Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2009 Joe Nichols began his first tour of U.S. military bases in Iraq?

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It’s true! What a class act! Check out this Joe Nichols video.

Here are 5 little known truths about Joe Nichols.

  • He was raised with an older brother and younger sister in Rogers, Arkansas. His mother was a single mom and his father drove a truck but also played bass and sang.
  • He grew up being influenced musically by artists like Randy Travis, and Alan Jackson.
  • He worked jobs ranging from moving furniture to installing cable TV systems.
  • His favorite food is Sushi.
  • His favorite sports teams are the Razorbacks of Arkansas.