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Wicks smells the "Flowers"

Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Chuck Wicks is out with his first new music in two years on Friday with the release of "Better Than Flowers."

The past two years have been difficult for Wicks. Eighteen months ago, Wicks survived a nearly-fatal car crash that left him with a broken neck. He regained his strength to compete as 1 of 11 contenders in NBC's "IRONMAN: Quest For Kona," airing this fall, and recording new music.

"It's been a while since I've put out new music, but I've been writing and recording a lot lately," said Wicks. "When I went back in the studio to record, I decided once something was ready I'd go ahead and release it...why not?"

"Better Than Flowers" was written by Wicks along with Jeffrey East and Michael Lotten. The song is a romantic pop-country.

"Three guys in a room, working with these lyrics, we were all definitely looking down while writing it to avoid eye contact with each other," said Wicks.

Filmed outside Nashville, the steamy "Better Than Flowers" music video features Wicks alongside friend and Olympic Gold Medal gymnast Nastia Luikin. The video captures summer love while showcasing a romantic atmosphere.

Wicks first burst onto the country music scene in 2007 with his debut single "Stealing Cinderella."

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Rough CD review - Rough
There's a possibility that the name Chuck Wicks doesn't quite ring a bell with you, but he's the guy behind Stealing Cinderella, his debut hit single from 2009. Since then, Wicks has had mid-level success, seeing further singles make respectable gains, but nothing like that first big hit. Now, Wicks is back with "Rough," a five-song EP that showcases some great songwriting and solid delivery and just may be what gets Wicks back in the game. Wicks manages to include a »»»
Starting Now CD review - Starting Now
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 »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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