Season 7 Idol and hunting-lover, Kristy Lee Cook just tweeted the good news:
“Guess what !!???? I got a record deal with Broken Bow records!!!!!!”
Broken Bow records is a country indie, but is home to Jason Aldean, currently a huge country radio star.
Congratulations Kristy Lee!
Maybe not congratulating the newly-signed Idol, is PETA. The controversial animal rights organization recently released a public statement criticizing Kristy Lee’s new hunting/reality show, Goin’ Country with Kristy Lee airing on the Versus cable channel.
PETA released the following statement:
“Instead of angering thousands of would-be fans by killing helpless animals on camera in attempt to get her ’15 Minutes of Shame, ‘ Kristy Lee Cook’s fame crusade would be better served by following in the footsteps of fellow Idol alum-turned-country-stars Carrie Underwood and Kellie Pickler—as well as Simon Cowell—all of whom have used their fame and talent to speak up for animals.”
Tough gal Kristy Lee fired back:
“Given that hunters have done more for American wildlife conservation than any other group in history, I make no apology for being one, ” Cook told FOX411.com. “Indeed, I join the ranks of millions of American hunters who celebrate our outdoor heritage and who conserve millions of acres of wild lands. These same people support more than 600, 000 jobs across the country and provide a critical voice to encourage more investment in American conservation.”
“I’m a big time organic person, and the meat we get from shooting something is as organic as it comes. If I don’t take the meat home to my family then we give it to orphanages or homeless shelters, ” she said. The meat is going somewhere and it is great because I get to feed all these people. Whether you like hunting or not, I know I get to help people eat.”
So there, PETA! Kristy Lee can’t be too upset. Free publicity for a show that runs at 9 am Sunday morning on an obscure cable channel is never a bad thing.