Taylor Hicks was born at Saint Vincent's Hospital at 3:30am Central Daylight Time in Birmingham, Alabama on October 7, 1976.
Taylor Hicks said he found the comfort he was looking for on stage.
The first thing Taylor ever stole was an Otis Redding LP from his friend's house. He thinks that he was in third grade when he did.
Taylor is not only the oldest person to win American Idol, he is also the oldest winner among all worldwide versions of the show
USA Today reported that as a child Taylor Hicks was often called Coconut Head because of his hair style.
Taylor is the first male to win against a female in the finals.
According to USA Today Taylor has two goldfish named Lamont and Ray.
Hicks auditioned for American Idol in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Taylor's debut song "Do I Make You Proud" reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Top 100 list.
He is the first male American Idol contestant to win the competition without ever being in the bottom 2/3
As of 2006, Taylor Hicks is the new spokesperson for Head & Shoulders
Taylor's songs on American Idol
Mar. 8-Takin' it to the Streets
Mar. 14-"Living For The City"
Mar. 21-"Not Fade Away"
Apr. 4-Take Me Home, Country Roads
Apr. 11-Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Apr. 18-You Send Me
Apr. 25-Just Once
May 2-Play That Funky Music
May 9-Jailhouse Rock
May 9-In The Ghetto
May 16-Dancing in the Dark
May 16-You Are So Beautiful
May 16-Try A Little Tenderness
May 23-Living For the City
May 23-Do I Make You Proud?
Taylor Hicks owns the CD of "The Wiggles".
Taylor's most embarrassing moment is puking on a restaurant's herb garden.
Taylor's hair started turning grey when he was 15 years old.
His geatest obstacle is life itself.
He thinks the American Idol audition process is fair.
His lucky charm is a dime.
His favorite judge is Randy Jackson.
Taylor's definition of an American Idol is someone who is very talented and humble.
He owns the album "The Wiggles".
According to Time Magazine Taylor sounds like Joe Cocker.
Taylor on dying his hair for the American Idol finals: "[No], but hopefully I will be a little George Clooney-esque."
Taylor Hicks: "I'm the Soul Patrolman."
He won a talent contest in his senior year of high school.
Compared to other Idol 5 contestants he has very little musical DNA. He has two aunts in a bluegrass duo, and his younger Brother, Sean, plays the trumped with the Georgia Tech Jazz Ensemble.
He says the proudest moment in his life so far is making it to the finals of American Idol.
Some rituals he does before he performs is pray and count the heads in the audience.
One of his personal goals in life is to be as happy as possible.
He says if he doesn't make it on American Idol he will be a broke performer.
Taylor doesn't have any formal singing training.
His favorite male artists are: Billy Joel, Van Morrison, and Bob Seger.
His favorite female artist is Cyndi Lauper.
His audition city for American Idol was Las Vegas, Nevada.
On e-bay people bought more Taylor Hicks Items than any other idol in season 5.
His grey hair has caught on and now some people are dying there hair grey when the go to American Idol.
On winning American Idol, "If I win, I'm going to buy the nicest couch in the world. I have the nastiest couch in my apartment with the stuffing coming out of it."
Taylor: Some people grew up in close-knit families, they could identify with the sugar-coated, new-wave music that was popular in the '80s and even now. My home life wasn't very supportive or comfortable - with divorce (among other misfortunes). I had to make life-changing choices at an early age. And the whole time, I was listening to soul music - music where you can actually hear a man's heart break. So it just really made sense to me - even at such a young age.
Taylor: When you're doing something you love, sleep can wait.
Taylor: I was nervous. And when they called my name, I just didn't want my knees to buckle.
Taylor Hicks: Soul Patrol!