Thursday, April 22, 2021, multi-Platinum award-winning entertainer Tim Hicks announced the release of Campfire Troubadour, a seven-song collection available May 21st via Open Road Recordings.
While Hicks has cemented deep roots in Canadian country music, his genesis as an artist began with humble beginnings, charming bar patrons nightly with a vast repertoire of solo acoustic material designed to please a crowd. Campfire Troubadour pulls from this model, reimagining Hicks’ chart-topping sound for a more intimate setting, as much at home in a fireside jam as it would be in the unassuming rooms he once played.
Take for instance lead track ‘Slow’ – injecting harmonica and gang vocals reminiscent of unabashed late-night singalongs with friends, setting the tone for an EP suggesting Hicks’ diversity as an artist knows no bounds.
The reinterpretation of current single ‘The Good, The Bad And The Pretty’ is a stripped back offering to pay homage to the fans and experiences that shaped Hicks as a person, artist and performer, while ‘Last Can’ delivers on his beloved tongue-in-cheek writing, sure to take the backyard party well past the last call.
The Good, The Bad and The Pretty’ is the first new release from the four-time JUNO Award nominee and multi-Platinum selling CCMA Award winner since the June 2020 release of his Wreck This EP, which garnered his second #1 single with ‘No Truck Song’.
His top 5 single ‘Loud’ from his album New Tattoo; which also featured his first #1 hit ‘What A Song Should Do’; was licensed to the NHL for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs and was chosen as the goal song for team Canada during the 2020 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.
Delivering track after track with unparalleled quality and consistency, Hicks’ ascent as an elite chart-topping act since making his country label debut in 2013 is undeniable.
Tim Hicks – Photo by Dustin Rabin
Hicks, now a three-time consecutive winner, was also the first recipient of the Nielsen Compass Award, which recognizes an artist for the most total content plays including streams, single and album sales as well as total social media following.