Taylor Hicks

The best thing about music is that no matter how many singers we have on the ground, people will never get enough of it. The competition is never tough as long as you know where you stand and the genre that works best for you. For Taylor Hicks, he loved blue rock, country, and pop music since he was a child and by his teenage years, he had already taken music as a profession. He is known as the winner of American Idol’s fifth season which became the start point of his career.

Well, how well do you know about Taylor Hicks? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Taylor Hicks’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Taylor Hicks to date.

Biography and Early Life

On October 7th in 1976 in a place known as Birmingham, in the house of Pamela Dickinson and Bradley Hicks, there were celebrations as they welcomed their son. After some consultations, the couple decided to name their child Taylor Reuben Hicks. Taylor spent his early life in Birmingham but when he was 8 years old, his parents decided to move to Hoover which was a suburb.

Unfortunately, his parents divorced and his mother married Linda who became Taylor’s stepmother. At the age of 14 years, his hair had started turning gray which was not such an easy thing to bear as a child. Although his stepmother wasn’t very kind to him, he searched for solace in soul and blues music. His young half-brother saw what in Hicks a great singer and therefore, he convinced him to try his luck in the American Idol. He went for the auditions, and he passed the test. Little did he know that this was the beginning of his successful career.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Taylor Hicks in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Taylor Hicks’s age is 44 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 7 October 1976. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 198 lbs in Pound and 90 kg in Kilograms.


Taylor loved music and started teaching himself playing harmonica at the age of 16 years. He immediately started teaching himself to blue harp. At that time, he was still a student at Hoover High School from where he graduated in 1995. At Hoover, he was also a player of varsity baseball, basketball and soccer. In other words, he loved keeping himself busy and always occupied.

After graduating from high school, he joined Auburn University where he majored in business and journalism. It was at Auburn University at the age of 19 where he started training himself how to play electric guitar as well as the church organ. He also started playing in Widespread Panic cover band.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

It is not clear whether Hicks is truly single or he is just trying to play safe and has therefore decided to keep the information about his love life private. However, there are rumors that he was dating Caroline Ryders who is an anchor. Their relationship however didn’t work out and therefore, they decided to go their separate ways.

Is Taylor Hicks Gay?

Although there is very little known about Taylor Hicks’ love life, there is no evidence pointing him to being a gay. The fact that he was in a relationship with Caroline Ryders for a short time is also enough evidence to say he is not gay.

Professional Career

Taylor Hicks passion in music was extraordinary and this is the reason why, whatever he put his mind to do, he would do it to perfection. At the age of 16, he bought a harmonica and immediately started teaching himself how to play it. Within a very short time, he would differentiate different notes and was also able to tell between noise and fine playing. This was not the end of it, he started teaching himself how to play electric guitar at the age of 19 years old something that is dreaded by many people.

His singing took a different turning when he joined Passing Through band in the university. In 1997, he recorded his first album titled ‘In Your Time’. This album included both live and studio tracks. He however realized he needed to do better and therefore decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a music career. He immediately started working with Percy Sledge and Billy Earl McClelland who were Nashville veterans.

He however left Nashville and moved to Alabama saying the place (Nashville) was overcrowded with singers. He has released many albums and singles since then some of which include: Under The Radar, Do I Make You Proud, What’s Right is Right, and Friday just to mention a few. He received so much support that several of his songs were ranked number one on the Billboard 100 and gold certified by RIAA.


Taylor Hicks music has earned him so much support from his fans and therefore, most of his songs and albums have been highly ranked on different platforms. His win of the American Idol’s fifth season opened doors for his successful music career and there was no looking back for him. At the same time, several of his songs have been gold-certified by RIAA.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Taylor Hicks in 2021

What started as a hobby and as a way of consoling a lonely soul slowly turned out to a successful career that Taylor has lived to enjoy to date. Although we might not have the information of his salary and earnings, we can say that Hicks is well paid as his net worth is currently $3 million as of 2021.

All singers have something unique that determines how much following they will be able to attract. For Taylor Hicks, his influences and energetic stage performances derived from R&B, Blues, and Classic is what has made him the famous singer he is today.

  1. Lauren Wilson Manthey June 15, 2021 at 1:45 am

Facts of Taylor Reuben Hicks 

  • Gender Male
  • full nameTaylor Reuben Hicks 
  • birthplaceBirmingham, Alabama
  • Date of Birth October 07, 1976
  • Age 47 years 2 months
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Peridot
  • Lucky Color Blue
  • Best Match for Marriage Gemini
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionN/A
  • net worth$3 million
  • professionSinger
  • weightIn Kilograms – 90 Kg, In Pounds – 198 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 185 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
  • hair colorDark brown
  • eye colorGrey
  • high schoolHoover High School

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