Back in May of 2006, Taylor Hicks edged out Katherine McPhee to win the fifth season of "American Idol" and his life changed.
Soon after, his single "Do I Make You Proud' debuted at No. 1.
He went on to write a memoir, perform in "Grease" on Broadway and kept on turning out music.
His latest thing is the second season of a cooking series on cable called "State Plate." You can watch it on the INSP channel Fridays at 6 p.m.
And you can see Taylor Hicks at the City Winery on May 18. Go to citywinery.com for more information.