Chuck Wicks debuts single
Monday, September 17, 2007
– Chuck Wicks is celebrating the best new artist launch at country radio for 2007. Wicks' debut single, "Stealing Cinderella," charted at 42 on the Billboard/R&R country chart and 43 on the Country Aircheck chart with 52 first week stations when it went for adds Sept. 10.
The single, 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 stars in FOX's new docu-drama "Nashville," which premieres on Friday, Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. eastern. The show captures the day-to-day life of several aspiring talents with Wicks as the only artist signed to a label and preparing to launch a debut album.
Wicks grew up on a family farm in Smyrna, Del. and moved to Nashville five years ago to concentrate on songwriting and to pursue a career in music. He constantly works on perfecting his songwriting and writes about 100 songs per year.
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Talk about a long break. Chuck Wicks' "Stealing Cinderella" cracked the Top Ten and entered the daddy/daughter dance pantheon forever, way back in 2007. That single was from Wicks' debut record, "Starting Now." Now here we are, and the pride of Smyrna, Del. is ready at last to deliver his sophomore effort. It's true that Wicks has kept busy, moonlighting as a TV host, dancer, actor and general pinup pretty boy. But the years have not been entirely kind. »»»
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It isn't often that a country singer kicks off a career with a weepy, contemplative ballad and enjoys a good measure of success right out of the gate. Yet, Chuck Wicks managed to pull it off with his unlikely hit "Stealing Cinderella." And it stirred plenty of emotions - including those of University of Tennessee football coach Phil Fulmer, who asked the Delaware native to perform the song about a young man asking for his girlfriend's hand in marriage at Fulmer's »»»
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