Taylor Hicks

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Taylor Hicks Wiki Biography

Taylor Reuben Hicks, commonly known as Taylor Hicks, is a famous American musician, singer, songwriter, author, as well as a record producer. Taylor Hicks is perhaps best known as a winner of the fifth season of the reality television show “American Idol”. With Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson on the panel of judges, the fifth season of the show is considered to be the highest-rated season in the history of “American Idol”. The season featured incredible performances from Chris Daughtry, Mandisa, as well as Kellie Pickler. In the finale of the show, Hicks competed against Katharine McPhee and won with a song called “Do I Make You Proud”, which was later released as his first single.

Competing in “American Idol” helped Taylor Hicks launch a successful solo career, as well as contributed to his international success. A well-known singer and songwriter, how rich is Taylor Hicks then? The sources state that Taylor Hicks’ net worth is estimated to be $2 million, while his earnings in 2013 amounted to $2.5 million. The majority of Taylor Hicks’ net worth and annual salary comes from his career as a singer.

Taylor Hicks was born in 1976, in Birmingham, Alabama, but when he was eight, he moved out to Hoover together with his family. Prior to his success in the “American Idol”, Hicks was a singer for a band called “Passing Through”. He then left the band and recorded his first album “In Your Time”. At the time, Hicks was travelling back and forth between Nashville where he recorded several songs with Percy Sledge and Billy Earl McClelland, and Alabama. It was in Alabama where Hicks decided to begin his professional career. Upon his return, he started performing at various bars and venues and even sang together with James Brown, Tom Petty, Snoop Dogg and Jackson Browne. In 2005, Hicks released his second album called “Under the Radar” and a year later participated in and won a singing competition “American Idol”. The success of “American Idol” gave Hicks the opportunity to work with such artists as Snoop Dogg and Widespread Panic, and make collaborations with his former “American Idol” competitors.

In 2006, Taylor Hicks signed a deal worthy of $750 thousand to write a book about his life titled “Heart Full of Soul”. In addition to that, he signed a record deal with Vanguard/Welk Records and released an album titled “Early Works” under their name. A year later Hicks came out with his third studio album and the first album under his own independent label called “The Distance”. The album peaked at #58 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 9 thousand copies during its debut week. So far, Taylor Hicks has released three studio albums, one live album, and one compilation album. In addition to that, Hicks made an appearance on one of the episodes of the police legal drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, as well as a talk show called “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”. A famous singer and songwriter, Taylor Hicks has a net worth of $2 million.

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Taylor Hicks Quick Info

Full NameTaylor Hicks
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 7, 1976
Place Of BirthBirmingham, Alabama, United States
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Author, Songwriter, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Restaurateur
EducationHoover High School, Auburn University, Do I Make You Proud, Son of a Carpenter, Maybe You Should, Wilkesboro, NC, United States, Charlotte, NC, United States, Atlanta, GA, United States
NationalityUnited States of America
ParentsPamela Dickinson, Bradley Hicks, Do I Make You Proud, Son of a Carpenter, Maybe You Should, Wilkesboro, NC, United States, Charlotte, NC, United States, Atlanta, GA, United States
SiblingsSean Hicks
NicknamesTaylor Reuben Hicks , Hicks, Taylor , Tay Tay , The Silver Fox
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/TaylorRHicks
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/taylorhicks
Google+http://plus.google.com/+taylorhicks
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/taylorhicks
IMDBhttp://imdb.com/name/nm2212558
Movies, American Idol, Warren Haynes
TV ShowsAmerican Idol

Taylor Hicks Trademarks

  1. Grey hair

Taylor Hicks Quotes

  • I stole an Otis Redding album from a buddy of mine’s house when I was about 10 years old and I have been in love with it ever since. It must have been a bug or something. He told me to keep it.
  • I love New York. I’m working on Broadway and it’s a great way for me to get my feet wet in acting and a great way to season yourself as a performer. I’ve been able to breathe more as a songwriter, having the time and being able to find the right songs.
  • Come on America! I’m living the American dream!
  • It’s music man. If it’s in your heart, you feel it, you play it, you sing it, you perform it, you bust your buns doing it, and that’s what it’s all about.
  • When you are doing something you love, sleep can wait!
  • I want my voice heard.

Taylor Hicks Important Facts

  • Has a younger half-brother named Sean, who encouraged Taylor to audition.
  • Not only is he the oldest person to win American Idol, he is also the first white man to win, and the first guy to win over a girl in the finale.
  • In his Idol audition, Simon predicted he’d never “make it to the finals”, but instead ended up winning American Idol without ever being in the bottom two or three. Simon quickly took back his words on the first week of voting.
  • Started going gray when he was 14.
  • Is a fan of the Jonas Brothers.
  • In college was in a band called Passing Through.
  • “Do I Make You Proud” debuted at #1 on Billboard Hot 100.
  • He performs the song “Takin’ It To The Streets “, originally sung by the Doobie Brothers, on the American Idol top 12 CD.
  • Has two goldfish, named Lamont and Ray.
  • His father Brad, is a dentist.
  • He also performed in the huge infield of Talladega Superspeedway in 2004 during a NASCAR race weekend. After he won Idol, driver David Stremme said that he hoped Hicks would come back for the October race weekend there.
  • Parodied on Saturday Night Live by Jason Sudeikis
  • He was born at Saint Vincent Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, and his birth time is 10/06/76 at 3:30am.
  • He is the second American Idol winner from Birmingham, Ruben Studdard being the first.
  • On May 24, 2006, he became the new American Idol.
  • He bought a $2 harmonica at a local flea market when he was 16 and has been playing harmonica ever since.
  • He was attending a friends wedding on the night Hurricane Katrina hit and used a ticket voucher to fly to Las Vegas.
  • Sang a duet with Toni Braxton “In the Ghetto” in the finale of American Idol [2006], where later he won the title of the ‘American Idol’.
  • Is close friends with Elliott Yamin.
  • Worked at a shopping mall and would dress up as the Easter Bunny for Easter and spring promotions.
  • On May 17 2006, joined Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood as the only Idol contestants who were never voted in the bottom 2 or 3.
  • Made the top final 2 on “American Idol: The Search for a Super Star”
  • His fans are known as the Soul Patrol.
  • He left college before graduating and went to Nashville for nine months to pursue a musical career. He has played for various venues around the United States. He has even played a couple nights at the Playboy Mansion.
  • Plays guitar and a “blues” harmonica or “harp.” He writes most of his own songs. He has a CD entitled: Under the Radar.
  • According to his grandmother, Taylor has never had any music lessons. He came running up to her when he was about twelve years old saying, “Grandma, you’ve got to hear this!” Then he sang Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness” for her.
  • His music reflect his favorite music: the old songs of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Ray Charles. In fact, he used to always carry a tiny statute of Ray Charles on stage with him. It was lost or stolen recently and he’s been looking for another one.

Taylor Hicks Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Home & Family2013TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
American IdolTV Series 1 episode, 2007 performer – 3 episodes, 2006Soundtrack
State Plate2016-2017TV SeriesHimself – HostSelf
Extra2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Home & Family2013-2016TV SeriesHimself – Guest / Himself – Musical GuestSelf
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Dish Nation2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
American Idol2006-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself – Finalist / Himself – PerformerSelf
The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2015TV MovieHimselfSelf
The Playboy Morning Show2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Music City USA2015DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Hell’s Kitchen2015TV SeriesHimself – Restaurant PatronSelf
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
National Memorial Day Parade2013TV Special documentaryHimself – PerformerSelf
The Apprentice2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Paula’s Best Dishes2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Choice2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself – Guest PerformerSelf
American Idol: Welcome Home2010TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Gulf Is Back2010TV MovieHimselfSelf
ESPN Road Trip2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Early Show2006-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself – PerformerSelf
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
A Capitol Fourth2008TV MovieHimselfSelf
The View2006-2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself – Musical GuestSelf
Entertainment Tonight2006-2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
iVillage Live2007TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Larry King Live2006-2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol2007Video GameHimself (uncredited)Self
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Christmas in Washington2006TV SpecialHimselfSelf
2006 American Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Stadium of Fire 20062006TV MovieHimselfSelf
Idol Tonight2006TV SeriesHimselfSelf
American Idol Extra2006TV SeriesHimselfSelf
FOX 25th Anniversary Special2012TV SpecialHimselfArchive Footage