So, how about this.
Idol judge Randy Jackson is the man behind Season 7 Idol, Brooke White’s first post Idol album, High Hopes and Heartbreak, due to drop July 21.
Not only that, he’s co-managing her with Carl Stubner, head of Brooke’s management firm, Sanctuary Artist Management.
According to the press release, It’s the first time Randy has involved himself in an artist’s post-Idol career. Here’s Randy on Brooke:
“I wanted to work with Brooke from the moment I met her, says Jackson. …When she sang, I instantly heard the legendary greats that inspired her: Carole King, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell. She truly is an artist for all ages. And this album is a great collection of songs from a great new artist who was birthed on the stage of ‹American Idol. Im so happy to be working with an amazingly talented artist at the beginning of her career.”
High Hopes & Heartbreak was produced by Dave Cobb (Shooter Jennings, Chris Cornell, Jamey Johnson)
And it looks like Brooke’s negotiated a piece of the pie–her album will be released through June Baby Records, a brand-new indie label that’s a joint venture between Brooke, Randy and Stubner.
I’d be more exited if Randy’s compilation album (featuring Paula Abdul) wasn’t such a stinker. But if the first single, the sweet, tuneful, “Hold Up My Heart” is any indication, Brooke seems to be headed in the right direction.
Download “Hold up My Heart” here: