One of the most
popular American Idol winners of all time, Taylor Hicks, brings his unique Southern
soul style mixed with a little bit of R&B, country and blues to the Nampa
Civic Center Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7PM. Tickets
start at $44. Purchase tickets by calling
208-468-5555 or visiting www.ictickets.com.
Among the best seasons
of American Idol, season five contained a shocking elimination and an intense
battle between two substantial contestants to the end for the win. 200 million television viewers watched that
night as Taylor won over Katherine McPhee.
Less than three weeks after his Idol triumph in 2006, Taylor’s debut
single, “Do I Make You Proud,” entered Billboard’s Hot 100, Pop 100 and Single
Sales Charts at the No. 1 spot. People magazine then named him “Hottest
Bachelor of the Year.”
Since that time,
Taylor has been busy. Not only has he
released multiple independent albums such as “In Your Time” and “The Distance”,
he wrote an autobiography called “Heart Full of Soul” (Random House), was
featured on Jimmy Fallon’s Grammy Award-winning album “Blow Your Pants Off,”
starred in the hit Broadway musical Grease
as Teen Angel and secured a long-term residency in Las Vegas performing at
Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
Now when he is not on
tour, you can find Taylor on ISP Television Network hosting a new food and
travel show called State Plate. On this program Taylor travels from state to
state trying out menu items that distinctively represent the area. Be it Georgia peaches, Texas chili, Maryland
crab cake or Idaho potatoes, Taylor is traveling to farms, ranches, markets and
festivals to try these “emblematic foods” and share the story behind them.
Join the Nampa Civic
Center’s professional house as it celebrates music, culture and community in
its newly named John Brandt Performing Arts Theater with Taylor Hicks.