Jerrod Niemann Writes Big Check to Free the Music USA
Jerrod Niemann's bull recently won the 2014 Back Seat Buckers Champion Title ... and Niemann turned right around and gave his winnings to a worthy cause.
Neimann chose his bull, named for his latest album 'High Noon,' after becoming a Back Seat Buckers Celebrity Stock Contractor in January. Apparently, the 'Drink to That All Night' singer's eye for stock is good, and High Noon earned the grand prize at the event in Las Vegas.
The contest's $100,000 prize, as well as all other winnings from the bull this year, is going to Niemann's nonprofit, Free the Music USA.
“I'm still smiling thinking about the amazing news,” Niemann says. “When teaming up with my friends at Back Seat Buckers to purchase a bull to compete in rodeos for charity, I was very excited. I was hoping we'd be able to get in there with High Noon and raise some funds for children and their opportunities to have music as a steady part of their lives, but I didn't realize we could be blessed enough to do so well.”
Niemann started Free the Music with the goal of supporting music education by collecting used instruments for young artists in need. Instruments will be collected at each stop of Niemann's current Get Your Buzz Back Tour, which kicked off on Oct. 24.