Each Friday at 9:30am, KICK-FM will feature an artist on the rise during the Breakthrough Artist of the Week, brought to you by Glass One Quincy.

Illinois native Kelsey Hickman hails from a small town just north of Springfield, and has been singing and writing songs since she was just 12 years old. She continued to hone her talent, eventually landing a gig as the lead singer of Illinois band Still Kick'n while she was still in high school. The band broke up, but now she's moved onto Nashville where she hopes to "...write and perform music that my listeners can connect with. If I’ve done that, I’ve done what I’ve been put on this earth to do." For more about Kelsey Hickman, check out her website. Her album Gypsy, which features the single Gone, is available on iTunes.

Did you miss "Gone" on-air, or just want to hear it again? Check it out below!