Idol News Roundup: Daughtry, David Archuleta, Blake Lewis and More

An Idol news roundup for y’all!

Daughtry’s sophomore album, Leave this Town comes out July 14, and if you’re the type who must have every track available, by my calculations,   you’ll need to purchase 4 different versions of the album. Check out the complete track lists of all versions at

Update:   According to the DaughtryOfficial mods, four of the bonus tracks will be available for sale as individual downloads when the album drops on July 14.   That leaves the iTunes pre-order as the only track unavailabe as a single.

Jesse McCartney just revealed an interesting tidbit in a radio interview, “Jive Records just reached out to me last week and they want me to write for David Archuleta new album. Archie is currently working on two albums, a pop record, and a Christmas album.   By the way, if you want tickets to David’s June 29 Atlanta concert with Demi Lovato, they’ve been discounted to $14.99…

Season 6 runner up, Blake Lewis just twittered that he’s finally got his website back–I’m assuming from his ex-label 19R/Sony. You can sign up for his mailing list at His new album on Tommy Boy Records, Heartbreak on Vinyl drops later this year.

Blake’s season 6 Idol-mate, Chris Richardson twittered his trip to Nashville last week for some songwriting sessions. He finished 3 songs, including a tune called “Lost and Found” and attended the CMT Video Music Awards. He’s back in Virginia, working on more songs

Season 7 Idol, Brooke White has a new single, “Radio Radio” and a new website–check it out. Her album High Hopes and Heart Break comes out July 21.

Season 2 Idol, Kimberley Locke is the new co-host of the talent competition show Gospel Dream, now in its 4th season on the Gospel Channel. The new season premiers June 24 at 10 pm.

Top 36 contestant from Season 8, Alex Wagner-Trugman, had an unfortunate mishap on the basketball court yesterday. At first, he thought he broke his ankle, but after an MRI today, Alex twittered, “sprain, legament damage and tears. But not as bad as it could be! Crutches and brace for bit then physical therapy.” Alex twittered a pic from the hospital here, and this “The worst part is that through all this pain, I have no boundaries stuck in my head… Why?!” Hee.

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