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Taylor Hicks Tries Country Crossover?

‘American Idol’ Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks has gone country! Well, at least a little bit. The Alabama native, known for his blues and soul music, is reportedly shipping his new single, ‘Seven Mile Breakdown,’ to country radio stations next month. Listen to the song after the jump, then tell us whether you think it sounds country.

Hicks’ 2006 self-titled debut album sold more than a million copies. His sophomore album, ‘The Distance,’ was released last month on his own label, Modern Whomp Records, after the 32-year old musician parted ways with Arista Records. ‘What’s Right Is Right,’ the first single from his new album, made it to No. 22 on the Hot AC charts. ‘Seven Mile Breakdown’ is the CD’s second single. Hicks will sing it live Wednesday night, as he makes a guest appearance on ‘American Idol.’

Listen to ‘Seven Mile Breakdown’

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