Salt Life By Chuck Wicks: Music

I had never heard of Chuck Wicks before a couple weeks ago. I’m not a huge country music fan and I don’t watch Dancing With The Stars which are Chuck’s claims to fame. Then my buddy from Kansas City, whom is a huge country music fan, sent me a song called “Salt Life.”

The song title caught my attention so I gave it a listen. As soon as the song finished I knew I’d be writing about it. It has that easy going vibe to it that makes you want to have your toes in the sand on your favorite St. Somewhere. It’s a lifestyle song, just like how being a Caribbean Castaway is a lifestyle, it’s just who you are. You can give the song a listen and see the lyrics below.

Who is Chuck Wicks and How Did Salt Life Come About?

After a not so successful college baseball career at Florida Southern College, Chuck followed his love of songwriting and music to Nashville. After four years of parking cars at night and writing songs during the day Chuck landed a record deal.

His first breakthrough single was called “Stealing Cinderella,” from his debut album “Starting Now.”  Chuck followed that up with his release of his EP album titled “Rough.”  The first single, “Salt Life,” is one that is custom made for the spring and summer months. Here’s what Chuck had to say about Salt Life.

“I sat down to write with Vicky McGehee and Mike Mobley, who are friends with Kenny Chesney, and we were going to write for his new island record. I started thinking, and asked if anyone had ever written a song called ‘Salt Life.’ They said no, and I said we had to write it. That’s how it started, and it just kind of wrote itself. It’s a lifestyle,” he said.

As you probably know Salt Life is also a lifestyle brand that includes those stickers you see on the backs of cars, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and lots of other beach gear. Chuck played his song for the owners of the Salt Life brand and they loved it. The two have teamed up and are working on a video and other promotions.

Salt Life by Chuck Wicks

If you would like to download Salt Life by Chuck Wicks click here.

 

Chuck Wicks Salt Life Lyrics

Feet up, anchor down
Thirty sun block
Getting rubbed around your body
Too hot, dive in
Take a little swim
Float around out in the water
Aw what do you say
We stay all day right here
Where the sun sets on tan lines
Footprints on low tide
Boardwalk band plugging in for the night
Party boats are tying up
Cabo drinks are getting drunk
It’s all good
It’s all right
Just getting high
On a salt life
On a salt life
Cool Breeze, palm trees
Start to feel ease of a beer buzz and I like it
A little too much
And all i wanna do is stay right here, right here with you, with you and baby
Soak it up
Don’t you love days like this
Where the sun sets on tan lines
Footprints on low tide
Boardwalk band plugging in for the night
Party boats are tying up
Cabo drinks are getting drunk
It’s all good
It’s all right
Just getting high
On a salt life
On a salt life
Beach bums
Party flip flop
No tick tock on a snowbirds watch
Never stops, It never stops, it never stops
Where the sun sets on tan lines
Footprints on low tide
Boardwalk band plugging in for the night
Party boats are tying up
Cabo drinks are getting drunk
It’s all good
It’s all right
Just getting high
On a salt life
On a salt life Feel so good to live a salt life

Let me know what you think of the song. Always like hearing what you guys think!

Cheers Castaways!

RumShopRyan

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By | 2016-12-31T11:58:23+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Salt Life Sound (Music)|7 Comments

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Just a salty pirate looking to explore and document the wonders of the Caribbean. Professional blogger, rum judge, consultant, marketer, and consumer of blue water beauty.

7 Comments

  1. Colleen Vermeulen April 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

    LOVE IT!!!

  2. mm
    RumShopRyan April 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Glad you love it Colleen! Cheers!

  3. Ty April 27, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I gotta say, I really love it!

  4. mm
    RumShopRyan April 29, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Glad you like it Ty. Cheers to the Salt Life!

  5. alex_supertramp April 30, 2013 at 8:51 am

    ughhh… that is freaking horrible…I’ve seen Wicks play live and he seems like a good guy, but he’s got pretty limited range, and this is just weak songwriting and completely uninspired —waste of a good title although i guess the co-branding marketing scheme makes sense, watered down enough for mass consumption….

  6. Kate Simmons May 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I LOVE this song, the whole cd is AMAZING, i have listended to it 24/7 since the day it was released. I am a huge fan of Chucks, always will be, He’s a true talent, cant pick that one favorite song cause all of them are my favorite. Yes I am a little bias cause i help promote Chuck…So seriously if any of you have not gotten this cd either on itunes or from his website you definitely need to do it and i promise you will not regret it..once you start listening you will not wanna turn it off:)! Hope you fans get to shows this year and be ready to sing those new songs, one heck of a good time:) So go get yourself a copy and start gettin high on a salt life:)!

  7. mm
    RumShopRyan May 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks for singing your praises for Chuck Kate! I’ll have to give his other songs a listen. Cheers!

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