High Noon

High Noon

by Jerrod Niemann
     
 

Jerrod Niemann freed the music on his second album but the music found no home. Compared to his 2010 debut, which topped Billboard's Country Albums charts on the strength of the doo wop swing of "Lover, Lover," the 2012 sophomore set sank without a hit single to its name. Some critics loved Niemann's willingness to be weird, but reviews don't sell records, so the… See more details below

Overview

Jerrod Niemann freed the music on his second album but the music found no home. Compared to his 2010 debut, which topped Billboard's Country Albums charts on the strength of the doo wop swing of "Lover, Lover," the 2012 sophomore set sank without a hit single to its name. Some critics loved Niemann's willingness to be weird, but reviews don't sell records, so the singer decided to straighten up and fly right for 2014's High Noon. Here, the hints of hip-hop are streamlined -- they're present in the novelty "Donkey" and a cameo by country rapper Colt Ford on the closing "She's Fine" -- and when Niemann sings "in the country/we know how to rock," he's not conjuring the ghost of Waylon Jennings or attempting to run with renowned outsider Eric Church, he's as happy and sunny as the laid-back dudes of Florida Georgia Line. Despite the cowboy stance of its title, there isn't much swagger on High Noon: it's all slick, smooth, and rather slow; so mellow that even the odes to "Day Drinkin'" and "Beach Baby" barely quicken the pulse. Niemann acquits himself well, sounding soulful on the blues crawl of "The Real Thing," doing his best Luke Bryan on "Drink to That All Night," and navigating the adult contemporary turns of "Space" with aplomb.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2014
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0888837874229
catalogNumber:
378742
Rank:
59244

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerrod Niemann   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Phil Madeira   Lap Steel Guitar
Eric Darken   Percussion
Smith Curry   Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Derek George   Background Vocals
Blair Masters   Keyboards
Chris McHugh   Drums
Jerry McPherson   Bouzouki,Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow   Drums
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass,Piano,Ukulele
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Fred Eltringham   Drums
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar
Tim Teague   Electric Guitar
Rob McNelley   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Adam Shoenfeld   Electric Guitar
Lance Miller   Background Vocals
Brad Passons   Background Vocals
David Tolliver   Background Vocals,Animal Sounds
Will Doughty   Piano,Keyboards
Colt Ford   Vocals
Danny Rader   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bouzouki,Dobro,Mandolin,Accordion
Charlie Judge   Keyboards
Ilya Toshinskiy   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin

Technical Credits

Ben Fowler   Engineer
Derek George   Composer
Blair Masters   Programming
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Producer
Hank Williams   Mastering
Billy Montana   Composer
Brad Warren   Composer
Brett Warren   Composer
Phillip Lammonds   Composer
Stephen Gause   Composer
Brandon Epps   Digital Editing
Todd Tidwell   Engineer
Lance Miller   Composer
Brad Passons   Composer
Fred Wilhelm   Composer
Jerrod Niemann   Composer,Producer
Lee Brice   Composer
David Tolliver   Composer
Richie Brown   Composer
Colt Ford   Composer
Justin Cortelyou   Engineer,Digital Editing
Rob Hatch   Composer
Kyle Jacobs   Composer
Joe Leathers   Composer
Jarod Snowden   Digital Editing
Brian Davis   Composer

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