“American Idol” winner and former Tulsan David Cook releases his sophomore album, “This Loud Morning,” today on 19 Recordings/RCA Records.
Cook will be marking the release of “This Loud Morning” with a whirlwind series of appearances today in New York City, including a performance this morning on the NBC’s “Today” show. He then will head to the Paramount Hotel in Times Square for a special “This Loud Morning” performance for contest winners, hotel guests and VIPs.
He will celebrate the new album with a LIVE @ Best Buy performance at 6 p.m. today at the Best Buy’s Union Square location. The performance will be broadcast live at www.liveatbestbuy.com.
He also is set to perform Thursday on “Lopez Tonight,” airing at 11 p.m. on TBS.
Executive produced by Matt Serletic (Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul), “This Loud Morning” features tracks written and co-written by Cook along with many acclaimed songwriters including, Tulsa native Ryan Tedder, David Hodges, Johnny Rzeznik, Kevin Griffin and Marti Frederiksen.
After winning the “Idol” title in Season 7, Cook went on to sell more than 1 million copies of his self-titled debut album and set out on a year long nationwide tour in support of his multiple hit singles. Released on Nov. 18, 2008, “David Cook” (19 Recordings / RCA Records) entered the Billboard charts at No. 3 and the digital album charts at No. 1, marking the best debut from an “American Idol” winner since 2006. Collectively the songs from “David Cook” have sold more than 3 million tracks and ringtones combined. Cook’s coronation single, “The Time of My Life” was certified platinum and is not only the biggest single debut but the highest selling coronation single in the show’s history.
Look for my review of “This Loud Morning” in the coming days here on BAM’s Blog, on NewsOK and in The Oklahoman.