Jerrod Niemann Takes His ‘Lover, Lover’ to No. 1
Jerrod Niemann's 'Lover, Lover' climbs to the top of both the Mediabase/USA Today and Billboard country charts this week. The Zac Brown Band's 'Free' is No. 2 on both charts, while third place is split between Keith Urban's 'I'm In' on Billboard and Carrie Underwood's recent chart-topper, 'Undo It,' at No. 3 on Mediabase.
"It's pretty weird to have a song go No. 1 ten years after the day you set foot in Nashville to visit," says Jerrod. "But at the end of the day, I'm just happy to have anything out there on the radio, and the most exciting thing for me is actually being able to step on stage and [have] people be there to cheer you on, and then – of course, when we sing 'Lover, Lover' – to sing along. There's no other word to describe it than 'amazing.'"
Jerrod has his sister to thank for reminding him of 'Lover, Lover,' one of his favorite songs as a child. "'Lover, Lover' is a song that I heard when I was a kid, and man, just from the first moment I heard it, it always made me feel good," he recalls. "I found myself singing it over the years, and my sister brought up the song a couple years ago. And once again, it was stuck in my head. So whenever we went in to record this album, I loved how it was so acoustic driven, and also relied a lot on harmonies. And so we went in, recorded it."
'Lover, Lover' is the first single from his new album 'Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury,' which bowed at the top of the country album chart last month.