Jerrod Niemann with special guest Craig Campbell at ISU
The Iowa State Center and 2014 Farm Progress show are pleased to present Jerrod Niemann with Special Guest Craig Campbell in an outdoor concert at the newly renovated Harvester Plaza on Aug. 27.
This concert is in conjunction with the 2014 Farm Progress Show in Boone on Aug. 2628 and is sponsored by Syngenta featuring Golden Harvest and NK Seeds.
Jerrod Niemann exploded onto the scene with his chart-topping major-label debut, 2010’s Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury. The album, on Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville records, included the No. 1 smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, “Lover, Lover,” and the follow-up Top 5 single, “What Do You Want.” Niemann-who has also written songs for and with such artists as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton and Lee Brice-returned in 2012 with the acclaimed, musically adventurous release, Free the Music. All the while, he’s continued playing 200 shows a year on the road, year in and year out.
His most recent project, High Noon, represents not just a musical blend of country, pop and rock with splashes of electronic, forward-looking beats, but also a wide emotional spectrum. The album takes the listener on a journey from the opener-the yearning, atmospheric “Space”-to the sexy, slow-burn menace of the last track, “She’s Fine,” which features a guest vocal from Colt Ford.
On High Noon, Niemann continues to pursue the innovative sonic approach that has defined his identity in today’s country music, while bearing down even harder on the rock-solid songwriting that first brought him to Nashville’s attention. The immediate response to the album’s debut multi-week No. 1 single, “Drink to That All Night,” proves that Niemann’s distinctive style still hits the mark. “My biggest obstacle,” he says, “was to make sure this sounded different from everything else out there right now.”
“On my first two albums, I tried to cover all the music I enjoy,” says Jerrod Niemann. “This time, we mashed it all together and that’s what you do when you’re really attempting to create your own sound. And as it all gelled, I think it brought us into our own pure sound for the first time.”
Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster Centers. Online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone 1-800-745-3000 .
For more information, visit www.center.iastate.edu.