You all know I am a huge Randy Houser fan, and I have always liked Kristy Lee Cook. So I was excited when I heard Kristy was featuring Randy in her new single, to be released to radio Aug. 12. And I hope radio will pick this one up everywhere. It’s a great song, and thanks to The Hollywood Reporter’s Idol Worship blog – we all get to hear it now. Below is the information I received in a press release about the new song – read it, go listen to it, and enjoy!
The Hollywood Reporter’s IDOL WORSHIP blog is giving fans the opportunity to hear American Idol alum Kristy Lee Cook’s brand new single now. Fans can hear the full stream of “Wherever Love Goes” by Kristy Lee Cook (featuring Randy Houser) now at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/american-idol-alum-kristy-lee-590178
The soaring and powerful “Wherever Love Goes” was co-written by Nashville songwriting heavyweights Paul Jenkins, Jason Sellers and Neil Thrasher and was produced by Derek George and Mickey Jack Cones.
“Wherever Love Goes” showcases the commanding, yet tender vocals that put Cook on the pop culture map while competing during Season 7 of American Idol. The single is a heart-wrenching vocal boxing match between two of Country music’s most powerful voices.
The newly recorded version of “Wherever Love Goes” (the original appears on Houser’s current album, How Country Feels) is on station desks now and officially impacts Country Radio on August 12th.
“[In the studio] We made it more ‘my song’ so we re-recorded the verses and switched them around,” Cook tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Randy is such an amazing singer — he can sing circles around most men in Nashville. . .I’m so thankful to be able to have this song as my single."
Kristy Lee Cook first gained fame as a Top 10 finalist on Season 7 of FOX’s American Idol. Since Idol, Cook has continued to stay in the spotlight by hosting her own television program on The Outdoor Channel titled "Outdoors 10 Best,” starring in the Versus reality series, “Goin’ Country” and her most recent hit “Airborne Ranger Infantry.”
Influenced at a young age by such vocal powerhouses as Whitney Houston, Shania Twain and Garth Brooks, the Selma, OR native began singing at gigs around and near her hometown when she was only 13 years old. With an intense love for Country music, horses and the outdoors, Cook’s energetic, girl-next-door approach to both her songwriting and music epitomizes the Country lifestyle.
Now signed to Broken Bow Records – whose roster includes multi-platinum superstar Jason Aldean as well as chart-topper Dustin Lynch – Cook is in the studio working with production team New Voice (Thompson Square) and multi-platinum recording artist Jason Aldean who is serving as executive producer of her upcoming album.
There’s the press release, and the link to the place you can hear this great new song! Hope you are all following Kristy and Randy on Twitter, @kristyleecook and @RandyHouser.