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Taylor Hicks
Taylor Hicks performs for troops aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, docked at Coronado, California on December 19, 2006
Taylor Hicks performs for troops aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, docked at Coronado, California on December 19, 2006
Background information
Birth name Taylor Reuben Hicks
Born October 7, 1976 (1976-10-07) (age 31)
Origin Birmingham, Alabama
Genre(s) Blue-eyed soul, blues, blues rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, author
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ
Years active 1997–present
Label(s) Arista Records (2006-present), Independent (1997-2005)
Associated
acts
Little Memphis Blues Orchestra
Website www.taylorhicks.com

Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter. Hicks got his start as a professional musician in his late teens and performed around the Southeastern United States for well over the span of a decade, during which he also released two independent albums. He rose to prominence in the year 2006 as the winner of the fifth season of American Idol. Upon winning the music competition, he was signed to Arista Records, under which his self-titled major label debut was released on December 12, 2006. His energetic stage performances and influences derived from classic soul, blues, and R&B music have earned him a following of devout fans, who are dubbed as the "Soul Patrol". Image File history File links TaylorHicks. ... USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), the ninth Nimitz-class supercarrier, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the late President Ronald Reagan. ... Flag of Coronado Coronado is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is a term used to describe R&B or soul music performed by white artists. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from African American spirituals, shouts, work songs and chants and has its earliest stylistic roots in West Africa. ... Blues-rock is a hybrid musical genre combining elements of the blues with rock and roll, with an emphasis on the electric guitar. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Vocal music is music performed by one or more singers, with or without non-vocal instrumental accompaniment, in which singing provides the main focus of the piece. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... Organ in Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany The organ is a keyboard instrument played using one or more manuals and a pedalboard. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Arista redirects here. ... Little Memphis Blues Orchestra (also known as L.M.B.O. or LiMBO) is the band formerly known as the Taylor Hicks Band. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... The US Southeast is the eastern portion of the Southern United States, but the Census Bureau does not provide a standard definition of a Southeast region of the United States, and organizations that need to subdivide the US are free to define a Southeast region to fit their needs. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... A music competition is a public event designed to identify and award outstanding musical ensembles and/or soloists. ... Arista redirects here. ... Taylor Hicks is the eponymous major label debut album by American Idol fifth-season winner Taylor Hicks. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Blues music redirects here. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...

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Early life

Taylor Hicks as a child

Taylor Hicks was born at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 7, 1976, to Bradley Hicks and Pamela Dickinson Hicks. As an infant, he had blond hair. His hair color turned dark brown/black as an adolescent and started turning gray by the time he was 13. He and his family moved to suburban Hoover when he was eight years old. His parents divorced when he was eight, and his father Brad, a dentist, and stepmother Linda shared custody until he became of age. Hicks attributed his difficult childhood as the reason for him to find solace in soul and blues music.[1] He has a younger half-brother, Sean, who would later convince him to audition for American Idol.[2] Image File history File links Taylorhickschild. ... Image File history File links Taylorhickschild. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Young man with naturally blond hair. ... Brunette redirects here. ... Gray haired woman in New Dehli Gray hair color typically occurs naturally as people age, usually turning their hair from its natural color to gray and then to white. ... Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in middle central Alabama. ... X-rays can reveal if a person has cavities Dentistry is the practical application of knowledge of dental science (the science of placement, arrangement, function of teeth) to human beings. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ...


When Hicks was five years old, he would sing to random strangers the music of The Tubes or Mister Mister.[3] He bought his first harmonica when he was 16, for $2 at a flea market in Bessemer, Alabama,[1] and taught himself to play blues harp. He discovered that he possessed absolute pitch when he was able to recognize the pitches of ordinary noises and mimic them on the harmonica.[4] Hicks was 18 when he wrote his first song, "In Your Time", and he taught himself to play guitar when he was 19.[5] The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theatre rock band, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. ... Mr. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... Bessemer is an American city and southwest suburb of Birmingham located in southwestern Jefferson County, Alabama. ... Harp Attack! blues harp album cover Blues harp or cross harp is a technique of playing an ordinary harmonica which originated in the blues, not a type of harp or harmonica. ... Absolute pitch (AP), widely referred to as perfect pitch, is the ability of a person to identify or sing a musical note without the benefit of a known reference. ... Pitch is the perceived fundamental frequency of a sound. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ...


