Chuck Wicks – “Stealing Cinderella”

Brady Vercher | September 18th, 2007

Chuck Wicks The release of this single comes at an opportune time, considering I just got married a couple of weeks ago.

I actually caught the premiere of Fox’s new show, Nashville, in which Chuck Wicks and his five o’clock shadow play a part. From what I saw on the show, Wicks was too reserved and calculated to bring much away about his personality or what his goals are as an artist. Knowing that this single had already been released also killed any suspense that the show tried to create when it made you wonder whether or not he would get a deal from Sony.

On to the single: Heartland presented a woman’s marriage from her father’s point of view with the release of their single “I Loved Her First” last year, and now Chuck Wicks is providing the view from the man that’s doing the marrying. I thought the use of Cinderella to describe the father/daughter relationship was odd, considering Cinderella’s father had passed away in the original story. However, upon subsequent listens, I realized that the beginning of the chorus sets up the use of “stealing Cinderella” to work.

I respect my father-in-law quite a bit and even though I haven’t gotten to know him terribly well (we live in different states), I can sense the relationship between him and his daughter and I definitely get the feeling that I’m “Riding in and stealing Cinderella.” The chorus is solid enough to get the idea of the song across, and the sentiment expressed by the song is real, but I think the verses were glossed over and could have done more to support the hook.

All in all, this is a decent effort by a new artist, but we all know where Heartland is now. Or do we?

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  1. Jenna Vercher
    September 18, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    Aww this song is really cute, I like it alot!

  2. Melissa
    September 21, 2007 at 6:36 am

    I love this song, i have 2 little girls, and it touched my heart

  3. Fernando
    September 23, 2007 at 10:44 am

    I am half way across the country from my youngest daughter. She texted me and told me this song made her cry. I can understand why. Great song.

  4. Angel
    September 24, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    When I first heard this song it made me cry. It still does everytime I hear it. That is what my dad used to call me, his Cinderella. My dad passed away this past April and this brings back memories of him. Awesome song, but it brings tears to my eyes.

  5. Lauren
    September 26, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    I really love this song. i dont listen to country that often but this song i could listen to for hours. This is one of the best songs i have ever heard. :)

  6. Renata
    October 2, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    I absolutely love this song it is so adorable! I’m from Delaware as well as Chuck and when i first heard it on WDSD it made me cry as well.

  7. Diane MacLean
    October 9, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    I was part of a very loving family Thanksgiving this weekend and I listened to the new father figure talk about what any man would have to go through when he first came to pick up and get to know his new little girl. I told him about ‘Stealing Cinderella’ and the other sister to his ‘wife’ wanted the song for her significant other. I would have given anything to have had even a portion of that kind of love from my father. He virtually abandoned me emotionally when I was just a little girl. I cry for that loss every time I hear it. I am so impressed at the new and involved dads of this time who not only love their children but are there for them, looking after them and going to ballgames, taking them swimming and making all their school concerts. What a wonderful time we are in. Love the song!

  8. Chris N.
    October 9, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    I wish we had Thanksgiving in October in the U.S. It’s too darn close to Christmas down here.

  9. ember
    October 11, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    omg i love this song soo much i fell in love wit it the first time i herd it it was cool i told everyone about it at my school and they listen to it and loved who would not

  10. shelby
    October 11, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    i think i am goin to play this song on my wedding day when me and my dad dance together i think i would be so cooool becasue the first time i herd this song i fell inn love wit it and it realy touched my hart

  11. Leslie
    October 23, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    I love this song. It is amazing. I am getting married next year, and right now we are going through an ordeal about my dad liking my fiancee. My dad is still unsure about everything because he hasn’t been around for alot of my life, and now he wants to come back and make up for it. So just when we were starting to get close, my fiancee comes in and lets him know that we are getting married, so he isn’t the happiest camper. I think he is slowly getting adjusted to the fact. I really don’t know what I would do without music. I hope this song touches everyone else like it does me.

  12. Marilou
    October 25, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    I think this song is great. I disagree with Brady’s assessment. Chuck Wicks may not be a “jumping around the stage” performer. He is a singer songwriter. He has a long collection of songs that are bound to cover the airwaves. His release of Stealing Cinderella now has a beautifully produced video, by Diana ‘Ruby’ Guidara, now on CMT Loaded. Hopefully it will hit the airwaves soon.

