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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Taylor Hicks Exclusively Partners With A2M! Album Due Out February 2009

According to Sys-Con Taylor will be releasing his BRAND NEW SPANKING KICK ASS (I know, I'm biased! Heh!) CD on February 10, 2009!!! Yes, friends, it looks like the long wait is just about over! Excuse me while I go jump around like a friggin' lunatic! He has tapped Simon Climie to produce the album. He has worked with legends such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, and BB King. Simon Climie also produced Michael McDonald's new CD "Soul Speak". I have this album and love it!! It's such a soulful album and beautifully produced! If Taylor's new CD sounds *anything* like 'Soul Speak', we're in for something really special IMO!! Billboard has a headline about this newly inked deal as well! More news to come!

Birthday Boy Hicks Signs Cutting Edge Deal Unlike Any Other Idol

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- He's "Takin' It to the Streets" on "American Idol" -- now Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will be takin' it more directly to the people. Celebrating his birthday today, Hicks has tapped the independent artist services company Artist To Market (A2M) to release his much-buzzed-about new album, due in stores on February 10, 2009. The platinum-selling singer-songwriter will be releasing the new title with complete control of direction and ownership of his masters on his solely owned and operated, Modern Whomp Records label. Hicks is currently in the studio with producer Simon Climie (Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Faith Hill).

"In this digital age, when artists can connect more directly with audiences, this is a partnership that makes a lot of sense," says Hicks. "I'm very much enjoying being in the studio with Simon working on the new album and look forward to releasing it through A2M early next year."

"We at A2M are very excited to be working with the team at Modern Whomp Records on this release," said Paul Ignasinski, General Manager of A2M. "As the industry continues to evolve, it's exciting to see significant artists approach the marketplace in a new way, and truly take control over their own destiny. This is exactly why A2M was built in the first place -- to provide a service platform for these artists to prosper on their own terms."

During the last two years, Taylor Hicks has seen his self-titled Arista debut album certified platinum, performed with the likes of Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers and Jackson Browne, toured through Asia, penned the brisk-selling Random House memoir Heart Full of Soul, spent time in NY this past summer for his three-month Broadway debut as "Teen Angel" in Grease, and will take Grease on a national tour beginning December 1.

In August Hicks' Modern Whomp Records released Early Works (a reissue compilation of his two independent albums, In Your Time and Under the Radar) through the Welk Music Group. Hicks is also planning the release of Whomp at the Warfield, a DVD showcasing a live performance by Hicks and his band at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco.

About Artist To Market Distribution:

Launched in 2005, Artist To Market Distribution (A2M) is an independent music distributor and artist services company designed to work directly with artists, labels, and content owners to streamline the supply chain, provide flexible service solutions, and deliver new product to the marketplace at a lower cost. Over the past two years A2M has partnered with a diverse group of platinum and multi-platinum artists including Dolly Parton, Tracy Lawrence, Tommy Lee, John Michael Montgomery, Sinead O'Connor, Unwritten Law, and Tracy Byrd, in addition to critically-acclaimed newcomers, The Cool Kids. More information can be found at http://www.artist2market.com.

SOURCE Taylor Hicks


cochem said...

YEA, Great news griz, I knew he had would have something in the works...He has always planned out everything he does..The fans cannot possibly know what is going on behind the scenes...NOW get that countdown clock up 126 days until Feb 10...

taylorfan06 said...

So GLAD for the news of the NEW CD. February 10th can't come soon enough for me! But I will be patient. As the say "good things come to those who wait." In this case though, I know "GREAT' things will come...
Make it do what it do AND Happy Birthday!!!
You are SO loved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Get me a release date for WATW. Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Great, great news! It sure looks like 2009 is going to be one very busy year for Taylor. Alot like 2007 - a national tour and a new CD! Can't wait!


Anonymous said...

I'm so excited about this news! I was hoping we'd here something today on his Birthday. What a year 2009 is going to be for Taylor and his fans!

taylorfan06 said...

"Hell of a Day" for sure!
Congratulations, Taylor!!!

Trixi said...

What a present for Taylor and US!!
Sounds like this is a great deal. Leave it to Taylor to stay on top of cutting technology. I downloaded Dolly's new album from E-Music. It is an Indie music sight, but I keep seeing more and more mainstream artist on it. Taylor Swift, John Fogarty, John Mellencamp, are just a few who have released their new music on this site.

We will be getting an early valentines day present on Feb 10th

Trixi said...

Griz, I also have "Soul Speak" from Michael McDonald, and I agree it is an awesome cd. Well produced etc.

It appears that Taylor is in good hands.

taylorfan06 said...

Taylor - Great job on "The Deal"
I hope you're not hungover today.