Never Gets Old

Never Gets Old

by Joe NicholsJoe Nichols


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The headline-grabbing gimmick on Never Gets Old, Joe Nichols' eighth studio album, is a countrified cover of Sir Mix-A-Lot's 1992 booty classic "Baby Got Back." The fact that Nichols brings in country comedian Darren Knight to perform a riff as his Southern Momma character is a giveaway that Nichols doesn't take this track too seriously -- and the fact that he can't be bothered to find a way to get this to work beyond eight lines from the original is a telltale sign that he didn't work too hard on it -- but it nevertheless captures his considerable charm and skill. From the outset, Nichols distinguished himself by balancing traditional country with modern concerns, a sensibility that's mellowed into the easy touch he shows on Never Gets Old. In tone and sound, the 2017 record is a sequel to 2013's Crickets -- it even contains a new version of that album's "Billy Graham's Bible" -- but that only signals how Nichols is beginning to settle into a relaxed middle age. He's not one to rush the tempo -- when things get quicker, as they do on the jangling "So You're Saying" and a version of Dierks Bentley's "Diamonds Make Babies," he just brings it toward adult-oriented crossover pop -- but he's also too young to rely only on old ways. Sometimes this manifests in a track with a distinctively modern bent, like "Tall Boys," which is fueled by a rhythmic R&B loop, but it usually amounts to Nichols sounding nimble and connected. Few country singers would sound as believable singing about Tom Petty and Appletinis as Nichols does here. He's an old-fashioned guy who is happy living in the modern world, and that's why Never Gets Old is so appealing: It feels familiar yet fresh.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/2017
Label: Red Bow Records
UPC: 4050538299908
catalogNumber: 538299
Rank: 160522


  1. Diamonds Make Babies
  2. Girl In The Song
  3. We All Carry Something
  4. I’d Sing About You
  5. Breathless
  6. Tall Boys
  7. Hostage
  8. Never Gets Old
  9. Billy Graham’s Bible
  10. So You’re Saying
  11. This Side of the River
  12. Baby Got Back

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Nichols   Primary Artist
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Pat Buchanan   Electric Guitar
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
David Dorn   Keyboards
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Kenny Greenberg   Acoustic Guitar
Tony Harrell   Keyboards
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Gordon Mote   Keyboards
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Russ Pahl   Steel Guitar
Brent Rowan   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Glenn Worf   Bass
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Tim Lauer   Accordion
Craig Young   Bass
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Mark Hill   Bass
Mickey Jack Cones   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Dave Salley   Background Vocals
Jeff King   Electric Guitar
Jeneé Fleenor   Fiddle
Charlie Judge   Keyboards
Mike Johnson   Steel Guitar
Ilya Toshinskiy   Acoustic Guitar
Brady Tilow   Background Vocals
Hailey Cirovski   Background Vocals
Jackson Daniel Cones   Background Vocals
Shannon Cones   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Tony Brown   Producer
Shannon Forrest   Engineer
Connie Harrington   Composer
Brent Rowan   Producer,Engineer
Neal Coty   Composer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Chris Lucas   Composer
Jim Beavers   Composer
Monty Criswell   Composer
Clint Daniels   Composer
Shane Minor   Composer
Jim Cooley   Engineer
Mickey Jack Cones   Programming,Producer,Engineer,overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer
Ross Copperman   Composer
Dave Salley   Engineer
Lee Thomas Miller   Composer
Matt Jenkins   Composer
Lynn Hutton   Composer
Jimmy Melton   Composer
Josh Kear   Composer
Justin Weaver   Composer
Chris Stapleton   Composer
Chris Janson   Composer
Anthony Ray   Composer
Aaron Eshuis   Composer
Jeremy Crady   Composer
Chris Dubois   Composer
Preston Brust   Composer
Zach Crowell   Composer
Jon Nite   Composer
Justin Lantz   Composer
Westin Davis   Composer
Steven Moakler   Composer
Chris Tompkins   Composer
Jayme Calhoun   Licensing
Brett Tyler   Composer
Brady Tilow   Programming,overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer,Assistant Tracking Engineer
Ryan Lafferty   Composer

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