Crystal Bowersox Record Release Date Mid-December

Crystal Bowersox revealed the album release date of her debut album to OnTheRedCarpet in a  Pinktober red carpet interview.

The yet-to-be named album will come out “probably” in mid-December, Crystal says.

It’s a compromise between the pre-black Friday date the label wanted, and the spring date Crystal was shooting for. Highlights from the interview:

  • Release date of her album – mid December.
  • All songs written by her except for 3
  • She talks about her causes
  • Melissa Etheridge  says best part of the night was singing with Crystal
  • Crystal reminds Melissa of herself when she was young.

Crystal also did a radio interview for GirlUp.org this morning. She talks about what women in third world countries are deprived of compared to girls in the States.

Thanks ficticiousreality from my comments section.

Videos after the JUMP…

On The Red Carpet

Girl Up Interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK1ujknuXJI

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64 Comments

  1. Mid-December is usually a tough time to release an album. But November looks like the month to avoid this year. So it may work out.

    8 or 9 Crystal tracks may be a win for Crystal but it is certainly a win for Jive because that would make the investment in the album lower unless they hire some mega-Producer to produce her songs. Who is producing this album?

  2. It will be interesting to see if one of the three songs NOT written by Crystal ends up being her first single from the album. That has been the unfortunate fate of many a former “Idol.”

  3. Yup, I knew the label would never allow her cd released in the Spring like she wanted.

  4. just for a general idea of the type of sales albums get in mid-December, here are some HDD charts:

    CHART DATE 12/7/09 (for wk ending 12/11/09)

    Highest debut – #4 – R Kelly (115,923)
    Next highest debut – #31 – Alvin & the Chipmunks (36,231)
    and of course, Allison Iraheta (#34 – 31,808)

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/sales/archcht.cgi?cht374

    CHART DATE 12/8/08 (for wk ending 12/12/08)

    Highest debut – #1 – Britney Spears (504,507)
    2nd highest debut – #7 – Akon (106,626)
    3rd highest debut – #29 – Scarface (35,864)

    CHART DATE 12/10/07 (for wk ending 12/14/07)

    Highest debut – #9 – Blake Lewis (98,017)
    2nd highest debut – #18 – Scarface (63,595)
    3rd highest debut – #23 – Trace Adkins (53,051)

    Now, everything depends on stuff like how much competition there is, and the overall album sales, but looking at these numbers (esp. the ones from last year), my immediate response would be that somewhere around 50,000 would be a good 1st week for Crystal.

  5. Taking out all the negativity from my previous post, heres what I really wanted to say:

    Crystal is such a giving person. Its refreshing to see someone care about the dark social issues so strongly and is so well-informed about what shes talking about. Its engaging to see someone giving intelligent answers to difficult questions dealing everyday problems and be so open about it. The thing that strike me most was when she said that she NEEDS to give back after all that she has recieved from friends and strangers to be in the place she is now. THAT is both humility and humanity at best and is such a huge attraction. Someone else here said Crystal has made helping her causes as her mission statement. That seems to be very true and I am very proud of her for taking that stance. I was seriously more excited about that part of her interview than about the album. And she is always putting good word on people who are into the betterment of humanity and mankind. People like melissa, michael franti, ellen, victoria justice and others @girlup. Its just amazing how she has turned this journey into an even better ride with positivity and such hope. I dont know what else to say except peace and to each his own.

    Oh right before I forgot congrats to Lee for participating in the Feeding America Hungry Action Month event. Its great to see the idols supporting for stuff like this.

    Mj: Sorry dude(or dude-ess, not sure why i said that) didnt know about the email thingy. Man, I dunno how you do it with all the censoring but kudos to you for keeping the peace you are in my good book for doing the little things to make humanity better (and its not an exaggeration, i mean it :) ) I will gladly send the scoop next time. Sorry again.

  6. Yup, I knew the label would never allow her cd released in the Spring like she wanted.

    I would have bet my house the spring date wouldn’t happen. She bought herself a little more time, so that’s cool.

