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 late June 2014, “Hayride” became his first official US radio single release on MTS Records. The song reached the New Music Weekly Top 10 and the Music Row Top 80, making him the first Swedish country act to achieve this status. The follow up, “Mama’s Kitchen” also reached the NMW Top 10, peaking at #2. A 3rd single, “I Belong To You” also reached #11 NMW.
Hicks was the 2013 British CMA Awards’ Euro Act of the Year, a 2015 Indie Music Channel Awards winner, an Akademia Award Winner, and an Independent Country Music Association Award Winner. He is also a Nashville Universe Award Nominee, a New Music Awards nominee and an IMEA Award Nominee. Hicks’ latest single, “Stomp A Little Louder” features country legend and co-writer, Steve Wariner and Wariner’s son, Ryan. www.hickscountry.com.