Jerrod Niemann's one-of-a-kind recordings have been as adventurous as any male country singer to score a hit in the past five years. But country music doesn't always embrace experimentation. So the Kansas native has enjoyed a few hits but has struggled with consistency on the radio charts.
"High Noon," Niemann's third album with Arista Records, is his attempt to rein in his wilder ideas without completely ditching his daring nature. His current hit, "Drink to That All Night," overflows with unusual musical flourishes, bringing life to his mix of rap-influenced verses and a thumping, sing-along chorus. Even the seemingly conventional "Come On, Come On" features sly embellishments, while Niemann nails the feel-good spirit of the lyrics — making it the album's standout cut.