Back on April 29, 2009, I put up a post titled “Taylor Hicks trying his hand at country music.” You can read that by clicking here. That was three years ago. At that time, Taylor had a song called “Seven Mile Breakdown.” I heard it on YouTube, and I heard other bloggers talking about it. However, I never heard it on country radio – and I don’t think anyone else did either. You can still hear this song on Taylor’s web page though.
Now Taylor is at it again. That Nashville Sound is reporting that Taylor is planning a country album. He expects to get a single to radio sometime this summer, with an album to hit later in 2012.
In a CMT Insider interview, Taylor said “I gotta stay true to who I am, and that’s a southern, soulful, country guy.” Really, Taylor? I know he’s from Alabama, and the last I checked a map, Alabama is definitely in the south. Now don’t get me wrong. I liked Taylor when he was on American Idol six years ago. However, I did not hear country music coming out of Mr. Hicks. I didn’t consider him country then, and I’m sure if I go to one of his Las Vegas shows at Bally’s, opening in June, I won’t be hearing any country there either.
Here is one of Taylor’s American Idol performance. I’m just not sure about him singing country. Let me know what you all think.
Time to head out of here for a while. Have a great ‘rest of your Sunday’.