Friday, May 1 @ 7 pm
Rick Huckaby, or “Huck” as he is referred to, is a Nashville, TN singer, songwriter, and guitar player. His sound is like none other heard in country music today combining influences as rare as Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap, and Keith Whitley. His lyrical honesty and vocal integrity is something of a rarity these days and his ability to incorporate such a wide variety of musical genres inspires those who take the time to listen.
Huck was born in Baton Rouge, LA as the son of the legendary basketball coach, Rick Huckabay Sr. Rick's musical career began when his family moved to Huntington, WV where his father was the head coach for the men's basketball team at Marshall University. Rick started out as a drummer and began playing in bands when he was a freshman in high school. One night at a local talent show, the lead singer got cold feet and “no showed” on the gig, ironically introducing Rick's voice to the world for the first time. After 2 years of working of construction, Rick landed a dream gig as the acoustic guitar player for country music superstar, Tracy Lawrence. Rick was in Tracy’s band for 5 years and wrote 10 songs that were recorded on various Tracy Lawrence albums during that time.
In 2007, Rick and his brother Andy formed the independent record label and publishing company, HeadCoach Music, in honor of their father who passed away from cancer in 2006. Rick was finally able to get an album to his fans entitled “Call Me Huck" (2008) which received significant critical acclaim as well as "Hittin' My Stride" (2009) and "Pistols & Diamonds" (2013).
While touring and promoting his music to radio, Rick also wrote the top 20 single released by Trace Adkins in 2008, “Muddy Water”. Rick continues to write songs for other artists. He cowrote the 2012 top 20 single "Beer With Jesus" for Thomas Rhett. Rick has also had several major album cuts by Tracy Lawrence, Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan, Frankie Ballard and others. He also loves working with his Nashville based blues band, Big Shoes.