Hicks Gets 2014 British CMA Award Nomination, Joins Steve Wariner, Katie Armiger Among Performers

September 2, 2014 – PITTSBURGH, PA. –MTS Management Group is proud to announce country singer/songwriter, Hicks (Miqael Persson) has been nominated for a 2014 British Country Music Award for European Country Act of the Year. This is Hicks’ second consecutive nomination in that category. He won the 2013 BCMA Award.  The “Hayride” singer will also perform at the ceremony, being held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 in London, UK. Other artists performing include headliner Steve Wariner, Katie Armiger, Holly May, Raintown, and more.  For more information about the British CMA Awards, including a list of nominees, visit http://www.bcmawards.co.uk.

“We’re so proud of Hicks and his BCMA award nomination,” said Michael Stover of MTS Management Group/MTS Records. “It demonstrates the worldwide appeal of this talented artists’ music. ‘Hayride’ has been doing so well for us on the video charts and the country radio airplay charts, not only in the states, where it’s really starting to get some traction, but in Europe, too.  European radio has been supportive, out of the gate, adding more stations on a weekly basis.  Good luck to all the BCMA nominees.  Here’s to bringing home your second win, Hicks!”

This is the 4th British Country Music Awards ceremony.  In addition to Hicks, the 2013 BCMA Award Winners included:Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, and Scott Borchetta.  A complete list of previous winners is available on the BCMA website.

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 nominatedToby 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.  It is currently climbing the New Music Weekly and Music Row country airplay charts, with the video reaching the Top 3 on Yallwire.com. Hicks is also a Nashville Universe Award nominee, an Independent Country Music Association Award nominee, and an International Music and Entertainment Association Award nominee.  For more information, visithttp://www.hickscountry.com.

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