June 01, 2006 08:10:39 GMT
Taylor Hicks has taken step two on his "American Idol"-fueled career, signing the record contract that comes with winning the hit show.
Soon after his winning, it was announced Wednesday May 31st, 2006 that the newly crowned American Idol Taylor Hicks has signed a record deal with music mogul Clive Davis in conjunction with 19 Recordings Unlimited, the label managed by Simon Fuller.
The two songs Taylor has recorded, "Do I Make You Proud," which he performed in the show's finale, and a soulful cover of the The Doobie Brothers classic "Takin' It to the Streets", will be released in stores and through digital outlets on June 13. And as a recording deal has been reached, Taylor is expected to release a full-length album later this year under Davis' guidance.