Trailer Choir Sign With Average Joes Entertainment
Trailer Choir, the hit duo made up of Marc "Butter" Fortney and Vencent "Bigg Vinny" Hickerson, have signed a new deal with Average Joes Entertainment and are already hard at work on their debut album for the label.
Fortney and Hickerson join an impressive roster of artists on Average Joes Entertainment, including Colt Ford, Daniel Lee, Bubba Sparxxx and the Lacs.
“We’re very happy to have Trailer Choir as part of the family," says Shannon Houchins, CEO of Average Joes. "Their fans have been waiting a while for new music, and we’re thrilled to be releasing their upcoming project next year.”
Trailer Choir previously released two albums, the 2009 Off the Hillbilly Hook EP and 2010's Tailgate, on Show Dog-Universal. Despite not releasing a project since, they've remained active, performing all over the country; Hickerson even recently played a show with a broken foot.
In 2011, Hickerson appeared on The Biggest Loser. He was among the Top 4 contestants during his season of the weight loss competition show and lost an astonishing 184 pounds. The weight loss gave the singer-songwriter a new lease on life, and ambitious plans for the future.
"I want to have a couple kids," he tells The Boot. "I want to be a major act. I want to have a platinum record. I want to be in movies. I want to make my own movies. And I think I can accomplish that in the next 10 years. I think the brand of Big Vinny, or Skinny Vinny, whatever I decide to call it, that brand will be as big as Kenny Chesney is."
Trailer Choir was originally a trio, also featuring Crystal Hoyt. She left the group in 2011 to focus on her solo career and is currently part of the duo Second Hand Soul with her husband, Todd Bray.