Taylor Hicks settles in for yearlong run in Indigo at Bally’s

By John Katsilometes

This finding-a-niche-in-Las-Vegas approach seems to be working well for Taylor Hicks.
Formally and finally announced this morning is Hicks’ return to Indigo at Bally’s, the venue of his well-received summer stint and entry point to a Strip residency. In what is specified as a yearlong commitment, Hicks is back Oct. 17-Nov. 12 and Dec. 3-16, with dates next year to be announced.

Read the full story here at Las Vegas Review- Journal

Taylor Hicks at Panoply – Audio

Taylor Hicks Performs at Panoply Arts Festival
Huntsville, AL
April 29th, 2012

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Photo Credit: Eric Schultz / Huntsville Times

Taylor Hicks announces Residency at Bally’s Las Vegas

The Birmingham, Ala., native has signed on with Caesars Entertainment-owned Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino for a three-month residency starting June 26. “It’s a true full-circle moment for me,” Hicks tellsThe Hollywood Reporter.

This marks the first time an American Idol alum has secured a residency on the Las Vegas Strip.

Advance ticket sales begin Monday, April 23 at 10 a.m. and are available by calling (888) 746-7784 or (702) 777-7776, and will be available in person at the Bally’s Box Office and online at ballyslasvegas.com beginning Monday, May 21, 2012.

Audio: Taylor Hicks at Break N Bread Festival, Birmingham, AL 10-9-11

Taylor was the featured performer at the Break N Bread Festival held at Railroad Park, Birmingham, Alabama on October 9th, 2011. Download audio below by right-clicking the links:

Rockin Pneumonia/Hey Pocky Way
The Deal
Back To Louisiana
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
What’s Right Is Right
Love The One You’re With
Nineteen
Will It Go Round In Circles
(Tossin T Shirts)
Seven Mile Breakdown

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Audio of Taylor Hicks Flamingo Room set

Taylor played a rousing show at the Flamingo Room in Houston, Texas on 9/16/2011. Many thanks to Bonnie C. who recorded the set. Taylorography has split and tagged the songs for easy playback on your media devices.

Cover art is also included in the folder, all is available for download here: DOWNLOAD FILES HERE

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Checking in With an ‘American Idol’

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 heard. “I think the question is, what would [Simon] say?” Hicks said in our recent interview in New York. “I think America has already answered it.  I feel blessed and thankful.  I am entertaining people and helping others. That’s kind of what my mantra is.”
Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2011/05/13/checking-american-idol/#ixzz1MG8VPLdM

 

Interview: Taylor Hicks – Keeping Musicianship Front and Center

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 Taylor Hicks does.

By THE OTHER CHAD, BLOGCRITICS.ORG
Published 10:00 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2011

Full article here: http://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/Interview-Taylor-Hicks-Keeping-Musicianship-1302573.php