Taylor Hicks Biography

Updated On Jul 02, 2019 Published On May 23, 2016
Facts of Taylor Hicks
Date of Birth: 1976 , October-7
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Taylor Hicks
Birth Name Taylor Reuben Hicks
Father Bradley Hicks
Mother Pamela Dickinson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Birmingham, Alabama
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer
Working For Arista Records
Net Worth $3.3 million
Married N/A
Children N/A
Education Hoover High School, Auburn University
Albums Taylor Hicks,The Distance and Early Works
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Taylor Hicks is an American singer who is best known as the winner of the fifth season of American Idol. After winning the idol, Taylor Hicks signed with Arista Records and released his self-titled major label debut in 2006. Also, he is famous for his albums like The Distance and Early Works.

Taylor Hicks' early life

Taylor Hicks was born as Taylor Reuben Hicks at the end of 1976 in Birmingham, Alabama, the United States of America to Bradley Hicks and Pamela Dickinson. His father is an American doctor. After his mother and father divorced, Taylor lived with his step-mother and has a half-brother named Sean.

 

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Taylor of white ethnicity graduated from Hoover High School in 1995 and major in business and journalism and at Auburn University but dropped out 3 years later.

Taylor Hicks' career

At the age of 16, Taylor Hicks got his first harmonica from a flea market in Bessemer, Alabama for about $2. Two years later, he wrote his first song, and he began playing guitar since he was 19 years of age.

While he was in the University, Taylor joined a band called Passing Through. He quit the group and formed an own band in 1997 and recorded his album In Your Time.

At the end of 2005, he auditioned in the fifth season of the reality television singing competition American Idol. In the top 4 round, he sang In the Ghetto by Elvis Presley and sang Levon by Elton John in the top 2 Finale followed by his own song Do I Make You Proud?

After winning the American Idol Season 5 on 24th May 2006 judged by Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell, Taylor signed with Arista Records. His debut self-titled major was released on December 12, 2006.

Later, he began pursuing his solo career and also released his albums like Early Works (2008) and The Distance (2009). Hicks performed for the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 30, 2012.

In September 2017, Taylor Hicks made his first musical release in eight years premiering his song Six Strings and Diamond Rings with Billboard Music.

In 2016, Taylor Hicks began hosting State Plate via the INSP channel.

Taylor Hicks' personal life

Talking about his personal life, to this date, the reports on Taylor Hicks' married and datings are not out. He may be in a secret affair or may be married secretly with his wife, though has kept his children and other details undercover.

Taylor Hicks' net worth

As of 2018, his net worth estimated at $3.3 million. He receives a tremendous amount of salary from his professional career.

Taylor Hicks facts on timeline

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, United States

October 7 , 1976

Taylor Hicks was born as Taylor Reuben Hicks at the end of 1976 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America to Bradley Hicks and Pamela Dickinson. He started going gray since he was in his early teens. His father is a doctor. He is an American.

Bought his first harmonica

1993

At the age of 16, Taylor Hicks got his first harmonica. He bought this harmonica at a flea market in Bessemer, Alabama for about $2. Two years later, he wrote his first song and he began playing guitar since he was aged 19 years old. 

Graduated from Hoover High School

1995

Taylor Hicks was enrolled at Hoover High School since his childhood days. There he was active in several sports like baseball, soccer, and basketball. He graduated from there in 1995 and then he joined Auburn University with a major in business and journalism. 

Recorded an album, In Your Time

1997

While Taylor Hicks was in Auburn University, he joined a band called Passing Through. He quit this band and formed his own band in 1997 and recorded his album In Your Time and this album was released that year.

Released an album, Under the Radar

2005

At the end of 1990s, Taylor Hicks became close with several renowned musical artists like Widespread Panic, James Brown, Tom Petty, and so on. He also recorded his second album Under the Radar on his own and released it in 2005. 

Won the 5th session of American Idol

May 24 , 2006

In the top 3 round, Taylor Hicks sang the songs like Dancing in the Dark, Try a Little Tenderness and You Are So Beautiful. He safely reached the top 2 and became the winner of the 5th session of an American Idol on 24th of May 2006. 

Released eponymous major label debut album, Taylor Hicks

December 12 , 2006

Taylor Hicks began pursuing his solo career after he became the winner of the 5th session of an American Idol. He signed a recording deal with 19 Recordings Limited/Arista Records. His eponymous major label debut album Taylor Hicks was released on 12th of December 2006.