    Sorry again.

    Oh, no worries! Thanks so much for being a part of my community. :).

  7. All songs written by her except for 3

    I wonder what the procedure looks like, when it comes to the songs she doesn´t write, since she only sings songs she can connect to. Are they written specifically for her or what?

    Crystal reminds Melissa of herself when she was young.

    Has Melissa always been socially conscious? Looks like Crystal wants to intergrade her music career with social awareness. She´ll probably join Bono, Peter Gabriel, Sting and others who are heavy into bringing awareness to issues of human sufferings and wrongs going on all over. As abbysee said in another thread, “Most of the idols have been very charitable. It seems for Crystal though to be her mission statement.”

  8. It will be interesting to see if one of the three songs NOT written by Crystal ends up being her first single from the album. That has been the unfortunate fate of many a former “Idol.”

    It probably will, isn´t that the reason for having other than all originals? But it doesn´t really worry me, since imo, she makes all songs sound good as she did on AI.

  9. Erico:
    Has Melissa always been socially conscious? Looks like Crystal wants to intergrade her music career with social awareness. She´ll probably join Bono, Peter Gabriel, Sting and others who are heavy into bringing awareness to issues of human sufferings and wrongs going on all over. As abbysee said in another thread, “Most of the idols have been very charitable. It seems for Crystal though to be her mission statement.”

    Melissa is indeed what Crystal aspires to be, shes a gentle spirit full of love and hope for your fellow being. Shes like the biggest advocator for living healthy and right, cancer awareness, equal rights and so on. As you know Pinktober was for breast cancer awareness. A good cause doesnt necessarily have to be peagentry like “end world hunger and poverty” but something that someone truly believes in and possibly experienced in their lifetime. For different people its different things- for Melissa it was her fight against breast cancer and for Crystal its living with diabetes. The significance here is that they truly believe its not a limitation to what they are capable of doing. Melissa sees in Crystal her younger self, I sure hope Crystal grows up to be just like Melissa.

    If you are unsure of MLEs strenght watch the 2005 Grammy Performance of Piece of My Heart. She was getting kimo before the show and was out of the spotlight for quite awhile and she comes and do this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_j3TDhc8vY

    Kind of remind me of Crystal saying that she has performed while on her deathbed. I think I read it somewhere, where she was talking abt her little diabetics incident on idol.

  10. Daughtry had credit on his first 2 (3?) singes, so you never know.

    Anyway, I’m glad I get to hear it this year!!!! I’m excited. :-)

  11. Heres a much better and full version of Miss you/Kiss you by Brian Walker & Crystal Bowersox at the WaterFront Cafe, Chicago. Stay tuned to the end and you’ll see lil Tony delivering a perfect note on the harp. That brought a smile on my face :) Something tells me he will follow his mamas footsteps:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOCJlHlGbc0

    So credit must be given where credits due:
    Awesome job on the lead guitar by Dan Alan and bluesy harmonica fills and solos by Ryan Suzuka. Video credits Michael Teach, Founder/Host, CAU and long time friend of BW & CB.

    Lookout for Brian’s new CD this month produced by CAU’s own CAUDog Records. You can listen to a sample here.

  12. fictitiousreality

    , Thanks, yeah I remember that performance, truly one of the great ones. In my question I was referring to “young” Melissa, when she was in her twenties, hence “Crystal reminds Melissa of herself when she was young.” Was she already then an activist?

