Exclusive Premiere: Bigg Vinny "The Best Ones"

by Missy Wolf / 36 days ago / Comments





New York, NY – (May 17th, 2024) – Middle Tennessee’s Native Vencent Hickerson’s roots run deep in the Music City, as a second generation in Nashville’s music scene Hickerson was raised up looking up to his father’s legacy of music. Hickerson’s heritage runs strong in his genes as he has followed the footsteps of his father, his mentor being a phenomenal guitar player, who graced the stage as a touring musician for legends such as Loretta Lynn, Steve Miller Band, Alan Jackson, David Allen Coe and many more. With that inspiration, Hickerson took it to heart and set his sights on Nashville that set the stage for his career ahead.   After playing every stage possible in Nashville, the singer-songwriter garnered himself a publishing deal and the next stage would change his life- to be signed to a major record company. Hickerson became one half of the band The Trailer Choir which later became signed to Toby Keith’s record label and was quickly nicknamed “Bigg Vinny” because he weighed in at astounding 426 lbs.  The nickname stuck but not his trademark weight!


After a near death experience due to his obese weight, the country singer was chosen as a contestant on Season 12 of “NBC’s The Biggest Loser.”  The once obese man from Middle Tennessee shed the fat to become the svelte 242 lbs.  Bigg Vinny plays every role since including manager, music distributor, touring musician, and actor.  Riding high on the recent release of his highly praised single “BATTLEGROUND,” which featured Jared Blake, from Season 1 of The Voice and team Blake Sheldon, and Jared Weeks of rock band Saving Abel, he now prepares to release his next single “The Best Ones.”  “‘The Best Ones’ is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written. It is a song that makes me happy and sad all at the same time. Happy because I am thinking about memories that mean so much to me but sad because I can’t live those moments anymore.”


He elaborates, “It’s like looking at an old picture you wish you could walk into and live in for a little while. Some of those memories for me are my high school years with so many great friends thinking we knew all about life, Christmas at my Granny Bell’s house, and going fishing with my dad. I think everyone will listen to this song and their minds will take them to whatever those moments are for them.”

With accolades from media such as:  

“'Bigg Vinny' Hickerson Has Lived a Life of Comebacks — but 'Battleground' May Be His Biggest Yet” - People Magazine


V13 Media proudly presents the premiere of a heartfelt single that marks not only a return to form but a personal triumph for country music’s beloved artist, Bigg Vinny, formerly of Toby Keith’s Trailer Choir. “Battleground” embodies the resilience and determination that has characterized Bigg Vinny’s journey.  – V13


“Bigg Vinny tugged at heartstrings with his emotionally charged original song, “Battleground,” an anthem that delved into his personal struggles of maintaining weight loss and breaking free from the generational curse of addiction. “– Circle TV



Stay tuned as Bigg Vinny continues to write songs that will strike a relatable chord in fans and releases new music throughout the remainder of 2024.


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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!