NASHVILLE, TN (June 9, 2023) – Incredibly gifted singer-songwriter Mary Heather Hickman has dropped a new music video in support of her dark and edgy single, “Small Town Saturday Night.” The video debut was aired on AIM COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION during her recent interview. The allure of the new project comes from its simplicity. Hickman offers viewers a front-row seat as she intimately and expertly tells her sinister tale of happenings in any small town USA. The video was filmed, edited and directed by Stephen Morton and stars Mary Heather Hickman and Stefanie Joyce.
Watch the video on her official YouTube channel here.
“I had a blast interviewing Mary Heather Hickman about her new song, Small Town Saturday Night. Mary Heather is a rising star in country music and an absolute delight to work with. Stay tuned; we are going to be hearing a lot from this talented young lady,” expressed Marc Gilliatt/ Aim Country Music Television.
“I am so excited to be releasing a music video for ‘Small Town Saturday Night,’ Mary Heather Hickman enthusiastically said. “Stephen Morton did an amazing job capturing the gritty and dark feel of the song, and he truly brought it to life. It was also so much fun to have my co-writer and friend, Stefanie Joyce, star in the video alongside me. The response to the song has been amazing so far and I can’t wait for everyone to be able to see this video that I’m so proud of as well.”
“It was really cool to be involved in this song through every stage of the process,” shared co-writer and video co-star Stefanie Joyce. “From writing that first song with Mary Heather years ago to getting to act in this music video, the subject matter holds perennial interest for me, and it was fun to bring it to life across different mediums!”
“…Parker’s makin’ more money than he did at the mill
Since he got himself a girl with a script for pills
My my, he’s got the goods tonight
Mama always said he was a no-good kid
Now she calls him up when she needs her fix
My my, she’s waitin’ on him to stop by
Fake nails flickin on an ashtray
Keepin’ 3/4 time
Nowhere to be, now it’s payday
So she’s gonna get real high
It’s a small town Saturday night
Another small town Saturday night…”
About Mary Heather Hickman:
Bold and unflinching, Mary Heather Hickman songs tell stories that pack a punch. From no-holds-barred confessionals about her questionable taste in men (“Treasure”) to tongue-in-cheek accounts of illicit teenage love (“Baptist Parking Lot”) to modern-day murder ballads (“Ouachita River”), her songwriting is both personable and edgy, delivered with a sly dose of tongue-in-cheek humor. While her music has radio-friendly polish, Mary Heather never loses her down-home drawl; the characters in her songs feel like the type of old friends you’d finish a bottle of tequila with. This is evidenced by her growing fan base; with over half a million TikTok followers and counting, Mary Heather Hickman proves there is an audience for the gritty, unapologetic style of songwriting she specializes in.
Born in El Dorado, Arkansas, and raised just outside Dallas, Texas, Mary Heather has traditional country roots. She has spent the past five years penning songs on Nashville’s Music Row, bringing the best of red-dirt music and Nashville commercial appeal into an undeniably entertaining package. She has honed her live show over the years, opening for artists such as Justin Moore, Hank Williams Jr., Toby Keith, Eli Young Band and Whiskey Myers, and playing high-profile venues such as the AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys) and the Oklahoma Music Festival. She was also a contestant on Season 6 of NBC’s hit show, The Voice.
In 2021, her original song “Treasure” went viral on TikTok, debuting on country radio and amassing millions of streams across digital platforms. It was featured on The Bobby Bones Show, Women of iHeart Country, and hit the Top 30 on the MusicRow Country Breakout chart and Billboard Indicator chart.
Since then, she has continued to work with producer Tyler Bell on more music while touring and working as a songwriter, garnering cuts from various up-and-coming artists.