It’s official. Jason Castro is signed by Atlantic Records. But, we knew that already.
From the press release:
Atlantic Records has announced the signing of singer/songwriter Jason Castro. The Texas-based tunesmith ‘ best known as the third runner-up on the 2008 season of Fox American Idol ‘ is currently hard at work on his debut album, set for release later this year. Among his creative collaborators are Grammy Award-winning producer John Fields (Lifehouse, Switchfoot, Soul Asylum) and a number of acclaimed songwriters, including Kara DioGuardi (Kelly Clarkson, Jewel, Santana), Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall), Sacha Skarbek (James Blunt, Jason Mraz), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), and Jason Reeves (Colbie Caillat).
With that group of A-listers on board, it’ll be interesting to see what he comes up with. Maybe now Jason can finally shake that slacker rep he’s got… Heh.
Congrats to Jason. He joins fellow Season 7 alums Michael Johns and Brooke White, who are also releasing albums this year. Carly Smithson just finished an album she’s shopping around to labels, and Syesha Mercado and Chikezie are both recording right now.
David Cook, David Archuleta, Kristy Lee Cook and Amanda Overmyer all released albums in 2008.
After the Jump, watch Jason at work with Kara DioGuardi and John Fields in the studio: