Today's Guest: Hicks, country music singer, guitarist, performing two songs live: "99 Guns" and "Kiss You Like I Mean It"
The first time Swedish country music singer and guitarist Hicks was my guest on Mr. Media, I remember being surprised how “country” he really sounded. I thought, going into the interview, that I would have to make allowances for a Scandinavian trying to sound like a genuine Tennessee backwoodsman – you know, pickup trucks and gun racks, hounddogs and hooch, Confederate flags and the Dukes of Hazzard. But that was stupid.
There is nothing inauthentic about Hicks and his devotion to country music. You can hear it for yourself by downloading his latest single, “Stomp A Little Louder,” featuring American country music legend Steve Wariner. And you’ll hear it live right here as he performs two original songs, “99 Guns” and “Kiss You Like I Mean It.” "Mama's Kitchen" by Hicks. Order your copy today by clicking on the record cover above! If you missed Hicks’ first appearance on Mr. Media—in which he performed “Mama’s Kitchen” and “You Belong to Me” — you can still watch it in the archives to learn how a kid from Sweden!—SWEDEN!— wound up in the midst of all that fiddle and banjo stuff. And if you like lively country flared with a bit of rock ‘n’ roll, you’re gonna enjoy today’s show.
Key interview moments:
• 6:25 Newlywed Hicks can do something for his bride that you can't;
• 9:20 The genesis of the song "Stomp A Little Louder," which he wrote and recorded with Steve Wariner;
• 21:50 Hicks reveals the source of his muscle-bound frame.