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James Dean Hicks
James grew up on a farm in Kentucky and began coming to Nashville as a 10 year old to perform with Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff and many others. Since moving to Nashville, he has written songs for many many diverse artists. Charlie Daniels, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Miley Cyrus, Aaron Neville, Reba McIntyre, Kenny Rogers, Alison Krause, Conway Twitty, The Oak Ridge Boys, Vince Gill, Lonestar & Wynonna just to name a few.
JD wrote GOODBYE TIME for Blake Shelton, GRANDPA TOLD ME SO for Kenny Chesney, UNTIL YOU GOT LOVE for Jon McLaughlin, LOVELY FOOL for Jack Savoretti, SWEET KISSES for Jessica Simpson and has had over 150 of his songs recorded by artists all over the world. He has written 7 # 1 songs and his songs have sold over 50 million copies…Recent songs recorded by Sony act Levon, rock band Bishop Gunn and Caeland Garner. He also had a huge hit as an artist himself with a number 1 video in Australia.