The now crowned "American Idol" Taylor Hicks is enjoying his becoming on the peak of his career. The man has everything, from the Idol title to hit single "Do I Make You Proud". But that's not all.
As for now on Hicks has another project to accomplish, a memoir. He reportedly has inked deal with Random House's Crown publishers, worth an estimated $750,000, to pen his memoir, titled "Heart Full of Soul."
In the book, slated to hit stores in spring 2007, Hicks once a struggling singer in Alabama clubs, will chronicle the obstacles he overcame on his road to success. On the memoir project, Hicks's agent, Alan Nevins, said David Wild whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone will be the person responsible to write it.
And aside from all, Hicks also has signed for Ford TV commercials, in which he will appear alongside fellow Idols Ruben Studdard and Bo Bice on a new billboard from the state's Bureau of Tourism and Travel. The billboards, about to feature photos of the three and the message "Where America finds its voice. Alabama", "will go up shortly before the American Idol auditions begin in Birmingham on Aug. 21" and be displayed for four month, Alabama tourism director Lee Sentell said.