Hicks was a former student of W.A. Berry High School and graduated from its successor Hoover High School in 1995. He played varsity baseball, soccer, and basketball while studying in Hoover. He then majored in business and journalism at Auburn University, but lost interest and dropped out after three years. [6] For high schools named after Herbert Hoover, see Herbert Hoover High School. ... This article is about the sport. ... Soccer redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... Journalism is a discipline of gathering, writing and reporting news, and broadly it includes the process of editing and presenting the news articles. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 24,100 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the second largest university in the state,[5] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ...


Career

Early career

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While in college, Hicks was part of a band called Passing Through, which he later quit to start his own band.[8] He recorded In Your Time, an album which included both studio and live tracks, independently in 1997. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2000 to pursue a music career. There, he worked with Nashville veterans Billy Earl McClelland and Percy Sledge[1] and recorded a three-track demo but was unable to find a label that would sign him. He left Nashville after a year due to what he called the "oversaturation of the market".[9] Hicks returned to Alabama and launched a professional music career, performing at various venues and parties mostly around the Southeastern United States, including The War Eagle Supper Club (a popular college bar) in Auburn, Alabama.[10] Hicks has performed with the likes of James Brown, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Drive-By Truckers, Robert Randolph, Snoop Dogg,and Keb Mo.[11] He also performed in the huge infield of Talladega Superspeedway in 2004 during a NASCAR race weekend. After Hicks won Idol, driver David Stremme said that he hoped Hicks would come back for the October race weekend there.[12] In Your Time is the first album released by soul artist Taylor Hicks. ... Nashville redirects here. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Percy Sledge Percy Sledge (born November 25, 1941 in Leighton, Alabama) is a US-American R&B and soul performer. ... The US Southeast is the eastern portion of the Southern United States, but the Census Bureau does not provide a standard definition of a Southeast region of the United States, and organizations that need to subdivide the US are free to define a Southeast region to fit their needs. ... Nickname: Location in Lee County, Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Lee County, Alabama Government  - Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. ... For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... Thomas Earl Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a singer and guitarist. ... Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him the poster boy of the Southern California confessional singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Drive-By Truckers are a rock/alt-country/cowpunk (their website actually calls them a psychobilly band) band based in Athens, Georgia, though three out of five members (Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood, and Shonna Tucker) originally hail from The Shoals region of Northern Alabama. ... Robert Randolph was the guitarist for Robert Randolph & the Family Band. ... Keb Mo is a noted blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, Alabama. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... David Andrew Stremme (born in South Bend, Indiana on June 19, 1977) is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup racecar driver. ...


He recorded, produced, and released a second album, Under the Radar, in 2005. Despite releasing two albums prior to appearing on American Idol, he did not violate their requirements for contestants, as he had never held a recording contract.[13] In Your Time is the first album released by soul artist Taylor Hicks. ... A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote. ...


Hicks has allowed audience members to record his concerts for personal, non-commercial use, and went so far as to authorize the Internet Archive to create a section for fans to upload and share their recordings, but it was unclear whether his American Idol contract would allow this to continue, so the Archive will not accept the upload of concerts recorded after January 1, 2006.[14] Internet Archive headquarters is in the Presidio, a former US military base in San Francisco. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


American Idol

See also: American Idol (Season 5)

Hicks auditioned for American Idol in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 10, 2005. He had originally wanted to try out in Memphis, Tennessee, but auditions in that city were canceled to accommodate relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. On the night before Hurricane Katrina hit, he had been in New Orleans, Louisiana to attend the wedding of a good friend he met while at Auburn University. His Southwest Airlines flight out of New Orleans had been canceled, and he had been offered a travel voucher to use at a later date. He used the ticket voucher to fly to Las Vegas.[15] Hicks passed the audition by the approval of judges Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul, but not Simon Cowell, who said that Hicks would never make it to the final round. On Hicks' first performance for the voting public, Cowell called back to this quote, admitting he was wrong. The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... NOLA redirects here. ... This article is about the American airline. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American multi-platinum selling Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ... Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ...


