Saturday, March 07, 2009

Discussing The Distance with Taylor Hicks

I interviewed Taylor Hicks on March 5th about his new album "The Distance" that will be available march 10th. Here is the link to the interview.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Interview With Taylor Hicks- This and That Info (For Now)

I spoke to Taylor Thursday evening around 7:15 EST. He was in a great mood, you could tell he was excited about the album and everything going on his life right now. In a little bit I will have an article up at AC with questions relating to the CD, Video and a couple about Grease. As I wanted the article to be about his CD I did not use everything for the article. So below you will see questions and answers to things you might be interested in. As always Taylor likes to keep his fans in suspense so a few of the answers did not clarify much. But if we knew all there was to know at all times then the fun would be gone out of discovering new things. I hope you enjoy what is here and I will post a link to the article at Associated Content as soon as it goes live.

You were at Regis and Kelly taping a segment Tuesday and Van Morrison was also there that day to perform. You got to watch him perform?

Taylor - Yes, I got to watch him perform. I also met Van and they said they watched me. It was one of those meetings that you never thought in a million years that you would encounter. I’m just really excited about that.

How did you come up with the idea of what to title the CD? Did you just title it after the song The Distance or was there something more to it?

Taylor - I leave that up to the imagination.

A list of credits for the album states that you played the piano on the album is this true?

Taylor - No, that’s not true.

Which song from the album is your favorite and why?

Taylor - Because I had so much freedom and creativity to release this record any one of them are my favorite in their own right.

You have some cover songs on the album, how did you decide the songs that you felt were the best for you to cover?

Taylor - I just spent years listening to all of them and decided when I made that record that I wanted to make, that I would put them on it.

Do you plan to make another video for your next single?

Taylor - I do.

Any idea yet what the next single may be?

Taylor - Not gonna tell ya. (Laughing)

I laughed said I knew you wouldn’t But can’t hurt to ask.

Are you planning to release some of your songs to the country market?

Taylor - Maybe

Are you going to be on Idol this year?

Taylor - Plan on it.

Do you know when?

Taylor - Uhhh not yet.

You are singing the single What’s Right is Right each night after the curtain call of Grease, will the song you sing change when a new single is released and are you going to occasionally sing other songs off of The Distance?

Taylor - Maybe.

What has been the most exciting experience for you over the past couple years?

Taylor - Meeting Van Morrison two days ago.

What advice would you give to someone trying to get that break into music?

Taylor - Be persistent.

Back in the summer you said that a female mega-star may be recording one of your songs. Can you tell any more about that?

Taylor - It’s on hold still.

Taylor a question from some fans is they have noticed that you have a couple jackets with grey/black buttons and on the left sleeve there is a red/brown button. Is there a reason for this, like a lucky charm or something?

Taylor - Maybe.

I think he knew he was driving me crazy with the 1 and 2 word answers lol You could hear it in his voice. But Hey I got great info about CD so I’m not complaining.

How do you keep the excitement built for yourself each night singing the same song?

Taylor - Well it’s got to be a great song and that is a great song.

You have been overseas and performed, where would you like to go next?
Taylor - I would like to go to Bali.
Will post link to the best info shortly. Update- probably post link tomorrow sometime. I need sleep.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Bonus Tracks For Taylor Hicks "The Distance"

Taylor Hicks New CD comes out March 10th and there will be 3 bonus tracks.Now it has been announced which outlet will have which bonus track.

itunes will have the bonus track Yes We Can
Walmart will have the bonus track Hide Nor Hair
Target will have the bonus track Indiscriminate Act of Kindness

I will have to get a copy from each outlet. I want all three songs. Who else is buying all three versions? If not all three which ones are you planning to buy?

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