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GRAMMY®-Winning, Platinum-Selling American Idol Taylor Hicks to Co-Host Alabama Bicentennial Concert and Finale Presentation on Dec. 14

On Saturday, Dec. 14, GRAMMY®-winning, platinum-selling American Idol
Taylor Hicks returns to his home state for the grand finale of Alabama’s
Bicentennial Celebration in Montgomery, Ala. The recent appointee to
the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Board is set to co-host the Alabama
Bicentennial Concert and Finale Presentation with fellow Alabama native,
Jett Williams, the daughter of Hank Williams.

Sponsored by the Alabama Tourism Department and the Poarch Band of Creek
Indians, the Concert and Finale Presentation, hosted by Hicks and
Williams, concludes the three-year long bicentennial commemoration with
performances by popular musicians from Alabama and the history of
Alabama presented in a never-before-seen way.

The free, day-long celebration, which begins at 10 a.m., also includes a
parade of Alabama people, places and history, the official dedication
of Alabama Bicentennial Park by Governor Kay Ivey and exhibitions,
performances, presentations and open houses throughout the capital.
Major bicentennial sponsors, including Coca-Cola Bottling United,
Regions and Alabama Power, will be on hand with activities and
giveaways. The Alabama Tourism Department, Conservation and Natural
Resources, State Department of Education and other agencies will join
Alabama Public Television, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, Alabama
Kiwanis and others to make sure all ages are inspired, educated and
entertained.

Since winning “American Idol’s” record-breaking season five finale,
Hicks has gone on to achieve RIAA-certified Platinum status, win
a GRAMMY® and secure a prestigious Las Vegas residency. Hicks’
theatrical and television roles include touring as Teen Angel in the
popular Broadway musical “Grease,” starring as Charlie Anderson in the
Serenbe Playhouse production of “Shenandoah” in addition to appearing on
“Law & Order: SVU” and hosting the INSP series “State
Plate.”  Hicks is set to release his highly-anticipated, third album
next year. The deeply personal, roots-inspired collection was recorded
at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground studio in Nashville with contributions
from GRAMMY®-winning musician Keb’ Mo as well as Robert Randolph.
Produced by Hicks along with GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Bryan Sutton, the
project will bring Hicks back on the road for extensive touring.

For a complete schedule and more information on Alabama’s 200 Birthday Celebration, visit alabama200.org/alabama-200-birthday-celebration.

To stay updated with Taylor Hicks, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and visit TaylorHicks.com.

About Taylor Hicks:

For Taylor Hicks, winning “American Idol’s” blockbuster fifth season was
just the beginning. Hailed as “part Stax, part Motown and part
honky-tonk” by The New York Times, Hicks’ intoxicating blend of soul,
blues, country, and rock & roll quickly rendered him a household
name as he progressed to the show’s record-breaking finale in 2006, an
historic television event which drew an audience of more than 200
million viewers. Hicks immediately followed his Idol victory with a #1
Billboard single and an RIAA certified Platinum debut, and soon went on
to make history as both the first male Idol champion featured on a
GRAMMY-winning record (Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Blow Your Pants Off’), and the
first to land a prestigious Las Vegas residency. A versatile artist,
actor and advocate, Hicks has since ventured into theater and
television, touring as Teen Angel in the popular Broadway musical
“Grease” in addition to appearing on “Law & Order: SVU” and hosting
the INSP series “State Plate,” which won the Cynopsis TV Award for Best
Reality Series (Travel). After a lengthy hiatus from recording, Hicks
returned in 2017 with “Six Strings and Diamond Rings,” the first single
since his beloved 2009 sophomore album, “The Distance.” The stirring,
stripped-down track offers up a tantalizing preview of Hicks’ highly
anticipated third album, a deeply personal, roots-inspired collection
recorded at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground studio in Nashville with
contributions from four-time GRAMMY®-winning musician Keb’ Mo as well as
Robert Randolph. Produced by Hicks along with GRAMMY®-winning guitarist
Bryan Sutton (Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley), the album is due out next
year and will bring Hicks back on the road for extensive touring. 

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