Taylor Hicks, the platinum-selling artist and entertainer from Alabama whose soulful vocals won over America’s heart and the fifth season of American Idol at the height of the singing competition phenomenon’s ratings heyday, has signed with APA, it was announced today by the agency’s Seth Rappaport. Hicks, who is currently in-studio finishing his latest album to be released this year, will be announcing upcoming tour dates soon.
“I’m a long-time fan and thrilled to be working with Taylor Hicks,” commented Rappaport in making the announcement. “His soulfulness and passion is evident in his music and live performances.”
One of the most beloved and popular American Idol winners in the 15-season history of the global broadcast juggernaut, Hicks unique take on Country, Southern Soul, R&B and the Blues set him apart from his fellow competitors during one of the show’s highest rated seasons. In the end, after 64 million votes were cast, 200 million viewers worldwide tuned in to see Hicks crowned the fifth season winner of American Idol — one of the most-watched television events of the last decade.