ETA: An update from Vanguard via email to a reader:
Unfortunately the sites that posted this information were misinformed. Vanguard Records is only distributing this album so it not a Vanguard release. Taylor will be releasing this on his own label which is called Modern Whomp Records.
The answer is: Vanguard will be distributing the record, Taylor will be self-releasing.
Could Taylor Hicks already be signed by a new label? This internet music tip sheet has Taylor re-releasing his pre-Idol music (Under the Radar and In Your Time) on the renowned Jazz/Blues/Folk label Vanguard. The sets are due to be released on August 12.
Taylor is currently playing the Teen Angel in the Broadway production of Grease. He has told numerous interviewers that he’s working on his next album due to be released in the Fall. If Vanguard is also releasing the new material, that’s very good news, indeed. Other artists on their roster include, Joan Osbourne, Mark Broussard, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Larkin and Levon Helms.