MAKING HIS VOICE HEARD
October 10, 2005 ~ Auditioning in Las Vegas and moving on to Hollywood, making his voice heard to millions on American Idol, never placing in the bottom three
January-May 2006 ~ Meeting musical legends on American Idol such as Stevie Wonder.
March 6, 2006 ~ Appearing for the first time at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center in his hometown
May 10, 2006 ~ Placing in Top Four, visiting Graceland and meeting Priscilla Presley.
May 12, 2006 ~ Receiving the keys to Birmingham from Mayor Kincaid and enjoying a huge parade and celebration.
May 13, 2006 ~ Meeting Alabama Governor Bob Riley, who proclaimed May 16, 2006, as "Taylor Hicks Day in Alabama," and initiating Governor Riley and his wife, Patsy, into the Soul Patrol.
May 16, 2006 ~ Celebrating "TAYLOR HICKS DAY IN ALABAMA."
Establishing one of the largest fanbases ever for an American Idol
May 24, 2006 ~ WINNING AMERICAN IDOL SEASON FIVE WITH 63 MILLION VOTES—the largest total ever!
May 25, 2006 ~ Appearing on Jay Leno as Season Five American Idol.
May 26, 2006 ~ Appearing with Ryan Seacrest as guest host of The Larry King Show.
June 1, 2006 ~ Guesting on Today Show in whirlwind New York media blitz.
Performing “Possibilities” – a romping “in your face” Ford Commerical and entertaining Ford executives.
June 2, 2006 ~ Entertaining Walmart corporate employees in rousing performance with harp and guitar.
June 14, 2006 ~ Performing with the Robert Randolph Band
June 15, 2006 ~ Accepting title of People Magazine’s Hottest Bachelor of 2006.
June 16, 2006 ~ Visiting Ray Charles Studio, being invited to record in Ray’s studio and receiving a jacket belonging to the Genius of Soul.
June 17, 2006 ~ Sitting in with Snoop Dogg in Birmingham. June 18, 2006 Jamming with The Allman Brothers.
June 18, 2006 ~ Entertaining Yahoo Employees in Los Angeles
June 21, 2006 ~ Visiting with Jay Leno and Kevin Spacey on the Tonight Show, performing “Do I Make You Proud”
June 22, 2006 ~ Debuting single, “Do I Make You Proud” remaining at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Singles Sales for 9 weeks--one of only four singles to stay at No. 1 longer than 7 weeks since 2005. (From The Soul Connection)
Supporting major charities with percentage of debut single going to American RedCross.
June 27, 2006 ~ Appearing in Hollywood opening to benefit Charlize African Outreach Program.
June 29, 2006 ~ Sitting in with Widespread Panic.
July 1, 2006 ~ Headlining Stadium of Fire Fourth of July celebration in the first concert as American Idol.
IDOLS ON THE ROAD
July 5, 2006 ~ Kicking off and headlining the most successful ever American Idol Tour.
July 13, 2006 ~ Going gold with “Do I Make You Proud,” the No. 1 selling single for 2006!
Summer, 2006 ~ Jamming with his old band members, LLMBO in shadow tour after AI concert performances.
July 21, 2006 ~ Engaging early morning crowds at Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series in Bryant Park, NYC
July 28, 2006 ~ Meeting President George Bush in the Oval Office of the White House.
September 3, 2006 ~ Sitting in with Willie Nelson at the annual Red Rocks Festival Amphitheater, in Morrison, Colorado.
October 5, 2006 ~ Performing for City of Hope Evening with Arista Records family
October 25, 2006 ~ Appearing with LiMBO at the Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Cabaret 2006 Benefit in N.Y.
October 28, 2006 ~ Appearing in feature article in Relix Magazine
November, 2006 ~ Appearing in feature article in Vibe Magazine
November 3, 2006 ~ Appearing on ABC’s primetime talk show, 20/20
November 6, 2006 ~ Giving fans an inside look at studio rehearsals on rehearsals.com in a series of memorable performances such as “Hollywood Nights,” “Hell of a Day,” and others.
November 19, 2006 ~ Singing the National Anthem at Nascar in Homestead Florida
November 21, 2006 ~ Presenting at the American Music Awards in Hollywood
November 29, 2006 ~ Opening “Christmas at Rockefeller Center” with a critically acclaimed “show stopping” performance of “Run Around” and a never-heard-like this- “White Christmas!”
December 1, 2006 ~ Visiting Jay Leno’s Tonight Show once again
December 5, 2006 ~ Performing on Good Morning America at the Hard Rock Café, Times Square NYC
December 6, 2006 ~ Guesting on Live with Regis and Kelly
December 11, 2006 ~ Charming the ladies of The View.
December 11, 2006 ~ Appearing on MSNBC's Scarbourough Country
December 11, 2006 ~ Reliving his visit to Ray Charles’ studio for People Magazine feature
WHOMP SENT SPINNING
December 12, 2006 ~ Releasing first post-Idol album “Taylor Hicks”
December 12, 2006 ~ Talking about his album release with The Early Show
December 13, 2006 ~ Performing for President and Mrs. Bush and distinguished guests at “Christmas in Washington,”
December 13, 2006 ~ Appearing on TRL/MTV
December 14, 2006 ~ Entertaining audience on the Megan Mullally Show
December 14, 2006 ~ Beginning AOL Sessions featuring Whomp music
December 14, 2006 ~ Debuted on GOFISH video as their first featured artist
December 16, 2006 ~ Playing harp and appearing with Evan Neville and other musical greats at Warren Hayes' Christmas Jam in Ashville, NC
December 18, 2006 ~ Visiting the Martha Stewart Show
December 19, 2006 ~ Entertaining the troops on the USS Reagan in San Diego for the USO
December 21, 2006 ~ Receiving the award for Most Polite Celebrity from the National League of Junior Cotillions on their “Ten Best-Mannered People of 2006” list.
