It was just announced that Oklahoma will celebrate 'George Strait Day' Saturday, January 15 in Oklahoma City, and now another country artist will get his own day this Saturday, as well.

Jerrod Niemann, who is scheduled to do a benefit concert for the Liberal High School Booster Club in his hometown of Liberal, Kan. this Saturday evening, will be happy to know that his homecoming will take place on 'Jerrod Niemann Day,' according to the Daily Leader newspaper.

There's even a proclamation -- which makes it all official -- that was read by Mayor Tim Long during Tuesday evening's regular city commission meeting. It begins with: "Whereas Jerrod Niemann grew up in Liberal, graduated from Liberal High School in 1997 and still considers Liberal as his home ... "

Listing Jerrod's impressive achievements, the proclamation continues, "Jerrod moved to Nashville in 2000 and experienced triumphs as a songwriter -- his songs being recorded by Garth Brooks, Jamey Johnson, Julie Roberts and Blake Shelton. However, he always yearned to be a performer himself; Niemann's first single 'Lover, Lover' reached No. 1 on the country music charts followed shortly by the release of his CD 'Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury,' which made the New York Times Top 10 albums of 2010; Whereas Jerrod's current single, 'What Do You Want,' is rapidly climbing the charts ... ; [Whereas] his 2010 achievements included a nomination for CMA New Artist of the Year and three nominations for the American Country Awards."

The proclamation concluded with the fact that Jerrod has been touring with Gary Allan and Brad Paisley, and whereas (again) "Jerrod Niemann is returning to Liberal on January 15 for a special homecoming concert to benefit the Booster Club at his alma mater, Liberal High School -- the concert was a sell-out."

Jerrod will follow this special hometown show with a tour of college towns alongside buddy Lee Brice. Their Higher Education tour kicks off March 10 in Columbia, Mo.