Joe Nichols



Joe Nichols is a country music singer-songwriter from Rogers, Arkansas born on November 26, 1976.

Nichols has had two number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and released 7 studio albums including a Christmas collection, and two remakes of his Self-Titled debut. Nichols is notable for his relative youth allied to his neotraditional brand of country music which is stylistically similar to that of country superstar Alan Jackson.

Nichols' father, a trucker, and grandfather were both amateur country musicians. Subsequently, Nichols played bass and sang from an early age. He was known to busk for tips at a place called "Rippy's" in Nashville. At nineteen, he secured a record deal with Intersound Records before the label folded. After a period in the musical wilderness, in 1999, Nichols met studio guitarist Brent Rowan. Rowan went on to produce Nichols' 2002 album Man With a Memory, his first project with the Universal South imprint. The album earned Nichols three Grammy nominations for the album's first hit single, "The Impossible", which reached #1 on Radio & Records' country charts (but only #3 on the Billboard country charts). The second single released, "Brokenheartsville" achieved even more success and became Nichols' first #1 single on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

After his commercial breakthrough, Nichols continued to be a regular perfomer at the Grand Ole Opry. A few days after his father died in 2002, Nichols performed the outlaw country legend Merle Haggard's classic, "Footlights," at the Opry. The following year, in 2003, Nichols won the CMA Horizon award.

Nichols toured with Alan Jackson in 2003. In 2005, Nichols released his major studio album, III (which, despite the title, is actually his fourth non-Christmas studio album). The disc spawned his second Billboard number-one hit, "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off." Also in 2005, Nichols joined superstar Toby Keith's 'Throwdown' Tour. In 2006, Nichols teamed up with Toby Keith again on the latter's 'Hookin' Up And Hanging Out' arena tour.

In 2005, Anna Nicole Smith met Nichols at the Grand Ole Opry and she became a fan. Nichols performed two songs, "Wings of a Dove" and "I'll Wait For You" at Anna's funeral service.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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