  13. MUG BUG
    October 31, 2007 at 10:39 am

    this reminds me of what it was like when i was 5 and i am 16 and ingaged i dont see my dad any more but i remember doing all those times and it’s something special for me cause the rest of them dont remember those times and i did it with grandpa too so this song means alot to me

  14. Chris N.
    October 31, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    Just my own opinion, but perhaps if you can’t spell “engaged” you’re not old enough to be engaged.

  15. Cowgirl in Texas
    November 1, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    I love this song! Everytime it comes on my sister and I call each other telling what station it is on! I am ready for him to come to Texas on tour and for the CD to come out!

  16. Cheryl Hartness
    November 3, 2007 at 10:49 am

    I would like for my husband, which is her step-father to sing this song in my daughter wedding,such a beautiful song! Would you please send me where I can purchase the lyrics and guitar sheet music, thanks the mother of a bride!

  17. Alyssa V
    November 5, 2007 at 10:24 am

    I love this song!!!!!! Its so pretty, I showed this song to my dad and he started crying. He has 4 girls and he fell in loved with it!

  18. Dan
    November 6, 2007 at 6:51 am

    I heard this song….I can’t hear it enough…I have little girls, and it would make a dad’s heart melt dancing at his daughter’s wedding to this song.

  19. A Mom in the Tx. Panhandle
    November 11, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    I love this song!!! My daughter is getting married in June. This song will be played for the father – daughter dance. This song reminds me so much of my husband and daughters relationship, they are so close. It will be a very emotional time!! I, Thank You for this song. It is very close to my heart.

  20. Larry
    November 27, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    I thought Brady’s comments on the “Real” Cinderella’s father being dead were a bit not a bit…a lot odd! She is not real Brady! She is a character! Now behave or I will send the Big Bad Wolf over to blow your house down! The song is beautiful. I bought it online and look forward to more stuff from him. I will not prejudge like Brady and put him in a “one hit wonder” pile. I do not even know Brady but wonder how many hit songs he has had to be so damned judgemental…

  21. dayna
    December 5, 2007 at 8:45 am

    I love this song!! Everytime I hear it it brings tears to my eyes. I will be getting married next summer and this is the song that I will be dancing with my dad to.

  22. LeAndra
    December 10, 2007 at 10:46 am

    I love this song! Any man who is considering marrying me dedicate this song to me and I won’t hesitate! That’s what I told my bestfriend and he spent hours looking for the song!

  23. kelly ann
    March 28, 2008 at 11:56 am

    omg this song is amazing.. its so cute, when i was little i remember my dad used to call me his little princess and i would be like “just like cinderella, right daddy” and he would always say of course baby.. then now i haven’t seen him in almost two years, and when i herd this song it made me cry.. it makes me cry when ever i hear it. i could listen to this song for hours just to bring those wonderful memories of my dad back. and it was so cute because when my dad was around i had my boyfriend come over and my sister and i were in my bedroom and he was looking at all my baby pictures and my dad just looked at him.. and this song just brings back all those happy memories.. and im still with that boy and on my birthday he called the radio and asked them to play this song for me. :)
    i just started to cry.. i was so happy.. sad.. just yeah.. its an amazing song.!

  24. terra
    August 16, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    are you and julianne hough really going out?

  25. terra
    August 16, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    i love you sooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Stephen H.
    August 16, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Wow, Brady, looks like you have a not-so-secret admirer …

  27. Stormy
    August 16, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Stephen: If Brady and Juliann Hughs really are going out, he’s in so much trouble.

  28. lacey Krivanek
    December 18, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    i love your Stealing Cinderella song it is my favorite song i love it so much you have no idea it was a very good idea to write that song i am sure that other people loved it just as much as i did you did great on that one gREAT JOB

  29. tuttlegirl51
    April 19, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    OMG!i love your song stealing cinderella so much it is one of the greatest songs ever made in my time mainly because it is about how you can love someone no matter what and true love is out there you just have to open your eyes and look!;)I LOVE YOU!

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