Jerrod Niemann Shares His Favorite Breakup Songs In Exclusive Playlist Takeover
Jerrod Niemann is taking over the Country Now playlist this week, sharing some of his all-time favorite country breakup songs….
Jerrod Niemann; Photo by Ryan Hamblin
Jerrod Niemann is taking over the Country Now playlist this week, sharing some of his all-time favorite country breakup songs.
Niemann’s playlist takeover comes just after the release of his vulnerable new song, “The Blame.” The extremely personal song was written and produced solely by Niemann in the wake what he refers to as the “lowest point” of his divorce.
“Looking back on it now, those are not my true feelings about my ex. Over time, you come to realize that it’s so easy to place blame on someone else, when you should be pointing your finger at the man in the mirror – that’s when you truly start to grow and become a better person,” he acknowledges. “This song came from a fleeting moment of vulnerability while I was trying to make sense of everything. Divorce is never easy… but at the end of the day, she’s happy, I’m happy, and we wish each other the best.”
“The Blame” will be included on Niemann’s upcoming LOST & FOUND project, which will also feature his new track, “It Won’t Be Me.”
For his playlist takeover, Niemann hand-picked some of the best breakup songs by artists such as George Strait, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley and more.
“To be totally honest, it was a lot tougher than I expected to narrow down the songs for this playlist,” he admits. “There are so many great breakup tunes in country music specifically, that my list could literally go on forever. But in an effort to make it a bit easier to pick, I decided to focus on curating a batch of songs that each have their own distinct perspectives when it comes to what a breakup feels like – that way, pretty much everyone will be able to find at least one track on this playlist that they can relate to, personally. And to make it even better – all the songs on this list span across several eras of country music, but they all manage to hit the heart just as hard, even when some have been around for nearly half a century.”
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Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.