Joe Nichols will release a new album titled Crickets on Oct. 8 on Red Bow Records. It's his first project for the label, which is a partnership between Broken Bow Records and Sony Red Distribution. Nichols is currently climbing the country chart with the album's first single, "Sunny and 75." The 16-track project also includes a cover of Merle Haggard's "Footlights." Nichols' most recent albums, It's All Good and Greatest Hits, were released in 2011.