Joe Nichols is a country music singer/songwriter and guitarist who uses both traditional and modern country elements to craft his music. His accessible style of songwriting earned him the attention of Interscope Records, who signed Nichols and released his eponymous debut album in 1996. Though the album flopped and he was dropped from the independent label, he eventually settled with Universal South Records for the release of his sophomore effort, Man with a Memory, in 2002. The LP earned widespread critical acclaim, including three Grammy Award Nominations, and kicked off what would become a successful decade for Nichols. He released his seventh studio album, It's All Good, in 2011.