MTS Management Group is happy to announce Swedish country singer/songwriter Hicks‘ music video for “I Belong To You” has reached Number One on Yallwire.com’s “Y’allturnative” Most Watched Country Music Videos chart. Hicks’ video comes in ahead of those by Shooter Jennings, Dixie Chicks, The Cains and fellow MTS artist, March To May, who remain in the Top 10 at #10 with former Number One, “Embers.” This is Hicks’ third appearance on the Yallwire.com charts. His video for “Hayride” reached the Top 5 upon release in 2014, and “Mama’s Kitchen” topped the chart earlier this year. Hicks is the first Swedish act to score a Number One video on Y’allwire. To view the chart, visit http://www.yallwire.com.
“I Belong To You” is from Hicks’ forthcoming new album. The song is currently at #11 on the New Music Weekly country chart. Last month, it reached #1 on the world’s oldest indie country chart, IndieWorld. A Music Row Country Breakout chart radio campaign is underway. Hicks is also the first Swedish country artist to reach #1 on IndieWorld and the Top 80 on Music Row.
“I Belong To You” was directed and edited by Lasse Niemela, who also directed Hicks’ previous #1 Yallwire videos, “Mama’s Kitchen” and “Hayride.” Hicks co-produced “I Belong To You” with Niemela, while Nicola Dahlberg joined Niemela behind the camera.
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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 Steve Wariner, Anthony Smith, Dallas Rogers, Dennis Morgan and Sharon Vaughn. He was named the 2013 British CMA Award Winner for Best European Country Act and 2014 Independent Country Music Association International Act of the Year. He is also a 2015 Global Music Awards winner, an Akademia Awards Winner, a New Music Awards Nominee and an International Music and Entertainment Association Award Nominee. For more information, visit http://www.hickscountry.com.