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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