From USA Today:
American Idol finalist Kristy Lee Cook has signed with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville. Her first single, 15 Minutes of Shame, arrives Aug. 11, and the album follows in the fall. The album is being produced by Brett James, who co-wrote Jesus, Take the Wheel for former Idol champion Carrie Underwood. The signing marks the return for Cook, 24, to Arista Nashville. She was signed to the label as a teen but dropped before recording anything. Cook will record her album while touring with American Idols Live, which kicks off Tuesday in Glendale, Ariz., and runs through Sept. 13.
I’m not super-surprised, she was signed, although I thought they’d sign Brooke White first–her sound is pretty hot right now.
Congratulations Kristy Lee. She’s entering a very crowded field of pretty blonde fair-to-middlinÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ country singers in Nashville. WeÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll see if she can distinguish herself from the pack.
If Kristy Lee’s single is dropping on Aug 11, I wonder when David Cook and David Archuleta will release their singles? Sooner rather than later, I would think.