For all of you that thought American Idol’s ninth season contestant Casey would turn to rock, you’ve been mistaken — he’s releasing an album on Sony Nashville!
Yee-haw! American Idol‘s resident hottie (otherwise known as Kara DioGuardi’s cougar prey), Casey James, has announced that he’s finally releasing his first album – and it isn’t what you’re expecting him to sing!
“I will be working with Sony Nashville!!! Not sure the exact specifics, but there will be an official press release soon. Unreal. :)”, the 27-year-old Texan wrote on his Twitter page August 12.
Casey will definitely be in good company – he’s joining Idol alums Carrie Underwood, Danny Gokey and Kellier Pickler on the label.
We can’t wait! Although we must confess to being a bit surprised, especially given that Casey did the rocker guy thing so well. You have to remember, this is the guy who auditioned with a John Mayer song and lists his musical influences as Harry Connick Jr., Ronnie Bowman, James Taylor and Frank Sinatra. Still, the guy wears a pair of boots like no other, so we’re on board!