Joe Nichols Returns to “Gimmie That Girl” Writers for New Single

Joe Nichols has released his new single, “The Shape I’m In,” as a follow-up to his No. 1 hit, “Gimmie That Girl.” Both songs were written by Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, who refer to themselves as the Peach Pickers. The singles come from Nichols’ latest album, Old Things New. “It’s a natural fit,” said Nichols. “Same writers and same feel with the production as ’Gimmie That Girl.’ Plus, I’m a big fan of the Muscle Shoals groove/sound, and this song lends itself to that sound. It also has a ’feeling good’ lyric. Definitely my kind of song.” Nichols will open for Toby Keith in Virginia Beach, Va., on Friday (July 9), followed by a concert in Hot Springs, Ark., on Saturday (July 10).