Free the Music

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Free the Music
FreetheMusic.jpg
Studio album by Jerrod Niemann
Released October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)
Genre Country
Length 41:30
Label Sea Gayle Music/Arista Nashville
Producer
Jerrod Niemann chronology
Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury
(2010)Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury2010
Free the Music
(2012)
Yellow Brick Road
(2013)Yellow Brick Road2013
Singles from Free the Music
  1. "Shinin' on Me"
    Released: April 9, 2012
  2. "Only God Could Love You More"
    Released: October 29, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Free the Music is the fourth and second major-label studio album by American country music artist Jerrod Niemann. It was released on October 2, 2012 via Sea Gayle Music and Arista Nashville.[2][3] Niemann co-produced the album and wrote or co-wrote all twelve tracks.[4][5] The album features a duet with Colbie Caillat, "All About You."[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Free the Music" Jerrod Niemann 3:41
2. "Whiskey Kind of Way" Niemann, Randy Boudreaux 3:32
3. "Get On Up" Niemann, J. R. McCoy, Jesse Clingan 3:19
4. "I’ll Have to Kill the Pain" Niemann, McCoy, Arlos Smith 3:25
5. "Only God Could Love You More" Niemann, Jon Stone, Lee Brice 3:29
6. "Shinin' on Me" Niemann, Rob Hatch, Brice, Lance Miller 3:14
7. "Honky Tonk Fever" Niemann 3:25
8. "Guessing Games" Niemann, McCoy 3:44
9. "It Won't Matter Anymore" Niemann, Hatch, Miller 2:49
10. "All About You" (featuring Colbie Caillat) Niemann, Richie Brown 3:26
11. "Real Women Drink Beer" Niemann, Houston Phillips 3:11
12. "Fraction of a Man" Niemann 4:15

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 62
US Billboard Top Country Albums[8] 9

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US Country Airplay US
2012 "Shinin' on Me" 17 17 92
"Only God Could Love You More" 38 29
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Free the Music review". Allmusic. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ Rantala, Caitlin (June 7, 2012). "Niemann Announces Sophomore Album Release Date". MusicRow. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Wyland, Sarah (August 13, 2012). "Jerrod Niemann Reveals Album Cover for Free The Music". Great American Country. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Conaway, Alanna (August 11, 2012). "Jerrod Niemann Reveals 'Free the Music' Cover and Track Listing". Taste of Country. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ Darden, Beville (August 10, 2012). "Jerrod Niemann - 'Free the Music' Cover, Track List Revealed". The Boot. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Duvall, Erin (June 7, 2012). "Jerrod Niemann, 'Free the Music' Album Due in October". The Boot. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Wyland, Sarah (June 7, 2012). "Jerrod Niemann to Release Free The Music on October 2". Great American Country. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Chart listing for Free The Music". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2012.