Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury

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Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury
Studio album by Jerrod Niemann
Released July 13, 2010 (2010-07-13)
Genre Country
Label Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville
Producer Dave Brainard
Jerrod Niemann
Jerrod Niemann chronology
Jukebox of Hard Knocks
(2004)
Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury
(2010)
Free the Music
(2012)
Singles from Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury
  1. "Lover, Lover"
    Released: March 1, 2010
  2. "What Do You Want"
    Released: September 27, 2010
  3. "One More Drinkin' Song"
    Released: June 6, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Country Weekly 3.5/5 stars[2]
Roughstock 4/5 stars[3]

Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury is the third studio album by American country music singer Jerrod Niemann. It was released July 13, 2010 (see 2010 in country music) via Sea Gayle Music and Arista Nashville. It is his first major-label album, following two self-released albums and an unreleased compilation for Category 5 Records.[4] The album contains the number-one single "Lover, Lover" and the top five hit "What Do You Want".

Critical reception[edit]

The album has received favorable reviews. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the album four stars out of five, calling it "one of the most creative and fun albums to come out in 2010."[3] Rating it three-and-a-half stars out of five, Jessica Phillips of Country Weekly said that it had "well-worn themes" in its songs, but that its sound was an "unpredictable mashup of styles."[2] Rhapsody praised the album, calling it one of 2010’s most overlooked releases. Claiming that it disappeared beneath “the release-date-obsessed radar,” they deemed it one of the best albums released in the first half of the year.[5] Writing for Allmusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave it four stars out of five, praising the variety of sounds on the album but criticizing the presence of the comedy skits.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro" (skit) Jerrod Niemann, Dave Brainard 0:50
2. "They Should Have Named You Cocaine"   Niemann, Jamey Johnson, Dallas Davidson 3:40
3. "Lover, Lover"   Dan Pritzker 3:13
4. "Phone Call at 3 AM" (skit) Niemann, Brainard 1:30
5. "Down in Mexico"   Niemann, Richie Brown, J.R. McCoy 3:12
6. "What Do You Want"   Niemann, Brown, Rachel Bradshaw 3:34
7. "A Friendly Request" (skit) Niemann, Brainard 0:22
8. "The Buckin' Song"   Robert Earl Keen 2:33
9. "Old School New Again"   Brown, Niemann 3:43
10. "Intermission" (skit) Niemann, Brainard 0:41
11. "Come Back to Me"   Niemann, Lance Miller, Trey Matthews 3:47
12. "Drunken Complaint" (skit) Niemann, Brainard 0:05
13. "How Can I Be So Thirsty"   Niemann, John Anderson, Billy Joe Walker, Jr. 2:36
14. "Bakersfield"   Niemann, Battle, Steve Harwell 3:08
15. "A Concerned Fan" (skit) Niemann, Brainard 0:54
16. "One More Drinkin' Song"   Niemann, Brown 2:47
17. "I Hope You Get What You Deserve"   Niemann, Brown, Matthews 4:15
18. "Deep Thoughts" (skit) Niemann, Brainard 0:34
19. "For Everclear"   Niemann 3:37
20. "Outro" (skit) Niemann, Brainard 0:46

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[6]

Musicians[edit]

Skit performers[edit]

Melissa Baisden, Dave Brainard, Richie Brown, Dustin Evans, Sara France, David E. Gamble II, Julia Garlington, Perry Howard, Kristen Kutka, Tiffynee Mahurin, Jerrod Niemann, Dallas Rogers, Ashtyn Wallace, Cole Wright

Production[edit]

  • Dave Brainard – editing, overdubs, mixing, production
  • Tammie Harris Cleek – imaging, photoshoot production
  • Don Cobb – mastering
  • Eric Conn – mastering
  • Jeremy Coward – photography
  • Tracy Baskette Fleaner – creative director, package design
  • Judy Forde-Blair – liner notes, creative production
  • Robin Geary – grooming
  • Jennifer Kemp – stylist
  • Brian Kolb – mixing
  • David Kolb – tracking engineer
  • Scott McDaniel – creative direction
  • Jerrod Niemann – mixing, production

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, ending the 24-week Number One album reign of Lady Antebellum's Need You Now. It also became the singer's first charting album on the Billboard 200 chart, debuting at number seven. As of the chart dated July 23, 2011, the album has sold 327,564 copies in the US.[7]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[10]
US
[11]
CAN
[12]
2010 "Lover, Lover" 1 29 49
"What Do You Want" 4 52
2011 "One More Drinkin' Song" 13 72
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Preceded by
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
Top Country Albums number-one album
July 31, 2010
Succeeded by
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury review". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Phillips, Jessica (26 July 2010). "Reviews: Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury". Country Weekly 17 (30): 52. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  3. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt. "Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury review". Roughstock. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Jerrod Niemann biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  5. ^ The Year’s Ten Best Overlooked Albums, So Far Referenced August 1, 2010
  6. ^ Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury (CD insert). Jerrod Niemann. Arista Nashville. 2010. 65720. 
  7. ^ "The Country Boys Continue to Dominate the Charts". Roughstock. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  9. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  10. ^ "Jerrod Niemann: Chart History: Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "Jerrod Niemann: Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "Jerrod Niemann: Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Jerrod Niemann – Lover, Lover". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Jerrod Niemann – What Do You Want". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH