"If you weren't country when you came on here, you will be country when you leave"-DB
Nick Hickman: Q & A Session
Hello Nick, could you give me a little background of your life, before you became a country singer?Well I played a lot of sports in high school and college, and was actually the front man to a Christian Rock/pop band before we disbanded and then I became a solo act.
What made you want to become a country musician?It is the most comfortable for me to do. I am from the south, a small town in East Tennessee, so the small town lifestyle and country music was prodominant to me.
Who are some of your musical icons?I love Justin Timberlake, Boys Like Girls, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, The Fray, U2, Michael Jackson.. So many more.. But those are a few.
What is your favorite song on your latest EP “Tailgate Dance Floor?”My favorite song is “Tailgate Dancefloor.” I wrote it about my truck… Aka my baby hahaha!!
If you could do a duet with a famous singer or band who would it be and why?Luke Bryan, big fan of his and his music. I think it would be a killer track
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years in your music career?Hopefully playing in arenas with radio success.
What has been one of your biggest accomplishments that you are most proud of?Anytime I write a song that doesn’t suck I consider it a big accomplishment haha, but releasing “Tailgate Dancefloor” to country radio was a huge accomplishment
If you had to give an advice to an up and coming musician what would you tell them?Work hard, do not get discouraged, and make the best music you possibly can.. Do not settle. Great music will find a way quicker that not great music.
When you are not working on your music, what do you like to do in your free time?I love to golf and travel. The beach, theme parks, or sporting events are my 3 favs. I am a HUGE fan of the university of Alabama.
What has been your favorite venue to play at?I know it’s crazy, but 12th and Porter is my favorite venue. Not to big and not to small.. Holds plenty of people and still intimate. The sound and lighting there are great as well
What are some of your favorite things about Nashville?The community. Nashville will make you the best you that you can be. Everyone here is better than you, so it forces you to either get better to have a shot. Or choose another career haha
Do you have any upcoming news you can share about your career for the rest 2016 or 2017?We are currently in the process of selecting the next batch of songs for a new ep.. We will start recording at the end of the year, release a new single sometime in February, then release the new ep in May. I am really excited about it.