Check out the Ole Red Nashville Artists of the Month as we feature our top bands and artists who are playing the Main Stage at Ole Red. Each month we feature one new artist to share with our guests as they create their journey into the Nashville music scene.
For most artists trying to break into the entertainment industry, authenticity is the ultimate goal. While many artists search for a certain image or brand, rarely an artist will come along who seemingly doesn’t have to try to create this, he just is. Nick Hickman is such an artist. A modern country act hailing from Knoxville, TN, this now-Nashville-based singer-songwriter doesn’t try to mimic anything out there, and instead delivers a high-energy, genuine performance tempering a passionate show with heartfelt and genuine lyrics that are insanely catchy and singable. “What you see is what you get,” Hickman says. “I do not edit myself, I do not censor myself. I am just me.” It is exactly this unapologetic and real personality that draws so many to Nick’s music.
Perhaps most refreshing, aside from Hickman’s talent and ability, is his work ethic. Anyone who knows Nick personally knows the extent of his drive and his unwillingness to settle for anything less than top of the game.
“I want to sell out arenas. I want twenty #1s. I want to play 200 dates a year. I want to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. I want an ACM award and a Grammy. I will not stop or sleep until I have all of them. I do not care what it takes, what sacrifices have to be made, or how long it will take.”
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