He then began to hone his songwriting skills, penning more than one hundred songs per year at one point, and one of his songs, "Lead Me On", was recorded by Steve Holy on his 2006 album Brand New Girlfriend.
Eventually, Wicks caught the attention of RCA Records executives, who signed him to a recording contract in late 2007.
The song was included on Wicks' debut album Starting Now, which was released on January 22, 2008 and peaked at 7 on the Top Country Albums charts. "All I Ever Wanted" was released in April 2008 as the album's second single, and peaked at 14 by the end of the year.
A third single, "Man of the House", followed in January 2009, entering Top 40 in February, and peaked at 27.
I told the paramedic I had neck and head pain and they immediately put me on the backboard/stretcher.” That’s when he began to “panic.”“I fractured my skull and I also have a cervical vertebrae fracture in my C2 region,” the performer revealed.
Despite this horrifying health crisis, the former Mirrorball hopeful was looking to get released from the hospital yesterday, March 1.
“At this moment it was safe to say I was in shock.” After Chuck, his co-hosts Ty Bentli and Kelly Ford, and producer Glenn Johnson crawled out of the “totaled” car the musician realized he wasn’t as healthy as he thought.
We can't wait to see these goofballs all together again, but everyone is doing great and they are all so thankful for your messages & love!
The album's first single, "Hold That Thought," was released on May 17, 2010, and debuted at number 55 on the Hot Country Songs chart for the chart week of June 5, 2010.
Wicks and Hough competed as a couple on the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars.
Their first performance took place on March 9, 2009, and he was eliminated from the show on April 28.
In the midst of preparing to release a new record, Wicks wrote a song titled, "I Don't Do Lonely Well", which got Jason Aldean's attention and landed him a spot on his then upcoming album Night Train in 2012.
Being a fan himself, Wicks was very excited and said that it was a big deal to him that Aldean cut one of his songs to include on his highly anticipated 5th record, which was released on October 6, the same year.