American Idol season 5 winner Taylor Hicks released his new single “Six Strings and Diamond Rings” today. The long-awaited single features an iconic collaboration with Grammy-nominated Robert Randolph and is the first from Taylor’s forthcoming album set to release in early 2018 and recorded in Nashville at Zac Brown’s iconic Southern Ground Studio.
“They say an artist has to live and breathe the art they make. It also has to be relatable to the people that are listening and to the lives they lead on a daily basis. No matter what someone may be experiencing in life, I think music has the power to let us know that we are not alone in the emotions we’re feeling and the things we are going through. ‘Six Strings and Diamond Rings’ embodies this for me, and I hope listeners can take the same ideas away from this song,” Hicks said of his new single in a press release.
“Six Strings and Diamond Rings,” which premiered Wednesday on Billboard.com, is a song about life on the road and the personal sacrifices it often takes to turn a dream into a reality.
In the midst of recording his new album and continuing to tour, Taylor has also been on the road hosting the award-winning 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.
Listen to the new single “Six Strings and Diamond Rings” below. Download the song from iTunes and Amazon.
Check out Taylor Hicks on tour. For ticket information, visit his official website.
Sep 30 Franklin Theatre, Franklin, Tenn.
Oct 21 The Palace Danbury, Danbury Conn.
Nov 08 Mainstreet Crossing, Tomball, Texas
Nov 14 BB King Blues Club, New York, N.Y.
Dec 08 Red Rock Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nev.
Dec 09 Blue Water Resort & Casino, Parker, Ariz.
Dec 10 The MIM, Phoenix, Ariz.
Dec 16 The Ritz Theatre, Talladega, Ala.
Also Taylor will be performing a special single release party in Franklin, Tennessee on Saturday.
ANNOUNCEMENT! For my single release we’re doing a special show ? https://t.co/xN3eBrWaB4 pic.twitter.com/fhpmQf0W2z
— Taylor Hicks (@TaylorHicks) September 29, 2017