UPDATE: You can listen to a snippet of the single “What’s Right is Right” at Amazon.
Taylor Hicks is currently putting the finishing touches on his next album, according to a data sheet released by Taylor’s promotors, Rocket Science.
The album, titled The Distance, is due to hit stores on March 10.
The single, “What’s Right is Right” will be available at digital outlets on January 20th, and will impact Adult Contemporary radio the same day.
A video shoot is scheduled for the single on January 12.
Print articles include features in Entertainment Weekly and People in February.
An appearance on American Idol is currently in the planning stages.
Taylor will visit Ryan Seacrest at KISS, Jay Leno in mid-February, Regis and Kelly, Ellen DeGeneres, Craig Ferguson and Rachel Ray the week the album drops, plus visits to morning TV shows in every city the show Grease performs.
Currently playing the Teen Angel in the touring company of Grease, Taylor will perform the new single at the end of every show. He’s also got club dates set in Maryland, Ohio and Chicago, with more dates to be scheduled.
He’s got a ton of promotion lined up for both the album and the single, including satellite TV on album release day, a radio tour for the single, radio advertising, and tie-ins around Mother’s Day with Hallmark, American Greetings and 1-800 Flowers.
That’s some heavy-duty promotion right there. I’m impressed. It’ll be cool to see Taylor on my TV again in the coming months.