Here are a few excerpts from Wade's interview with The Soulman (how cool is that, "exclusive inteview" - you Go Wade!!!)
“Considering I’ve had more years performing, playing every honky-tonk imaginable in the Southeast, that’s helped a lot,” said Hicks, by phone today from Hollywood.
And unlike Bo Bice, Huntsville native and 2005 runner-up, Hicks said his sound is more soul and blues than rock. It’s not only what separates him from Bice, but also from the other finalists this year.
Is talent enough? In a published report Thursday, notorious judge Simon Cowell said, “You’re not going to find 12 amazing singers this year, but you’re going to get 12 characters … It’s a real sort of chocolate box of talent — or lack thereof.”
Hicks, in response, described himself as “a soulful singing character.
Hicks’ three-month campaign begins next week. And he already has a slogan.
“Vote for the soul man!”
I say, "Vote and Vote Often!!!"
Waiting for next Wednesday, March 8th.
Groove on Soulman.