  13. Eriko:
    Was she already then an activist?

    I know a fact that she didnt hide her sexual orientation from the getgo when she wasn’t popular. And m not talking abt her public confession much later. She was already performing in lesbian bars before they even discovered her. And she was characterized as one of the harder working women singer/songwriters out there much like what we see from crystal nowadays. frankly I think melissa had it much harder than crystal cos those days the social norms were not as acceptable as today (can you imagine a lady going to sleazy bar let alone a gay bar in the 70s & early 80s). Also those days the avenue for young talents to showcase their activism is much limited than today (today you and me can go to twitter and sign up petition, and there you go- we are activists hehe). But Melissa in her own way was very much like crystal in delivering honest, soulful songs. I think what she really means in the interview is how they started, melissa dropped from college at a very early age to persue a career in music much like crystal. Both had a vision of their future and they worked their ass off to achieve it. When they both started out they were underage so their dads drove them to bars for them to play. Ok enough wiki for me for one day hehe… hope that answers your question somewhat or makes any sense :)

  14. Kinda curious, Is Crystal unpopular here? I´ve noticed that threads concerning her, don´t get much action unless it´s something controversial. News and/or video´s of big things like the concert with Franti in SF or Melissa, new songs, the above article etc gets little attention. Even make-up, clothing, fashion or hair styles of the “guys” will get plenty of attention and countless posts. Is it a guy vs girl thing, music preference, or what?

    Btw, since I didn´t start checking out this blog until after AI was over, I don´t know if or how popular Crystal was during the show, let alone, other Idols of the female gender in the past

  15. Kinda curious, Is Crystal unpopular here? I´ve noticed that threads concerning her, don´t get much action unless it´s something controversial. News and/or video´s of big things like the concert with Franti in SF or Melissa, new songs, the above article etc gets little attention. While make-up, clothing, fashion or hair styles of the “guys” will get plenty of attention and countless posts. Is it a guy vs girl thing, music preference, or what?

    Btw, since I didn´t start checking out this blog until after AI was over, I don´t know if or how popular Crystal was during the show, let alone, other Idols of the female gender in the past

    From what I can see, Crystal is fairly popular, but the recent male domination of Idol has really overshadowed everything. Look at some of the male Idol threads, and many of the posts are just squees and “OMGIKNOWRIGHT?!?!” responses to other squees. crystal’s threads seem to actually stir up conversation about whatever issue or “controversy” is being addressed. I see that as a good thing. It can get quite tedious surfing through dozens of comments of nothing just to get to some meat.

  16. Eriko:
    10/01/2010 at 4:41 pm
    Kinda curious, Is Crystal unpopular here? I´ve noticed that threads concerning her, don´t get much action unless it´s something controversial. News and/or video´s of big things like the concert with Franti in SF or Melissa, new songs, the above article etc gets little attention. While make-up, clothing, fashion or hair styles of the “guys” will get plenty of attention and countless posts. Is it a guy vs girl thing, music preference, or what?

    I think Crystal’s threads here pretty much show what her fanbase is like among those who frequent boards like this – if that makes any sense. Obviously there are those who are big fans of hers that are internet savvy or have been Idol fans before, but I think most of her fans are NOT really the internet blog reading, Twitter and Facebook using types. (Not saying that all of the other Idols fanbases are entirely those types either.) I have other opinions as to why it seems that way as well but I won’t go into those… (ETA – OvenMitt kinda said it, more or less, and in a less inflammatory way than I would have, lol)

    As far as the release date for Crystal’s album – this is almost exactly what I was hoping for. I know people can point out why December isn’t a good time to release an album, but the way the music industry is now, no time is a good time to release an album. I don’t see that a week or two before Christmas is that much different than 4 weeks before Christmas – come on, Black Friday is like a week before the end of November, so we’re talking 3 weeks after that. Plenty of people are out looking for those last minute gifts in the week or so before Christmas, and this will mean Crystal’s album will be out for that.

    All but 3 of the songs will be written by her. Does that mean the others will have a totally different writer or will they be co-writes? Cause there’s nothing here really saying that they’re not co-writes – she could in fact have a hand in all of them if not writing them entirely. Either way, I think she’s done better there than any of the past Idols have, so sounds good for her.

