Jerrod Niemann may more closely be associated with party anthems like “Drink to That All Night” or “One More Drinkin’ Song” than ballads of devotion – even his 2016 duet with Lee Brice, “Little More Love,” maintains his signature laid back vibe. That makes his musical pivot on new single “God Made a Woman,” all the more surprising.
Penned by “Kiss You In The Morning” singer Michael Ray, along with Joel Shewmake and Jeff Hyde, “God Made a Woman” has Niemann singing from the perspective of a reformed man. “I burn that candle at both ends, ’till it met in the middle just smoldering / I was searching for something, didn’t even know what I was after,” he admits. Niemann performed an acoustic version of the song on Facebook earlier today, and the studio version (listen below) is available on Spotify. The studio version has subdued, melancholy musical accompaniment – jazzy drums, mellow guitar, light sprinkles of keys – that underscores his devotion.
“This song really hits home for me right now in my life,” Niemann shared via Facebook, along with his acoustic performance. Niemann married his wife Morgan in 2014.
On March 18th, Niemann performs in Kissimmee, Florida, as part of the Runaway Country Music Fest, with headliners including Billy Currington, Brad Paisley, and Jason Aldean.