James Dean Hicks' songs have been recorded by legends in the Music Industry including Charlie Daniels, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Conway Twitty. Since starting out in Kentucky as a child star at 10 years old and doing shows with Ernest Tubb and Hank Snow, he has had 7 # 1's and numerous awards since moving to Nashville.
Over 200 of his songs have been recorded by country's all time hottest performers. They include John Michael Montgomery, Neal McCoy, Collin Raye, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Bryan White, and pop superstars, Aaron Neville and Tony Rich. He also wrote the title cut "Sweet Kisses" for Jessica Simpson, "Life is a Party" by Aaron Carter and songs on rising pop stars Jon McLaughlin and Jack Savoretti. He has current cuts by Kenny Chesney, Wynonna, Jon Wolf, Emerson Drive, Lonestar, Rissi Palmer, a Reba/Vince duet, and he wrote and produced “Dreaming Wide Awake” for the musical American Mall. His recent cuts are by country heartthrob Joe Nichols, Universal recording artist Joel Crouse, Texas artist Jon Wolfe and by Billy Ray Cyrus’ with their co-written song, “Son Of A Gun,” as well as a new songs in the Disney shows A.N.T. Farm & Austin & Ally.
His songs have been featured in feature films, "Rugrats Go To Paris" and "Deep Impact." As a recording artist, he has had a #1 video in Australia and has 2 critically acclaimed CD's. And his song, “BAREFOOT CINDERELLA” was featured in the last season of Hannah Montana, sung by Miley Cyrus. He has produced many other artists, for both indie and major labels and he performs over 230 shows each year.
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