  17. I am not worried about the lack of objectifications on the forums for crystal, i think i personally have too much respect for her to do that. Also its best not to go there cos i know there will be lurkers here and we will have to shift through the “nonsense” again. American idol watchers arent really crystal’s target market, however that being said she was able to get to 2nd place by such a close margin solely on her singing still astounds me to this day. I am just glad she got the exposure and i m even more glad she didnt win.

    I dunno if you guys agree on this or not: Everytime i hear this word ‘crystalized’ i vomit a lil bit lol.. i hate that word, that is sooo NOT crystal haha. Can you imagine going to crystal and girly screaming at her ‘i am forever CRYSTALIZED’? Yuckkkk… the sooner she sets herself apart from flock the better for her. Now for the other idol fans we may look as ‘arrogant fans’ but the truth of the matter is we are proud fans and theres a fine line between them. I dont think a person who couldnt identify that line on the show would do it postshow :) ‘m just sayin

  18. OvenMitt :) I see….funny the way you put it

    mozart4898 Makes sense what you said, something I´ve considered myself

  19. I doubt it’ll be callled Crystal Bowersox…

    I doubt it too. Lol I thought I’d figured it all out when she’d sang “Speak Now” at a couple events…until someone pointed out to me that that’s the title of Taylor Swift’s new album. I wouldn’t be surprised if the title comes from one of the songs though – it just seems to fit her and her music.

  20. fictitiousreality Wow, I so agree with everything you said, also the “crystalized” part :) You should post more often here to help me summarize or be better aware of my own thoughts :)

  21. Everytime i hear this word ‘crystalized’ i vomit a lil bit lol..

    Lol I chuckle a little when I hear it. The only part of it that really bothers me is because it seems to have come from how she sang songs on AI – I saw more and more of that word after Me and Bobby McGee and I think it kinda came about from her really wailing on a song. The fact is, she doesn’t do that a whole lot on her originals. She can, but she doesn’t do it that much really – she’s actually a lot more subdued. It makes me wonder if the people who say that will actually like her originals as opposed to her covers, because her originals are a different sort of style.

  22. mozart4898:
    I saw more and more of that word after Me and Bobby McGee and I think it kinda came about from her really wailing on a song.

    I disagree. I believe ellen coined the term in one of her performances quite late in the show and it caught on there onwards. I think it was movie night or something. Ellen is sweet but that was baaad baaaaad representation. Now we got the yt and forum loonies putting that phrase on every single comment of hers. Its painful to watch lol…

    If there was a term for her I think Slezak or J Everett hit it on the spot with the chant BOW-ER-SOX BOW-ER-SOX. Now thats a term i can live with. Shes bad ass, not afraid speak her mind and i hear throws mean punches lol.

  23. I believe ellen coined the term in one of her performances quite late in the show and it caught on there onwards.

    Ellen didn’t coin it. She brought it public though. I saw it in someone’s sig on a fansite after she sang “Long as I Can See the Light.” Yes…that far back. The sig said something like “Once you hear her sing, you’ve been Crystalized. It’s no joke, she’s really that good.” So I don’t blame Ellen (or credit her, depending on her opinion of the term) for coining the term because I heard it far far before she said it, lol.

    I think people on the site (don’t recall what it was) were actually putting the date they themselves were Crystalized in their sig. Many of them were pre-top 12. There’s some real loonies out there, lol – worse than me I think ;-)

  24. CD title speculation: Farmer’s Daughter. It’s self-referential without actually being self-titled. And she’s been singing that song a lot.

  25. mozart4898:
    Ellen didn’t coin it. She brought it public though

    Yeah thats what i meant lol, ellen could do it after all randy is taking cred for Mamasox while crystal has said it was brian who said it first. ‘Mamasox’ sounds nice especially if shes gonna do any kids stuff like childrens sing-alongs or kids books. Sing-alongs could work well for her, she has that warm mama-like lullaby voice. And she seems to be genuinely interested in doing that as well.

  26. CD title speculation: Farmer’s Daughter. It’s self-referential without actually being self-titled. And she’s been singing that song a lot.

    Good call!

