Rick's Recent Accomplishments & Awards:

2016 CBMA Solo Album of the Year for New Beginning
 
2011 CBMA for Smoothie of the Year for When You Look At Me
(duet written by Lesa Hudson)
2011 Radio Releases:  Over & Over, Just So You Know, Shing Yo Ling, Just To Wake Up Next To You

2010 CBMA for Songwriter of the Year for So Do I
2010 CBMA for Smoothie of the year for So Do I
2010 CBMA for Solo Album of the Year for Island Soul

2010 CBMA Nomination for Song of the Year for So Do I
2010 CBMA Nomination for Solo Album of the Year for Seven
2010 CBMA Nomination for Blues Album of the Year for Seven
2010 Radio releases:  Lifeboat, I'll Give You More & I've Got Your Back.
  (All currently rising the charts.)


2009  CBMA Nomination for Solo Album of the Year for Island Soul

2009  CBMA Nomination for Songwriter of the Year for Nice While It Lasted.

2007  CBMA for Solo Album of the Year for "Something Smooth

2005 CBMA for Songwriter of the Year for the song Something Smooth 

2005 - Something Smooth was #1 on the Beach Music charts the entire year of 2005.

2005 - Something Smooth voted #1 Beach Song of 2005 (chart compiled by 30 different DJs' top 100 Songs)

2005 - Something Smooth ranked #8 on the top 50 Rhythm and Blues Dance Songs of 2005   

 

Six of Rick's original songs are in the 94.9 Surf Hall of Fame:
Something Smooth, I Miss You, One Step Closer, Party 'Til The Break  of Dawn, Nice While It Lasted and So Do I
 

         

Rick's songs have charted in the Top 10:

Mississippi, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and California

 

 

Songs that have received heavy radio airplay:

Bubba Whites, Love the Night Away, Winner, Nice While It Lasted,TheDevil Made Me Do It, We've Got It Made, My Heart Belongs to You, and Counting the Days.

 

 

Ricks acapella hit She Can't Fix Grits, became the most requested song in many

different radio markets, heard on The John Boy and Billy Big Show
 (as the most requested song on the show for two years), The Wyndham Brothers Good Morning Show, and Columbia, SC's Kicks 96 FM.

 

 

She Can't Fix Grits and Something Smooth have been referred to as bonafide Beach Music classics.