I’m not one to pay much attention to American Idol, so when the opportunity to interview 2006 winner Taylor Hicks came along I went into it with no preconceived notions. Researching the piece proved to be entertaining, but also enlightening.

Our actual sitdown felt conversational and I enjoyed his thoughtfulness as he let me lead him down a bit of a spiritual road. I could have easily spent another few hours delving into what makes him tick.

Today’s Game Plan: Checking in with an ‘American Idol’