TEEN ANGEL ON THE WING KICK ASS SUMMER TOURING WHOMP GOING FUNKY LOOKING FOR COUNTRY-SOUL VEGAS, BABY, VEGAS!
December 22, 2006 ~ Reaching #2 on Billboard Top 200 for album, “Taylor Hicks”
The Year 2006 ~ "Do I Make You Proud" made Top Selling Single of 2006 on Billboard's Top 100
January 2, 2007 ~ Performing with Gladys Knight at the Orange Bowl
January 16, 2007 ~ Appearing on Ellen Show
January 14-17, 2007 ~ Playing golf at the Bob Hope Classic in Palm Springs
January 17, 2007 ~ Going gold and then platinum for album “Taylor Hicks” (as certified by RIAA )
January 18, 2007 ~ Appearing with Fantasia on Larry King Live
February, 2007 ~ Getting his dream ride--a silver and burgundy Prevost--his own very luxurious home-on-the-road tour bus!
February 17, 2007 ~ Returning to New Orleans as Grand Marshall for Endymion at Mardi Gras.
MODERN WHOMP ON TOUR
February 21, 2007 ~ Launching his first national solo tour, Modern Whomp Music in Jacksonville, FL
February 25, 2007 ~ Releasing “Just to Feel That Way” to mainstream radio
March 2, 2007 ~ Opening concert for the new House of Blues in Myrtle Beach NC
March 3, 2007 ~ Appearing and performing on Dr. Phil Show
March 10-11, 2007 ~ Returning to hometown, Birmingham, and the historic Alabama Theatre for two sold out concerts
~Supporting American Red Cross disaster fund for Enterprise High School with collection points at both concerts.
March 10, 2007 ~ Receiving the key to the city of Homewood, Alabama, near his hometown of Hoover, at local record store, Laser's Edge by Ginger Busby, president of the Homewood City Council.
March 29, 2007 ~ Hosting music legend, KebMo at Chicago concert venue, House of Blues
May 3, 2007 ~ Entertaining guests at the "Yahoo! Employee Foundation" in Sunnyvale, CA.
May 17, 2007 ~ Playing in the Regions Charity Golf Classic
May 22, 2007 ~ Hosting Sirius Satellite Radio Show
May 28, 2007 ~ Releasing second single, “Heaven Knows” to radio play
May 23, 2007 ~ Returning to American Idol Finale 2007, in bringing-down-the-house performance of a Beatles’ montage, reaffirming the most successful American Idol season ever
June 11, 2007 ~ Singing the National Anthem at the NBA Finals in Cleveland, Ohio
June 26, 2007 ~ Returning to Live with Regis and Kelly
July 10, 2007 ~ Releasing “Heart Full of Soul,” through Random House, an inspirational memoir about the incredible journey of “finding your voice and finding your way”
July 14, 2007 ~ Singing the National Anthem at the Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY
July 17, 2007 ~ Appearing on The Big Story with John Gibson on Fox News
July 18, 2007 ~ Returning to The View
July 18, 2007 ~ Sharing information with Hannity and Colmes ( FOX NEWS )
July 19, 2007 ~ Promoting "Heart Full of Soul" on a Television Satellite Tour
July 20, 2007 ~ Taking "Heart Full of Soul" on a Radio Satellite Tour
July 21, 2007 ~ Appearing on Good Morning America
July 26, 2007 ~ Appearing on The Glenn Beck TV Show
TAKIN’ IT TO THE WORLD
Summer, 2007 ~ Selling out and repressing In Your Time, independent album of original Taylor Hicks music
September 15, 2007 ~ Returning to his alma mater for Auburn vs. Ole Miss game to perform at half time
September 25, 2007 ~ Signing "Letter of Intent" to open a night club in Birmingham, Alabama, across from the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
September 26, 2007 ~ Playing in Navistar LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament in Prattsville, AL
October 7, 2007 ~ Premiering on HD TV “Whomp at the Warfield,” concert DVD which goes on sale in late fall.
October 12, 2007 ~ Being chosen by Birmingham News Reader's Choice Awards: BEST LOCAL BOY MAKES GOOD: Taylor Hicks / BEST LOCAL MUSICIAN OR GROUP (pop): Taylor Hicks by more than 2,100 voters.
October 25-26, 2007 ~ Appearing Jimmy Houston's TV fishing show (rescheduled )
October 28, 2007 ~ Performing the National Anthem at the fifth game of The World Series of Baseball, if there is a fifth game.
November 2, 2007 ~ Closing his first Modern Whomp Music Tour season at the Pearl River Resort and Casino in Philadelphia, Mississippi, ending an incredible 10- month run.
December 16, 2007 ~ Kicking off his first international tour appearing as headlining entertainer for the Asian Idol Finale in Jakarta, Indonesia.
December 18, 2007 ~ Appearing in concert before thousands at the Glorietta venue in the Ayala Malls in Manila, The Philippines.
December 19, 2007 ~ Continuing a ten-day tour of Asia, entertaining excited Soul Patrol fans at the Greenbelt, Ayala Malls, near Manila.
December 20, 2007 ~ Entertaining enthusiastic Filippino fans in the largest venue at the Ayala Malls, Trinoma in Manila, concluding the first international tour of Modern Whomp Music.
December 28, 2007 ~ Performing for the black tie crowd at the Liberty Bowl’s President’s Gala in Memphis, TN; accepting the Autozone Lifetime Achievement Award
December 29, 2007 ~ Headlining halftime entertainment at the Liberty Bowl college football game.
January 16-20, 2008 ~ Returning to the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Golf Tournament in Palm Springs, CA
January 26, 2008 ~ Entertaining at a black tie party at Palm Night 2008 charity event at Palms Restaurant in Charlotte, NC
2006-2007 ~ Forming three companies -- Modern Whomp Music, Taylor Hicks, LLC, and Whomp, Inc. to further his music career.
February 14, 2008 ~ Working along side other celebrities in NBA's Service Day in New Orleans, part of the NBA's All-Star weekend.
February 15, 2008 ~ Making a very respectable showing as a celebrity player in the McDonalds NBA Celebrity All-Star Basketball Game in New Orleans.
February 22, 2008 ~ Accepting “America’s Music Award” at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Gala in Montgomery, AL
March 15, 2008 ~ Performing for Children’s Miracle Network benefit with Glenn Beck hosting in Orlando, Florida
March 29, 2008 ~ Taking the stage in Addison, TX to entertain partygoers at the Greenhill School Auction and Gala fundraiser.
April 1, 2008 ~ Guest-hosting the Paul Finebaum Sports Talk Radio Show
April 11, 2008 ~ Sitting in with News Orleans' premier bass player and master of funk, George Porter Jr. and his band PBS at a Birmingham, Al nightspot.
April 25, 2008 ~ Teeing off in the XOXO Wharf Golf Club Invitational in Gulf Shores, AL for the Stabler Foundation benefiting charities in the area.
April 26, 2008 ~ Returning to Alabama's Talladega International Raceway, where he once played a gig in the infield, to sing the National Anthem, giving one of his best ever performances of our country's anthem.
May 2-3, 2008 ~ Attending the 134th Kentucky Derby as a Celebrity Guest at Friday's Grand Gala, walking the Red Carpet at Saturday's Run for the Roses, and partying with A-listers like Michael Jordan.
May 10, 2008 ~ Entertaining at Alabama Governor and Mrs. Riley's charity BBQ, "Boots and Blues" to benefit Hannah Home.
BLUES MAN ON BROADWAY!
May 15, 2008 ~ Announcing on The Today Show Aftershow that he will be appearing as Teen Angel in the Broadway production of Grease from June 6, through September 7!!!
May 16 - 22, 2008 ~ Cruising the Mediterranean near Rome for a trendy gig with tour bandmates, Brian L, Brian G, Josh, Al and Felix.
June 6, 2008 ~ Opening on Broadway in a hit debut performance as Teen Angel in Grease for a summer run in the 1950s saga of lovelorn high schoolers!
June 13, 2008 ~ Singing "Beauty School Dropout" with Frenchy and the cast of Grease on Live with Regis and Kelley.
July 4, 2008 ~ Performing for A Capitol Fourth, the huge music and fireworks extravaganza in Washington DC celebrating our Nation's birth!
July 28, 2008 ~ Announcing that his upcoming album, "Early Works" would be sold exclusively at Target Stores!
August 12, 2008 ~ Releasing on his own label, Modern Whomp Records, "Early Works," --a remastered album of Taylor Hicks classics from pre-Idol days based on his independent releases, In Your Time, recorded when he was 19, and his 2005 Under the Radar.
September 7, 2008 ~ Closing a highly successful summer run in Broadway’s Grease packing the theatre and increasing ticket sales significantly.
October 7, 2008 ~ Announcing the release date for new CD--February 10, 2009.
November 7, 2008 ~ Releasing scheduled date for “Whomp at the Warfield” to drop as February 17, 2009.
December 2, 2008 ~ Opening in Providence RI in the National Tour of "Grease," continuing his harp-playing Teen Angel role that was a summer smash on Broadway!
December 4, 2008 ~ Announcing that the title of new CD will be “The Distance”
2009 ~ Taylor Hicks continues a rugged schedule as Teen Angel in the National Broadway Tour of "Grease." He is playing 7-8 shows a week on the "Grease" tour along side all of these events.
January 17, 2009 ~ Playing at Martyr's, a Shadow Tour stop in Chicago
January 20, 2009 ~ Releasing "What's Right is Right" as the first single off his CD, The Distance
January 24, 2009 ~ Performing in Shadow Tour Concert at The 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio
February 7, 2009 ~ Headlining at Ram's Head on Stage, Annapolis, MD Shadow Tour
February 12, 2009 ~ Participating in Disney's American Idol Experience marking the first time that all American Idol winners shared the same stage.
February 17, 2009 ~ Premiering his first musical video,"What's Right Is Right," by film maker Jake Davis
February 19 and 20, 2009 ~ Appearing on Live with Regis and Kelly Show in his quest for a "Valentine Date."
March 5, 2009 ~ Bringing his Shadow Tour to Belly-Up Tavern, San Diego, CA.
March 5, 2009 ~ Visiting the Naval Base Coronado, California, and signing autographs for the servicemen and their families.
March 8, 2009 ~ Hosting KSWD 100.3 as Guest DJ where Taylor's own playlist filled the air waves.
March 9, 2009 ~ Listening Parties for fans at AOL welcomed in "The Distance" at midnight!
March 10, 2009 ~ THE DISTANCE out on Taylor's own label, Modern Whomp Records, hits the street!
March 11, 2009 ~ Appearing on "Ellen," Taylor presents "What's Right is Right" to the DeGeneres audience
March 11, 2009 ~ Guesting on "Idol Tonight/Preshow"
March 15, 2009 ~ Supporting the "Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure" in , CA, charity event as the musical headliner.
March 16, 2009 ~ Stopping in on the "Chelsea Lately Show" for a chat with the popular talk show gal.
March 18, 2009 ~ Headlining The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles presenting The Distanc music in its first post-release live show.
March 19, 2009 ~ Autographing The Distance CDs at Walmart in Los Angeles and meeting a large and enthusiastic crowd.
