Brad Paisley manages to prank Chuck Wicks on closing night
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Brad Paisley manages to prank Chuck Wicks on closing night

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 – Chuck Wicks can't claim he wasn't warned.

The problem for Wicks, who has a hit single with "Stealing Cinderella," was that he was facing closing night on the Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour opening for Brad Paisley.

And Paisley is widely known for being a big prankster, especially on the final night of a tour.

On Saturday night, the last show for the tour, Wicks got surprised on stage by two adult men dressed as Cinderella. As Wicks performed his current top 10 hit single from his debut album "Starting Now," the "Cinderellas" followed him around the stage hitting him on the head with wands and trying to kiss him. Then during his final song, "She's Gonna Hurt Somebody," Wicks was sprayed continually by the crew and cameramen with endless silly string.

"Brad told me at the beginning of the tour that they only prank the people they like," said Wicks. "Going into the last show, I was actually hoping to get pranked, or I was going to start feeling really bad."

Wicks grew up on a family farm in Smyrna, Delaware and moved to Nashville 5 years ago to concentrate on songwriting and to pursue a career in music. "Stealing Cinderella," his debut single, was the fastest rising single from a debut artist in 2007 and the first single from a new artist to crack the Top 10 in 2008.

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CD review - Turning Point 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. ...
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 ...
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 ...

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