Chuck Wicks achieves fastest rising single from debut artist
Monday, December 17, 2007
– Chuck Wicks has the fastest rising single from a debut artist in 2007 with his Top 15 single "Stealing Cinderella," which continues up the charts. The song, which he co-wrote with Rivers Rutherford and George Teren, tells the story of a young man who is asking for his girlfriend's hand in marriage. Wicks will release his debut album, Startin' Now, on Jan. 22, 2008.
"It is overwhelming and very humbling how country radio has embraced this single," said Wicks. "As a new artist, to achieve a Top 15 single is a huge accomplishment that I am so proud of, especially on a song that I co-wrote." He helped wrote 10 of 11 songs on the disc produced by Monty Powell and Dann Huff.
Wicks, a Delaware native, moved to Nashville several years ago and made ends meet by parking cars and writing songs to hone his craft.
Wicks will be the opening act on the Brad Paisley Bonfires and Amplifiers Tour in 2008, which kicks off on Jan. 16 in Denver.
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