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Dancing with the Stars ABC’s New Season Announced Chuck Wicks as Celebrity Competitor

Written by  Donna Schacher and Kirt Webster
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Chuck Wicks Nashville, TN (February 9, 2009) –  RCA Nashville hit recording artist Chuck Wicks is among the celebrity competitors poised to take to the dance floor for the eighth season of the enduringly popular ABC series, Dancing with the Stars.  The new cast was revealed this evening as series host Tom Bergeron presented the “All Night Name Drop,” announcing this season’s competitors throughout ABC’s Sunday night prime-time programming.

ABC also announced in a press release this evening that Chuck’s dance partner in the competition will be his girlfriend and fellow country recording artist, two-time Dancing with the Stars champion, Julianne Hough.

Joining Wicks to round out this season’s celebrity contestants are rapper Lil’ Kim; Jackass star Steve-O; Access Hollywood host Nancy O’Dell; actor Gilles Marini; actress Denise Richards; Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; recording artist Belinda Carlisle; actor/comedian David Alan Grier; football hero Lawrence Taylor; recording artist Jewel and her husband, rodeo star Ty Murray; and Olympic Gold-medal winning gymnast Shawn Johnson.

A gifted songwriter and vocalist, Chuck Wicks made a compelling impression with his Top 5 smash, “Stealing Cinderella,” the fastest-rising single by a debut country act in 2007.  By the time his first album, Starting Now, was released in January 2008, he had begun a year-long 750,000 fan-packed tour opening for superstar Brad Paisley.  Chuck co-penned 10 of the 11 songs on his debut CD, including his second hit, “All I Ever Wanted,” and the new single, “Man of the House,” a touching
story-song about a boy taking on beyond-his-years responsibilities as his father is on military assignment.

Watch for the Season Eight premiere of Dancing with the Stars on Monday, March 9, at 8 PM ET, followed by a second performance show at 8 PM ET on Monday, March 16, with the first results show debuting on March 17 at 9 PM ET, all on ABC.

For more information on Chuck, please visit http://www.chuckwicks.com/ or www.myspace.com/chuckwicks.

- Tampa Bay Informer
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