Joe Nichols (born Joe Edward Nichols, November 26, 1976 in Rogers, Arkansas) is an American country music singer-songwriter. At age twenty, he made his debut in 1996 with a self-titled album on the independent Intersound label. However, it was not until the release of his 2002 single "The Impossible" that Nichols gained recognition, as well as critical acclaim for his neotraditionalist country style. The single, which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, was followed by the release of his platinum-certified second album, Man With a Memory; this album also produced the Number One single "Brokenheartsville".
Nichols followed up Man with a Memory in 2004 with Revelation (which included the Top Ten hit "If Nobody Believed in You"), and an album of Christmas music entitled A Traditional Christmas. His fourth album, 2005's gold-certified III, produced his biggest hit to date in the Number One single "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off".