Busy days ahead for new 'American Idol' winner Taylor Hicks
UPI News Service, 05/28/2006
Taylor Hicks, the new "American Idol," has busy days ahead with tons of interviews and talk show appearances and his first single, due June 13.
Then, there's a tour with fellow finalists and after that, an album. But, what he really needs, he says, is time to take a nap.
He's been so busy being celebrated, in fact, that he hasn't had much time to actually work on his music career, Zap2it.com said.
On that album he's eager to get into, Hicks says he wants to stay true to what he was on the show -- a soulful performer influenced by legends like Ray Charles and Elvis Presley. His goal, he says is to "make music real again."
He said his "vision as an artist is to inject more feeling into popular music."