If you are anything like me, this is the best news you have heard in a long, long time. Country star, radio personality, and athlete Chuck Wicks is releasing his new music video for song “Better Than Flowers,” and he has a very special celebrity as his co-star.
Olympic gold medal gymnast (Beijing, 2008), Nastia Liukin, is making her music video debut in Wicks’ “Better Than Flowers.” The video, which was filmed this week in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, was a two-night project and the partnership between the stars was, ironically, created by another gold medal winning Olympian. According to Liukin in a recent Ty, Kelly, & Chuck interview, Nashville resident and mutual friend to Liukin and Wicks, gymnast Shawn Johnson, connected the pair and the rest was history.
Though Wicks’ radio co-hosts, Ty Bentli and Kelly Ford, attempted to get dirt from Liukin on Wicks’ and her time on the music video set with him, the iconic athlete who took home the coveted Women’s Gymnastics all-around gold medal in 2008 was extremely complimentary. Liukin explained that she has never known Wicks in any environment except a casual one while surrounded by friends, and she learned from her time on the “Better Than Flowers” set that he is professional — though a little bit of a diva when it comes to hair and makeup.
Chuck Wicks’ “Better Than Flowers,” the single and video, will be released in mid-July.