Eventually, Wicks caught the attention of RCA Records executives, who signed him to a recording contract in late 2007.
While he was working on his debut album, Wicks was also picked as a cast member of the Fox network reality TV series Nashville.
The 23-year-old revealed that the American Idol host, whom she has been dating since the spring of 2010, even flirted with her in the presence of her ex (who she partnered on series eight of the show.) Out with the old and in with the new: Julianne has been dating American Idol host Ryan Seacrest since the spring of 2010, after she dated country music star Chuck Wicks (as seen together here at CMAs in May 2009)Speaking of co-star Cruise, Julianne said: 'The thing about Tom is he’s super cool, and whatever nerves I had going into a scene, afterwards he would say how funny it was or what a great job I did...
Born Charles Elliott Wicks on 20th June, 1979 in Smyrna, Delaware, he is famous for CMT country music hack in a career that spans 2007–present.
Charles Elliott "Chuck" Wicks (born June 20, 1979) is an American country music artist.
Wicks and Hough competed as a couple on the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars.
Their first performance took place on March 9, 2009, and he was eliminated from the show on April 28.
They announced a mutual break-up on November 10, 2009.
He then began to hone his songwriting skills, penning more than one hundred songs per year at one point, and one of his songs, "Lead Me On", was recorded by Steve Holy on his 2006 album Brand New Girlfriend.
He was one of the participants on the American reality series Nashville, which aired on Fox for two episodes before its cancellation in mid-2007.
In late 2007, he signed to RCA Records Nashville as a recording artist, with his debut single "Stealing Cinderella" being released in September of that year.
It served as the lead-off to his debut album Starting Now, which was released in January 2008.
"All I Ever Wanted" and "Man of the House" were released as the album's second and third singles, respectively, and both have charted in the Top 40 as well.