I’m pulling this out front from another post where I had it buried after a jump. Just in case y’all didn’t see it.
Season 5 Ace Young has been signed to S Curve Records. His CD is set to drop in September with a single released in July. The album is being executive produced by Desmond Child, with songs written by Diane Warren (who has written for many Idols including Taylor Hicks and Carrie Underwood) and Andreas Carlson. Ace says he is writing or co-writing all the tunes on the album. All Top 9 Idols from Season 5 have signed record/distribution deals at this point. Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, Paris Bennett, Kellie Pickler and Bucky Covington have all released CDs. Mandisa album is due out later this year.
Bo Bice and Constantine Maroulis from Season 4 are both working on new albums.
Bo Bice is recording the album with country producer Frank Liddell, and features Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, legendary session guitarist Waddy Wachtel and bluegrass icon David Grisman. It features songs co-written with A.J. Croce (son of Jim Croce) and Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood …Before He Cheats). Bo wrote 31 songs for the album and is narrowing down the list to 10-12.Rumor has it that Bo has left RCA. It looks like Bo has gone back to his Southern rock roots with a vengeance and is doing his own thing.
Bo recently cancelled 3 shows in order to make a mid-September release date. “In order to make the now scheduled mid-September release date for his forthcoming CD, BO BICE will immediately return to the studio to complete recording.”–from a press release.
Unfortunately, Bo cut his Tuesday night Anaheim, CA show short due to illness. I hope it’s something innocuous and not a flare-up of the intestinal troubles he’s battled the last few years.
Constantine Maroulis album …Constantine will drop August 7th on his own label with distribution from Sony/Red (distributors of Elliott Yamin CD). The album features songs co-written with Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas, and Nashville songwriter Angie Aparo. Two songs, …Everybody Loves and …A Girl Like You are being featured on …The Bold and The Beautiful. Constantine currently has a recurring role on the CBS daytime soap.