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Taylor Hicks
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Review of "The Distance"
22-11-2009 | 1 comment
If You Think You Know the Music of Taylor Hicks, "The Distance" Will Show You a New Side Taylor still knows how to deliver a song and grab the listener, as Rod Stewart once said of Taylor, "by the ... read more »
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Taylor Hicks

Taylor Hicks songsMost popular Taylor Hicks songs (see all 38 songs)
1The Fall lyrics -
2I Live On A Battlefield lyrics-
3Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) lyrics-
4Gonna Move lyrics-
5The Deal lyrics-
6Heaven Knows lyrics-
7Woman's Got To Have It (duet with Elliott Yamin) lyrics-
8Nineteen lyrics-
9Soul Thing lyrics-
10Just To Feel That Way lyrics-

Taylor Hicks albumsMost popular Taylor Hicks albums (see all 3 albums)
1The Distance [2009]-
2Early Works [2008]-
3Taylor Hicks [2006]-


Biography
With his raspy, soulful voice and salt-and-pepper hair, Taylor Hicks was one of the unlikeliest contestants to make it to the final round of American Idol, but his quirky charm and rousing delivery of songs like "Takin' It to the Streets" won Hicks a devoted legion of fans called the Soul Patrol and the title of the fifth-season American Idol. Born in Birmingham, AL, and raised in Hoover, Hicks grew up listening to classic soul artists such as Otis Redding and Sam Cooke -- which he said he could to relate to even as a child due to the divorce of his parents and other troubles -- and singer/songwriters like Van Morrison, Bob Seger, and Billy Joel. His chief influence, however, was Ray Charles, whom he admired so much that he carried a little statue of Charles with him whenever he performed. Though Hicks had no formal musical training, he picked up singing, guitar, and harmonica on his own. He began performing for his family at an early age and won a talent contest at his high school (at which time his hair started turning gray). While studying business, communication, and marketing at Auburn University, Hicks formed the Passing Through band, and left school early to try his luck in Nashville. As a touring performer, he opened for artists ranging from James Brown to Drive-By Truckers and also performed at the Playboy Mansion. Hicks released two albums with his band: In Your Time, a live album, and Under the Radar. In 2005, he auditioned for American Idol; the Memphis tryouts were so crowded that Hicks couldn't get in, so he went to the Las Vegas auditions. Despite the doubts of judge Simon Cowell, Hicks' differences from the typical pop star look and sound worked for him rather than against him in the competition, and his performances of "Levon," "Living for the City," and "Dancing in the Dark" helped put him over the top. After winning American Idol, Hicks signed a record deal with Clive Davis and 19 Recordings Unlimited, and released the single Do I Make You Proud that summer. Hicks also performed with the American Idol tour and began work on his major-label debut album. His self-titled debut arrived in late 2006. Live at the Workplay Theatre, a concert album recorded in summer 2006, was released in 2007. ~ Heather Phares, All Music Guide
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5 Comments
05-07-2007 00:08 mike_lol
 
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@ Do I make You Proud?

A fart sounds better than him, for real
24-06-2007 02:35 mike_lol
 
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@ Do I make You Proud?

Dude, this guy sucks, dances like an epileptic crazed guy and sings like a drunk parent at a wedding, he isn't a singer and, he hasn't even made a CD, it's not listed here, pathetic.
29-12-2006 20:50 Mastix
 
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@ Do I make You Proud?

Heey, I really love Taylor ! Have just got his cd... and its real good!
and this is not on the cd but this is soo good !! The Lyrics its the best..
Wanna hear more of taylor!!
22-07-2006 02:46 cloudyair214
 
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@ Takin' It To The Streets

Love this song. Actually, not really a big fan of the SONG...but Taylor sings it 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times better than the Doobie peoples lol

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If there are two stupid people and one goes away, then there are three stupid people~me
14-07-2006 13:48 cloudyair214
 
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@ Do I make You Proud?

I LOVE TAYLOR HICKS! I went to the concert and he saw me! He really did! He was so cool and he sings this song beautifully, especially the end. i love you taylor!!

this is what we dream about
but the only question now
is do i make you proud....

yes taylor, you do make me proud
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If there are two stupid people and one goes away, then there are three stupid people~me