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Joe Nichols is a country music singer-songwriter from Rogers, Arkansas born on November 26, 1976.

Nichols has had two number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and released 7 studio albums including a Christmas collection, and 2 remakes of his Self-Titled debut. Nichols is notable for his relative youth allied to his neotraditional brand of country music which is stylistically similar to that of country superstar Alan Jackson.

Nichols' father, a trucker, and grandfather were both amateur country musicians. Subsequently, Nichols played bass and sang from an early age. He was known to busk for tips at a place called "Rippy's" in Nashville. At nineteen, he secured a record deal with Intersound Records before the label folded. After a period in the musical wilderness, in 1999, Nichols met studio guitarist Brent Rowan. Rowan went on to produce Nichols' 2002 album Man With a Memory, his first project with the Universal South imprint. The album earned Nichols three Grammy nominations for the album's first hit single, "The Impossible." The second single released, "Brokenheartsville" achieved even more success and became Nichols' first number one hit.

After his commercial breakthrough, Nichols continued to be a regular perfomer at the Grand Ole Opry. A few days after his father died in 2002, Nichols performed the outlaw country legend Merle Haggard's classic, "Footlights," at the Opry. The following year, in 2003, Nichols won the CMA Horizon award.

Nichols toured with Alan Jackson in 2003. In 2005, Nichols released his major studio album, III. The disc spawned his second number one hit, "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off." That year, Nichols joined superstar Toby Keith's 'Throwdown' Tour.

2006 will see Nichols team up with Toby Keith again on his 'Hookin' Up And Hanging Out' arena tour.
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