Daughtry’s sophomore album finally has a release date–it’s due to drop on July 14.
Next Wednesday, the band will debut the first single “No Surprise” on the American Idol results show.
Season 5 Idol, Chris Daughtry and his band, bassist Josh Paul, drummer Joey Barnes, and guitarists Brian Craddock and Josh Steely recorded the new album’s 10-plus songs in Los Angeles.
According to the press release, the album “boasts” a “a more gritty sound…sharpened by two years on the road.”
The first album, Daughtry, featured studio musicians–the band wasn’t hired until Chris was ready to hit the road, so at the very least the new disc should be more cohesive and have a little more soul.
In other record news:
I did not know this, but Season 2 Idol, Josh Gracin, has been dropped by Lyric Street Records. It happened shortly after the third single, “Telluride”, from his sophomore album We Weren’t Crazy, was released and quickly flopped on country radio.
You’ll remember, Lyric Street signed, but then dropped Season 6 Idol, Phil Stacey, when his album didn’t perform up to snuff.
Lyric has Season 5 Idol, Bucky Covington readying his sophomore album, set for a September 8 release. His new single, “I Want My Life Back” briefly appeared, and then fell off the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Hope that isn’t a bad sign…
And finally, I got a note from a reader that Kelly Clarkson told a concert crowd in Arizona that her third single from her album, All I Ever Wanted, would be “Already Gone.”