Label Drops Hicks
TAYLOR HICKS has become the second former AMERICAN IDOL winner to be dropped by record label J Records in the space of three weeks. Hicks won the 2006 series of the TV talent contest and went on to release his self-titled debut studio album on J Records. But the company has now decided to let Hicks go - just weeks after American Idol's second season winner Ruben Studdard was also dropped. A label spokesperson tells Entertainment Weekly, "Taylor is going to record his next album on his own. He is no longer on the J Records roster."