15) I Believe He Spoke to Me - Nicholas Hickman with SingAkadamie
I Believe He Spoke to Me

Share America Foundation, Inc.
Release: May 16, 2019
Crimson Records

I Believe He Spoke to Me – Nicholas Hickman (3:55)

Songwriters: Cotton Carrier and Randall Franks
Publishing and PRO: Peach Picked Publishing/BMI

Nicholas Hickman: Lead Vocal
Caleb Lewis: Acoustic Guitar
Colton Brown: Piano
Isaac Moore: Acoustic Bass
Randall Franks: Guitar
Phillip Cross: Mandolin
Tim Witt: Steel Guitar
SingAkadamie directed by Sheri Thrower including Jacob Trotter, Grant Lewellen, Lilly York, Haleigh Grey, Kayla Starks, Chelsea Brewster, and Logan Lynne: Background Vocals

Nicholas Hickman, 18, is a Share America Scholar who is a graduate of Ringgold High School in Ringgold, Ga. He attends Dalton State College studying communications. He has performed with the ensemble SingAkadamie since age 12 and appeared in numerous musical stage productions.

"When WSB Barndance star Cotton Carrier originally wrote the lyrics to this song in 1954, he envisioned it for then pop gospel entertainer Martha Carson. With my new melody and some refreshed lyrics, I think Nicholas Hickman and the kids of SingAkadamie with director Sheri Thrower give it an amazing sound that Cotton would love." Randall Franks

Producer: Randall Franks
Associate Producer: Ryan Stinson
Studio and Mastering Engineers: Tim L. Witt, Witt Studios, Rocky Face, Ga., and Bradley Powell, Ringgold, Ga.
Associate Engineers: Randall Franks and Ryan Stinson

The Share America Foundation, Inc., a 501-C-3 of Georgia, which fosters the arts and preserves the history of Appalachia while presenting the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship annually to youth who continue traditional music styles of Appalachia. The organization hosts special events and creates projects that perpetuate the Appalachian experience.

It operates with a five-member volunteer board, and a task force of volunteers. The organization has assisted 28 college scholars thus far and numerous other youth in aspiring towards their musical goals through entertainer mentors, live performances, and creating opportunities for learning and success.

The music featured on this project is distributed to
radio stations thanks to a Round Up Grant from the North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of Ringgold and the Wes and Shirley Smith Charitable Endowment.

Monies raised from the CD benefit the Share America Foundation, Inc. and its Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship. The project is distributed by Crimson Records.

Learn more or donate at www.ShareAmericaFoundation.org.