Jerrod Niemann Standing Up For Country Brass
Jerrod Niemann is making a point with his new album. The singer tells CountryWeekly.com the horns aren't confined to his latest single, "Shinin' On Me," but are prevalent throughout the album. He even uses his upcoming CD's title, "Brassoline: A Venture Through Wayd's Worst Nightmare," to emphasize their presence. Jerrod adds that the album's name also reveals his motivation. He explains that he and Jamey Johnson's guitarist Wayd Battle have an ongoing disagreement over the use of horns in country music. Niemann says that while Battle agrees the brass instruments enhance such classics as Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" and Hank Williams Jr.'s "Women I've Never Had," in general he doesn't think brass belongs. Jerrod is out to give more examples of why Wayd's wrong. Neimann's "Brassoline: A Venture Through Wayd's Worst Nightmare" is expected in stores later this year.