Joe Nichols At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Joe Nichols is a country singer who bounced back from obscurity in a big way. Born and raised in Rogers, Arkansas, Nichols grew up listening to country greats like Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Marty Robbins when he rode with his truck driving father. Nichols landed a recording contract after moving to Nashville at age 19, but his first album was unsuccessful, and he was dropped from a second record company before he got a chance to redeem his career. Nichols stayed in Nashville working odd jobs, from TV installation to selling steaks door to door, before he finally landed another contract and the chance to make another record. That time, things went much better. Nichols' second album, Man With a Memory, produced the hit single “The Impossible,” which rose to No. 3 on country music charts. With that, Nichols achieved country music stardom.