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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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Milwaukee's Best -- Taylor's Mystery Lady Revealed!

Milwaukee's Best -- Taylor's Mystery Lady Revealed!

So who was that bikini blonde cavorting in the Hawaiian sand with Season 5 "Idol" winner Taylor Hicks? If you live in Milwaukee, you know spritely Caroline Lyders as the morning anchor for WISN… READ MORE >

Taylor Hicks Scores a Really Hot Chick?

Taylor Hicks Scores a Really Hot Chick?

Taylor Hicks was spotted in Hawaii with a tight-bodied, blonde babe! Guess it pays to be an "American Idol" after all! The two made the trek to the 808 after Taylor's "American Idol" season-ending… READ MORE >

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Lewis and Clarkson: Who Will and WON'T Perform Tonight

Lewis and Clarkson:
Who Will and WON'T Perform Tonight

Kelly Clarkson may be feuding with her label head Clive Davis, but she's got nothing but love for "American Idol."TMZ has learned that Kelly -- and all winners from seasons past, except Fantasia… READ MORE >

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Taylor Hicks' Career Goes Idle

Taylor Hicks' Career Goes Idle

What a difference a year makes! insertBCSinglePlayer(823548053); Just one year after being crowned "American Idol" in the usual media frenzy, Taylor Hicks performed at The Grove in Anaheim last… READ MORE >

- 2637 days ago
For Sale: Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks

For Sale:
Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks

Dreams really do come true. If you can meet their price, you can party with your favorite "American Idol." According to the New York Post, the going rate for the reality show's castoffs, finalists… READ MORE >

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What We Like About Her

What We Like About Her

Is Amanda Bynes still working? Trisch, we last saw Amanda Bynes as the spunky Holly Tyler on the finale of "What I Like About You," but she's still out there working. She'll be seen in next… READ MORE >

- 2814 days ago
Taylor Hicks' Viper Room Romp

Taylor Hicks' Viper Room Romp

TMZ has already reported that Taylor Hicks, Bucky Covington and Elliott Yamin skipped out on their "Idol" tour after-party, full of autograph signing and kodak moments with the kiddies, to obtain… READ MORE >

- 2885 days ago
It's Hard Out Here for an "Idol"

It's Hard Out Here for an "Idol"

With "American Idol" auditions already underway for next season, TMZ is checking in with some of the winners and contestants from past seasons. While some are seeing continued success (Jennifer… READ MORE >

- 2897 days ago
Top Stories for 08/16/06

Top Stories for 08/16/06

Justin Timberlake, unlike millions of other Americans, evidently doesn't think much of Taylor Hicks' soul-patrolling shtick. "People think he looks so normal, and he's so sweet and he's so… READ MORE >

- 2897 days ago
Taylor, Dude, You're the Dude

Taylor, Dude, You're the Dude

Taylor Hicks (and many others) showed up to Social Hollywood in LA on Tuesday night but it was all about Hicks. It seemed as though he was approached by one aspiring business partner after another… READ MORE >

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