Canadian country star Tim Hicks has the resume of a veteran: seven Top 10 singles on Canadian country radio, #1 country album for 5:01, multiple CCMA and SOCAN wins and JUNO nods, and coveted spots on prestigious festival stages nationwide. His 2016 album, Shake These Walls, debuted as the No.1 Canadian Country Album on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Country Albums Chart upon release.
“As each year on this crazy ride goes by, I just feel more comfortable as Tim Hicks, the artist,” Hicks says on his website. “The challenge of trying to write a good song is still one of the most exciting parts of my job.”
Country music’s blue collar everyman, building from local acclaim to a nationally recognized name, Hicks continues to lead the way, expanding the sound and style that helped define today’s country music. Hicks continues to soar in the charts, with 2 platinum and 6 gold-certified singles in addition to a gold album and twelve Top 10 radio hits garnering close to 1.3 billion audience impressions.
Hicks became the first recipient of the Nielsen Compass Award at the 2018 Country Music Association of Ontario awards show, an honour that recognizes an artist for the most total content plays including streams, single and album sales, and total social media following. Moreover, with his first nomination for the Apple Music Fans’ Choice category at the 2018 CCMA Awards, Hicks commemorates his wide-open sound as one of the defining influences on today’s country music.
Hicks released his fourth studio album, New Tattoo, in June of this year. His first studio release since Shake These Walls, New Tattoo is a fiercely confident collection of 12 tracks co-written by Hicks and produced by Jeff Coplan, with the exception of “LOUD” (produced by Todd Clark) and “Gettin’ to Me” (produced by Jeff Coplan and David ‘Dwave’ Thomson). The songs catapult between traditional country grooves, stadium-sized rock riffs, and blue-collar country. The first single, “LOUD”, which was licensed by the NHL, was the #1 most-added song at Canadian radio (all formats) its first week of release and continues to climb the radio charts with over 2 million streams to date.
On the heels of his sold-out Shakes These Walls tour of 2017, Hicks is on the road again with his Get Loud tour, though with an interruption in his schedule: due to losing his voice for his November date in Kitchener, his rescheduled date is next week, on December 10 at 7PM. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a night of home-grown country music. Get your tickets now.