Title: Throw Down
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: RGK Entertainment Group Inc
Genre: Country, Country Rock
Quality: Mp3/320 kbps
Total Time: 38:40
Total Size: 101 Mb
1. Hell Raisin’ Good Time
2. Get By
3. Just Add Water
4. Buzz Buzz Buzzing
5. Got A Feeling
6. Long Way Jose
7. Stronger Beer
8. Sure Ain’t Tough Tonight
9. Nothing On You And Me
10. Greasey John Deere Cap
11. Can’t Get Enough
12. Cheers To You
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 dominated the digital charts with the #1 selling Canadian Country single for more than 17 weeks – a noteworthy number for any musician let alone a new Country artist.
Hicks’ second single, “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” rocketed up the charts upon release (currently Top 15 after four weeks), and was the No. 1 most added track at Canadian radio overall (all formats), and is the No. 1 selling Canadian Country digital single three weeks running – proving to be an unyielding preview of the artistry and music mastery to come on Hicks’ debut album THROW DOWN.
After only a short seven months on the national stage, Hicks headlined the Halftime Show during the 2013 home opening game for the Grey Cup Champion Toronto Argonauts in front of more than 20,000 fans. Additionally, Hicks garnered a Canadian Country Music Award nomination for Rising Star – fitting for a singer/songwriter who was proclaimed the ‘One To Watch’ by fans and the industry alike, and has dominated Canadian Country radio and video airplay during the first half of 2013.
A crowd pleasing live performer, Hicks is a man who has lived, loved and worked hard along the way. His music is accessible, energetic and ambitious, reflecting how he wants his songs to reach people.
“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.”
On March 5th, Hicks released his debut EP, Tim Hicks. Recorded with hit producer and songwriter Jeff Coplan (Love And Theft), Hicks’ debut EP is the sound of summer for Country music fans. From the tongue-in-cheek, “Just Add Water,” to the whimsical “Stronger Beer,” to the rocker “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” and the fast-rising single “Get By,” fun abounds on Hicks’ introduction to Country music fans and the business alike. With equal parts grit, fun and camaraderie, the five tracks are a precisely rendered snapshot of what’s to come from this singer/songwriter who connects with his audience and touches them on a human level.
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.
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.