March 26, 2009 ~ Appearing on taped segment for Idol Extra
March 27, 2009 ~ Talking with Spencer Christian on San Francisco's "View from the Bay" morning show.
March 27, 2009 ~ Visiting Live with Regis and Kelly in a taped performance.
March 27, 2009 ~ Joining the "Grease" cast in a charity event at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Francisco.
April 7, 2009 ~ Singing the National Anthem for the Opening game of the 2009 San Francisco Giants Baseball Season.
April 10, 2009 ~ Sharing stories with Spencer Christian on "View from the Bay"
April 13, 2009 ~ Participating in the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation charity event with the cast of "Grease"
April 18, 2009 ~ Appearing in an episode of "Bodyguards," a new reality show featuring his bodyguard, Carmine, while on Broadway in New York City.
April 29, 2009 ~ Returning to the American Idol Stage for a standing ovation including all three judges after singing "Seven Mile Breakdown," the second single release from The Distance.
May 13-14, 2009 ~ Golfing with Charles Barkley and friends at the Regions Charity Golf Tourament at Ross Bridge, Hoover, Alabama.
May 16, 2009 ~ Performing the National Anthem at the Seattle Mariners' Baseball Game.
June 8, 2009 ~ Signing CD's at Borders Bookstore in Novi, Michigan.
June 22, 2009 ~ Playing Shadow Tour Concert at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, Michigan.
June 25,1009 ~ Singing the National Anthem at the Detroit Tigers Baseball Game.
July 4, 2009 ~ Celebrating the Fourth performing with other country singers at the Red, White AND Cruise event in Fontana, California.
July 11, 2009 ~ Donating autographed items for a raffle benefitting a fund for Frankie Flora, a young man attached by a pit bull and in need of medical care.
August 16, 2009 ~ Igniting the crowd with an acoustic Shadow Tour Show at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta, Georgia.
September 9, 2009 ~ Attending a Book and CD signing event at Books-A-Million in Houston, Texas.
September 11, 2009 ~ Marking 9/11 with a full-band concert at The Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.
September 14, 2009 ~ Appearing in a Shadow Tour at The Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
September 22, 2009 ~ Appearing at the cast party at The Rogue Tavern, benefitting The Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a water conservation effort in Alabama.
September 25/26, 2009 ~ Coming home to Birmingham and sharing his music at Workplay with his full band.
November 1/2, 2009 ~ Entertaining the patron's at EPCOT in DisneyWorld at the "Eat to the Beat" concert series
November 11, 2009 ~ Honoring our veterans by providing a free download of "Nineteen" on the Alabama Veterans Affairs, The LA Red Cross and Soldier's Angels web sites.
December 6, 2009 ~ Honoring our country by singing the National Anthem at the Panthers/Bucs game in Charlotte, NC
December 11, 2009 ~ Taking the stage for an acoustic performance at The High Noon Saloon in Madison , Wisconsin
December 29, 2009 ~ Ending the DECADE with "Do I Make You Proud" being in the #39 spot on the Singles Sales chart.
January 5, 2010 ~ Releasinng first DVD, "Whomp at the Warfield" to stores nationwide
January 6/7, 2010 ~ Entertaining at the Pep Rally and enjoying the festivities at the BCS National Championship Game between Texas and Alabama
January 16, 2010 ~ Attending the Adoption Exchange Karaoke Benefit in St. Louis with fellow "Grease" cast members.
February 25, 2010 ~ Hosting first USStream Web Chat for fans
March 13, 2010 ~ Sitting in with ekoostik hookah at Pittsburg, PA’s Rex Theater.
March 18, 2010 ~ Building a house with other volunteers for the Habitat for Humanity Project in Birmingham, Alabama.
April 11, 2010 ~ Singing the National Anthem at the Inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
April 19, 2010 ~ Recording a song entitled, "Save My Body, Save My Soul" for the SOS Children's Villages charity tour.
May 11, 2010 ~ Attending the NBA Playoff Game 5 between the Cleveland Cavs and the Boston Celtics to sing the National Anthem.
May 13, 2010 ~ Teeing off at the Region's Charity Golf Tournament at Ross Bridge.
May 21, 2010 ~ Judging and performing at the "Sing Your Way to 100 K" Talent Contest at the Windstar Casino in Alabama.
May 23, 2010 ~ ENDING HIS RUN AS "TEEN ANGEL" IN GREASE IN CLEVELAND'S PLAYHOUSE THEATRE.
May 26, 2010 ~ Appearing at the American Idol Season 9 Finale singing a group song in tribute to the departing Simon Cowell.
June 4, 2010 ~ Giving a private performance closing night in the Bahamas at a Golf Event.
June 9, 2010 ~ Supporting the Alabama Department of Tourism by taping Public Service Announcements inviting people to "Come on Down" to Alabama to vacation.
June 13, 2010 ~ Holding a concert at the Syracuse Balloonfest at Jamesville Beach Park.
June 18, 2010 ~ Appearing on MSNBC with Chris Jansing to talk about the Gulf Oil Spill situation.
June 21, 2010 ~ Publishing a piece for Larry King Live's Blog about the Gulf Oil Spill.
June 25, 2010 ~ Jamming it up with Ivan Neville and other jamband musicians at the Rocky Mountain Power Jam in Denver, Colorado.
June 29, 2010 ~ Releasing Genevieve Rose's song "Save my Body, Save my Soul," on which he performed vocals, on Amazon.com and iTunes for the international charity, SOS Children's Villages.
July 25, 2010 ~ Kicking off 2010's Summer Tour at Fox & Friends NY Sunday morning in the Plaza.
July 25, 2010 ~ Debuting 2010 Summer Tour to a sold out crowd in New York City at The Highline Ballroom.
