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David Cook and Kristy Lee Cook are gearing up to release records in the fall.
Kristy Lee’s record, Why Wait, produced by songwriter Brett James, drops first on September 6. She’ll still be on tour with the Idols when that happens. Is that the quickest release on record by a Top 12 Idol? I believe it is. Kristy has said in interviews that the album took a speedy 4 days to record. Her single “15 minutes of Shame” will be available for download on August 12.
ETA: Also from the linked article, Kristy gets Carrie Underwood’s leftovers:
Other tracks include Cook’s version of Lee Greenwood’s 1984 Top 10 hit, “God Bless the USA, ” which she performed on Idol, as well as “Not Tonight, ” a song that James and Chris Lindsey co-wrote with Carrie Underwood.
She’s already recorded “God Bless the USA”, a song she performed on Idol, as an Idol download. She’s currently performing it on tour.
David Cook is working with Green Day producer Rob Cavallo. He tells Entertainment Weekly who he won’t be working with:
The two [Cook and Cavallo] are currently squeezing in studio time whenever the Idol summer tour allows, and Cook still plans to release the album in mid-November. As previously reported, Cook has had writing sessions with Our Lady Peace’s Raine Maida and Collective Soul’s Ed Roland, but there’s one person who isn’t involved with the album: industry vet Clive Davis, the man who executive produced several Idols’ debuts, but whose role at SonyBMG, where he’s currently Chief Creative Officer of SonyBMG Worldwide, has shifted. “I never heard his name brought up, ” Cook said.
No Clive Davis? He oversaw poorly selling releases from Blake Lewis and Bo Bice. He also badmouthed Kelly Clarkson’s adventurous release My December before it even dropped. Yes, Clive DO stay away.
Cook also tells EW that “Time of My Life” may or may not end up on the record. He says, “It’s not like there’s any resistance to [the song]…My goal is to make a cohesive record, and I don’t want any song to stick out like a sore thumb.” He’ll need songs about Hearts, Flowers and Bunnies to shore that baby up, and I don’t think that’s happening. I don’t expect “Magic Rainbows” to make the final cut. Do you?
Finally, he mentions in this interview, that there’s a good chance that a cut from his indie CD Analog Heart will be included on the album. He tells Newsday, “I’ve lucked out in that I have a breadth of material to work from. We’re in the tracking process right now, and we’re working with one [song from a previous CD] that looks like it’s going to fit.”
David Cook’s CD is slated for a mid-November release.