Tim Hicks - "The Worst Kind feat. Lindsay Ell" (Open Road Recordings): This track, released to radio on Wednesday, pairs two strong Canadian country talents. Hicks is a platinum-seller with a string of radio hits, while the fast-rising Ell has earned multiple nominations for the upcoming CCMA Awards.
On this, the latest single from Hicks' recent album New Tattoo, the pair trade verses and their vocal harmonies mesh sweetly on a tune that tells a post-breakup tale. Sample lyrics: "It's the pain of a bad goodbye .. it's the wondering what could've been that keeps me up at night." Soaring guitar work helps nail the sentiments.
Both artists will be busy at the CCMA Awards festivities in Hamilton soon. A nominee in the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award category, Hicks headlines the Sirius XM Top Of The Country showcase at the CCMA Fan Village in Hamilton on Sept. 7.
Ell is nominated for Album of the Year and Female Artist of the Year and will perform on the awards show, Sept. 9.
Publicity: Charlotte Thompson, Red Umbrella PR