July 27, 2010 ~ Performing for New England crowd at sold out Jonathan's Restaurant in Ogunquit, ME
July 29, 2010 ~ Returning to The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA
July 30, 2010 ~ Rocking it out at the Crocodile Rock Cafe, Allentown, Pa
July 31, 2010 ~ Mixing it up at the Mexicali Live - Teaneck , NJ
August 3, 2010 ~ Streaming webchat for fans and sharing his thoughts on the inspiration behind his music.
August 3, 2010 ~ Enjoying the stage at the Ram's Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD
August 6, 2010 ~ Letting the music flow at the Fat Fish Blue, Cleveland, OH
August 7, 2010 ~ Taking in the wonderful food and performing at Veterans' Memorial Park -Bay City, MI
August 9, 2010 ~ Getting it down in the citay at Reggies Rock Club, Chicago.
August 10, 2010 ~ Meeting the Midwest at the Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield, Il
August 11, 2010 ~ Taylorizing his music set to fit the bluesy atmosphere of the Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
August 12, 2010 ~ Performing for the Northern crowd at The Annex, Madison, WI August 14, 2010 - Giving the sold out crowd at Knuckleheads, Kansas City, MO a night to remember.
August 15, 2010 ~ Debuting of his Alabama Tourism ad by Director of Tourism, Lee Sentel, at the Governor's Conference, and ads airing regularly.
August 17, 2010 ~ Taping a segment of a Free Concert at the Mississippi Coast Coleseum for Gulf Relief, to be aired August 25.
August 19, 2010 ~ Rejoining tour for concert at the Mesa Theatre, Grand Junction, Colorado.
August 21, 2010 ~ Beguiling Lady Luck with his show at the Aquarius Casino in Laughlin, Nevada
August 22, 2010 ~ Hitting the West Coast for tour stop at The Anthology, San Diego, CA
August 24, 2010 ~ Giving it his all at the San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brewing Company performance.
August 25, 2010 ~ Glitzing it up for the elegant Rrazz Room concert in San Frencisco, CA.
August 26, 2010 ~ Visiting with fans on a pre-concert USStream Web Chat.
August 26, 2010 ~ Heading for the gold hills at Coarsegold, CA in the Chukchansi Gold Casino.
August 27, 2010 ~ Airing of the Mississippi Coast Coleseum Concert for Gulf Aid on CW Network with rebroadcast on September 1 and syndicated showings throughout the year.
August 28, 2010 ~ Honoring veterans at the Ft. Walton Veteran's Appreciation Day Celebration at the "Bull Ridgon" Fairground in Ft. Walton, Florida.
September 11,201 ~ Lending his talent to the Life Changing Lives Charity Gala in Laguna Niguel, CA with many other celebrities.
September 14, 2010 ~ Chatting with the host on the Wendy Williams Show and singing "Seven Mile Breakdown."
September 15, 2010 ~ Presenting a fabulous show at the Infinity Music Hall and Bistro in Norfolk, CT.
September 16, 2010 ~ Performing at the Tarrytown Music Hall & Bistro, Tarrytown, NY.
September 17, 2010 ~ Singing to an enthusiastic crowd at the Boulton YMCA Performance Hall in Bay Shore, NY.
Septembe 18, 2010 ~ Watching the leaves turn colors and performing at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, VT.
September 20, 2010 ~ Shooting his segment for the American Idol Season 10 TV Show in Birmingham with Golareh Safarian.
September 25, 2010 ~ Gifting music lovers with a grand performance at the 7 Cedars Casino in Sequim, WA.
October 9 & 10, 2010 ~ Playing to a packed theatre for six shows in two days Disney World's Epcot Center,Orlando, FL.
October 12, 2010 ~ Winning $5000.00 for his charity, VH1 Music, on national TV game show, "Don't Forget The Lyrics."
October 14, 2010 ~ Remembering and celebrating the life of Matt Kimbrell, percussionist in the Taylor Hicks Band, who passed away on this day at his home in Birmingham, AL, after the tour gig at Epcot Center.
October 21, 2010 ~ Entertaining at The Big Oak Ranch Children's Benefit, Birmingham, AL, as the special guest star for this hometown charity.
October 26, 2010 ~ Performing with other Idols at the JFGH Annual Gala benefit, Bethesda, MD.
November 5, 2010 ~ Taking to the stage for an enthusiastic audience at the Maplewood Performing Arts Center, Maplewood, MN.
November 6, 2010 ~ Supporting research efforts for children with cancer at the "Dawn of a Dream" Gala in Minneapolis, MN, and visiting with children battling cancer at the University of Minneapolis Hospital the previous day.
November 14, 2010 ~ Honoring Clint Eastwood at The Museum of Tolerance Gala in Los Angeles, CA, with performance of "Gran Torino" by special request of Mr. Eastwood.
Novemer 16, 2010 ~ Bringing the Christmas spirit home at the lighting of the Christmas Tree at The Shops of Grand River in Leeds, AL.
November 16, 2010 ~ Debuting new entertaining video series, "Riding Shotgun with Taylor Hicks" on Taylor Hicks TV on YouTube with behind the scenes looks at his travels and appearances.
November 20, 1010 ~ Caroling under the Christmas tree at The Hollywood Tree Lighting Ceremony, Hollywood, CA.
December 4, 2010 ~ Airing of "Celebrity Ghost Stories" on the Biography Channel telling of his life-changing haunting in Savannah, GA.
December 9, 2010 ~ Returning home to WorkPlay and sharing the stage with a young singer and songwriter, Carson James, Birmingham, AL.
December 14, 2010 ~ Treating his fans to a UStream Web Chat.
