**PLEASE EXCUSE MY POTENTIALLY OFFFENSIVE HEADLINE, I JUST CAN'T RESIST A GOOD PUN**
Seems like all sorts of reality stars (like Newlywed Jessica Simpson) are going country these days. There's even a CMT reality show called Gone Country set up expressly for that purpose, with fallen American Idol alums like Diana Degarmo, Justin Guarini, and Mikalah Gordon desperately giving Nashville a go.
The latest Idol to go country--not on a reality show, but on his new self-released single--is none other than season 5 AmIdol winner Taylor Hicks. But I think HE might actually have a decent shot at this. I kind of always thought the Idol producers should have pushed Taylor down a country path from the get-go, really.
First of all, Taylor is from the South and once spent time stationed in Nashville trying to get his pre-Idol career off the ground, so country music wouldn't have been an unnatural fit for him (unlike, say, Justin Guarini's Gone Country 3 attempt).
Second, I always figured Taylor'sRead More »from Taylor Hicks Makes Music For Hicks