Vocalist, lyricist and performer. Taylor Hicks was conceived on October 7, 1976 in Birmingham, Alabama. Hicks’ folks, Brad and Pamela, separated from when he was 8 years of age, and he was raised by his dad and stepmother Linda. Not long after his folks’ separation, Hicks found Ray Charles’ music on the radio. Charles’ trouble filled voice helped him adapt to the separation. While his companions started tuning in to contemporary musical crews like Pearl Jam and Nirvana, Hicks kept on leaning toward the retro soul hints of Charles, Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke. Hicks recollects that his companions did not comprehend his youth music tastes, “but rather their folks did.”
Attracted to execution from an exceptionally youthful age, Taylor Hicks would take after his dad to the workplace where he functioned as a dental practitioner and offer to sing and move for any individual who might tune in. “He thought he was the white Michael Jackson,” his dad reviews. Talented with consummate pitch, Hicks showed himself blues harmonica and guitar at 16 years old by playing off various sounds he heard for the duration of the day. “I would discover, similar to, the key that a plane flying overhead was in or the sound of a running auto,” he recollects. He at that point set out on a clandestine music vocation, escaping during the evening to perform at neighborhood bars. His dad and stepmother found his mystery exhibitions when they went out to a Mexican eatery late one night when Hicks should be at home. In front of an audience they saw a thin, longhaired adolescent howling on the harmonica. His dad gazed in dismay before serenely articulating, “Great, there’s Taylor.”
Standing 6-foot 1-inch when he entered Hoover High School, Hicks was a tri-brandish varsity competitor in baseball, ball and soccer. Hicks likewise grew rashly silver hair in secondary school. Numerous individuals proposed that he essentially color his hair to conceal the dark, yet Hicks won’t. “What you see is the thing that you get,” he said. In 1995, Hicks moved on from secondary school and selected at Auburn University to contemplate reporting and business. He put in three years at Auburn and relatively finished his degree before at last choosing to drop out to seek after a music vocation.