The sold-out show by the Smyrna native at the Opera House was also part of the year-long celebration of Smyrna's 250th anniversary. See a VIDEO of his hit "Salt Life."
Country singer and radio host Chuck Wicks returned to his hometown Aug. 25 to perform a benefit concert for the Smyrna-Clayton Boys & Girls Club and to celebrate Smyrna’s 250th anniversary.
The sold-out show at the Smyrna Opera House raised $6,860 for the club on East Commerce Street in Smyrna, and was part of the year-long celebration of the founding of the town in 1768.
This was his third concert for the club.
His aunt, Debbie Wicks, who is a Boys & Girls Club board member, said the funds may be used to help replace windows at the club building.
“The town of Smyrna and the Wicks family are so proud of our native son,” said Debbie Wicks. “Chuck had fun singing and talking with the hometown crowd and showing his girlfriend Kasi Aldean where he grew up on a potato farm. Her brother is [country singer] Jason Aldean.”
A Smyrna High graduate, Chuck Wicks first drew national attention with his debut country hit “Stealing Cinderella” and his album “Starting Now.”
He has continued to engage fans with such songs as “Salt Life,” that put him in partnership with the popular Salt Life brand, and the poignant ballad “Us Again,” a Top 40 single which garnered strong digital sales.
He’s written hit songs for several other artists, and has been featured in the reality TV shows “Nashville” and “Dancing with the Stars.”
He’s now one of the co-hosts on the nationally-syndicated radio show “Ty, Kelly & Chuck Mornings” and before that was a co-host on “America’s Morning Show.”
Sponsors of the concert included Sayers Jewelers and Gemologists, Anytime Fitness, Pratt Insurance, Faries Funeral Home, Willis Law, Willis Chevrolet Buick, State Farm Insurance and R+M Performance.
Debbie Wicks also gave a special recognition to Donna and Jim Cantillon for their tireless support of the Smyrna Opera House.