Joe Nichols Goes No. 1 With 'Sunny and 75'
Written by Michael Dulaney, Jason Sellers and Paul Jenkins, "Sunny" is the lead single from Nichols' brand-new album Crickets. The song represents a new direction for Nichols, who in the past has leaned reliably in the direction of traditional country, thanks to songs like "I'll Wait for You," "She Only Smokes When She Drinks" and "Brokenheartsville." With "Sunny," though — and with Crickets as a whole — Nichols deliberately chose to take a fresh approach to his sound and his songs, one that fit where he is both personally and professionally these days. "All these things are happening in my life that are going really great,'" Nichols told Radio.com. "So we wanted songs that reflected that."
"The energy is the first thing that struck me about 'Sunny and 75,'" Nichols told Radio.com. "The song slowly builds into this screaming, almost like a Journey 'Don't Stop Believing' kind of tempo. So that to me is important, because the music itself brings out emotions, not just the lyrics or how you deliver them. The music builds, and it takes you on a journey. You feel like you're slowly and steadily moving out to the beach, and all the sudden you're sprinting." more on this story
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