Taylor Hicks performs will hits from his American Idol songbook as well as new tracks off his upcoming album due out later this year at City Winery DC on Sunday, Oct. 13.
For Taylor, winning American Idol’s blockbuster fifth season was just the beginning. Hailed as “part Stax, part Motown, and part honky-tonk” by The New York Times, Taylor sings an intoxicating blend of soul, blues, country, and rock & roll which quickly rendered him a household name as he progressed to the show’s record-breaking finale in 2006, an historic television event which drew an audience of more than 200 million viewers.
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Taylor immediately followed his Idol victory with a #1 Billboard single (above) and an RIAA certified Platinum debut, and he soon went on to make history as both the first male Idol champion featured on a GRAMMY-winning record (Jimmy Fallon’s “Blow Your Pants Off”), and the first to land a prestigious Las Vegas residency.
After a lengthy hiatus from recording, Hicks returned in 2017 with “Six Strings and Diamond Rings,” the first single since his beloved 2009 sophomore album, The Distance. The stirring, stripped-down track offers up a tantalizing preview of Taylor’s highly anticipated third album, a deeply personal, roots-inspired collection recorded at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground studio in Nashville with contributions from Keb’ Mo as well as Robert Randolph.