In my mind there are only a handful of artists making real, down home, front porch, country sounding country music these days and Joe Nichols is the leader of that pack. Joe has continually put out great country music since he first showed up on the radio back in 1999. Here we are 15 years later and the hits keep coming including his latest smash "Hard to Be Cool". Here are a few of my favs from Mr. Nichols. Happy Birthday Joe and keep the country coming.

She Only Smokes When She Drinks

Brokenheartsville

Hard to Be Cool

Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off

I'll Wait For You