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...
-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, 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
-2015 Indie Music Channel Award for Best Country Video, “Mama’s Kitchen”
-2015 Global Music Awards, Best Song and Best Male “Mama’s Kitchen”
-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!
Hicks (Miqael Persson) is an accomplished songwriter from the south of Sweden, with multiple Gold and Platinum records to his credit. His rock-edged songs have been recorded by artists like Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Giant (Dann Huff), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Little River Band, W.E.T. (Featuring Jeff Scott Soto), Grammy nominated Toby Hitchcock and Grammy winner, Barbados. He has also written with Nashville heavy-hitters like Anthony Smith, Dallas Rogers, Dennis Morgan and Sharon Vaughn. In June 2014, “Hayride” became his first official US radio single release on MTS Records. It reached the Music Row chart Top 80, making Hicks the first Swedish artist to chart on Music Row. In May, “I Belong to You” was released on MTS.