December 16, 2010 ~ Wrapping it up with the Toys For Tots Wrap Up Party at The Iron Horse Cafe in Hoover, AL, for toys collected at the WorkPlay concert.
February 23, 2011 ~ Speaking to students and performing in a special guest appearance at Judson College, Marion, AL.
February 24, 2011 ~ Beginning what was dubbed the Tour That Never Stops with a three day run at The Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL.
February 25, 2011 ~ Playing to a Sold Out house at the Gold Strike Casino, Tunica, MS.
February 26, 2011 ~ Returning to a packed house at the beautiful Beau Rivage on the Gulf in Biloxi, MS.
March 8, 2011 ~ Stopping in to talk with Rick and Bubba on their morning show and later filming a commerical for Primier Chevrolet Media Day, Birmingham, AL.
March 12, 2011 ~ Bringing down the house with the Soullive Band at the Brooklyn Bowl, New York City.
March 23, 2011 ~ Chatting with his fans on USStream and answering questions from the Soul Patrol.
March 28, 2011 ~ Supporting the Ride2Recovery Program in San Marcos, TX, with a full band benefit concert.
April 1, 2011 ~ Powersliding onto stage at "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on NBC and performing "Friday" with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon creating a new viral internet sensation.
April 7, 2011 ~ Jamming with country music superstar, Vince Gill, and friend and mentor, KebMo for the Jammin’ to Beat the Blues benefit concert at the Ryman Theatre in Nashville.
April 17, 2011 ~ Celebrating Culture Fest3 in Tuscaloosa, AL at Holt High School to a large festival crowd.
April 27, 2011 ~ Thrilling the capacity audience at The Lincoln Theatre in Mt. Vernon, WA with full band concert.
April 28, 2011 ~ Bringing his own brand of music to a sold out house at the Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, WA.
April 29, 2011 ~ Manning the phones to take donations for Neighbors In Need Telethon on ABC 33/40 following killer tornadoes in Alabama and neighboring states.
May 4, 2011 ~ Teeing off on the links of Shoal Creek Country Club in B'ham, AL, with Kenny Perry for the Region's Golf Tournament.
May 4, 2011 ~ Playing with 'Soulive' at Workplay for the benefit of the Red Cross Relief in Birmingham.
May 5, 2011 ~ Following a private gig in Florida, Taylor journeyed to New Orleans to Jam with several artists and bands at Howlin' Wolf for the Musicians Assistance Benefit Fund.
May 6, 2011 ~ Making a surprise appearance at the Liberty National Golf Center to help launch the public phase of a 62 million dollar capital campaign at St. Peter's College in Jersey City.
May 7, 2011 ~ Doing two shows at the Amphitheatre in Hershey Park for Kids of all ages.
May 8, 2011 ~ Making Mother's Day a special treat for all those attending his concert at Jonathan's in Ogunquit, ME.
May 11, 2011 ~ Sitting in at Brother Jimmy's BBQ in NYC Southern Appreciation Night benefiting "The States Affected by the Tornado Disaster In The South," hosted by Brother Jimmy's BBQ & Mississippi's Own Lance Bass.
May 12, 2011 ~ Singing to an appreciative audience at The Broadway Theatre in Pitman, NJ, adding the Van Morrison song, “Rough God Goes Riding" to the setlist.
May 13, 2011 ~ Plying his trade at Musica in Akron OH with a full set including new song, "My City Was Gone," as a tribute to Akron.
May 14, 2011 ~ Appearing at The Palace in Greensburg, PA to the delight of the crowd.
May 14, 2011 ~ Officially opening ORE, Taylor's restaurant in Birmingham.
May 15, 2011 ~ Taking a bite out of the Big Apple at The City Winery, NYC, with proceeds from a special bottle of wine going to the Red Cross.
May 16, 2011 ~ Performing a wonderful jazz-filled concert at the Charles Wood Theatre in Glen Falls, NY in the SOLD OUT venue.
May 19, 2011 ~ Providing the entertainment for the Choice Hotels 57th Annual Convention in Boston at their Gala Dinner (private event).
May 20, 2011 ~ Taking kudos from the "overflow" crowd at The Bull Restaurant in Shirley, MA.
Week of May 23, 2011 ~ Being chosen as Favorite American Idol on a poll by George Lopez' Fan Highlights with 61% of the vote.
May 27, 2011 ~ Entertaining casino guests at the SOLD OUT Mill Casino in Coos Bay, OR.
May 29, 2011 ~ Delighting a packed house at The Little River Casino in Manistee, MI.
June 1, 2011 ~ Headlining the Opening Weekend of The Dirty Martini, an upscale club in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
June 10, 2011 ~ Promoting "BamaRising” fundraiser for Tornado Relief on Fox & Friends.
June 10, 2011 ~ Appearing on "What's The Buzz," ABC NEWS to boost interest in "BamaRising," huge fundraiser by the music community for Tornado Relief.
June 12, 2011 ~ Joining forces with Reuben Studdard to play a free concert at Linn Park in Birmingham , AL for the storm victims. People were asked to bring non perishable food items as an entry donation.
June 14, 2011 ~ Donating several signed CD's to be auctioned off at The Triple Door for Gilda's Club (cancer charity) in Seattle to raise money.
June 14, 2011 ~ Performing with other music greats like the legendary group, Alabama, on the BJCC stage for “BamaRising” to benefit the tornado relief efforts.
June 16, 2011 ~ Helping Al Roker's Lend-A-Hand efforts from the Today Show to distribute food stuffs in Birmingham along with Paula Deen.
June 18, 2011 ~ Stopping by the ADHA Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN in the morning to entertain the attendees.
June 18, 2011 ~ Hitting the stage in Deer Park, NY for the Summer Concert Series Opener at Tanger Outlet, The Arches.
