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“5:01″ AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE AUGUST 5th
NEW ALBUM FEATURES THE HIT SINGLE “HERE COMES THE THUNDER”
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Thursday, June 26th, Toronto, ON – Breakthrough Country star Tim Hicks will release his highly anticipated sophomore album on Tuesday August 5th, via Open Road Recordings / Universal Music Canada. 5:01, the follow-up to the award-winning #1 debut album Throwdown, marks Hicks’ second full-length album in two years, and includes the lead smash single, “Here Comes The Thunder.”
Produced by Jeff Coplan (Love & Theft, Blackjack Billy), 5:01 features 12 brand new tracks, co-written by Hicks, Coplan and nine other #1 writers, including Todd Clark (Phillip Phillips), Phil Barton (Lee Brice) and Preston Brust (Keith Urban), and features guest appearances by Blackjack Billy, Madeline Merlo and The Road Hammers’ Clayton Bellamy.
The lead single “Here Comes The Thunder” reached Top 5 on the iTunes Canada Country chart upon release, and was the #1 most added song at Canadian radio. The official video, shot in Nashville, TN, by award-winning director Adam Rothlein, premiered May 23rd exclusively on CMT.
On June 11th, Hicks announced that “Here Comes The Thunder” had been selected by SiriusXM’s THE HIGHWAY, as the channel’s new “Highway Find.” “Here Comes The Thunder” is Hicks’ fifth radio single in Canada, but first to impact American airwaves.
2013 CCMA & 2014 JUNO-nominated Hicks was the #1 highest selling digital Canadian Country artist of 2013 and the #1 Most Played Debut Artist overall at Country radio. He was awarded the all-genre Breakthrough Artist Of The Year award at the 2014 Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMA’s), and the Male Artist Of The Year award at last month’s Country Music Association of Ontario Awards (CMAO’s). Hicks also received a SOCAN Country Music Award in June, 2014, celebrating the airplay of his debut single “Get By,” which was one of the most played Country songs of 2013.
Throw Down, Hicks’ critically praised first album, debuted #1 week of release and features four Top 10 radio hits, including the GOLD-certified “Get By” & “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” (also a #1 video on CMT), plus the viral hit “Stronger Beer,” which is approaching 1 MILLION YouTube hits. Combined, Hicks has sold over 200,000 digital downloads to date.
“Hicks’ brand of country is high energy. It’s the kind of music that puts new country fans in a good mood. This guy is going places. Watch him!” – [thereviewsarein.com]
“Tim has proven that his unique sound has serious staying power in the industry. ‘Here Comes The Thunder’ will be a mainstay at festival campsites and car stereos all summer.” – [Pat Dubois, The Bull 92.9, Saskatoon]
“Tim Hicks’ [music] is a testament to his musical prowess. He represents the world of country music with such vigour, and his music inspires in so many ways.” – [thesocietycynic.com]
Beginning Tuesday, July 8th, fans can pre-order 5:01 at iTunes and instantly receive the track “Dust And Bone,” plus the bonus song “Rebel Lit Sky” on August 5th.
5:01 – TRACK LISTING
1. HERE COMES THE THUNDER
2. DUST AND BONE
3. JUST LIKE YOU
4. SHE DON’T DRINK WHISKEY ANYMORE
5. YOU KNOW YOU’RE HOME
6. HANDS UP
7. SO DO I
8. A LITTLE DRINKALONG feat. Blackjack Billy & Clayton Bellamy
9. CALLING ALL TRUCKS
10. READY TO SAY GOODNIGHT feat. Madeline Merlo
11. MY BABY
12. TOO YOUNG TO CARE
TIM HICKS 2014 TOUR DATES
June 28 – Dauphin, MB – Dauphin Countryfest
July 06 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
July 12 – Craven, SK – Craven Country Jamboree
July 13 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Stampede
July 16 – Red Deer, AB – Westerner Days
July 19 – Bala, ON – The Kee to Bala Summer Throw Down
July 23 – London, ON – Gone Country – Rock the Park Festival
July 25 – Mattawa, ON – Voyageur Days
July 26 – Bengough, SK – The Gateway Festival
August 2 – Bowmanville, ON – Boots & Hearts Music Festival
August 3 – Edson, AB – Vision Park
August 9 – Little Current, ON – Manitoulin Country Fest
August 16 – Fort McMurray, AB – Nexen Field House
August 23 – Lucknow, ON – Lucknow’s Music in the Fields