Saturday, November 25, 2006

Taylor Hicks: Taylor Plays with the Allman Brothers

Taylor Hicks still gets around. Even with doing television shows and making his album he still finds time to get out and make appearances. I read an article where Taylor appeared with the Allman Brothers or as it was called Thursday Night Gregg Allman and Friends. Lucky for the audience one of the friends was none other than our man Taylor Hicks. Taylor played harmonica for one of the songs. The article states “I dig him. I think winning "American Idol" was bad for him, mainly he's gonna be pigeonholed into something he's not. He’s a legitimately talented dude who is much bigger than the label. And he did a helluva job on the harmonica - and he knew better not to sing when on stage with Gregg Allman. He wasn't gonna win that one.”

Though I do not agree with the last part, Taylor Hicks can sing with the best of them. I love to hear Taylor’s voice and singing with someone is not a competition it is just a matter of the two voices complementing each other. Taylor Hicks can be the center of attention and he can also complement well with another voice. I for one would love to hear Taylor do some great duos in the future. Also Taylor hasn’t been pigeonholed into anything. He is exactly what he claims to be and American Idol didn’t change that. Taylor’s new album will show what he can do. I have heard three of the songs and I love them all.

I would have been thrilled to have been there Thursday night and hear Taylor play harmonica. That man can play some mean harmonica. As the article says “Taylor Hicks is a legitimately talented dude who is much bigger than the label. And he did a helluva job on the harmonica.” Truer words could not have been said. I’m thrilled Taylor is still getting out there and more people are hearing what he can do. I see the Soul Patrol growing by leaps and bound each day. Keep doing what you do Taylor. To read the rest of the article click here.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Taylor Hicks: Get Ready

Hey Soul Patrol we have only 5 days until we get to see Taylor Hicks on TV again. Christmas in Rockefeller Center will air Wednesday November 29th on NBC at 8PM. Lionel Richie, John Legend and Our Man Taylor Hicks among others, will be performing. Can’t wait to see and hear Taylor’s wonderful voice. Hopefully he will get sing “Runaround” because it is a fun dance song that will get the crowd going. If Taylor sings “Runaround” and Lionel Richie sings “Dancing in the Streets” it will be a party!

On December 13 Christmas in Washington will air on TNT at 10 PM. Once again Taylor will be performing. Christmas 2006 just gets better and better. Rehearsals Videos of Taylor Hicks, Taylor’s preview clips from his CD, interviews we have read with Taylor and Taylor on TV only thing better is being there.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Taylor Hicks: The Right Place

The Right Place is up at This song is simply all about Taylor’s wonderful voice. I love this song too, so far I love them all. Each one for a different reason, The Right Place was written by Bryan Adams for Ray Charles. Maybe it is just me but I swear I can hear Ray singing this song. I can invison Ray sitting at the piano and swaying back and forth as he sings this song. I bet any Ray Charles fan will love this song. Taylor’s voice in places, even reminds me of Ray Charles a lot. Taylor has done Ray proud with this song. It is beautiful and soulful. If anyone still says Taylor Hicks can’t sing then they need to have their hearing checked. This CD is going to have so many possible genres that each song can play in. I imagine we hear Taylor on pop and country stations as well. Taylor has been compared to Elvis in many ways. This CD is just another example. Elvis’ music was played on any type of station you could think of. I believe Taylor will be the same way. They don’t know what category to put him in because he can sing anything. All the greats can cross over into type of music they choose. Taylor Hicks will be one of those greats. Go to Grays site if you haven’t been their yet and give them all a listen. Be prepared The Right Place will blow you away it is great.

