Sometimes life gets in the way for performers.

Sir Paul McCartney, for example, had to cancel many dates because of a nasty virus. Many country stars have been sidelined by vocal problems.  Life doesn't stop Joe Nichols though.

According to Nashvillegab.com, Joe recently had surgery for an injury to the lower part of his back. Usually runners are afflicted by this. They had to remove bone from a vertebra and also take some ligaments out.

But guess what? He hasn't missed one single date, even though his doctor told him to take time off!

According to Joe, "I have babies to feed. I can't just do nothing for two weeks" One baby he's referring to is a new one, Georgia Blue.

You have to admire his dedication. I think fans will remember that about him. Joe's latest song is "Yeah." Would you like to hear it? Say "Yeah!"