Jerrod Niemann Wows A Sold Out Crowd
KSCB News - January 17, 2011 8:43 am
Rising country star Jerrod Niemann made his way home Saturday night for a "Welcome Home" concert at Liberal High School. Niemann entertained the sold out Jim Maskus Auditorium for over an hour and a half, with the crowd of 1200 plus standing the entire time. Niemann performed a wide range of music including his hit singles " What Do You Want", "Yellow Brick Road" and his #1 hit single "Lover, Lover". At one point in the show Niemann donned his old high school football jersey. Jerrod arrived in Liberal early Saturday morning with a film crew from Sony Entertaiment in tow, and toured Liberal High School, reminicsing and sharing old memories of his high school days in Liberal. When the show concluded Niemann was surprised with several awards. Jerrod received from his Liberal fans a trophy proclaiming him the #1 All Around Country Artist and his very own brick on the Yellow Brick Road presented by Dorothy from the Coronado Museum. Liberal High School Principal Keith Adams presented Jerrod with a plaque that will be displayed above the auditorium inducting him into the Liberal High School Hall of Fame, and Mayor Tim Long read the proclamation proclaiming January 15, 2011 as Jerrod Niemann Day in Liberal Kansas, and also presented him with the "Key To The City". Dr. Dale Smith of Branson Missouri and Founder of the "American Kids" organization presented Jerrod with a plaque proclaiming him the "American Kids Artist ,of the Decade". After the concert, Niemann stayed and took pictures, signed autographs, and visited with fans until 1:00am in the morning. Showdown weekend raised over $13,400.00 for the Liberal High School Booster Club.