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MTS Management Artist and Country Singer/Songwriter Hicks Wins Best Country/Rock Song at The Akademia Music Awards

MTS Management Group's Swedish country singer/songwriter, Hicks aka Miqael Persson wins Best Country/Rock Song for "I Belong To You" at the Los Angeles-based Akademia Music Awards.

Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 2015 --( MTS Management Group is proud to announce Swedish country singer/songwriter Hicks is a winner at the Akademia Music Awards. Hicks' song, "I Belong to You" was named Best Country/Rock Song for July 2015. Winners are determined by the general voting process held by an expert panel of six judges, who are all former senior executives and industry veterans, from some of the largest record companies. Past winners include country rocker, Chase Allan; teen sensation, Temara Melek; and Canadian pop rocker, Davo.

"I Belong to You" was written by Hicks aka Miqael Persson, Erik Martensson (who cowrote Hicks’ first two US singles) and Jorgen Elofsson, writer of two Number One hits by superstar, Kelly Clarkson (“Stronger,” “A Moment Like This.”)

Located in Los Angeles, California, The Akademia Music Awards is dedicated to recognizing excellence in music throughout the world and supporting musicians interested in receiving a higher degree of market exposure and professional recognition for their work.

Hicks is an award-winning songwriter from the south of Sweden, with multiple Gold and Platinum records to his credit. His rock-edged songs have been recorded by artists like Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Giant (Dann Huff), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Little River Band, and many other Grammy-winning artists. In addition to his songwriting credits, Hicks is an Independent Country Music Association award winner, and the British Country Music Association’s 2013 European Country Act of the Year. He has been nominated for the New Music Awards, Indie Music Channel Awards, International Music and Entertainment Association awards, Josie Show Awards, Global Music Awards, and the Nashville Universe Awards. He is also the first Swedish artist to reach the Top 80 on the Music Row Breakout chart, and have his first two singles reach the Top 10 on New Music Weekly.
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