Wow! Country music is hot these days. Once again, this Thursday's show at the Rodeo Club in San Jose is sold out. This week's show is brought to the Bay Area by out beloved country music station, KRTY, and features Joe Nichols and Joe Bachman.
Joe Nichols is the headliner. He has seven studio albums to his name, forty songs on the country charts, and four number one singles, including "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Come Off", "Brokenheartsville", "Gimme That Girl", and "Sunny And 75".
Nichols was born and raised in Arkansas. His father was a trucker by day and played bass guitar for local bands by night. Joe inherited his father's interest in music. He was in a local rock band and then became a DJ for a country music station. Eventually, he began working on his own singing and songwriting skills.
At age 19, he landed his first recording contract. He did not have much success and was forced to take a variety of odd jobs. He kept plugging away, and his career slowly gained momentum. Finally, "Man With A Memory" earned him a Top New Male Vocalist award from the Academy of Country Music, as well as three Grammy nominations.
For details on this Thursday's show go to www.krty.com.
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