SYDNEY SMITH • JULY 2, 2017 - 8:56 AM
Country crooner Joe Nichols is back and ready to release his tenth studio album, Never Gets Old. Set for release on July 28, the title track appears as the project’s lead single.
Known for his loyalty to traditional country sounds, Nichols promises to maintain his signature sound with tracks like “Never Gets Old” and “Billy Graham’s Bible,” which are both available now. The single and title track features a traditional sounding guitar riff with a harmonica accompaniment as Nichols sings about how he can never grow tired of all the different aspects of being with his lover. He compares his love to sunshine and “Amazing Grace,” two things that people seem to get tired of.
“Billy Graham’s Bible,” a re-release from Nichols’s 2013 album, Crickets, has Nichols’s typical twang with a classic steel guitar in the background. He sings that he is like “Billy Graham’s bible / And that old guitar Willie plays,” because just like they were simple objects until they found their destiny with those important figures, he was just another man until he crossed paths with his lover.
The singer also expands his horizons with a cover of the 1990’s Sir Mix-A-Lot track, “Baby Got Back,” featuring comedian Darren Knight. Fans may have caught the interpretation at one of Nichols’ live shows, but the re-imagination has not been recorded until now.
Joe Nichols, Never Gets Old Track Listing:
“Diamonds Make Babies”
“Girl in the Song”
“We All Carry Something”
“I’d Sing About You”
“Never Gets Old”
“Billy Graham’s Bible”
“So You’re Saying”
“This Side of the River”
“Baby Got Back” (feat. Darren Knight)