James Dean Hicks
Moms March Welcomes James Dean Hicks
We are excited to have James Dean Hicks as part of this year’s amazing line up of speakers and entertainers inspiring moms across the country at the Moms for America Rally & Convention. You won’t want to miss your opportunity to be inspired by the music of this amazingly talented songwriter.
At the age of 10, country music artist James Dean Hicks began making the trip from his home on a farm near Bardstown, Kentucky, to the big-city streets of Nashville. There he appeared regularly on the “WSM Midnight Jamboree” with the Grand Ole Opry greats, including Ernest Tubb and Hank Snow. By the time he was 13, James had opened concerts for Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, George Jones and Tammy Wynette.
From this almost legendary beginning, James has traveled on to success as one of America’s premier songwriter/artists!
Two of James’ compositions — “It Takes a Little Rain (To Make Love Grow)” and “This Crazy Love” — became #1 hits for the Oak Ridge Boys. Then came “Goodbye Time” for Conway Twitty, and “Jesus and Mama”, recorded by Confederate Railroad which became James’ third #1 hit, followed closely by Sammy Kershaw’s chart-topper “National Working Woman’s Holiday.” James’ song “Grandpa Told Me So” soared up the charts for Kenny Chesney, “The Hole” was a hit by Randy Travis and “God Gave Me You” was a hit for Bryan White. He also wrote the title cut “Sweet Kisses” for pop sensation, Jessica Simpson, as well as, “Life is a Party” by Aaron Carter. His song “Goodbye Time” was a #1 hit again when it was recorded by Blake Shelton!
The list of artists who have recorded James Dean Hicks’ songs is long. It includes Crystal Gayle, Charlie Daniels, Linda Davis, and Conway Twitty. Some of country’s hottest young performers are also well-represented on that list — John Michael Montgomery, Neal McCoy, Collin Raye, Lorrie Morgan, Bryan White, Skip Ewing, and pop superstars, Aaron Neville and Tony Rich.
James was named after the actor James Dean. “It was always kind of hard living up to that name,” James says. “One of my brothers is named after John Wayne, another one is named after Ernest Tubb. So I guess it could have been worse. They could have named me after Doris Day.”
James performs over 200 shows each year opening for many diverse acts, from Merle Haggard to Bryan White, from the Romantics to Keith Urban. His live concerts are both captivating and riveting, as he takes the listener on a musical journey through heartfelt ballads, traditional country themes, and rocking anthems. “If anyone had to pick one word to describe my music, I hope it would be ‘honesty’. I want my work to have integrity.”
This honesty shines through James’ compositions and touches universal emotions: lost love, religious faith, single parenthood, straying children, enduring love. His lyrics are complex and witty, poetic, yet simple.
Where Can You See James at Moms March 2019?
Special Large Group Session. James will be doing a large group session sharing the stories and inspiration behind his hit songs through story–and yes song. James is not only a #1 hit songwriter he is also an exciting and outstanding performer. You not only hear his songs when he performs them, you feel them!
Small Group Session. James will also be doing a small break-out session where attendees will be guiding through the process of working together as a group to write their own song. Let the creative juices flow!