Chuck Wicks hung up his dancing pair of shoes in the spring of 2009, ~ jiving his means through eight mainly on the hit alphabet show, 'Dancing with the Stars,' together then-girlfriend Julianne Hough. Though the two space no much longer together, Chuck says he still has actually fond memories of his time on the show.

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"My season over there wasn't a most dirt, like, 'Oh mine gosh, i can't think this happened,'" the recalls come Detroit radio station WYCD. "Not as bad as some of the various other seasons. It's always fun to watch this real huge football , prefer Lawrence Taylor. He was on my season and he looked favor a scared tiny kid obtaining ready to find out these dances. That kinda do me feeling better, like if Lawrence Taylor is nervous, ns guess I deserve to be too!"

The singer-songwriter, who had very small previous dance experience, to be initiated quickly into the exhausting regimen. "You get about three weeks before the initial display to break the ice through your partner and figure out what specifically this dancing stuff is," the explains. "After that, if you endure the very first week, then you say, 'OK, Tuesday, cool. Friend made that through. You're walk to learn this dance and also you've got 5 days to discover it because that Monday. It was pretty grueling."

The show, which newly crowned Julianne's brother, Derek Hough, and also partner Jennifer Grey as its recent winners, has evolved because the days chuck joined the cast. "When ns was on it, girlfriend would get in a earlier room, and also now they have actually a room as soon as the dancers gain done, a component of the audience almost. Ns think that's cool, since when we would go backstage and also we weren't top top camera, we would certainly be goofing off. Currently they've gotta sit with the whole show and they can't goof off, so they've gotta focus."

Chuck didn't have actually much to say around the three judges, Carrie anne Inaba, Len Goodman and also Bruno Tonioli, but he has high prayer for the show's longtime host, Tom Bergeron. "He's hilarious," lining gushes. "One that the funniest guys."

Chuck, that was recently named by MSN as among the many Eligible Bachelors, is relocating full-speed ahead with his sophomore CD, which will certainly hit shelves in the spring. " been out on the road staying busy fostering the new album that's coming out in March," he reports. "It's a funny album. There's no one depressing track on the record, and also I've never remained in a far better place, creating songs, to sing songs, and also just so concentrated on what i love to perform ... It's interesting to have brand-new music the end there. It's exciting to play brand-new music. I placed out my an initial record two years ago. I think it's time for new stuff."

The new project's next single, 'Old School,' was released to radio this week. Save track the Chuck's upcoming tourism schedule here.

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