August 12 is Drop Day for Taylor Hicks 'Early Works' CD, Exclusive at Target Stores. Fans are eagerly awaiting this remastered collection of his pre Idol songs, which will prove to be a fabulous selection of both of his pre Idol CDs!
Not familiar with the songs being included? Want a preview or maybe just a listen again? The Taylor Hicks Comomunity's main page has a full track listing and a "click and listen" feature, where you can hear the partial original tracks of the songs chosen for Taylor Hicks Early Works. These are not the new versions, but they are the actual selections, which will be very close to what is being released. Not enough? You will also be able to listen to samples of his post Idol CD, for those new fans not yet familiar with Taylor Hicks' amazing talent!
While you are on our main page enjoying listening to the early Taylor Hicks tracks, members can log in to out our media board, where we have a new interview from Broadway.com and tons of screencaps from it, guaranteed to make even the coolest cucumber pop its seeds...:)
Anticipation for fans is HIGHER than the "Grease" ice cream cone, for Early Works to hit the Target shelves. TREAT YOURSELF AND A FRIEND TO SOME TAYLOR HICKS....GO BUY A FEW!
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Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Taylor Hicks' management gave us some great news last night and solved the mystery of the Early Works Disappearance :) His Early Works CD, compiling selections from his two pre idol albums In Your Time and Under The Radar, will make its EXCLUSIVE debut on August 12th at Target stores! Very cool move and opportunity, as Target does excellent marketing.
BIG CONGRATS, TAYLOR HICKS! Fans, GET THEE TO YOUR LOCAL TARGE ON AUGUST 12TH! If there is no Target store where you live, let someone who is near one know to send you a few copies! I am hoping the line at the Target doors on August 12th rivals the line at the Broadway stage door!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
WELL WELL WELL....Taylor Hicks has certainly been on everyone's minds this morning, with his version of Supply and Demand. Early Works Supply is somewhat low...DEMAND IS SOMEWHAT HIGH...YIPPEE!
Amazon.com no longer has the Taylor Hicks Early Works CD listed as available. What does this mean? According to a frenzy, some are snarky, some are concerned, and some are elated, but everyone is talking about this CD! From information I was given from several sources, this is apparently due to Amazon's TEMPORARY supply of the pre-order CD selling out. What does this mean, you ask? I know I certainly asked!
Basically it means something quite simple...CD went on pre-sale at Amazon...people bought it...YAY!....and now Amazon needs more. It also means sales on Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, and other sites are increasing by the minute. And you know what this says to me?
TAYLOR HICKS IS HOT! HIS SALES ARE GOOD FOR THE EARLY WORKS CD. THIS IS A GOOD THING, PEOPLE. DON'T FRET, JUST GO BUY IT SOMEWHERE :):)
PS--NEWSFLASH FROM TAYLOR'S CAMP! CD IS COMING OUT AUGUST 12TH! PLUS A NEW ANNOUNCEMENT COMING END OF THIS WEEK.
Monday, July 21, 2008
OK they are not really "unsung" so much, as they do get lots of hits. Taylor Hicks has some MAJOR backing in three very wonderful folks who continually promote him and welcome US, his enthusiastic if somewhat nutty...lol...fanbase. I wanted to take time to dedicate a special THANK YOU to these three guys who love Taylor and help keep him in the public eyes and ears. You can find each of these by just googling their names.
UncleShag at WLSO radio in Atlanta, GA...he has tirelessly played and promoted Taylor Hicks for months and months. He is a truly terrific guy, who seems to love those Bama Boys and their music, and Taylor is a regular feature on his show.
Gregg@Radioio....this is a LARGE internet radio stream, with a guy who not only welcomes Taylor's fans to comment and email him, but plays a ton of Taylor's music, both early and new.
Blues Historian....an amazing site that features video and audio for Taylor Hicks, and commentary to go with it. He has a lot of other blues music, which is also great to listen to, and absolutely supports our SoulMan. He is also playing a lot of Taylor's early music.
I want to say again how much we Taylor Hicks fans appreciate these three people. They are not only helping Taylor, but helping his new CD Early Works, which is a GEM to buy!
SO A BIG, RESOUNDING T H A N K Y O U to these three hard working DJs who love and support Taylor Hicks! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Today marks the Anniversary of a very special and amazing event. On 7-20-07, Taylor Hicks sat down with Janice from Fox 6 Birmingham, and spent time talking to her and a packed audience about his book, Heart Full of Soul. It was a night to remember for everyone.
Taylor Hicks gave a moving account of his life...struggles and proud moments...and answered questions, gave little stories to make us laugh and cry...and then read from his own book, his own words, in that husky southern voice we have all learned to love.
I can't remember a more moving time, except maybe when he won his crown on American Idol. As I watch this clip again, I am shedding BIG, SAPPY tears, as Taylor Hicks talks about achieving his Dreams. AND BOY, HAVE YOU DONE THAT, SOULMAN! You are on Broadway, you have performed on our Nation's Capitol lawn, you have brought music and Joy into our hearts in every way possible. YOU CAN BE PROUD AND YOU HAVE MADE US PROUD. You have captured us all, ONE SOUL AT A TIME.
If you would like to relive this amazing night, please join us at The Taylor Hicks Community for an excerpt and memorable photos. This can be found on our media board in our Take 2 section, open to the public. If you are a member of our site, you can download the entire footage and join us for some lively discussion on Connections, where we remember this appearance as once of the standouts of 2007 and of Taylor Hicks' career. The link can also be found by clicking on title of this entry.
Enjoy! You Done Good, SoulMan!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
TAYLOR HICKS EARLY WORKS PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
NOT that we need any more reasons to enjoy Taylor Hicks music or anything...but... there has been discussion about whether to buy the same songs we might already have on the two other pre_Idol CDs, which indeed are valid questions to ask. I can only speak for myself, but here are my reasons for buying not one, but several:
---Firstly and foremost...to support Taylor Hicks in any way I can.
