Minor believes its important to mentor the next generation of musicians so hes happy to be a sounding board for Idol alumni like Fantasia Barrino, Elliot Yamin, and Bo Bice.
In his words, Its important to talk with people whove been where you want to go.
Hes proud that last years finalists Carly Smithson and Michael Johns keep in touch regularly to pick his brain about things like contracts.
Minor says Constantine Maroulis and Taylor Hicks have also taken his advice, which is why theyve both branched out into acting rather than just sticking to music.
He adds, Its important to diversify.
Minor isnt content just giving advice to Idol contestants. Thats why hes written a new book, Theres No Traffic On The Extra Mile: Lessons On The Road From Dream To Destiny (Gotham Books).
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