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 Hicks’ highly anticipated third album, a deeply personal, roots-inspired collection recorded at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground studio in Nashville with contributions from four-time GRAMMY®-winning musician Keb’ Mo as well as Robert Randolph. Produced by Hicks along with GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Bryan Sutton (Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley), the album is due out later this year and will bring Hicks back on the road for extensive touring.
GRAMMY®-WINNING, PLATINUM-SELLING AMERICAN IDOL TAYLOR HICKS APPOINTED TO ALABAMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME BOARD
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is proud to announce the appointment of GRAMMY®-winning, platinum-selling American Idol Taylor Hicks to its Board of Directors. Hicks, a Birmingham native, won "American Idol's" blockbuster fifth season "with gray on his head, soul in his heart, Alabama in his palm (Los Angeles Times)." As a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame board, Hicks' will support the Alabama Music Hall of Fame's mission to honor, support and increase awareness of Alabama’s vast array of music achievers.
NS2 SERVES PARTNERS WITH GRAMMY-WINNING AMERICAN IDOL TAYLOR HICKS FOR CONCERT TOUR BENEFITING VETERAN IT TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
NS2 Serves, an independent nonprofit organization that offers technology training and employment assistance to veterans, is teaming up with GRAMMY®-winning American Idol Taylor Hicks for a concert tour to raise money for the next class of veterans in the program. The series of intimate performances will feature songs from Hicks' American Idol playbook along with a preview of new material from his highly-anticipated album due out next year. Performing in venues across the East Coast from October 10-24, Hicks has donated a pair of tickets and meet-and-greet packages for all six shows to a silent auction that will directly benefit NS2 Serves.
"American Idol" Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will take audiences into the heart of American history this spring when he stars in the Serenbe Playhouse production of the 1974 Broadway musical "Shenandoah." The outdoor stage will erupt out of a Civil War reenactment of more than 100 soldiers, horses and canons March 13 – April 7 in Serenbe, Ga., about 30 miles outside of Atlanta.