  27. I’d actually thought when I first heard Farmer’s Daughter that it sounded like a radio single. Of course, it was also the first of Crystal’s originals I actually heard.

    Honestly from a promotional standpoint, I doubt they’d make that the album title. Why? It sounds country. And I don’t think they’re going to market her as a country artist. It would be fitting otherwise, but I’ll bet there’s a bean counter that’d think just what I’m saying, even if Crystal would like that as the title herself.

  28. I’m glad that Crystal’s CD will be released in time to take advantage of Xmas shopping.

  29. Glad to see she’ll be taking advantage of the hoopla around christmas time. That will be great for her visibility and sales.

  30. Honestly from a promotional standpoint, I doubt they’d make that the album title. Why? It sounds country. And I don’t think they’re going to market her as a country artist. It would be fitting otherwise, but I’ll bet there’s a bean counter that’d think just what I’m saying, even if Crystal would like that as the title herself.

    I agree. A month or so ago when she said she was writing country-sounding songs, I thought “Jive ain’t gonna go for that, no way!”. Despite the fact the “Famer’s Daughter” is sort of a signature song for Crystal, what with it being played on Idol AND her performing it on tour, it still leans her in a musical direction that I’m almost certain Jive would refuse to let her go. Then again, I never viewed crystal is a country artist during her Idol run, so it might be a bit of a curve ball if she went that way now. Maybe she’ll do a Jewel and migrate later in her career, or dabble here and there.

  31. Can you imagine going to crystal and girly screaming at her ‘i am forever CRYSTALIZED’? Yuckkkk… the sooner she sets herself apart from flock the better for her.

    That’s just as bad as, “I’m a card carrying member of the Soul Patrol.” Kill me now.

  32. OvenMitt:

    I agree. A month or so ago when she said she was writing country-sounding songs, I thought “Jive ain’t gonna go for that, no way!”. Despite the fact the “Famer’s Daughter” is sort of a signature song for Crystal, what with it being played on Idol AND her performing it on tour, it still leans her in a musical direction that I’m almost certain Jive would refuse to let her go.

    I think you mean Holy Toledo not Farmer’s Daughter. I recall reading that someone requested Crystal sing FD at her homecoming event, but Crystal nixed that request b/c her mom was present.

  33. Despite the fact the “Famer’s Daughter” is sort of a signature song for Crystal,…Then again, I never viewed crystal is a country artist during her Idol run

    Plus the fact is there is a TOP 10 song on Country radio right now called “The Farmers Daughter” by Rodney Atkins

  34. Looks like Farmer’s Daughter is out. I was listening to her new song Riding with the Radio and there’s a line that includes getting “Back to the Roots.” I thought that’s a great album title because it is what Crystal is all about, but then I realized that it could imply too strongly that old farts like me are the target audience. So I guess we’re back to “Crystalized” as the title… (lol)

  35. I was listening to her new song Riding with the Radio and there’s a line that includes getting “Back to the Roots.”

    Actually I think that’d be a great title. It’s not quite the same idea, but “retro” isn’t a bad word nowadays – I don’t think their target audience with Crystal will be the tweens and teens but even some of them have wider musical tastes than they’re given credit for. Not the majority but some of them. I wouldn’t discount your idea quite yet…you might be onto something ;-)

  36. OvenMitt:
    10/01/2010 at 7:40 pm
    I agree. A month or so ago when she said she was writing country-sounding songs, I thought “Jive ain’t gonna go for that, no way!”. Despite the fact the “Famer’s Daughter” is sort of a signature song for Crystal, what with it being played on Idol AND her performing it on tour, it still leans her in a musical direction that I’m almost certain Jive would refuse to let her go. Then again, I never viewed crystal is a country artist during her Idol run, so it might be a bit of a curve ball if she went that way now. Maybe she’ll do a Jewel and migrate later in her career, or dabble here and there.

