Born in Rogers, Arkansas in 1976, country musician Joe Edward Nichols' career as a recording artist didn't take off until later in life. He began playing guitar at an early age (his father had played bass in a number of country bands throughout Arkansas), and signed to a recording contract in 1996 with indie label Intersound, releasing his first self titled album that same year. Though it produced multiple moderately successful singles like "Six of One, Half a Dozen (Of the Other)" and "I Hate the Way I Love You", the album sold very poorly and as a result Nichols was dropped from the Intersound roster. He was signed signed to Warner Brothers Nashville for a time, but this deal also evaporated. Dejected, Nichols decided to abandon his dreams as a recording artist and instead took a job as a country music disc jockey.Eight years later in 2002, Nichols signed to newly formed Universal South label - Universal Music Group's upstart country music label. He released his second CD on Universal South, Man with a Memory, in 2003. His breakthrough album, it sold much better than his first, spawning four hit singles ("The Impossible", "Brokenheartsville", "She Only Smokes When She Drinks", "Cool to Be a Fool") and selling well over 100,000 copies. His distinct neoclassical style - a contemporary interpretation of traditional country music - and strong voice won him many fans in America's heartland. He released his third album, Revelation, less than a year later, and quickly followed it up with III, his third release on Universal South. Both records peaked within the top three spots of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and were certified gold by the RIAA. Single "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" from III climbed all the way to the #1 spot of the Billboard Hot Country Songs index; a well-deserved feat, considering the fact that Nichols had originally written the song over ten years earlier. During this time, Joe Nichols shared the stage with country greats like Alan Jackson and Toby Keith. Joe Nichols' released his latest album, Real Things, in 2007. Though III and Revelation featured a loose, relaxed sound that almost diverged into country-pop territory, Real Things marks something of a return to his traditional roots, evident by the strong instrumental focus of tracks like "It Ain't No Crime" and "Another Side of You."
Joe Nichols of Rogers, Arkansas, a young country music singer who rose to prominence in 2002 with The Impossible He only had minor hits before then.
According to the The Impossible Songfacts, the Kelley Lovelace and Lee Thomas Miller penned mid-tempo ballad was released in March 2002 as the first single from his second album, Man With A Memory . It became his first hit, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Country chart and #29 on the Hot 100. Nichols recalled to The Boot in a 2011 interview: "'The Impossible' was huge for me for a number of different reasons.
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Joseph Edward "Joe" Nichols (born November 26, 1976) is an American country music artist. Between 1996 and 2001, Nichols held recording contracts with the Intersound and Giant labels. In 2002, he signed with Universal South Records, now known as Show Dog-Universal Music.
Nichols has released seven studio albums: Joe Nichols (1996), Man with a Memory (2002), Revelation, A Traditional Christmas (both 2004), III (2005), Real Things (2007) and Old Things New (2009). His albums have produced fourteen Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the Number One singles "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" and "Gimmie That Girl" as well as five other Top Ten entries.
In October 2012, Nichols signed to Red Bow, a new partnership of Broken Bow Records and RED Distribution.