By EDDIE TRIZZINO
Times West Virginian
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The first thing Taylor Hicks noticed when he came to West Virginian was its similarity to his home state.
The American Idol winner hails from Alabama and saw every corner of the country while on his promotional tour. He remembers West Virginia because of its familiar, mountainous terrain.
“I did the Idol tour in West Virginia,” Hicks, the host of State Plate, said. “There’s a lot of similarities between West Virginia and Alabama. A lot of coal mining and even a little bit of the terrain is really similar.”
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