    Someone else pointed out that it was Holy Toledo already, lol…but anyways. I do remember Crystal said that a lot of her songs could go country but that she knew they weren’t going to go that route and that was ok. I actually did see Crystal as someone that could go country – in fact I would have believed Crystal on a country label as much or moreso than Casey (Crystal could go more of the folk country, back porch pickin’ and grinnin’ minus the twang than Casey could…Casey’s more the bluesy sort of country. But I digress.)

    And I actually heard country in Jewel from her first album on. I’m weird like that at times though. Regardless of what you call her, I’ll bet Crystal would love to have the success that Jewel had.

  37. Mid-December = maybe just in time for my birthday (Albums get released on Tuesdays, right? The Tuesday after my birthday is the 21st, which is not really mid-December). Happy birthday to me :D. Thank you, me. Have a Crystal Bowersox CD. Why thank you.

    Anyway, I certainly wouldn’t mind Crystal going a little country. Her studio No One Needs To Know was pretty fantastic (though I think she’d have to have a little more power and soul for her album, and I hope she does). Her studio version of I’m Alright has a tiny bit of a country flair to it, and that one is one of my most listened to songs on my iPhone (Actually, I think both are in Top 15 at least, with Me and Bobby McGee and Up to the Mountain up there somewhere too).

    I think a song like her studio I’m Alright would be my favorite :P.

  38. I wouldn’t be surprised if she titled her album “MamaSox.” Brian Walker is the one who first called her MamaSox, I’ve heard her on a number of occasions refer to herself as “Mama” to fans, and she was MamaSox throughout the competition, so I think it is sentimental to her…

  39. Crystal has such a great voice, that she’s able to sing just about any genre. I love all music, so whatever she does, I’m sure I will be happy with.

  40. Actually I think that’d be a great title. It’s not quite the same idea, but “retro” isn’t a bad word nowadays – I don’t think their target audience with Crystal will be the tweens and teens but even some of them have wider musical tastes than they’re given credit for.

    Well, lots of people love the Black Keys for getting back to the basics of blues-rock. And in a world with Grace Potters and Brandi Carlisles, I don’t think it’s that hard to imagine that people could respond to a slightly retro vibe.

    December seems reasonable. She can still pick up some sales. I really hope the first single is a good choice.

  41. u’no i have a LOT of ideas about what the title should be, but i wouldnt go there cos it just seems pointless to me. Crystal is gonna put as title whatever she wants or whatever they agreed upon, seems like a waste of energy to me. but i gotta say this putting ‘Farmers Daughter’ as the title automatically makes it country- that was hilarious to read here lol. almost as bad as someone once said ‘HOLY toledo’ sounds like a gospel choir and he/she wouldnt want to be caught listening to a church song…rofl

  42. Lol well, Farmer’s Daughter would sound like a country album to a lot of people…people often don’t think enough to see past associations like that.

    And yeah, the speculations are totally pointless – but entertaining to some extent. Plus there’s the bragging rights if you call it first ;-) Lol.

  43. DayBreakUSA DJ seems to be a big fan of Crystals:

    “Why dont your people get with my people…” Whoohoo Scott West just got MAMAFIED errr MUMMIFIED hmmmm CHICKENFRIED !? Lol

    Crystal keep on building the rapports with the DJs, who knows they just might backdown on the inevitable broken promises and actually play your songs when it comes out! fingers x crossed

  44. Q3, David Bendeth is producing Crystal’s album. I think he’s an interesting choice.
    http://www.davidbendeth.com/

    9/29/2010 YES I AM PRODUCING ALL OF CRYSTALS RECORD AND IT IS SOUNDING AMAZING, WHAT A VOICE SHE HAS!

  45. mozart4898:
    Lol well, Farmer’s Daughter would sound like a country album to a lot of people…people often don’t think enough to see past associations like that.

