Tim Hicks: Stompin' Ground
Tim Hicks – “Stompin’ Ground” (Open Road Recordings/Universal Music Canada): Winner of the 2014 CCMA Rising Star Award, Ontario country artist Tim Hicks has certainly lived up to that title. He has notched four gold-certified singles, won a SOCAN Award for his hit “Got A Feeling,” and earned a national following, thanks in part to a dynamic live show. This latest single, "Stompin’ Ground," was the #1 most added song at Canadian country radio and the top selling digital Canadian country single during its first week of release last month, and it will sustain momentum through this video that came out yesterday.
The catchy cut was co-written by Hicks and produced by Corey Crowder (Chris Young). “I’m so excited to release this song and perform it live,” says Hicks. “I’ve never been more comfortable in my own shoes as an artist and songwriter and I think this song is living proof of that. “Stompin’ Ground” is a definite reflection of my need to constantly push my own limits personally and the limits of my music in general.”
Look for the release of his third album later in the year. Hicks is out on the road now, with upcoming dates at Edmonton’s K-Days (July 27), North Bay Summer in the Park (Aug. 5), Boots and Hearts (Aug. 5), Smooth Rock, ON (Aug 19), Toronto’s Woodbine Race Track (Aug. 25) and Vancouver’s PNE (Sept. 3).