New Single “Home Run” Available Digitally Worldwide Today (4/23)
Impacts Country Radio on 5/10
NASHVILLE, TN (April 23, 2021) – Multi-platinum Quartz Hill Records artist Joe Nichols returns with new single, “Home Run” available digitally worldwide today (4/23). The song ushers in a new era of classic-influenced country music from Nichols, one of the format’s most-lauded 21st-century traditionalists.
“Home Run” impacts country radio on May 10.
Stream/ buy “Home Run” HERE.
“Home Run” was penned by award-winning songwriters Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson and Ross Copperman. The song explores the need for human reconnection and for rebirth, serving as an anthem for anyone looking to turn life’s curveballs into a straight shot toward the center field seats. That message is what ultimately drove Nichols to record the song.
“It’s more than a great hook; it’s a great message, too,” says Nichols. “After the year we’ve had, we could all use a little bit of a break, just to step away from the rat race for a while and get back to our roots. We could all use a reminder of what home feels like.”
“Home Run” marks Nichols’ first new music since his 2018 EP, Never Gets Old: Traditional Country Series, and the first music since reuniting with veteran label head Benny Brown with whom Nichols enjoyed two multi-week No. 1 singles, the RIAA Gold-certified hits “Yeah” and “Sunny and 75” from the critically-acclaimed album, Crickets.
Nichols is currently in the studio recording his inaugural full-length album for Quartz Hill Records, reuniting with acclaimed music producers Mickey Jack Cones and Derek George, who helmed Nichols’ much-lauded Crickets. Cones also produced Nichols’ follow-up album, Never Gets Old, which was named one of All Music’s “Favorite Country Albums of 2017” alongside projects by Willie Nelson, Margo Price and Chris Stapleton.
About Joe Nichols:
Multi-platinum Quartz Hill Records’ Joe Nichols is one of country music’s most-lauded recording artists. A 21st century traditionalist, Nichols is an artist who is both timely and timeless – one who has racked up a half-dozen Number 1 singles and ten Top 10 hits with a sound that blurs the boundaries between country music’s past and present. It’s an approach that has earned Nichols three Grammy nominations, a CMA award, an ACM trophy, a CMT “Breakthrough Video of the Year” Award as well as multiple gold and platinum-certified records. Nichols’ additional honors include awards from Billboard, Radio & Records and Music Row Magazine as well as a New York Times “Best-Albums-of-the-Year” nod. The celebrated star has appeared on national media programs ranging from the ACM Presents: Superstar Duets on CBS to The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The View, Entertainment Tonight and Austin City Limits.
About Quartz Hill Records:Quartz Hill Records, in joint partnership with The Orchard, is a full-service country music label led by Benny Brown, Paul Brown and award-winning songwriter Jason Sellers. Joining this venture, The Orchard is a leading global music distributor and Artist & Label services company which specializes in empowering creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. In addition to multi-platinum star Joe Nichols, Quartz Hill’s roster includes triple threat singer/songwriter/ guitarist Ben Gallaher as well as up-and-coming country stylist Nate Barnes whose first single, “You Ain’t Pretty,” was a Top 10 Most Added Song 4 out of its first 5 weeks at Country Radio.” (Mediabase)