As a teenager Taylor Hicks would sneak out of the house to perform at local bars in Alabama. His secret was safe until one night when his father went to a restaurant Hicks was performing at while he was supposed to be home in bed. After dropping out of college to pursue a music career Hicks struggled until flying to Las Vegas to audition for American Idol. The decision to try out for Idol in Las Vegas would change Hick's life as he would go on to win season five of the hugely popular show. Hicks now performs in residency at Bally's on the Strip and he joins us to talk about his music and success after American Idol.