    In that case I would suggest CB make a heavy metal album and name it farmers daughter. It would have one long track with one line ‘KILL THE FARMERS DAUGHTER, KILL THE FARMERS DAUGHTER…YEAHHHHH’. Put a kickass metal riff in it I suggest something along the lines of ‘Metal’ by Tenacious D n crank up the volume…then we let these people buy and we film their reaction when they play it, LOL. I think it would be hillarious n would make good TV. Hello MTV??

  46. Sorry, guys. IDK what I’m talking about. I meant Holy Toledo! Hehe, d’oh!

  47. fictitiousreality:
    10/02/2010 at 1:02 am

    mozart4898:
    Lol well, Farmer’s Daughter would sound like a country album to a lot of people…people often don’t think enough to see past associations like that.

    In that case I would suggest CB make a heavy metal album and name it farmers daughter. It would have one long track with one line ‘KILL THE FARMERS DAUGHTER, KILL THE FARMERS DAUGHTER…YEAHHHHH’. Put a kickass metal riff in it I suggest something along the lines of ‘Metal’ by Tenacious D n crank up the volume…then we let these people buy and we film their reaction when they play it, LOL. I think it would be hillarious n would make good TV. Hello MTV??

    Well…Crystal has said that her family’s vacation each year was Ozzfest, I think… ;-)

  48. Yay, I’m happy Crystal will only have one producer if what this guy tweets is true. To me that’s a good sign for cohesiveness. I’m now off to read about him. Thanks for the link AndreaH!

  49. mozart4898:
    Well…Crystal has said that her family’s vacation each year was Ozzfest, I think…

    Yep, that is beyond awesome! That should be a tradition they should never stop I..I

    But I dont think that has anything to do with making a metal song hah… pretty easy stuff, Jus max up the volume, make sure your guitar has 2 strings left, round up ur “drumkit” basically anything u can beat the hell out of. Then start recording. Go crazy, scream the bejesus out of your neighbours. Make it so loud that you dont have to worry about any mistakes. I think that just solved the problem of releasing her album to make it for black friday. Wow, I should pitch this idea to @DAVIDBENDETH or @jeffkazee like right now!

  50. I should pitch this idea to @DAVIDBENDETH or @jeffkazee like right now!

    Well, David Bendeth has worked with a lot of hard rock bands so he might just go for it. Heck, he’s probably done it already. :)

  51. “All songs written by her except for 3” now where have I see that before? Oh, yeah, Kris’ album. Is it too early to speculate her singles will NOT be Crystal penned?

  52. AndreaH:
    Well, David Bendeth has worked with a lot of hard rock bands so he might just go for it. Heck, he’s probably done it already.

    Yeah so i read. I think both @DAVIDBENDETH and @jeffkazee are good choices for Crystal. @jeffkazee seems to be a classic rock, old school guy with some good works done for Bon Jovi and Alice Cooper’s bassist G E Smith. @DAVIDBENDETH seems quite reputable in the industry being a multi-platinum award winning producer for acts like Paparoach and Crash Test Dummies and written songs for Jeff Beck and Joe Cocker. Well you must be reading his bio now so you know. I was quite impressed that AI was able to find / Crystal was able to draw someone like him. More importantly I am very impressed with their working relationship now and how well they communicate (well atleast it seems to be so on twitter :) ).

    The one where @DAVIDBENDETH tweeted who the hell is @brianwalkerlive cracked me up during CB-BW wedding media frenzy. It seems like so chill and friendly rather than a boss-subordinate relationship. I think we can expect some more albums for Crystal from them looking at how things are going right now.

    Just now @DAVIDBENDETH tweeted @BrianWalkerLive wife? That was quick!