June 30, 2011 ~ Performing on an 18-foot round rotating stage at the GAMPI Phoenix awards banquet in Atlanta, GA.
July 22, 2011 ~ Singing for the students as Judson College in Marion, AL.
July 29, 2011 ~ Lending his vocal talents to open the Rocky Mountain Games in Colorado Springs, CO.
August 6, 2011 - Headlining the Telluride Jazz Festival with full band and a “killer” concert Saturday evening and sitting in with "Soul on Fire" on Friday August 5, Walters, Roberts & Dietch on August 6 and visiting other artists while in Telluride; sitting down for interview by the organizers at the festival.
August 6, 2011 ~ Airing a video appeal for "Barking For Bucks" on Fox 6 in Birmingham, a Humane Society Charity.
August 17, 2011 ~ Staging an energetic show at The Black Oaks Casino in Tuolumne, CA
August 18, 2011 ~ Presenting an outstanding West Coast concert at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA, dueting with “bro” Elliott Yamin on “Use Me,” welcoming 2007 band members, Josh Smith sitting in on guitar and Felix Pollard taking over on drums.
August 20, 2011 ~ Continuing West Coast tour with lakeside concert at the Lake Mission Viejo Annual Concert Series(Special Event)in Lake Mission Viejo, CA.
August 22 - 23, 2011 ~ Co-hosting The Daytime Alabama Show at his restaurant, ORE.
September 3, 2011 ~ Returning to his old stomping grounds in Orange Beach, AL at the Florabama with friends and musicians, Spoonful James and Rollin' In The Hay for daylong party during Hurricane Lee. #goodtimes
September 11, 2011 ~ Honoring Muhammad Ali at The Life Changing Lives Gala at The Grove in Anaheim, CA, with other musical guests.
September 16, 2011 ~ Rocking out at The Flamingo Room in Houston, TX
September 17, 2011 ~ Sharing the stage with the McKinney MashUp Winners at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in McKinney, TX, and performing in concert.
September 28, 2011 ~ Jamming through the evening at the Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY for the CD Release Party of Jamie McLean's “Sunday Morning” and providing serious vocals and harp alongside Jamie McLean Band, John Popper, Nigel Hall, Jason Crosby, and DJ Logic.
October 1, 2011 ~ Celebrating the little green creatures with attendees of the Annual Frog Festival in Fayette, AL with two performances in the Fayette Civic Center.
October 3, 2011 ~ Lending his time and talents to the DCHFoundation Benefit "Drive 4 the Cause" for "Nite on the Green" in Tuscalooa, AL.
October 5, 2011 ~ Announcing in a tweet that he has officially become a Nashville resident: "I am officially a Nashville resident and I love my new home! #mancave."
October 9, 2011 ~ Performing with his band for the Break ‘N Bread Charity event in Birmingham, AL benefiting Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
November 17, 2011 ~ Cooking up a storm and exercising off that Holiday feast on ABC 30/40 Talk of Alabama.
November 18, 2011 ~ Taping the Paula Deen Show in Savannah, GA, where Paula, Taylor, and ORE Executive Chef Joey Dickerson cooked up Ore’s crawfish rolls.
November 22, 2011 ~ Kicking off the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots drive in Central Alabama, welcoming the Navy’s Blue Angels to Birmingham along with Gov. Bentley of Alabama.
December 6, 2011 ~ Presenting the “Alabama Road Songs” album during an event at Taylor's restaurant, Ore, in Birmingham with American Idol finalist Bo Bice.
December 10, 2011 ~ Celebrating Christmas at Ore Drink and Dine with an acoustic concert benefiting "Toys For Tots."
December 11, 2011 ~ Singing the National Anthem at 2011 NCAA Men's College Cup Championship at Regions Park in Hoover, Alabama.
December, 2011 ~ Ending the year listed among the performers in the double issue of “Rolling Stone Magazine” which named "Friday," the parody cover of Rebecca Black's viral song one of the TOP 5 covers of 2011!
January 1, 2012 ~ Being featured in paper.li/HectorBusyBee HBB Music for the parody of "Friday."
January 2, 2012 ~ Sharing the spotlight with Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and The Roots as Best Comedy Bit - "Friday" during the 2011 year.
January 9, 2012 ~ Attending the BSC Game in New Orleans to support the Alabama Crimson Tide.
January 12, 2012 ~ Joining the GibsonGuitar/Jamie McLean Band CD/DVD recording in NYC as guest artist doing “Midnight Rider” and “Country Living.”
February 8, 2012 ~ Appearing with musician, Sara Evans, at the Kick-Off party for Birmingham, AL Fashion Week.
February 9, 2012 ~ Answering a plethora of questions for fans in a live UStream chat.
February 14, 2012 ~ Entertaining for the annual AMSA Education Conference and Expo at the Red Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
February 23, 2012 ~ Celebrating his American Idol song, “Do I Make You Proud’s” being named by Billboard’s Hot 100 as one of “Only 20 Songs to have Debuted Atop the Chart in the Hot 100's 53-Year History.” "Do I Make You Proud" debuted on July 1, 2002, and is #14 on the list.
February 24, 2012 ~ Performing Jamie McLean’s “Country Living” on "Tennessee Mornings,” WZTV FOX 17, Nashville.
March 1, 2012 ~ Discussing “American Idol” on WBRC FOX 6’s “Good Day Alabama” in Birmingham.
March 1, 2012 ~ Hosting an American Idol viewing party at Ore Drink and Dine, Birmingham. March 4, 2012 ~ Singing the National Anthem at the Over The Mountain Coach of the Year Banquet honoring Nick Saban, Lee Corso, and Bobby Bowden in Birmingham.
March 7, 2012 ~ Representing ORE Drink and Dine on Fox 6 "Good Day Alabama," cooking a crab corn dog.
