Crystal Bowersox tells the Sandusky Register that she’d like to delay her album to get it right:
Producers are pushing for a release this fall, but Crystal said she’s shooting for spring — she’d rather make sure she gets it right than rush to put out a product, she said.
While Idol winner, Lee DeWyze has been recording on the road, Crystal is waiting until the tour is over to begin studio work on her upcoming debut album. We’ll see who wins that tug of war. My money is on Jive.
Also, this is pretty touching. While in St. Louis, Crystal helped out a local street performer
At the St. Louis stop of the “Idol” tour, Bowersox said, there was a street performer outside the venue who broke down in tears of joy after she sang along with him and helped earn him $1, 000 in tips.
“He cried, and said ‘You don’t know how much I needed this today, ‘” she said. “He had no idea who I was. I mean, I was in his place just a little over a year ago.”
UPDATE: Added Crystal’s performance of Holy Toledo after the jump.
Update2: Added VIDEO interview with 101.5 The River after the jump – Crystal repeats what she told the Sandusky Register, that Jive wants to release her album this fall, she wants to wait until spring. Crystal says:
“I don’t want to rush something out just to hit Black Friday sales. I don’t think that’s right. I want…just to have a product, but to have a good product, something that I will be proud of in 10, 15, 20 years. My debut album on a major label–it’s a huge thing, and I don’t want want to just put something out there that’s thrown together to have something to sell. That’s just not right.”
Crystal’s first gig after the Idol tour will be to perform alongside her musical hero, Michael Franti, at the three-day Power to the Peaceful festival in San Francisco. Crystal is scheduled for September 11.
“I am so stoked, ” she said. “It’s my first gig outside ‘American Idol’ and it’s a peace rally, a three-day festival … with one of my heroes.”
Holy Toledo from Idols Live Toledo 8/29
Interview 101.5 The River plus “What’s Up”