The official announcement of Michael Sarver’s record deal with Dream Records/Universal music group was announced today.
Michael will release his first single. “You Are”/”Cinderella Girl” via iTunes on December 8. Currently he’s on a Christmas tour with a few fellow American Idol alums.
Check out the official press release:
Los Angeles, CA’Dream Records/Universal Music Group announced today the signing of American Idol’s Top 10 finalist of the 2009 season MICHAEL SARVER with plans to release Sarver’s debut country music CD in the spring of 2010. Sarver’s first single from the new album titled ‘You Are, ‘ will be released nationally and on itunes this coming Tuesday, December 8. Michael is currently available for interviews in support of the upcoming singles and his current Holiday Tour with other A.I. finalists.
A bonus track, ‘Cinderella Girl, ‘ will be made available on itunes along with ‘You Are’ ‘ the song which he recently performed live for L.A.’s homeless and needy at the Los Angeles Dream Center, which owns Dream Records, a non-profit organization that provides shelter, education, job training, and other services to thousands in the L.A. area and nationally.
The Season 8 favorite ‘Oil Rigger’ turned artist from Jasper, TX, Sarver is on tour with American Idol alumns Gina Glocksen, David Hernandez and Alexis Grace on the American Stars in Concert tour which began yesterday in Lakeland, Florida at The Polk Theatre. Other dates include: December 4 at The 1st Baptist Church in Oxford, AL; December 5 at University of Mississippi Ford Center for the Performing Arts in Oxford, MS; December 9 at Allegheny College’s Shafer Auditorium in Meadville, PA; December 10 at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Johnstown, PA; December 12 at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA/December 12 (split cast)- Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ (split cast); Dec 13, 2009 at the Lane Theatre, Frostberg MD; December 19 at the Paramount Theatre, Aurora, IL; December 18 at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI and December 20 at Midland Theatre in Newark, OH. The tour is produced by The Stander Group, who also produces the tour of ‘Ballroom with a Twist, ‘ a performance choreographed by ‘Dancing with the Stars” Louis Van Amstel.
About Dream Records: Dream Records/Universal Music Group, distributed through Fontana, recently launched their first artist Press Play which debuted in the Top 50 on the Billboard 200, becoming a huge itunes success and appearing on The Today Show. Proceeds go to the development of the Dream Center organization and much of the recording studio equipment was donated by Grammy Award winning music producer-songwriter-musician RODNEY JERKINS.
About the Dream Center: through its 200 outreach programs, the Dream Centerfeeds 30, 000 people per week (one million pounds of food) in Los Angeles and houses more than 1, 200 people daily each week in Los Angeles, meeting them with love and a helping hand at their greatest point of need. The Dream Center provides shelter, life rehabilitation, education, basic needs, job training and numerous resources. From its humble beginnings in 1994, located in a formerly crime-infested neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Dream Center has become one of the outstanding models of transformation in America. Since its inception, the Dream Center’s surrounding L.A. inner city area has seen a homicide drop of 73% as a result of its different programs.