Brooks heads for Country Hall of Fame, looks ahead

By Chris Talbott

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Oct. 19 2012 10:05 a.m. MDT

If that time's coming to an end, Jerrod Niemann thinks whatever's next will be spectacular. Niemann, who wrote songs with Brooks before breaking through as a performer, said many of the folks at country radio he's talked to the last few years have said they're excited about a possible return with a full album and will support Brook with airplay. Plus, he said, Brooks' philosophy has always been to go big or go home.

"He's very competitive but at the same time very passionate and genuine," Niemann said. "That's the beautiful part of him. He wants to win, as long as it's not at the price of somebody else. I think if he's had all this time to think about it, he's definitely got many tricks up his sleeve."

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