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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