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Crystal Bowersox lands independent record deal

6/13/2014

Former American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox has landed a deal with one of the country's longest-running independent record companies. The season nine finalist scored a deal with 19 Recordings and Jive Records after finishing her Idol stint, and released her debut album in 2010, but she parted ways with her label executives last year (11). Now the eccentric folk singer has nabbed a spot on Shanachie Records roster, which is home to season two Idol winner Ruben Studdard, Mint Condition, and Rusted Root. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bowersox shares her enthusiasm about the new partnership, revealing, "I'm happy to get back to work and glad that everything fell into place with Shanachie. I was going at it alone and now I don't have to... I'm in a good place in my heart and my life and it’s reflecting in the music. I think between age 25 and 27, something happens to your brain - that's where I'm at." Bowersox has already written 18 songs for her upcoming album, which she insists will be "rootsy,” “folky” and “a little more subdued". It is expected to be released in early 2013. Despite the fallout with her former record label bosses at 19 Recordings and Jive Records, the 27 year old has no regrets of appearing on the singing competition. She adds, "I have to be real with myself and know that all the goodness and opportunity would not have been possible had I not done the show. I am so lucky to have graced that stage. People recognize me on the street and it's an incredible blessing. Idol brings nothing but good - to the people that allow it." Incidentally Lee Dewyze, who beat Bowersox to win Idol, was dropped from 19 Entertainment and RCA Records in 2011 as well.

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