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Taylor Hicks sings ‘Gonna Move’ at his restaurant Ore

Taylor Hicks sings  Gonna Move at his restaurant Ore

American Idol winner Taylor Hicks is now in the restaurant business! Even Idol winners need a career fallback right? His sang ‘Gonna Move’ while plugging his restaurant Ore on Daytime Alabama.

What a talent!

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itsinthevoice
itsinthevoice

Taylor was featured on the show for two days and the first day performed the song Birmingham. Gonna Move was great, Birmingham was awesome. Check it out.
http://bluesman2001.blogspot.com/2011/08/taylor-hicks-birmingham.html

And if the Forbes list was based on ALL income, Taylor would easily have been on there. Its only based on certain things.
Taylor has talent, the respect of great musicians and a great life with new albums and other projects to come. All is good.

juliegr
juliegr

Thanks for both featuring the blurbs about ORE - the restaurant Taylor Hicks owns in partnership in Birmingham, AL and the performance video. It occurs to me the lesson ALL the people who appear on American Idol can learn is that they would be VERY smart to have another avenue to success. As has been seen -- winning or even appearing on American Idol guarantees a big career in the music business.

james
james

love this song but susan tedeschi's version is the best!

thetruth
thetruth

The Forbes list has no way of knowing the accuracy of anyone's assets unless they have a bee-line to personal accountants, so I don't put much stock in that. Also, it doesn't take into account the net earned - could swing widely from actual gross income earned. My point is the ownership of a restaurant is proof of success, not the other way around.

Rickey
Rickey

I agree! I know that Taylor Hicks makes a lot of money because most of his earnings are pure profit. He has cut off the middleman and is working directly with his fans.

There's also nothing wrong with the term "career fallback". Maybe he doesn't want to go on tour forever and earn passive income from the restaurant -- it is no way indicative of his success as a singer.

thetruth
thetruth

Rickey, not sure if you meant to sound condescending, but it sounds like you were subtely putting him down for diversifing his career. To be clear, it's not a career fallback. It's called NOT putting all eggs into one basket. I can go through a laundry list of big time celebs who's careers are going full blast who soley own or are part owner in other businesses, including restaurants. If you're not aware of this, get your head out of the sand.

Meanwhile back on the music front, he just headlined the Telluride Jazz Festival and co-headlined the Bama Rising Event with Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride and othe country stars. I could go on and on. He is also currently working on a new album with Keb Mo as producer which should be out by the end of the year or early next year. '

I just want to make it clear to you in case you don't follow Taylor Hicks, that his is just another add to his diversification that make up this guy.

Rickey
Rickey

I'm not too familiar with his genre since I follow mostly pop music, but I know he is tremendously successful! He's chosen to be under the radar, but he is making millions. I'm surprised that Forbes did not put him on their list of top earners last year.