Nichols to become father again
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
– Joe Nichols and his wife are expecting their first child together.
The singer told People that he and his wife Heather will have their first child in the spring.
"After trying to have a baby for so long, we are thrilled to announce that I am pregnant," Heather told People.
"I have to give all the credit to my wife - she has been a trooper through all of this, and I am so happy," Nichols said.
The couple married in September 2007 in Georgia and knew each other since he performed at her father's Texas night club at 19. Nichols has a daughter from a previous relationship.
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A Traditional Christmas (digital only)
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It's All Good
A greatest hits collection released earlier this year helped remind country fans that Joe Nichols has been producing hits for a good decade now. While the sound of country has become much more pop and rock oriented since Nichols started, he has stayed relatively true to the traditionalist sound. While it hasn't always garnered him consistent chart-topping smash hits, it has given him a sizable fanbase - count George Jones and Merle Haggard among his admirers.
"It's All Good," »»»
Greatest hits collections are easy to take to task for two things - 1) Does it cover an artist's chart success completely, and 2) Does it offer anything new? Sad to say, on this package, it's lacking on both counts. There's not a single new track here, and only 10 songs total. Even a cover tune would have been a welcome token. And as the Nichols faithful can attest, some very entertaining lesser lights that enjoyed decent airplay got left off the table.
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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