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February 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Taylor Hicks began to sing at an early age and learned how to play the harmonica and guitar by himself. After studying at Auburn University in Alabama and starting a band, Hicks moved to Nashville to further his musical ambitions. In 2005, he decided to audition for American Idol. During his performances, Taylor won a large fan following. This group eventually called themselves the “Soul Patrol”, and was large enough to vote him as winner of the fifth season’s competition in 2006. Hicks released an album, Taylor Hicks, that same year. Besides recording albums and touring the country, he headlined a show in Las Vegas in 2012–14. Taylor also co-owned a barbecue restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, and from 2016 to 2018 he hosted a reality food and travel television show called State Plate, which showcased the main foods from each state. In 2017 he released the song Six Strings and Diamond Rings. His autobiography, Heart Full of Soul, was published in 2007.