Taylor Hicks is best known as the highly popular winner of the 5th season of American Idol who won over live audiences and the American voting public with his powerful and enthusiastic soul singing and passionate performances. The eldest American Idol winner so far at 29 years old, Hicks had already been a recognized musician and performer for many years and is an accomplished harmonica player and guitarist. Openly influenced by soul music greats such as Ray Charles and Joe Cocker, his vocals are simultaneously grainy, mature, sweet and exuberant. Taylor Hicks tickets are available now for a uniquely engrossing musical performance.
Taylor Hicks was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1976, and from a very early age proved to have an aptitude for singing and performing, winning a high school talent contest before heading to Auburn University. Forming bands in college led Hicks to move to Nashville, where he found success as a touring performer with artists such as Keb Mo and James Brown and released two albums: 1997’s In Your Time and 2005’s Under the Radar. Regular concerts in his native region earned Hicks renown as a singer/songwriter, and his soulful vocals and energetic performances appealed to a variety of music fans.
When viewers of American Idol were introduced to Hicks’ individually powerful vocals, he instantly became an audience favorite and amassed a dedicated following of fans known as the “Soul Patrol.” His popularity with the audience increased with his commanding renditions of songs such as “Takin’ It to the Streets,” and Hicks stormed to victory in the season finale. After a successful American Idol live tour and with a #1 single under his belt, Taylor Hicks’ unique charm and wonderful performances continue with the same celebration of soul music and explosive musical talent. Find your Taylor Hicks tickets today and enjoy a pop music sensation.
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