U.S. singer Taylor Hicks, who won the last incarnation of TV's "American Idol," will feature numerous cover songs on his upcoming new album.
Hicks, who took home top honors during the fifth season of "Idol," will cover Gaye's "Wherever I Lay My Hat" and "The Right Place," originally written by Adams and Jim Vallance for Ray Charles.
In addition to songs written by the likes of Smokey Robinson and Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, Hicks will offer some of his own musical creations on his first album since winning "Idol."
Hicks has added his own original songs, "The Deal" and "Soul Thing," two songs Billboard.com said the singer already released on his aptly titled pre-"Idol" album, "Under the Radar."
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