Monday, June 30, 2008

The Next Kellie Pickler?

You just knew this was coming…

Kristy Lee Cook has a record deal.

According to “USA Today,” Kristy Lee has signed with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville with a release scheduled for fall. Her first single, “15 Minutes of Shame,” will hit radio August 11th.

Her album is being produced by Brett James, who co-wrote “Jesus, Take the Wheel.”

You may recall that this will be the second time Kristy Lee has signed with Arista. Last time she was dropped before recording anything.

So will Kristy Lee be another “Idol” flop, or could she be the next Kellie Pickler—an “Idol” finalist who really should have just disappeared but ended up carving out a good career for herself?