Jerrod Niemann has a High Noon – New Album Title
Jerrod Niemann has a new album coming out called "High Noon". Now, for those of my generation, the first thought is the Gary Cooper movie and/or the Tex Ritter theme which was a hit in 1952. Although there is a correlation the tune has nothing to do with those two.
It is sort of a conceptual project, not unlike his debut release, Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury. That 2010 effort included skits, a mix of styles and the hit, Lover, Lover.
So what inspired High Noon? At Taste of Country, he said:
“‘High Noon’ is a term that’s been in my mind since I was a kid Growin’ up in Southwest Kansas, I actually lived in Dodge City, Kansas, where the old gunfighting days have such a historical value.”
“I mean, Wyatt Earp is the main street, and high noon, if you think of it, it’s always meeting your adversary at noon, and goin’ out there, walkin’ a few steps, and turn around and face what you’re most afraid of, right then and there.”
“So for me, every time any of us make a journey in our life for whatever we’re tryin’ to do –in this case makin’ music — I just think, ‘Okay, my adversaries are party poopers, and I’m about to face that so that all of us can have a great time,’ hopefully, listening to this record.”
The album drops March 25. Can't wait.