August 30 is the day that multi-platinum award-winning Canadian country music star, Tim Hicks, released his newest single “Forever Rebels” to Canadian country radio. It’s the fourth single from his top-selling album Shake These Walls (Open Road Recordings/Universal Music Canada).
Tim Hicks has had an absolutely stellar year. Besides having “Get By” go Platinum, having the last single “Slide Over” become his highest charting single (it topped the charts at #2), he received two Road Gold certifications from CIMA for 2015/16 and 2016/17, in addition to Platinum plaques for “Get By” and “Stronger Beer.” Not only that, but he has crisscrossed across Canada with his Shake These Walls tour and all the summers festivals then finished off the season with an incredible show at the iconic Budweiser Stage in Toronto just over a week ago. Hicks will also take to the stage at Canadian Country Music Association Awards in Saskatoon on September 10. He has been nominated for Male Artist of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year for this year’s 2017 CCMA Awards.
“Forever Rebels” brings out all that is great about this artist. It’s fun, it’s a catchy tune and it means something to him. It’s one you want to keep hitting repeat on whatever device you use. And it follows in the footsteps of, what I believe to be Canada’s other national anthem, Hicks’s second Platinum-certified “Stronger Beer.”
Hicks has a lot to say about this song.
““Forever Rebels” is an extremely personal song for me. It’s about standing up in the face of adversity and not being afraid to follow your own path even when everyone around you is telling you you’ll never get to where you’re going. I lived it, I felt it and if I can convince one person to stay strong and follow their dreams, it will all be worth it.”
I have said it before and I will keep on saying it – Tim Hicks is magic – both on stage and in the recording studio. He has an amazing talent; he always reaches out to his fans and has a lot of appreciation for them. It really doesn’t get any better than that.
TIM HICKS 2017 TOUR DATES
September 8 –– CCMA Rock’n Country Cabaret, Saskatoon, SK
September 9 –– CCMA FanFest, Saskatoon, SK
September 10 – CCMA Awards Broadcast, Saskatoon, SK
September 16 – Oldstoberfest, Olds, AB
October 6 – Norfolk County Fair, Simcoe, ON
TIM HICKS 2018 QUEBEC SHAKE THESE WALLS TOUR DATES
January 27 – Maison de arts Dejardins, Drummondville
January 28 – Centre des arts Julierre/Lassonde/Salle, St. Hyacynthe
January 29 – Salle Odyssee, Gatineau
January 31 – Salle Albert Rousseau, Quebec City
February 2 – Theatre de la Baie, La Baie
February 3 – Salle J. Antonio/Thompson, Trois Rivieres
Hi all. I’m Nanci Dagg. I am from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and have lived my entire life here. There is nothing I like better than supporting local artists followed by supporting Canadian artists. Although I was a classic rock gal, my go to genre is country. Something about this music that just makes me feel great. I can be found at most country music concerts and shows (from someone’s house to really large venues) taking lots of pictures. Music and photography are two of my passions. Add to this mix, writing about artists, well let’s say, life doesn’t get better than this.