---They are not that costly and could possibly have remixed sound (I don't know this for a fact, BTW).
---GIVE THEM TO PEOPLE! Many may not be fans yet, but have seen him in "Grease" or at A Capitol Fourth, and would most probably love to get a glimpse of the early genius of Taylor Hicks that has blossomed, yet stayed true, since those first two CDs were done.
---It's a Taylor Hicks Happening! When the next public appearances start, if nothing else, I may be able to have a signed copy of this one too, to keep unopened for my collections, so if you collect also, have at it!
---To have all or most of my favorites on one CD that I don't have to continually swap around in my car CD player :)
---Lastly and foremost...TO SUPPORT TAYLOR HICKS IN ANY WAY I CAN.
THAT'S ALL, FOLKS! AS WE SAY ON THE FANSITES...JMHO.
Friday, July 11, 2008
By ON TRACK, we mean the tracks are ON! Check out Amazon.com for the CD info and pre-ordering info. This a wonderful track list, which allows new fans to hear the genius of early Taylor Hicks and existing fans to get the best of both pre Idol CDs on one disk.
Here is the track list and boy, what a gift from Taylor Hicks to his fanbase!
1. Soul Thing
2. The Fall
3. Hold On to Your Love
4. The Deal
5. Heart and Soul
6. In Your Time
7. West Texas Sky
9. Tighten Up
10. Son of a Carpenter
11. My Friend
12. Georgia (with Billy Earl McClelland)
Billy Earl has an impressive background. Here is a bit about him:
"Billy Earl’s songs have been recorded by Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker, Delbert McClinton, Lacy J. Dalton, Sawyer Brown, Billy Branch and T. G. Sheppard. As a session guitarist, McClelland has performed on recordings by Jerry “Boogie” McCain, B. J. Thomas, Hank Cochran and Willie Nelson, Tony Joe White, Brenda Lee, Chet Atkins, Hank Snow, Elnora Spencer, Mel Tillis, Ronnie Spector, Dr. Hook, Townes Van Zant, Nancy Sinatra and Billy Joe Royal - just to name a few."
Here is the link to his background info:
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Taylor Hicks continues to WOW audiences with his "Grease" Performance. This morning, he was interviewed on MyFox NY, on their Good Day Live segment. He gave a very informative interview, which will probably be archived on their site later today, and performed "Beauty School Dropout" with the Frenchie actress by his side. This was FABULOUS! Even though his voice was a little hoarse, it gave the performance a cool sort of Taylorized sound. In his interview, he mentioned future acting roles. LOL OH TAYLORRRRRRRRRR....WE WANT YOU HAPPY BUT WE WANT YOU BACK ON THE TOUR STAGE TOO! He did his usual super job with the media and with the song, and his charm is always evident. It is so very nice to see and hear Taylor Hicks so happy with what he is doing, achieving his Dream even higher than he could ever imagine. If you haven't seen "Grease" yet and have ANY chance to get there...DO IT!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Taylor Hicks has released his "Early Works" CD finally! The release date is August 19th and you can pre-order this on Amazon.com. Mention is also made on the MTV, AOL, and VH1 sites...GREAT PR!
The music of Taylor Hicks has thrilled audiences since his first note on Idol, but many have known him from before and have loved his early music. For those who may have missed that, you can own it and listen to your heart's delight. Taylor has done covers and many of his original songs on past CDs and now you can get these on his new "Early Works CD!"
RUN - DON'T WALK - TO AMAZON AND GET YOUR COPY NOW. IN FACT, GET SEVERAL! THEY MAKE GREAT GIFTS!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
The show was excellent. The talent was immensely satisfying, as were the fireworks. However, the BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST light there was Taylor Hicks!
As Jimmy Smitts said, no one can get a party started better than Taylor Hicks. We saw evidence of this right after Huey Lewis came out and warmed up the crowd. Huey was his charming and confident usual, and I very much enjoyed the walk down memory lane with him. However, when Taylor came out, the atmosphere just went ELECTRIC long before the actual fireworks began.
He sang "Soul Thing" as if he owned it...wait a minute...he DOES!
All in all, a wonderful evening. The Birthday of Our Great Nation, graced by many talented performers, LIT UP BY TAYLOR HICKS, and followed by a fabulous firesworks display on the lawn of The Mall in our Nation's Capitol. It's enough to move even the hardest heart, to see so many gathered there to pay their respects.
GOD BLESS AMERICA! GOD BLESS THOSE WHO KEEP IT SAFE!
Friday, July 4, 2008
If you absolutely cannot wait until tomorrow to witness the magic of Taylor Hicks at the Capitol Fourth, then hop over to one of two sites to view some previews. TaylorsAngels blogspot has early rehearsal video embedded for your viewing pleasure. To add to that, our media board at TTHC has download links for these enbedded videos, plus some early photos of Taylor at rehearsal. TA and TTHC are working hard to get these uploaded so you can all have a great time a little ahead of tomorrow.
From the looks of things...Taylor Hicks will RAWK that place tomorrow!
Check out TA blogspot and TTHC media board to enjoy a preview of media and early photos.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Tomorrow is the BIG NIGHT! Taylor Hicks at the Capitol Fourth....is sure to be an explosive performance! Tune in to your local PBS channel for a night of music, soul, and fireworks. Taylor Hicks makes fireworks wherever he goes, and now is your chance to see him in our Nation's Capitol working his soulful magic on the mall for the crowds. The other artists and the beautiful fireworks display are sure to provide an evening of fabulous entertainment and fun, and starring our Taylor!