In seiner noch jungen Karriere hat Joe Nichols bereits 4 Grammy-
Nominierungen und zahlreiche „Best New Artist“-Auszeichnungen erhalten.
Die New York Times kürte seine CD Real Things (2008) als eine der besten
Aufnahmen des Jahres, und Merle Haggard erzählte einem Reporter, dass
Joe Nichols ein Künstler ist, der sein Vermächtnis fortführen wird. Greatest
Hits zeigt, warum Joe Nichols als ein würdiger Nachfolger gefeiert wird:
Neben 2 aktuellen US-Hits The Shape I’m in und Gimmie that Girl sind zahlreiche Klassiker wie I’ ll Wait for You und Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off vertreten.
When Merle Haggard tells a reporter that he sees Joe Nichols as an artist who will carry his own musical legacy forward, you pay attention. In his young career, Nichols has received four Grammy nominations, won every conceivable “best new artist” award, and had the New York Times name his CD Real Things one of the best recordings of the year in all musical genres. On 7th February The Greatest Hits package will remind music fans why Haggard has such high praise for the Rogers, Arkansas native.
His body of work maintains an impressive quality and standard, and while paying tribute to those influences that came before him, like Haggard, the music has always had a fresh and modern feel. Hits will include Nichols’ current Top 20 and climbing single “The Shape I’m In,” as well as his recent three-week #1 “Gimmie That Girl.”
Neotraditional country singer-songwriter Joe Nichols, grew-up watching his father play bass and singing in the honky-tonks around this hometown, Rogers, Arkansas. It was while working as a mechanic that Nichols met country producer Randy Edwards and with aid of Edwards signed to short-lived label, Intersound Records. His debut album Joe Nichols was released in 1996 but failed to find an audience. After his label folded Nichols spent a few years without a deal but in 2002 he signed with Universal South and released his second album, Man With a Memory. He has since released four more studio albums and had several hit singles, most notably; "If Nobody Believed in You", "I'll Wait for You" and "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off".