Jerrod NeimannJerrod Niemann is enjoying a steady rise up the charts with his debut single, 'Lover, Lover,' which is currently at No. 23 and climbing. And apparently the country newcomer did a lot of extra work to get there.

"There were nine vocal parts, and it was very challenging," Jerrod tells GAC, explaining that he was determined to sing all nine parts himself, instead of using any studio musicians. "[I] actually recorded eight parts the first night, and the only part left was this real low bass part. And my voice was shredded from singing the other eight parts. So me and [a buddy] walked down to the Tin Roof in Nashville, and in the name of art, properly medicated the vocal cords. Goodness gracious, when I woke up the next morning I sounded like a hybrid of the low guy in the Oak Ridge Boys and Grape Ape!"

The flagship artist on Brad Paisley's new Sea Gayle record label, Jerrod plans to release his full debut album later this year.