On the May 10, 2006, results show, Hicks along with Katharine McPhee and Elliott Yamin, were announced as the Top 3 finalists. On May 12, Idol producers brought Hicks to Birmingham for a weekend of promotional events including television interviews for the local FOX affiliate, a downtown parade, concerts, and an audience with Governor Bob Riley.[16][17] May 12 was proclaimed "Taylor Hicks Day" and Hicks was given the key to the city.[18] Also on May 12, Gov. Riley issued a proclamation making May 16 "Taylor Hicks Day".[19] is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the singer. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for his hit single Wait for You as well as being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... WBRC, channel 6, Fox 6 is the Fox O&O Station in the Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa, Alabama television market. ... Robert Renfroe Bob Riley (born October 3, 1944) is an American politician in the Republican Party. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Hicks was named the new American Idol on May 24, 2006, winning the title over McPhee, with over 63.4 million votes cast in total. The proclamation was aired to a worldwide audience of 200 million television viewers.[20] With his win at age 29, Hicks became the oldest person to win American Idol. He is the fifth Southerner to win American Idol, the second winner from Birmingham, Alabama after season 2 winner Ruben Studdard, as well as the fourth finalist with Birmingham ties.[21] He is the third winner to have never landed in the bottom two or three, after Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Historic Southern United States. ... Christopher Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978) is an American pop/R&B/gospel singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American pop country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ...


In June 2006, Ford Motor Company, the show's major sponsor, signed Hicks to promote Ford's "Drive on Us" year-end sales event.[22] He was also named Hottest Bachelor by People magazine for 2006, appearing on the magazine's cover.[23] “Ford” redirects here. ... People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human interest stories, published by Time Inc. ...

Hicks played harmonica and guitar on every date of the American Idols LIVE! Tour
Hicks played harmonica and guitar on every date of the American Idols LIVE! Tour

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (682x909, 128 KB) http://flickr. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (682x909, 128 KB) http://flickr. ... American Idols Live! Tour 2006 is a summer concert tour in the United States featuring the top 10 contestants of the fifth season of American Idol, which aired in 2006. ...

Life after Idol

Hicks signed a recording contract with 19 Recordings Limited/Arista Records, managed by American Idol creator Simon Fuller, in May 2006.[24] Hicks' debut single "Do I Make You Proud" debuted on the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and was subsequently certified gold by the RIAA.[25] Arista redirects here. ... Simon Fuller (born May 17, 1960 in Hastings, England) is one of the most important figures in the entertainment business in the world. ... Do I Make You Proud is a soul-pop song written for American Idol season five winner Taylor Hicks by Tracy Ackerman, Andy Watkins, and Paul Wilson of the Absolute production team, and co-produced by Dave Way. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... A gold certification is a RIAA certification for a single that has sold 100,000 copies and digital downloads. ... The RIAA Logo. ...


Hicks made guest appearances in concerts by Snoop Dogg, Widespread Panic, and Willie Nelson, among others.[8] Hicks also joined his fellow Top 10 Idol finalists on the American Idols LIVE! Tour which ran from July to September. The members of the former Taylor Hicks Band, formed by Hicks two years prior, regrouped as the Little Memphis Blues Orchestra and shadowed the Idols' tour route. Hicks occasionally appeared as a "special guest" when circumstances permitted, and was even accompanied at times by the other Idols, such as Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, Ace Young, and Bucky Covington.[26] Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Widespread Panic is a southern rock band from Athens, Georgia. ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... American Idols Live! Tour 2006 is a summer concert tour in the United States featuring the top 10 contestants of the fifth season of American Idol, which aired in 2006. ... Little Memphis Blues Orchestra (also known as L.M.B.O. or LiMBO) is the band formerly known as the Taylor Hicks Band. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for his hit single Wait for You as well as being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... This article is about the musician. ... Brett Asa Ace Young (born November 15, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... William Joel Bucky Covington III (born November 8, 1977) is an American Country Music Singer. ...


