Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Birmingham's Idol Lends a Hand


About 4 years ago, Birmingham's favorite son Taylor Hicks, became our American Idol. We were thrilled. Taylor's not only talented but an all around nice guy. He was on a little break from touring with Grease, so he came home to visit friends and family. On Thursday he joined the hard working folks from Habitat for Humanity and Independent Presbyterian Church to help complete a Habitat home in the Wylam neighborhood. Of course I was there to capture the event!

BTW, when all the TV camera crews packed up and went home, Taylor was able to get some work done!

18 comments:

Jilly said...

He always came across as a really nice guy on the television. Shorter haircut now! Looks like a very worthwhile project with a great group of folks.

Chuck Pefley said...

Nice guy, good press, and great community service!

Olivier said...

une bonne cause, qui donne un beau portrait final

Bibi said...

I always liked Taylor Hicks and was rooting for him. Cute....ah, if I were younger...

Nice photos of all, and you capture his charisma well.

Anil P said...

Nice, warm moment captured in the first pic.

Rambling Round said...

I like it when entertainers remember where they came from!

brattcat said...

He was a real standout on the show, such deep and true musical talent. I'm so glad to know he's one of the genuine good guys. Great post!

steviewren said...

What a nice way to spend his free time!

Lori Skoog said...

You have a good hometown boy with Taylor Hicks! I enjoyed his trip on Idol and love his voice.

Daryl said...

I think Habitat is one of the best support groups out there ... and I say bravo to Mr Hicks for all he is doing both in person and via the press!

And good on you for capturing/sharing it!

altadenahiker said...

I love this organization. (If I recall, Chieftess is a member.) Thank you for sharing photos of all these heros.

Laurie said...

Celebrity photog Virg!

I love this organization, too. Yay for Taylor Hicks being part of it.

Petrea said...

Very cool person and post about him. I'm going to send this link to my friend who works on the show.

Ken Mac said...

a good old boy!

Jacob said...

I remember him. Probably the only time I ever watched that show!

Nice to see him involved in community "development!"

Bob Crowe said...

Good for him. Sounds like he's not the kind of celebrity who shows up for the photo op and then blows off in his limo. I am vaguely aware of who this person is. I've seen his face on magazines at the supermarket checkout counter. He, uh, sings or something?

Judy - So California said...

My daughter-in-law's company sponsored five homes in the Atlanta area and she did a lot of work on them. Found it very rewarding. Looks like they all have too!

Maya said...

Awesome! BTW, you banner shot makes me smile. :-)