It turns out that Taylor Hicks cancelled his Cary show due to an actual scheduling conflict after all.
Thanks to an anonymous reader for pointing out that Hicks is scheduled to play Six Flags Over Georgia, just west of Atlanta, on June 28. He was initially slated to appear at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary until the show was cancelled a few weeks ago.
That being said, I'm still not convinced that tickets were flying out of the box office in Cary. After all, his bookers probably saw a bigger draw at Six Flags. (Their summer concert series features other performers such as Teddy Geiger and Ryan Cabrera.)
This, God willing, concludes our American Idol coverage. Moving on...