Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury
|Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury|
|Studio album by Jerrod Niemann|
|Released||July 13, 2010|
|Label||Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville|
|Jerrod Niemann chronology|
|Singles from Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury|
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. The album contains the number-one single "Lover, Lover" and the top five hit "What Do You Want".
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." 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." 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. 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.||"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|
|20.||"Outro" (skit)||Niemann, Brainard||0:46|
As listed in liner notes.
- Rachel Bradshaw – background vocals
- Dave Brainard – background vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, keyboards, percussion, programming
- Taryn Brainard – background vocals
- Cliff Canterbury – bass guitar, background vocals
- Will Doughty – piano, keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ
- Dustin Evans – background vocals
- Chris Hennessee – harmonica
- Larissa Maestro – cello
- David Mahurin – drums
- Scott McQueary – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
- Jerrod Niemann – lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano, percussion, programming
- Tim Teague – electric guitar, B-Bender guitar
- Michael Tucker – djembe, percussion
- Ashtyn Wallace – background vocals
- Cole Wright – synthesizer
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
- 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
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 Niemann'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.
End of year charts
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|"What Do You Want"||4||52||—||
|2011||"One More Drinkin' Song"||13||72||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
|Top Country Albums number-one album
July 31, 2010
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
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- Bjorke, Matt. "Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury review". Roughstock. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
- Leggett, Steve. "Jerrod Niemann biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
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- "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