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Taylor Hicks

Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer who won the fifth season of American Idol. Hicks got his start as a professional musician in his late teens and performed around the Southeastern United States for well over the span of a decade, during which he also released two independent albums. Upon winning Idol, he was signed to Arista Records, under which his self-titled major label debut was released on December 12, 2006. His energetic stage performances and influences derived from classic rock, blues, and R&B music had earned him a following of devout fans, who have been dubbed the "Soul Patrol." He performed on Broadway in 2008 and on national tour in 2009 in Grease playing Teen Angel, the role originated by Alan Paul. The new CD, The Distance, was released March 10, 2009, with the first single, "What's Right Is Right", going to AC adds January 27, 2009. The second single was confirmed to be "Seven Mile Breakdown" via his Myspace page. In May 2011, Taylor Hicks opened ORE Drink and Dine restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama’s Crestline Park. Birmingham Magazine readers voted ORE as Birmingham’s “Best New Restaurant” in the fall of 2011. On June 14, 2011, Taylor

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Taylor Hicks -- My Airline Connects Saved My BCS Performance

Taylor Hicks
My Airline Connects Saved My BCS Performance

Bet you didn't know ... Taylor Hicks was booked to perform at a BCS Championship pre-game event today. Bet you ALSO didn't know ... the guy almost missed his flight due to a national weather… READ MORE >

Taylor Hicks -- 'American Idol' Judges Come With an Expiration Date

Taylor Hicks
'American Idol' Judges Come w/ An Expiration Date

Just how replaceable ARE "American Idol" judges?  According to "Idol" champ Taylor Hicks ... SUPER DUPER REPLACEABLE. Taylor was out in L.A. on Friday when our photog asked the season… READ MORE >

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'American Idol' Champ Taylor Hicks -- The Show STILL Makes Stars ... Just Look at Me!!!

Taylor Hicks
'Idol' STILL Makes Stars ... Just Look at Me!!!

"American Idol" champ Kris Allen is DEAD WRONG ... the show has life in it yet ... at least according to Season 5 champ Taylor Hicks -- and his own shining success is proof.As we reported, Kris… READ MORE >

- 938 days ago
Taylor Hicks -- I 'Banged' My Way Onto an Airplane

Taylor Hicks -- I 'Banged' My Way Onto an Airplane

Former 'American Idol' champ Taylor Hicks pulled a full-on rock star move to force his way onto an airplane in Atlanta after nearly missing his flight. Taylor gave us the blow-by-blow when he got… READ MORE >

- 1358 days ago
Topless Taylor Hicks

Topless Taylor Hicks

Former "American Idol" star Taylor Hicks laid out in Mexico yesterday, working on his soulful tan.Hicks has not had a song make the charts since 2006. See Also Cops, Drunk Chicks ...and Taylor… READ MORE >

- 1995 days ago
Cops, Drunk Chicks ...and Taylor Hicks?!

Cops, Drunk Chicks ...and Taylor Hicks?!

Craziness exploded in Hollywood last night -- and it all went down mere inches from our cameraman ... and some guy named Taylor Hicks. The drama started after Taylor's show at the Roxy -- which… READ MORE >

- 2101 days ago
Taylor Hicks Tickets -- Totally Worthless

Taylor Hicks Tickets -- Totally Worthless

It's not a charity show, it's not a fundraiser ... Taylor Hicks concert tickets have now been reduced to a whopping $0.00 -- and it still hasn't sold out. Soul Patrol!The season five "American… READ MORE >

- 2103 days ago
Taylor Hicks' New Gig -- at a Housing Development!

Taylor Hicks' New Gig -- at a Housing Development!

It's been 16 months since Taylor Hicks won "American Idol" -- and he's really going places -- like the opening of an Alabama housing development!On the weekend of Oct. 26, people who have… READ MORE >

- 2633 days ago
We're Just Sayin' ...

We're Just Sayin' ...

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- 2697 days ago
Taylor Hicks' Auto-bore-ography

Taylor Hicks' Auto-bore-ography

If you thought Taylor Hicks' music was boring -- wait 'til you read his autobiography! Snore Patrol!The 30-year-old Season 5 "American Idol" "winner" has just released his "inspirational memoir"… READ MORE >

- 2711 days ago

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