Tim Hicks – Throw Down
- Debut Album
- Available Now
August 27, 2013
There are few safe bets in life, even fewer in the music business; however Niagara native and Country music’s hottest new star, Tim Hicks is as close to a sure thing as can be found.
Recognized as a hard-working family man who is embedded with his fans, Hicks soared into the Top 10 at Country Radio in less than 8 weeks with his first GOLD single, “Get By” and ruled the digital charts with the #1 selling single for more than 17 weeks – a noteworthy number for any musician let alone a new Country artist.
“Throw Down”, the critically praised debut from Hicks was released in August by Open Road Recordings/ Universal Music Canada and debuted as the #1 selling Canadian album overall and #1 Canadian Country album on the Neilson SoundScan Album Chart. The album follows Hicks’ #1 selling self-titled digital EP and three radio hits including his latest single “Buzz Buzz Buzzing” – the top new entry at Country radio upon its release and the highest debut on the chart since May of 2011.
Hicks’ fast rising success story is noteworthy – garnering a lot of attention from the industry and fans alike. With over 84 million audience impressions at radio and over 1.3 million views online he has dominated Canadian Country radio and video airplay and continues to set the pace for a new wave of Country artists in Canada.
A crowd pleasing live performer, Hicks’ music is accessible, energetic and ambitious, reflecting how he wants his songs to reach people. Hicks’ solid identity as the ‘one to watch’ separates him from the rest of the crowd and puts him at the forefront – poised for major success in Country’s breathtaking rise to the top of all genres of music.
Fueled by a love of music and a desire to learn, Hicks honed his talent and built a loyal and dedicated fan base in his hometown of Niagara, ON, early on by frequently playing at the local pub in between his full time job of being a dedicated husband and father. He signed with RGK Entertainment in 2011 and the rest is history.
He’s successfully doing his part to help define a genre that celebrates growing up in small towns, hard work, savouring every experience and living life completely.
“I want my music and stories to connect with as many people as possible,” Hicks explains. “That’s what it’s about for me – giving all I’ve got to lift spirits and raise the roof.”
It’s apparent that Hicks is ready for a big year of music and friends. His desire to carve his place in the music business keeps him hungry and it’s that hunger that translates into a well-crafted, high-intensity Country music debut. And…in a world with few safe bets, he’s guaranteed to deliver.