    In response to @BrianWalkerLive: Mason live @ the Waterfront Cafe, Chicago IL, 9/2/10 with my wife!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7npxRjGlWGA

    I think those guys having fun time joking around, pretty cool and amazing stuff out there :)

  53. girlygirl:
    10/01/2010 at 2:32 pm
    just for a general idea of the type of sales albums get in mid-December, here are some HDD charts:

    CHART DATE 12/7/09 (for wk ending 12/11/09)

    Highest debut – #4 – R Kelly (115,923)
    Next highest debut – #31 – Alvin & the Chipmunks (36,231)
    and of course, Allison Iraheta (#34 – 31,808)

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/sales/archcht.cgi?cht374

    CHART DATE 12/8/08 (for wk ending 12/12/08)

    Highest debut – #1 – Britney Spears (504,507)
    2nd highest debut – #7 – Akon (106,626)
    3rd highest debut – #29 – Scarface (35,864)

    CHART DATE 12/10/07 (for wk ending 12/14/07)

    Highest debut – #9 – Blake Lewis (98,017)
    2nd highest debut – #18 – Scarface (63,595)
    3rd highest debut – #23 – Trace Adkins (53,051)

    Now, everything depends on stuff like how much competition there is, and the overall album sales, but looking at these numbers (esp. the ones from last year), my immediate response would be that somewhere around 50,000 would be a good 1st week for Crystal.

    Adding that Taylor Hicks (AI-5 winner) released his post-AI album on December 12, 2006, and debuted #2 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 298000 copies.

  54. druzilla:
    10/02/2010 at 2:18 am
    “All songs written by her except for 3? now where have I see that before? Oh, yeah, Kris’ album. Is it too early to speculate her singles will NOT be Crystal penned?

    I don’t have Kris’s album and I tried a quick search but haven’t found the writing credits yet. Wasn’t only one of the songs on his album one of his own originals? I thought “Red Guitar” was the only one he’d written himself, that the others he’d written on were co-writes. This is being made to look like the ones that Crystal has written are just her and her alone – I actually questioned whether the “except for 3” would be co-written songs as well.

    Now whether or not her singles will be ones that she had written herself or the “other 3,” who knows.

  55. I don’t have Kris’s album and I tried a quick search but haven’t found the writing credits yet.

    Mozart, here´s the info you seek.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris_Allen_%28album%29

    My perception of what Crystal said, is the 3 songs will NOT be co-writes. The rest hers alone plus co-writes. But if she can relate to those 3 songs, she´ll “crystalize” :) them (puking time) No really, she´ll squeeze out of those 3 songs enough to make them her own

  56. If I’m reading that wiki right then Kris must have had 6 or 7 different producers or producer teams on one album. That seems less optimal than what crystal is getting assuming her sole producer works well with her.

  57. Wow…yeah I can’t even imagine having that many different producers for one album. I can see maybe 2, 3 at the most, but it’s like they just called up whoever had the day off to produce each track. If you want a cohesive sound and all I’d think you’d want to limit the number of producers. (And is everything…I mean, everything, on Wikipedia? Lol I didn’t think to check for those details on there…)

    It’s really too hard to even try to speculate how the self-penned vs. co-writes vs. written by someone else thing will work out. All we really do know is that Crystal has been performing her own music quite a bit lately, and there’s been tweets of her recording her originals as well too. Yeah, just because they record something doesn’t mean they’ll use it, but hey, if they don’t record it they CAN’T use it. Lol.

  58. Famer’s Daughter…Yeah, I 100% agree that it would indeed be the perfect title for her album.

    I can see her record becoming a huge success, both critically and commercially, with adults over 30 – especially men.

    To nobody’s surprise, it will probably not appeal to most teenagers.

    Of course, being a 43 year old guy this definitely works for me. :)

  59. Eriko:
    My perception of what Crystal said, is the 3 songs will NOT be co-writes.

    Agree. Me also think thats what she said. Wow, the other 3 songs must be “phenomenal” haha ;-)

    But if she can relate to those 3 songs, she´ll “crystalize”…

    Gaawwd, a piece of carrot just fell off……..

    negativo:
    To nobody’s surprise, it will probably not appeal to most teenagers.

    I dont think so. I think there are other age groups who like crystal’s music, I am 20something and I absolutely love her music. Think there would be people younger than me who “digs” her music lol.

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