JOE NICHOLS’ “YEAH” GOES GOLD
THREE WEEK #1 SMASH MARKS
STAR’S FOURTH GOLD CERTIFIED SINGLE
Nichols Featured In Part Two Of Three-Part Series
From Rolling Stone Country
And on CMT.COM
(Nashville, TN) ~ On the heels of his three-week #1 smash “Yeah,” multi-platinum selling RED BOW RECORDS artist Joe Nichols celebrated another career milestone when “Yeah” became the second consecutive RIAA GOLD CERTIFIED hit off his latest album, CRICKETS, for RED BOW.
Additionally, “Yeah” remains TOP 10 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
Since the release of CRICKETS last year, Nichols has already added two consecutive #1 GOLD CERTIFIED singles to his repertoire of six #1 records, eight TOP 10 singles and multiple PLATINUM and GOLD CERTIFIED albums, proving an undeniable resurgence to the top of the country charts upon signing as the flagship artist for RED BOW RECORDS.
Nichols has spent the last several months performing his collection of hits for over 350,000 fans across the US and Canada on his own headlining dates, as well as joining Lady Antebellum on the 2014 TAKE ME DOWNTOWN tour.
Nichols recently shared the inspiration behind two of his fan favorite cover songs from his live show with Rolling Stone Country – an unpredictable, “countrified” rendition of “Baby Got Back” by 90’s rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot — and “Footlights” by Merle Haggard, a tune he has been performing for decades and even featured as a track on his latest album.
“It started with just me playing a joke on my band… I think it was at Stagecoach,” Nichols tells Rolling Stone Country in part two of a three-part series on the star. “I would kick off another song and then go into [singing in a slow, southern drawl], ‘I like big butts and I cannot lie…’ But the band just joined right in, so the joke was on me! So we kept playing it, and the crowd went nuts.”
While Nichols has delivered a fresh sound to his fans with CRICKETS, he remains true to his title of one of the most traditional voices in country music today.
“One of my greatest memories of my dad was him explaining music like ‘Footlights’ to me and why it was a special song,” Nichols reminisces to Rolling Stone Country. “Later on, as an artist, I started appreciating what the song was telling me. And performing it, I started appreciating when a song makes people feel exactly what you’re feeling.”
Read the full Rolling Stone Country piece and watch a live performance video of Nichols’ version of “Baby Got Back” here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/joe-nichols-cracks-up-concertgoers-with-countrified-rap-20140729
Nichols also recently caught up with CMT.com to talk about his career high. Read the full interview here: http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1729807/joe-nichols-comeback-yeah.jhtml
For information on Joe Nichols and a list of upcoming tour dates, please visit: http://www.joenichols.com
Watch the music video for the multi-week #1 GOLD CERTIFIED single “Yeah” here: http://smarturl.it/yeahonvevo
CRICKETS Is available now at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/GetCrickets
ABOUT JOE NICHOLS:
Multi-platinum RED BOW recording artist Joe Nichols is one of country music’s most praised traditional country artists. He has six #1 hits and eight Top 10 singles to his credit, including the recent chart-topper “Sunny and 75” as well as “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Gimmie That Girl,” and Top 10 smashes like “The Impossible,” “If Nobody Believed In You,” “What’s A Guy Gotta Do,” “Size Matters” and “I’ll Wait For You.”
Upon bursting on the music scene Nichols won every “best new artist” award available in the field of country music: the prestigious Horizon Award from the Country Music Association; Top New Male Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music and CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year, as well as “new artist” awards from Billboard, Radio & Records and Music Row Magazine and a New York Times Best-Albums-of-the-Year nod. Over the course of his career, Nichols has received four GRAMMY nominations, including Best Country Album and Best Country Male Vocal Performance (2 consecutive years) and Best Country Song for his #1 debut single “The Impossible.” Most recently, People Country lauded Nichols as one of its “2014 Sexiest Men Of Country” in its annual issue.
Nichols latest album CRICKETS debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and spawned the #1 consecutive gold-selling hits “Sunny and 75” and “Yeah.” This summer, Nichols is crisscrossing the U.S. on tour with country superstars Lady Antebellum, as well as performing his own headlining dates.
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