Chuck Wicks had recently finished CMA Fest in Nashville. He entertained fans on Friday morning, June 12, with a performance on the Belk Park Stage, and took the field on Saturday, June 13 to play in the City of Hope Charity Softball Game. He also had his eighth annual Fan Party on June 13. He has shows coming up in Iowa and South Carolina. The Blaster recording artist has a new single on radio, “I Don’t Do Lonely” (a song he wrong that Jason Aldean sang on his Night Train album), and a new album of his own due out in August
Top all that off with the fact that yesterday was Chuck’s birthday! He could have celebrated that special occasion anywhere, he chose to spend it with all of us. As busy as he is, he made time in his schedule to be part of Brinley Addington’s third annual Hometown Throwdown in Kingsport, Tenn., last night.
Chuck is not only a great country music singer, he’s an awesome person. It was wonderful of him to find time to contribute his talents to this annual fundraiser. All proceeds from last nights concert will benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network. All the money raised will be used in this area to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for its pediatric departments, neonatal intensive care unit and emergency departments, and to fund community partnerships that advance children’s health. And, he is so nice to his fans! Both onstage, and off. He works with his audience in a very personal way. Even borrowing a video camera from a fan in the front row, and doing a little ‘selfie’ video for her. He talks to his audience, he jokes, he asks for requests – and, he spends time with them after the show. A lot of time. Whatever it takes to get them all autographs and photos. It was a great show! And, without a doubt – everyone had a very enjoyable evening.
It was a full night of entertainment. Local artists Josh Thompson and Rusty Clark were the openers. Each did an acoustic set, and included songs they wrote. Even the weather cooperated, with thunder storms in the forecast, and rain before the show started – we somehow managed to get through the entire evening without the need for umbrellas, or plastic bags to protect camera equipment! WXBQ FM 96.9 had Marc Tragler and Marcus Brooks on hand to meet with listeners and introduce the musical acts. It’s always fun when the WXBQ Crew is on hand!
Brinley Addington was on stage right before Chuck. We’ve had so many articles up about Brinley over the years. He is a Kingsport native, currently living in Nashville where he is working on his music, and writing. He works hard to support Children’s Miracle Network, and always ready to perform as part of this great show. Area fans always look forward to having Back in the area to perform for all of us.
I think the best way to finish this post out is with pictures! We have a lot of them. Below you will find pictures from the show, pictures with fans after the show, and a shot or two of Marc and Marcus from WXBQ.
I think everyone who went is already looking forward to next years Hometown Throwdown in Kingsport, Tenn. Brinley, along with everyone involved, and all of the great sponsors, really does an awesome job with this annual event.
In addition to Chuck’s web site, be sure to check out his Facebook page, and remember to “Like” it while you are there! You can follow him on Twitter, @chuckwicksmusic. Along with Brinley’s web site, you can visit his Facebook page, and hit that “Like” button there, too! You will find him on Twitter @brinley_. While you are out there looking through the social media sites, we hope you will also get behind Country’s Chatter on Twitter. You will find us @countryschatter.
Very busy weekend for all of us here. We hope everyone out there had a great Father’s Day Weekend, too! We will be back with more soon!