Time for David Cook to start heating up the studio.
The latest American Idol champ officially has a record deal, signing to 19 Recordings/RCA Records, and will be soon laying down tracks for a debut album due this fall, the record company announced today.
“Signing this deal is truly a dream come true," says Cook. "I am looking forward to the recording process...The support I have received from America has been overwhelming, and I can't wait to hopefully do right by them."
The 25-year-old belter will record the album over the summer, in between dates on the American Idols Live tour. The road show kicks off July 1 in Glendale, Ariz., and wraps Sept. 13 in Tulsa, Okla.
"David Cook is an extraordinarily versatile and talented artist," Tom Corson, executive vice president and general manager of RCA Music Group sound-bites in a press release. "He is a natural performer and a true star. We are thrilled to welcome him into our family."
The "family" is already celebrating the runaway success of sonny boy's first single, "The Time of My Life."