Today’s Guest: Hicks, country music singer, guitarist, performing two songs live: “99 Guns” and “Kiss You Like I Mean It”
Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Hicks by clicking on the video player above!
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of Nashville country music experts who want to know why this show books country singers from everywhere BUT Music City USA… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
The first time Swedish country music singer and guitarist Hicks was my guest on Mr. Media, I remember being surprised how “country” he really sounded.
I thought, going into the interview, that I would have to make allowances for a Scandinavian trying to sound like a genuine Tennessee backwoodsman – you know, pickup trucks and gun racks, hounddogs and hooch, Confederate flags and the Dukes of Hazzard.
But that was stupid.
HICKS podcast excerpt: “It’s cool that I can not only express my love to my bride in our daily life, but I can also write a song about it. Thenb, all of a sudden, it’s on radio, it’s on television, it’s global. Now everybody knows how I feel!”
There is nothing inauthentic about Hicks and his devotion to country music. You can hear it for yourself by downloading his latest single, “Stomp A Little Louder,” featuring American country music legend Steve Wariner. And you’ll hear it live right here as he performs two original songs, “99 Guns” and “Kiss You Like I Mean It.”
If you missed Hicks’ first appearance on Mr. Media—in which he performed “Mama’s Kitchen” and “You Belong to Me” — you can still watch it in the archives to learn how a kid from Sweden!—SWEDEN!— wound up in the midst of all that fiddle and banjo stuff.
And if you like lively country flared with a bit of rock ‘n’ roll, you’re gonna enjoy today’s show.
HICKS podcast excerpt: “Steve Wariner and I had the title, ‘Stomp A Little Louder.’ To us, it means whatever you need out of life, go out and get it! Work a little harder, think a little smarter, and you’re gonna get it. It’s about following your dream.”
Key interview moments:
• 6:25 Newlywed Hicks can do something for his bride that you can’t;
• 9:20 The genesis of the song “Stomp A Little Louder,” which he wrote and recorded with Steve Wariner;
• 21:50 Hicks reveals the source of his muscle-bound frame.