In August, it was announced that Hicks received a $750,000 (USD) deal to write a memoir of his life, Titled "Heart Full of Soul" which is expected to be released in spring 2007 by Random House.[27] The book will be ghostwritten by Rolling Stone writer David Wild. In the same month, Hicks' lawyers sued a producer with whom he worked in Nashville, for redistributing songs, which were copyrighted in 1997, without permission. The charges were dropped when the masters were handed over to Hicks.[28] // Random House is a publishing house based in New York City. ...


2006-2007: Taylor Hicks

Studio recording sessions for the eponymous major label debut Taylor Hicks ran in Calabasas, California between October and November 2006, and took six weeks in total.[29] The album was released on December 12, 2006 and debuted at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 charts.[30] It was certified as a platinum album by the RIAA on January 17, 2007.[31] Hicks embarked on a three-month US promotional tour for his album that started on February 21 in Jacksonville, Florida, and ended in Seattle, Washington on May 12.[32] Taylor Hicks is the eponymous major label debut album by American Idol fifth-season winner Taylor Hicks. ... Location of Calabasas in California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-04-05[2] Government  - Mayor James Bozajian[1] Area  - City  13. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... Seattle redirects here. ...


Soul Patrol

Hicks's fanbase has been dubbed the "Soul Patrol". The phrase started among his Internet fan base after the episode of Hicks's Idol auditions aired, but it is difficult to trace its exact origin. Hicks frequently mentioned the Soul Patrol after performances on Idol, which was best shown after winning the competition—Ryan Seacrest asked if he had any parting words and Hicks yelled, "Soul Patrol!".[33] Fandom (A fusion of the words fan and kingdom. ... Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio and television personality, and anchorman. ...


During a promotional event for Idol in Alabama, Hicks "inducted" Governor Bob Riley and his wife into the Soul Patrol.[34] An article in the New York Times characterized the Soul Patrol as a zealous fanatical group that nitpicked Hicks's appearance, actions, and habits on online message boards and blogs to the point that the fixation "can be suffocating". His response, included in the same article, was, "I would rather have them overly invested than not invested at all. I’m very receptive to any input they have."[8] This article is about the U.S. State. ... The following is a list of the governors of Alabama. ... Robert Renfroe Bob Riley (born October 3, 1944) is an American politician in the Republican Party. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


Popular culture

Hicks became the subject of two Weekend Update skits on NBC's Saturday Night Live on April 15 and May 20, 2006, portrayed by cast member Jason Sudeikis. In a reference to Hicks's quirkiness and disposition, Sudeikis mocked playing Hicks's trademark harmonica and repeatedly shouted out "Soul Patrol!"[35] Hicks, when interviewed by Ryan Seacrest on the subsequent episode of American Idol on April 18, 2006, as to whether or not he saw the imitation, admitted that he had and that the impression made him "fall out on the floor" with laughter.[36] Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch which comments on and parodies current events. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the American television series. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jason Sudeikis (born September 18, 1975) is an American actor and comedian. ... Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio and television personality, and anchorman. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


"Weird Al" Yankovic parodied Hicks on his 2006 album, Straight Outta Lynwood, on a track called "Do I Creep You Out", which is set against the melody of "Do I Make You Proud". In the music video of the song, an animated Hicks, played by Yankovic, is portrayed as the stalker. The video can be seen on JibJab.[37] Hicks is also known to perform Yankovic's version during soundchecks. This article is about the musician himself. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Singles from Straight Outta Lynwood Released: August 21, 2006 Released: September 12, 2006 Released: September 26, 2006 Released: March 19, 2007 Straight Outta Lynwood is the twelfth album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Straight Outta Lynwood is the 12th album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Do I Make You Proud is a soul-pop song written for American Idol season five winner Taylor Hicks by Tracy Ackerman, Andy Watkins, and Paul Wilson of the Absolute production team, and co-produced by Dave Way. ... The JibJab logo, with its Victorian era appearance, illustrates the influence of Terry Gilliam on the duos animation JibJab is a website featuring Flash cartoons. ...


