Jerrod Lee Niemann (born in Harper, Kansas) is an American country music artist. Niemann began his professional music career by singing and playing acoustic guitar in Texas clubs and bars, particularly the Stockyard Saloon and the historic White Elephant Saloon located in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
In 1999 he self-released his debut album “Long Hard Road.” Niemann moved to Nashville, Tennessee in September 2000. He signed a developmental deal with Mercury Records in August 2001 but did not release anything on the label. After exiting Mercury Records, Niemann and his band continued touring the club circuit across America. He soon traveled to Europe to tour with the band Kane.
In 2006, he signed to Category 5 Records and charted with the single "I Love Women (My Momma Can't Stand).” The label closed after this single's release, and the album “Behind This Microphone” was never released.
Niemann signed to Arista Nashville's Sea Gayle division, co-owned by Brad Paisley, in 2010. His debut single "Lover, Lover," which was released in early 2010 was originally recorded by the folk music group Sonia Dada under the title "You Don't Treat Me No Good," and was a #1 single in Australia in 1992. In March 2010, "Lover, Lover" became Niemann's first Top 40 single on the country music chart and in August became his first #1 country hit. The song is included on his first major-label album, “Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury.” The album's third single "What Do You Want" debuted at #49 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.