By Nancy Colasurdo Published May 13, 2011
In the audition video that eventually propelled Taylor Hicks to become the 2006 American Idol, he tells Simon Cowell, “I want my voice heard.” Five years later, with the show on the verge of inducting another into its storied ranks, I asked Hicks if he does indeed feel . . . → Read More: Checking in With an ‘American Idol’
It appears Hicks’ 15 minutes of fame aren’t quite up yet.
“After you hit on everything all the time, a lot of people get complacent,” Hicks said. “They get the big pop and go under a rock.
“You’ve got to constantly stay out there and stay in the eye. That’s hard work and a lot . . . → Read More: Taylor Hicks proves 2006 ‘American Idol’ no fluke, performing at Panoply
Five years have passed since Taylor Hicks joined the elite group of American Idol winners. During those productive years Hicks released three albums, wrote an autobiography, starred on Broadway, and toured internationally. Considering Hicks’ pre-Idol background as a tireless working musician, there’s nothing surprising about his highly disciplined work ethic. Playing music is simply what . . . → Read More: Interview: Taylor Hicks – Keeping Musicianship Front and Center
by Dean M Shapiro
…Hicks, whose latest tour will take him to Beau Rivage Casino & Resort in Biloxi this weekend, hasn’t let any grass grow under his feet either. Five years after his big win he may not have the instant name recognition as some of his other fellow winners but he is following . . . → Read More: After “American Idol” What Next? Taylor Hicks Follows TV Success with Solo Career
By Rob Shuter
“We have found a new ‘American Idol,’ and his name is Steven Tyler,” Taylor tells me. “I enjoy the judges this year, especially Steven, who is the breath of fresh air the show needed. Now all we have to do is find the contest that gives a breath of fresh air and . . . → Read More: Taylor Hicks Says Steven Tyler Is the Real ‘American Idol’ -Popeater
by Mike Greenhaus
Taylor Hicks is no stranger to the jamband scene. Long before he won American Idol in 2006, the 34-year-old singer/guitarist/harmonica player spent years honing his own brand of classic rock-influenced soul music on the Southeast club-circuit. An outspoken fan of jamband music, Hicks once moonlighted in a Widespread Panic cover band and . . . → Read More: Reinventing an American Idol: A Conversation with Taylor Hicks
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From The Hollywood Reporter:
Taylor Hicks On Jam Cruise: ‘I Had a Blast!’ The Season 5 ‘American Idol’ winner tells THR it was an honor to sit in with musicians like Robert Randolph, Maceo Parker and Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.
“I had a blast on the cruise,” Hicks tells the Hollywood Reporter’s Idol Worship. . . . → Read More: Taylor Hicks On Jam Cruise: ‘I Had a Blast!’
This past week Taylor Hicks, who won season 5 of American Idol, appeared on Jam Cruise, guesting with numerous acts, including: Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Jojo’s Mardi Gras Band, the Maceo Parker Super Jam. Back in November 2006, current Relix editor Josh Baron interviewed him for the magazine. At the time his remarks . . . → Read More: On Soul Patrol with Taylor Hicks (Relix Revisited)