March 17, 2012 ~ Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a concert at the Avalon Theatre in Easton, MD.
March 18, 2012 ~ Kicking off the 2012 Credit Union National Association Government Action Council’s gathering with a concert at the Washington, DC Convention Center Ballroom.
March 20, 2012 ~ Playing at The Listening Room in Nashville, TN
March 31, 2012 ~ Singing the National Anthem to begin the Cooperbridge Run in Charleston, SC and performing in concert at the end of the race.
April 5, 2012 ~ Talking golf at the Master's Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA, on WJOX “The Opening Drive”
April 19, 2012 ~ Taking it back to American Idol to announce his eight-week residency engagement at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, beginning June 26, the first American Idol with a residency in the entertainment capital.
April 27, 2012 ~ Rockin’ the stage with the Jamie McLean Band at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT.
April 29, 2012 ~ Performing on the showcase stage at the Panoply Arts Festival in Huntsville, AL.
April 27 - May 1-5 ~ Getting out the word on his upcoming headlining gig at Bally’s Las Vegas in a media blitz: What's Up With Wendy, Conversation Live, Matthew Aaron Show, The Stuph File, The Dennis Miller Show, Get Off My Lawn, Sam Roberts Show, Gossip Meets Couture, On Air With Tony Sweet, Below the Belt, CMT Insider with Allison DeMarcus, Velocity Live, Artisans on Demand.
May 18, 2012 ~ Walking the orange carpet, modeling clothing for the Race to Erase MS Benefit in Century City, CA, and appearing with the legendary Stevie Wonder, for “Lean on Me”
May 20, 2012 ~ Playing harmonica with the great Trombone Shorty at Doheny Blues Fest!
May 21 - 23, 2012 ~ Meeting the media in another frenzy of interviews on his opening in Las Vegas on June 26, 2012
May 23, 2012 ~ Visiting the American Idol Finale and partying afterwards.
May 26, 2012 ~ Returning to Alabama for an outdoor concert at the Smith's Farms Music Festival in Cullman, AL
June 1, 2012 ~ Unplugging the production with an acoustic concert at the Green Turtle Club, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas
June 6, 2012 ~ Swinging the golf clubs at the hometown Regions Tradition Golf Tournament, Shoal's Creek, Hoover, AL
June 21, 2012 ~ Turning his chair to make a date on Fox TV's new dating show “The Choice” with "friends" and charming hostess, Cat Deeley
June 26, 2012 ~ Headlining at the Indigo Lounge at Bally’s in Las Vegas with his first two shows SOLD OUT and introducing his Vegas Band: Jamie McLean, guitar, Brian Less, keyboards, Brian Gallagher, saxophone, Brian Griffin, drums, Mark Vanderpoel, bass, and Joe Bergeron, percussion.
June 30, 2012 ~ Taking time out from his Vegas residency to appear in Guntersville, Alabama at the Songwriters Festival
July 2, 2012 ~ Joining Act of Congress at a private gig at "The Club" in Birmingham, AL
July 14, 2012 ~ Joining Vegas entertainers, Frankie Moreno and Joey Fatone on the Stifler stage at The Palms after his show at Bally's
July 25, 2012 ~ Carrying the torch with Special Olympics Athletes for the first-ever Ceremonial Torch Run with Donnie Osmond and Anthony Cools at The Forum Shops, Las Vegas
July 26, 2012 ~ Winning The BiLLe's Celebrity Challenger in Las Vegas with €10,000 going to The Wounded Warrior Project at a presentation attended by several veterans on July 31, 2012
August 21, 2012 ~ Closing a highly acclaimed summer run at Bally’s Las Vegas to rumors that he would be back
August 28, 2012 ~ Beginning a week’s run as headliner at Sammy’s Showroom at Harrah's, Reno, NV
August 30, 2012 ~ Celebrating the political process by ending the GOP National Convention in Tampa, FL with "Takin' It To The Streets"
August 29-31, 2012 ~ Speaking to the American political process at the RNC with appearances on The Blaze Line, Live CNN, Inside Edition, Fox & Friends, and The NRA News
September 7, 2012 ~ Entertaining in concert with the Jamie McLean Band at the historic Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport , CT
September 8, 2012 ~ Singing in the rain at Carteret, NJ, Ethnic Day Festival and Charity Carnival
September 20, 2012 ~ Performing at the LVHA Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas, NV
September 21, 2012 ~ Tailgating with the football crowd in Opelika, AL, for a concert the night before the game between his alma mater, Auburn University, and Louisiana State University
October 13, 2012 ~ Partying and entertaining seaside with Food Network Star Finalist, Martie Duncan, at the “Seafood, Science, and Celebrity 2012,” Dauphin Island, Mobile, AL
October 16, 20122 ~ Promoting “Nevada Wild Fest” on the cover of What'sOnVegas Magazine with canine friend, Dooley
October 17, 2012 ~ Headlining five nights a week once again at Bally's Indigo Lounge, Las Vegas, with a contract extension through 2013
October 21, 2012 ~ Supporting a good cause and entertaining at the 2nd Annual NF Hope Concert benefiting Neurofibromatosis at Harrah's in Las Vegas
October 24, 2012 ~ Taking his Vegas roadhouse music to The Composer's Showcase at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, appearing along with one of Las Vegas’ legendary entertainers, Clint Holmes
October 28, 2012 ~ Hosting and presenting at The Dock Dogs Competition at Nevada Wild Fest, The Rio, Las Vegas
~~~ You are listening to "Places I've Been" from Taylor Hicks, on Arista Records, 2006.
~~~"Timeline of the Journey" was originally created by The Whomp Swamp as an informational archive with initial input from gypsee at taylormadeonline.com.
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