Taylor Hicks will release “Six Strings and Diamond Rings” on September 29

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Nashville, Tenn. – American Idol winner and Platinum-selling soul singer Taylor Hicks will release “Six Strings and Diamond Rings” on September 29. The long-awaited single is Hicks’ first taste of new music released in seven years and features a collaboration with Robert Randolph of ‘Robert Randolph and the Family Band.’

The single is the first from Hicks’ forthcoming album, set to release in early 2018 via SonyRED/Modern Whomp Records.

“I’ve always heard that for an artist to become successful you have to live and breathe the art that you are making. Six Strings and Diamond Rings personifies that for me in every way,” says Hicks of his new single.

Recorded in Nashville at Zac Brown’s iconic Southern Ground Studio and written by Jason Deer, Jo-Smith and Don Rollins and mixed by Jim Cooley, “Six Strings and Diamond Rings” is a glimpse into Hicks’ journey through the years, with lyrics like:

Sometimes I dream of picket fence, a fridge covered in pictures and yard full of kids.

A woman who meant it when she said I do, then I wake up in a hotel room.

The Highway, ain’t home for nothing but a heart ache. It just gets lonely and it still takes everything and more.

In my life now, a flame gets started but it burns out in the lights and nights of a new crowd, it’s what I’m living for.

Love is just a song I sing, because six strings are hard on diamond rings.

In the midst of recording his new album and continuing to tour, Hicks has also been on the road hosting the INSP original series, State Plate, which airs on Fridays at 8:00pm Eastern. State Plate takes Hicks across the country in search of the states’ most iconic cuisines. Hicks landed himself a feature column in USA Today after last week’s stop in Missouri. The article increased viewership 25%, making it the highest watched episode this season. View the USA Today colum Here:

To learn more about Taylor Hicks, visit taylorhicks.com or follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

TAYLOR HICKS ON TOUR:
Sep 30 Franklin Theatre, Franklin, Tenn.
Oct 21 The Palace Danbury, Danbury Conn.
Nov 14 BB King Blues Club, New York, N.Y.
Dec 8 Red Rock Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nev.
Dec 9 Blue Water Resort & Casino, Parker, Ariz.
Dec 10 The MIM, Phoenix, Ariz.

ABOUT TAYLOR HICKS:
Taylor Hicks is one of the most beloved and popular AMERICAN IDOL winners of all time. From the start, Hicks’ material on the mega-hit show set him apart, with a unique take on Southern soul, Country, R&B, and blues. Sixty-four million votes were cast and nearly 37 million American viewers and more than 200 million viewers worldwide tuned in to crown Hicks the Season 5 winner of AMERICAN IDOL, making it one of the most-watched TV events of the last decade. While he still continues to tour, Hicks’ talents have expanded beyond the music and performance realms and carried over to television, where he plays host on the INSP original series, State Plate. Now in its second season, Hicks hits the road, traveling the nation in search of the state’s most symbolic and popular foods. From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, Hicks take a heaping helping of America in this hit show.

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