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AGAINST THE GRAIN AND PROUD OF IT. Hicks Country Music From Sweden.

Posted by: Hicks on 9/17/2015 3:11 PM

What if I listened to all the "experts" that told me...
-You're too old
-Don't write country songs
-Radio will never play your songs
-There's no audience for that
-Sure you can sing and your songs are great but it will never work
-Quit... Don't go there... Are you crazy

Then I never would have...
-Written two great songs with the country legend Steve Wariner
-Been invited to play and represent Sweden at the CMA Fest in Nashville
-Won "Favorite Country Group" at IMN Country Music Awards
-Been nominated for "Best International Artist" and "Video Of The Year" at ICoMA Country Music Awards (2013)
-Had My songs played on thousands of radio stations all around the world
-Done radio and TV interviews in Italy, France, England, Ireland, Australia, USA, Sweden, Norway, Canada, Germany...
-Been nominated for "Song Of The Year" and "Video Of the Year" at Nashville Universe Awards
-Been "Artist Of The Month" on Sky TV in UK
-Play at country festivals in the USA, UK, France, Sweden...
-Got fans from all corners of the world
-Been nominated again and won at 2014 ICoMA Country Music Awards for "Best International Country Artist."
-Been nominated for "Song Of The Year" (Hayride) and "Video Of The Year" (Unreachable Dream) at ICoMA Awards 2014
-Been invited to play at BCMA in London 2014
-Received 3 Nominations at 2014 International Music and Entertainment Awards
-Been nominated for Best European Country Act of the Year, 2014 BCMA Awards
-Been nominated for Best Male Country Artist, Best Country Song (Mamas Kitchen) and Best Country Video (Mamas Kitchen) at IMC AWARDS in LA 2015
- My songs reaching #1 on different charts all over the world
- Been nominated for Best New Country Artist at New Music Weekly Awards in Nashville/LA 2015
- Been nominated for "Best Country Video" "Best Country Song" and "Best Male Country Artist" at IMC Awards in Los Angeles 2015
-Won "Best Country Video" at IMC Awards in Los Angeles 2015
-And... The biggest thing of all.... winning "Best European Country Act Of The Year" at The British CMA in London. (2013)

Good thing I didn't listen to anybody else but myself!

If you like what you hear please vote for Hicks and check out my buds at MTS Management and give 'em some love to...

Hicks - Country Entertainer of the Year, Best Country Song, Best Country Male
Billy Grima - Songwriter of the Year, Best Americana Song, Best Americana Album, Best AC Artist
Doug Briney - Best Country Male
Ed Roman - Songwriter of the Year, Best AC Artist, Best AC Song
MTS Management Group - Best Management
MTS Records - Best Record Label

Topic: Awards

Added by RickLang

Congrats and good luck!!!

Added by Hicks

Thanx Rick... :)
Added by Michael Stanlake

Amazing backstory! All the best to you!!
Added by Hicks

Thank you Michael... :)
Added by KBPR

Love this! Best of luck to you, and good on ya for not listening to anything other than what has been in your heart and soul all along.
Added by Hicks

Thanx KBPR... :)
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