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.