Thursday, October 30, 2008

We've come so far...

Taylor has come from a young, hopeful musician recording his first album at 19, to the svelte, hand-jivin’ star of Grease! He has gone abroad, gone jamming, and gone to Broadway. He has parked the old van and has ridden beside the driver on his own luxury tour bus. He’s been in a bubble, a golf cart, and an ice cream cone. He’s been on the 5-story billboard on the corner of 47th Street and Broadway.

We have come from routines that sometimes bordered on boring to dealing with “general admission” and standing in one place much longer than God ever intended. We have boarded planes and trains, driven back roads, gotten lost, found our way and, in the end, always made it to wherever Taylor was. We know whomp, swamp rock, and blue-eyed soul. We read Rolling Stone—don’t tell the kids!

We’ve learned to live in cyberspace. We can upload, download, and overload. We blog, post, and embed. We write html, create videos, store pictures in a bucket, and respond to 253 emails while eating dinner.

What’s next? We went to Broadway to see Taylor as he invited us to do. Now, he is bringing Broadway to many of our hometowns! Spring will bring us new Taylor music. We see exciting prospects for the journey ahead. We’ve said it before…we will be there.

We know one thing for sure…our way will be inspired by Taylor Hicks. His quest for something more in his life has made our lives richer. Someone has said that it is not the destination but the journey that matters.

We’ve come so far. We still have far to go. Taylor recently wrote with the release of Early Works, “Thanks for coming on the ride.”

Thanks, Taylor, for taking us!

What do you see on the road ahead?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Taylor Hicks ~ Community Welcome!

Welcome to our Taylor Hicks blog!

We have a lot of great Taylor Hicks content on our TTHC boards. Our home page offers tons of info and latest news items, and listening to Taylor's music, plus some fabulous media and photos.

Do you like to talk with other Taylor Hicks fans? Our Connections messsage board has many discussion topics and is a board where drama is absent and Taylor is always first! Our members are a chatty group and love to welcome new folks. We have an International section there as well, and also a complete Taylor Timeline of his incredible Journey. And if you need up to date info, our Music and WhompSwamp forums are chock full of valuable data. Come on over and join us for a spell, we are glad to welcome you there :)

Our Media board has the most comprehensive Taylor Hicks library on the net. We have our Take 2 section, which contains media and memories of past concerts. Plus, our Early Taylor Hicks section is a great way to learn more about Taylor Hicks in the early days. Right now in our Early Taylor section, we are featuring an area containing interviews with his friends and former bandmates, media, and lots of cool info. We also have a virtual scrapbook to browse through. This week's interview is very is with Donna Slater of FloraBama and is a wonderful lookback and Taylor's early days at the FB, which are so much a part of his rich musical history.

We hope you will all join us on our boards and feel at home. See you there soon!

Here is a link to the TTHC Main Page and you can get to our message board and media board from here:

Link to Donna Slater Interview:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life
- Auerbach

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
- Victor Hugo

Music is an outburst of the soul.
- Delius

Its language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate.
-Arnold Bennett

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.
-Edward George Bulwer-Lytton