Taylor Hicks / American Idol winner
with SP's Mark Battaglia
Taylor Hicks Personal Information: Taylor Hicks was born October 6, 1976 at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. His family moved to Hoover, Alabama when he was young. Taylor's parents are Brad and Linda Hicks. He has a younger brother, Sean, who attends Georgia Tech. Taylor's dad is a dentist. Taylor Hicks has never been married.
Taylor Hicks Education: Taylor went to high school in Hoover, Alabama. He won a school talent contest but was not involved in any music program in school. He played varsity basketball, however.
Taylor went to Auburn University for a short time. He majored in business, communications and marketing. While at Auburn he formed the Passing Through band.
Taylor Hicks Musical Background: 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.
Taylor's music reflect his favorite music: the old songs of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Ray Charles. In fact, Taylor used to always carry a tiny statute of Ray Charles on stage with him. It was lost or stolen recently and he has been looking for another one. Read more on Taylor at: