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he found success with his first studio album "Judge Jerrod And The Hung
Jury". The album and track "Lover Lover" reached number one on the
charts.So when he started work on his new album, he of course thought
about the so called sophomore slump!
"I know there is a lot of
pressure for sophomore albums, but for me it was realizing there are
people kind enough to listen to what we are playing and made us wanna
dig deeper and work harder" says Niemann.
His last album was
infused with comedy between every track. On his new album - "Free The
Music", Niemann says it's still conceptual, just in a different way. "We
stumbled onto new recording technology called clasp. It allows you to
use old reel to reel with digital technology. So you have the efficiency
of digital but the cool old organic sound of reel to reel"
says using this technology made him want to dig into country music
history and mimic some of those styles, "Clear to the 30's, we started
realizing how many horns were in country music" he says.
producer and songwriter, Niemann says his favorite song is "Honky Tonk
Fever". "I had to write in the direction of some of this
instrumentation, but still somehow meet art verses commerce and hope
people wouldn't wanna turn it off" he laughs.
As an artist, he's fond of "Only God Could Love You More", which will tells Fox 17, will likely be his next single.
right now, Niemann is patiently watching his first single "Shinin' On
Me" climb the charts, hoping people love his new music just as much as
he does, "I got to make an album I love and believe in that I wouldn't
want to change. Hopefully the passion we put into project will shine
The album also features a track with Colbie Caillat. It's available now.
Monday, October 15 2012, 09:48 PM CDT
Christian legal group complains about assignment
June 20, 2013 11:46 GMT
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- Columbia State Community College officials say they're investigating a professor's assignment about gay rights.
According to The Daily Herald a Christian legal group sent the college a letter about Professor Linda Brunton's psychology class assignment. The Alliance Defending Freedom said students complained to the group.
Some students objected to being told to wear a rainbow ribbon and make statements in support of gay rights. They were then to write a paper detailing discrimination they faced for their perceived support.
The legal group asked the college to investigate the assignment, discipline Brunton and order her to apologize to students.
Chris Sanders of the Tennessee Equality Project told The Tennessean the assignment was voluntary and is commonly used in psychology classes.
Brunton was unavailable for comment.
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