- 03:53 PM, Sep 22
Raised in a suburban area of Hoover, Alabama since he was eight, Taylor Hicks started playing music after he bought his first harmonica at the age 16 and then taught himself how to play blues harp. Having a difficult childhood due to the divorce of his parents, he turned himself into soul and blues music genre in a bid to find solace.
Taylor, who was born on October 7, 1976, wrote his first song "In Your Time" when he was just 18. Possessed by a strong passion in music, he then began exploring his talent by studying to play guitar. While he was in college, he joined a band named Passing Through but later quit to start his own singing career.