Taylor Hicks Biography

Updated On Jan 28, 2018 Published On May 23, 2016
Facts of Taylor Hicks
Date of Birth: 1976 , October-7
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
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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. He 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. While he was in this University, he 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 24 round, he sang Levon by Elton John.

He became the top 20 and he performed the song Easy by Commodores. In the top 3 round, he sang 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 May 2006

He began pursuing his solo career after that. His eponymous major label debut album Taylor Hicks was released on 12th of December 2006. To this date, not married and he is of white ethnicity. His net worth as of 2018 is estimated at $3.3 million. He receives a tremendous amount of salary from his professional career.

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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, he 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

 He 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 he 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, he 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, he 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

He 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.