Chuck Wicks debuts in top 10
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
– Chuck Wicks' debut, "Starting Now," will be the seventh biggest selling country CD on the Billboard charts when they are released Thursday. Wicks has benefited from the airplay of his single, "Stealing Cinderella."
Wicks' CD will be 24th on the overall Billboard 200 chart.
Wicks is on the road as the opening act on Brad Paisley's Bonfires And Amplifiers Tour, which marks his first major tour. "I am having the time of my life on tour with Brad," Wicks said. "I don't know if I'll ever get used to people asking for my autograph, but I love spending time with each fan. It definitely blows my mind every night when I see this line of people waiting to meet me."
Wicks wrote 10 of the 11 songs on the CD produced by Monty Powell and Dann Huff. "Stealing Cinderella" was the fastest rising single from a debut artist in 2007. Wicks co-wrote the song with Rivers Rutherford and George Teren.
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