Taylor Hicks: Taylor TV Appearances

Taylor was on the American Music Awards last night. He had a new haircut. It looks really good on him. He looked really good. He just presented some award. To tell you the truth I’m not sure what now. I was to excited to see Taylor on TV again. He seemed really happy. He also got to meet Weird Al, there is pictures of them shaking hands with big smiles on both their faces. Now we are getting prepared for the rest of Taylor’s TV appearances. Taylor’s my space site has the list up. is going to air a video today at 1pm EST instead of Friday. Be sure to tune in. Gray Charles has the full Runaway song up. It is great. I can’t listen to it with out wanting to move about and dance to it. Some say they don’t like it. I however love it. If a song can make me cry, think or dance then it has done what it should do. That is exactly what the Runaway does it makes me want to dance. It also makes me want to see a video of it with Taylor movin and grovin to it. Dream Myself Awake is also there it is just a small clip of the song but what I have heard so far is great is seems to me like a fast tempo love song. Taylor’s voice in both sounds excellent.

Now back to Taylor TV appearances. Taylor’s lists of shows from now through December are below,

11/29 Xmas at Rock
12/01 Leno
12/05 GMA
12/06 Regis
12/10 Christmas in Washington
12/11 The View
12/12 Satellite Media Tour
12/13 Martha
12/14 Megan
12/14 CBS Early Show

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Taylor Hicks: Whomp Music

Whomp Music!! The Soul Patrol has been ready for Taylor Hicks’ new style of music and he does not disappoint. This morning when I got up I went straight to to see if the clips of Taylor’s new CD were up yet. “Runaround” is up and on fire. I have been playing the clip over and over. I can’t wait to hear the whole song and the whole album. I am anxiously awaiting the next clip to go up sometime today of “Dream Myself Awake.” Whomp Music has hit and it is a welcome change. I love the beat, the feeling it gives you to get and dance and best of all the sound of Taylor’s voice.

The world is about to experience Whomp Music by Taylor Hicks and I think it will be very well received. “Soul Thing” “The Deal” and also “Hell of Day” (Hell of a Day if purchased from Wal-mart) will also be on the CD and all Taylor Hicks fans know and love these songs. It will be great to hear them on the new CD and see how Taylor changes them even though I love them the way they are. The titles of the other songs sound like they will also be great. You can listen to the clip and see the titles of the songs on the CD by going to Gray

Dec 12th can’t come soon enough Christmas will be early this year and it will sound so great to the ears. I hope music videos of the songs aren’t far behind The Soul Patrol needs to see Taylor movin’ and grovin’ to some great Taylor Hicks Whomp Music.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Taylor Hicks New CD Song Listing has Taylor Hicks CD Listing up and tomorrow morning we will get two hear two songs previewed off the CD. This is like waiting for Taylor Fridays at Now the Soul Patrol will be storming over to Grays in the morning to hear Taylor’s new songs. You can bet that as soon as I wake I will be checking. The song list sounds like it will have some very good new songs on the CD. I love that The Deal and Soul Thing will be on it. I am getting my copy at Wal-Mart so I will also get to hear New Hell of a Day. Can’t wait for 12-12.

Just now put up at Grays a audio blog from Taylor about The Runaround song on the CD. Head over to Grays site now and listen and see the songs on the CD. Will I sleep tonight? I don’t know may wait and see if Gray puts up any other surprises.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Taylor Hicks: National Anthem

Well HE DID IT. But of course The Soul Patrol knew that he would. Our man Taylor did the National Anthem and he did it like all things he does all things, GREAT! I never watch the NASCAR Races I am not into racing. However knowing Taylor was going to be there I tuned into NBC at 2 PM. I didn’t realize it was going to be an hour to see Taylor but it was worth the wait. I was nervous and hanging on every word he sang praying for him he didn’t mess up. I didn’t think he would but nerves can get to anyone. I am sure as happy and as proud as he had to have been he was also nervous. Could we tell it though? NO! Once again Taylor you hit the ball out of the park. I loved how happy he seemed at the end and the movements I loved hearing the crowd cheering and whistling when he was announced. Way to go Tay!!!!

See and hear Taylor sing the National Anthem