American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks Guests On Harvey Brownstone Interviews 


Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Taylor Hicks, Winner, “American Idol”, Singer/Songwriter.

Taylor Hicks, is an immensely popular singer who became a global sensation in 2006 when he won Season 5 of “American Idol”, beating out Katharine McPhee, Chris Daughtry, and Kellie Pickler. Since then, he’s gone on to make history. His first album with Arista Records went platinum, he’s the first male American Idol winner to be featured on a Grammy-winning record, and he’s the first American Idol winner to land a prestigious Las Vegas residency. And get this: he made the cover of People Magazine when they named him the Hottest Bachelor of 2006. 

His energetic stage performances and unique blend of classic rock, soul, blues, country and R&B, have earned him a HUGE and very enthusiastic following of devoted fans known as the “Soul Patrol”. His versatility as an entertainer has given him a multi-faceted career, not only in music, but in theatre, television and movies. 

He starred on Broadway as the “Teen Angel” in “Grease. He appeared as himself and performed his hit song “Porch Swing” in the 2021 movie “Stars Fell on Alabama.” On television, he appeared on “Law & Order: SVU”, and he hosted the popular show, “State Plate” for 3 seasons, which won the Synopsis TV Award for Best Reality Series in the Travel category. He’s currently on a North American tour called “Night Moves”, playing to sell-out audiences, performing his hits, as well as many Bob Seger classics. 

And if all of that weren’t enough, he’s also a co-owner of Saw’s Juke Joint, in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. His restaurant was named one of the “25 Best Barbecue Spots in America” by Men’s Journal. 

Harvey Brownstone is a retired judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and was the first openly gay judge in Canada. He is also the bestselling author of “Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and the Bitter Realities of Family Court” and hosted “Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone,” a television talk show on matters involving the family justice system.

After a distinguished legal career, Harvey was appointed a judge at the age of 38 in 1995.  He has presided in family and criminal courts.   He has been a trailblazer in several ways.  He was the first openly gay judge in Canada.  He was the first sitting judge in the world to write a national best seller and to host a TV talk show.  

Harvey has been a role model and icon in the LGBTQ community.  When same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada in 2003, he was the only judge to make himself publicly available to officiate at weddings for lesbian and gay couples travelling to Toronto from all over the world to get married.  In 2007, he officiated at the wedding of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer, the American couple whose marriage triggered the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision overturning the definition of “spouse” in the federal Defense of Marriage Act.  

In February 2021, Harvey launched his online talk show “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” on his own YouTube channel. He saw this as an interesting hobby.   Within several months, the show attracted hundreds of thousands – and then eventually, millions – of viewers.  Because of the overwhelming success of the show, Harvey decided to retire from the judiciary on December 31, 2021 after having presided as a full-time judge for 26 1/2 years.  Free from the constraints imposed upon judges regarding the expression of opinions and the endorsement of private enterprise, Harvey now happily devotes his full-time attention to hosting “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” as a regular member of the public – albeit one with a rather illustrious and unique career history.  

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