jerrod in to the mix, that family just got a whole lot more dysfunctional. The hits will be flying from the stage. I can't wait!”
Tickets are available by visiting www.countryonthebeach.com and proceeds from the weekend’s auctions and special excursions will benefit the foundation. Meet-and-greets with the artists will be available, and fans can expect a laid-back environment where a few ‘surprise’ off-the-cuff acoustic performances are never out of the ordinary.
To-date, the T.J. Martell Foundation has raised more than $250 million for research with the help of hundreds of volunteers and music industry professionals, which has been successfully leveraged into several billion dollars in order to support innovative medical research focused on finding cures and supporting early-stage research projects aimed at developing effective treatment. For more information on the T.J. Martell Foundation, visit http://www.tjmartellfoundation.org/.
For more information about Country On The Beach, visit the official website, www.countryonthebeach.com.
About Jerrod Niemann
Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville recording artist Jerrod Niemann celebrated the release of his new album Free The Music on Oct. 2, which features a mix of classic and cutting-edge technology, reinvented instruments to create an unconventional sound for the country format. Top 15 single “Shinin’ On Me” was the first single from the album, prior to latest poignant ballad “Only God Could Love You More,” which is currently climbing the charts. The song has been called “incredibly compelling” and “it earns five stars on its own” by Country Weekly. In 2010, Niemann launched a trio of hits with his acclaimed album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, which included “One More Drinkin’ Song,” the Gold-certified “What Do You Want,” and the Platinum #1 single, “Lover, Lover.” Niemann has quickly become a fan and industry favorite, earning award nominations from the ACM, CMA, CMT, and the American Country Awards, while headlining his own shows and touring with such artists as Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley. For a full list of dates and more information on Jerrod Niemann, visit www.jerrodniemannofficial.com.
About Lee Brice
Brice’s moving single “I Drive Your Truck” is the fastest moving single of his career, currently climbing the Top 10 at country radio. The new track follows two consecutive PLATINUM certified No. one hits “A Woman Like You” and “Hard To Love” off his sophomore release HARD 2 LOVE on Curb Records, which was named one of The New York Time’s Top 10 Albums of 2012 alongside artists including Frank Ocean, Kesha and Taylor Swift. iTunes also handpicked the album as part of their Best of 2012 feature as the “Top Country Breakthrough Album of the Year.” Brice is currently nominated for “New Male Vocalist” and "Song of the Year" at the upcoming 48th Annual ACM Awards. For more information, visit www.leebrice.com.
About Randy Houser
The Los Angeles Times wrote Stoney Creek Records’ Randy Houser adds “grit to the genre” and The New York Times calls him a true “crowd pleaser.” Celebrating his No. 1 Gold-certified smash hit in “How Country Feels,” Houser’s latest album, How Country Feels, hit stores Jan. 22 and has been called “a buoyant, hook-filled outing (Washington Post) that’s infused with “a balance of revelry and introspection” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) and shows off Randy’s powerhouse voice hailed “one of the best in Nashville,” (GAC) among others. His latest single, "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" is currently climbing the country charts. Houser will be joining Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley on dates in 2013. Visit www.randyhouser.com for more information.
Jerrod Niemann - Only God Could Love You More Video Premiere The Boot
Courtesy of The Boot
Jerrod Niemann shows his sentimental side in the "Only God Could Love You More" video, making its debut today (Feb. 26). Just listening to the track, you may assume it's a romantic love song -- perhaps words the charismatic singer-songwriter would say to the object of his affection. But the video, directed by Eric Welch and produced by Karen Martin, proves that the gorgeous ballad applies to different kinds of love. It follows three very different storylines, but all with the central theme of unconditional, powerful love. (And all could very well make you cry, so grab a tissue before watching the video below!)
"Everyone who has heard the album, this is always the song they bring up," Jerrod says. "We didn't put any harmonies on it and used my original tracking vocal. 'Lover, Lover' (his 2010 breakthrough single) had a bunch of harmony parts, so I thought it'd be a nice change to have zero here, especially with the French horns and the other orchestral things we have going on."
"Only God Could Love You More" is the second single from Jerrod's stellar sophomore album, Free the Music. The Kansas native co-wrote the tune with buddies Jon Stone and Lee Brice.
Single Review: Jerrod Niemann - "Only God Could Love You More"
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by Bobby Peacock
It seems that with every single of late, Jerrod Niemann is continuing to bring something new to the table. His breakthrough hit "Lover, Lover" had him singing nine vocal parts á la Billy Joel's "The Longest Time"; "What Do You Want" was an original twist on breakup with plenty of Wurlitzer electric piano; "One More Drinkin' Song" was a fun novelty; and "Shinin' On Me" was a bright, shiny confection with lots of horns. And with his latest offering, Jerrod mixes it up further.
"Only God Could Love You More" is laden with percussion, muted guitar, and piano with plenty of echo on Jerrod's vocal, making for some of the best acoustic country-pop outside Sugarland. The lyrics rely on unusual repetition and phrasing such as: "The things you say, they hit me with a right sometimes / They hit me with a right sometimes / But I'm still standing" This tight phrasing, inspired production, and overall flawless execution make it a real standout with more brains and emotion than your average radio single. Its subject of commitment, even in the face of potential breakup, is easily identifiable and relatable.
While the #17 peak of "Shinin' on Me" would seem to hint at a sophomore jinx for Jerrod, here's hoping that "Only God Could Love You More" becomes one of those slow climbers that worms its way into the Top 10. Jerrod is easily one of the biggest talents in Nashville right now, and it'd be outright criminal for him not to have another hit.
Jerrod Niemann Serenades Patients and Staff
Jerrod Niemann Working To Make Great Music
When it comes to making an album, Jerrod Niemann says that a lot of what he thinks about in the recording studio comes from being on tour, seeing the reactions from fans and working to not only make great music, but also remembering some of those smiling faces on tour and hoping that that they’ll love his new songs, too. Jerrod told Sony Music Nashville: ”
People come out, and you get to meet people, and you get to see who’s payin’ attention to your music. So whenever you do go in the studio, you know, you really do think of…you actually see their faces, kind of, some of ‘em, and you think, ‘Man, would they approve of that? Would they still think we’re cool?’ And so, that’s the greatest thing about the people that have followed our music. You know, gettin’ into it with the Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury album, they knew that that already sort of was weird and different, and I’m kind of weird and different, so that’s what you get. So with this album, it’s the same, but really I feel like the music is far above and beyond the first album. I mean…so proud of it.”