American Idol season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will release “Six Strings and Diamond Rings” on September 29. The long-awaited single is Taylor’s first taste of new music released in seven years and features a collaboration with Robert Randolph of Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
The single is the first from Hicks’ forthcoming album, set to release in early 2018 via SonyRED/Modern Whomp Records.
“I’ve always heard that for an artist to become successful you have to live and breathe the art that you are making. “Six Strings and Diamond Rings personifies that for me in every way,” Taylor said in a statement about his new single.
Recorded in Nashville at Zac Brown’s iconic Southern Ground Studio and written by Jason Deer, Jo-Smith and Don Rollins and mixed by Jim Cooley, “Six Strings and Diamond Rings” is a glimpse into Hicks’ journey through the years. Here’s a sample lyric:
Sometimes I dream of picket fence, a fridge covered in pictures and yard full of kids.
A woman who meant it when she said I do, then I wake up in a hotel room.
The Highway, ain’t home for nothing but a heartache. It just gets lonely and it still takes everything and more.
In my life now, a flame gets started but it burns out in the lights and nights of a new crowd, it’s what I’m living for.
Love is just a song I sing, because six strings are hard on diamond rings.
In the midst of recording his new album and continuing to tour, Hicks has also been on the road hosting the 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.
Check out Taylor’s upcoming tour dates. Ticket information at TaylorHicks.com
Sep 30 Franklin Theatre, Franklin, Tenn.
Oct 21 The Palace Danbury, Danbury Conn.
Nov 14 BB King Blues Club, New York, N.Y.
Dec 8 Red Rock Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nev.
Dec 9 Blue Water Resort & Casino, Parker, Ariz.
Dec 10 The MIM, Phoenix, Ariz.