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Platinum-selling Country singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann With Special Guest Waydown Wailers

Franklin County Fair Grandstand


Last updated 8/15/2016 at 5:18am

Jerrod Niemann

Platinum-selling Country singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann will be headlining the Franklin County Fair's grandstand show with Special Guest Waydown Wailers, on Saturday August, 13, 2016. Fans will have a chance to hear Niemann perform smash hits such as "Lover, Lover," "Drink To That All Night," and "One More Drinkin' Song" as well as a taste of his forthcoming album, which he is currently producing with Jimmie Lee Sloas. Niemann's latest single "Blue Bandana," followed hiss RIAA Gold-certified multi-week No. 1 smash, "Drink to That All Night," from his High Noon album. Niemann co-wrote eight of the 13 tracks on High Noon, the follow-up to his acclaimed, musically adventurous 2012 release, Free the Music.

Niemann's chart-topping major-label debut, 2010's Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, produced the No. 1 smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, "Lover, Lover," and the Top 5 and RIAA-certified Gold digital single, "What Do You Want." His sophomore release, Free The Music, hit shelves last year and featured the Top 15 single "Shinin' On Me" and the poignant ballad "Only God Could Love You More."

Niemann has quickly become a fan and industry favorite, earning award nominations from the ACM, CMA, CMT and the American Country Awards, while headlining his own shows and touring with such artists as Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. For a full list of tour dates and more information on Jerrod Niemann, visit

Waydown Wailers

Original Roots Rock, Blues Rock, and Jam with a healthy dash of Americana and Southern rock, is a sound Waydown Wailers label as Outlaw Jam".

Waydown Wailers are a band that is on the top of the innovative music scene now pouring from a cool North American spigot. Streaming like a refreshing blast of harmony over a burnout music wary countryside, The Waydown Wailers are boldly original, tunefully deep, and forever lingering."

Another family affair, (a North American tradition) brothers Dave (guitar/lead vocals) and Christian Parker (lead guitar) have not played together in a band until this harmonious bug bit them, and the rest of the tribe: Michael Scriminger (drums/percussion) and Connor Pelkey (bass backing vocals) welded the circle complete. Four guys carving individual niches into every nook and cranny of the North American music landscape and collectively producing a dazzling band even stronger than the sum of its harmonies.

Groove to their music and you'll instantly identify a unique resonance defined by rock-hard lyrics, great musicianship, and hand-clapping, foot-stomping melodies. Everything they create brands the consciousness. Songs dissecting the discontented soul of a bitter land of liberty stand strong alongside ballads of aching hearts worn admirably on their sleeves. This is the kind of band that begins as a smoldering local event and before you know it, rapidly transforms into a blazing national trend.

The Waydown Wailers is a band of dreamers that in vision a sound that they personally want to inhabit, something that gets their hearts pumping before releasing it on a cover-beaten, musically famished public. Dave Parker's vocals are right on, crisp and oh so deliciously addictive. It's his signature phrasing that hooks you fast, keeps you transfixed and in the mix. And oh what a mix it is with Mike Scriminger's funk/ rock drum flare to Connor Pelkey's eccentric bass spouting funk and dare I say world beat slaps and pops while Christian Parker is another hot-lightening picker not afraid to add his eclectic style, it's all to hell n' back and truly defining the phrase "he's got chops." These are some badass players, musicians that really love the art.

Their newest sophomore album; Empty Promise, first released too radio February 2016 hit the RMR charts at #7 and their Country blues-rock single Whiskey & Cornbread at #33.

Empty Promises and State of the Union albums can be purchased at iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, Google Music, streaming; iHeartRadio, Spotify, Xbox Music, YouTube, SoundCloud.

Waydown Wailers

Tickets go on sale, Friday April 1, 2016, for Jerrod Niemann. Tickets will be available online this year at, and at the Franklin County Fair Office by calling 518 483 0720.

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