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Today singer/songwriter and country music personality Chuck Wicks releases his latest, a cover of the classic Stephen Bishop track “On and On,” featuring multi-Platinum recording artist Jimmie Allen. Following “Old with You,” dubbed by MusicRow as an “ultra-romantic ballad” that “swoons with images of lasting love, tempered by tenderness, gratitude and joy,” today’s release on Verge Records is a perfect companion song empathizing with people who have had trouble finding that forever love which “Old with You” celebrates.
Written and originally recorded by Stephen Bishop in 1977, “On and On” has been covered several times over the years including versions by Kenny Rankin, British reggae group Aswad and most recently Jonathan Coulton. However, this is the first cover of the hit song by a country artist. And the track is tailor made for the genre, weaving a forlorn country tale of heartbreak and cheatin’ as old as time.
“‘On and On’ was one of the first songs I learned on a guitar. Because of that I always thought it would be awesome to put it on one of my records and now is the right time,” shares Wicks. “It’s never been covered in Country music which amazes me because the original has always struck me as a crossover record with country roots. Having Jimmie Allen featured on this song takes it next level and gives it new life for today’s sound while staying true to its classic form.”
Earlier this month Circle Network launched its first animated series “Road Stories.” Hosted by Wicks, the innovative series features the multihyphenate entertainment personality interviewing country artists including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Brett Young, Jon Pardi and more who have been transformed into animated characters to relive their greatest stories from being on the road. The 30-minute, weekly primetime series airs Friday at 10 p.m. ET on Circle. In addition to “Road Stories,” Wicks can be heard every Monday and Thursday with fresh episodes of his iHeart podcast “Talk to Chuck.”