Talk show host Jay Leno frequently refers to Hicks as "his son" due to their striking gray-haired resemblance. Seacrest has also mentioned on American Idol that Hicks resembles Leno, Phil Donahue and George Clooney.[36] James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (April 28, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. ... Phil Donahue Phillip John Donahue (b. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter who gained fame as one of the lead doctors in the long-running television drama, ER (1994–99), as Anthony Edwardss best friend and partner, Dr. Douglas Doug Ross, but is best known for...


Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report, had also promised to give political pundit Bill O'Reilly a copy of "Do I Make You Proud" upon O'Reilly's appearance on the show on January 18, 2007.[38] This article is about Stephen Colbert, the actor. ... The Colbert Report (IPA ) is an American satirical television program that airs from 11:30 p. ... It has been suggested that Bill OReilly political beliefs and points of view be merged into this article or section. ...


On the television sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, in the episode entitled "The Real Thing", Christine, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, mentions that she has an imaginary relationship with Taylor Hicks.[39] A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... The New Adventures of Old Christine is a CBS situation comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. ... This article is about the American actress. ...


Hicks performed on the American Idol Season 6 finale at the Kodak Theatre on May 23, 2007. The sixth season of American Idol begins on January 16, 2007 and will end on May 23, 2007. ... Kodak Theatre. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Do I Make You Proud is being used as Asian Idol anthem that will be held this year in Indonesia.


Discography

For more details on this topic, see Taylor Hicks discography.

This is the discography of American pop-soul and R&B musician Taylor Hicks. ...

Albums

In Your Time is the first album released by soul artist Taylor Hicks. ... In Your Time is the first album released by soul artist Taylor Hicks. ... Taylor Hicks is the eponymous major label debut album by American Idol fifth-season winner Taylor Hicks. ...

Singles

Do I Make You Proud is a soul-pop song written for American Idol season five winner Taylor Hicks by Tracy Ackerman, Andy Watkins, and Paul Wilson of the Absolute production team, and co-produced by Dave Way. ... Just to Feel That Way is the first single taken from Taylor Hicks major label debut album Taylor Hicks. ... Heaven Knows will be the second single by Taylor Hicks from his self titled debut. ...

See also

This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This list highlights significant milestones, achievements and trivia based upon Billboard magazines Hot 100 chart. ...

References and notes

  1. ^ a b c Taylor Hicks Bio. Gray Charles: The Official Taylor Hicks Weblog. Retrieved on 2006-11-23.
  2. ^ Gowers, Bruce et al. (directors). American Idol [TV-Series]. United States: Fremantle Media.
  3. ^ Hunter, Desiree. "'Idol' Standout Hicks Likes Music With Soul", AP, 2006-05-10. Retrieved on 2006-05-25. 
  4. ^ Graff, Gary. "Unlikely ‘idol’ content with his prospects", New York Times Syndicate, 2006-08-11. Retrieved on 2006-08-12. 
  5. ^ Brantley, Mike. "Alabama Idol", Mobile, Alabama Press Register, 2006-02-21. Retrieved on 2006-05-26. 
  6. ^ Finebaum, Paul. "Local American Idol contestant still keeping up with his passion for statewide sports", Alexander City Outlook, 2006-04-10. Retrieved on 2006-05-25. 
  7. ^ Trachtenberg, Robert. "Bachelor No. 1: Taylor Hicks Lets Loose", People, 2006-06-26, pp. 68-77. 
  8. ^ a b c Newsome, Melba. "Overnight Star? Well, It’s Been a Long Night", The New York Times, 2006-12-10. Retrieved on 2006-12-11. 
  9. ^ Colurso, Mary. "Taylor-Made Trivia", The Birmingham News, 2006-03-28. Retrieved on 2006-12-06. 
  10. ^ Simmons, Darryn. "Fans of Taylor Hicks hope Birmingham native grabs 'Idol' title", Montgomery Advertiser, 2006-03-07. Retrieved on 2006-07-30. 
  11. ^ WBHM Interview with Taylor Hicks (HTML). Retrieved on 2007-01-13.
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NAME Hicks, Taylor Rocken
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SHORT DESCRIPTION American soul musician, American Idol season 5 winner
DATE OF BIRTH October 7, 1976
PLACE OF BIRTH Birmingham, Alabama
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