Crystal Bowersox Eyes to Release Debut Album in Spring Instead of This Fall

Crystal Bowersox

The runner-up of 'American Idol' season 9 says she doesn't want to rush the album just to meet this year's Christmas shopping session.

Instead of planning to release her debut album in November in the same year she graduated from "American Idol" like some of the "Idol" alumni, Crystal Bowersox hopes to drop it next year in spring. "I don't want to rush something out just to hit Black Friday sales," she explained to 101.5 The River.

"I don't think that's right," she continued. "[I don't want] just to have a product, but to have a good product, something that I will be proud of in 10, 15, 20 years. My debut album on a major label - it's a huge thing, and I don't want want to just put something out there that's thrown together to have something to sell. That's just not right."

Crystal Bowersox has been signed to 19/Jive Records and toured with the other Top 9 contestants of "Idol" season 9. Her first gig after the summer traveling show will be with Michael Franti at San Fransisco's three-day festival on September 11. "I am so stoked," she said. "It's a peace rally, a three-day festival ... with one of my heroes."




    Nov 25, 2010

    Go with your heart. You're gainfully employed and paying your bills. It's your life. You don't want to have any mistakes in it.....

    Sep 05, 2010

    Redeagle I see that you listed Don't Leave first. Pretty obscure to her post Idol fans but destined to be an absolute #1 hit.

    Sep 01, 2010

    Yes, keep the momentum going- don't let a time lapse occur in your career right now- especially while you are establishing yourself as an artist and introducing yourself to the mainstream American listening public, or it could be possible that your popularity may wane due to lack of presence. Like surfers do, ride the strong wave while it is there, because the right wave doesn't come along very often. As farmers say: "make hay while the sun shines." There are no guarantees in life and nothing lasts forever. You are popular now. Keep that momentum going. Stay in sight of your fans. Make the most of the situation now. If you wait until spring to release your CD, American Idol fans will be watching and rooting for a new set of talents. Keep yourself constantly in the public's eye. That's important in show business. Americans have a very short attention span: "Out of sight, out of mind," unfortunately. You have a bunch of great songs all ready to be recorded right now; use them. Believe me, people will buy them.

    sunny rain
    Aug 31, 2010

    Agree with redeagle (31 Aug 2010)... I don't know you well Crystal, but I also think that it is better to have your first CD out in the fall... Imagine how many people will buy your CD and also give it as a present during the season holidays....

    Aug 31, 2010

    Crystal, all of the songs you have written so far are worthy of recording on your debut album. Songs such as: Don't Leave, Just Want to Love You Before I Go, Sandman, Not Your Average Video Girl, Holy Toledo, Farmer's Daughter, Cry No More, etc..., the list goes on and on. You could record a bunch of your past songs and the CD would be a hit. Consider the fact that you have enough good material to release several CDs. Go for it, girl. You and your songs are awesome.

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