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David Cook

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Sitting outside a Nashville coffee shop soaking up the sunshine on a golden Indian summer afternoon, David Cook wears the contented smile of an artist in the midst of a creative renaissance. Much has happened since he won the seventh season of American Idol in 2008 and subsequently made chart history with a record-breaking 14 debuts on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart.

These days the talented rocker with the fiery vocals and searing songwriting skills has entered an exciting new chapter marked by a newfound creative freedom and the maturity that comes with having a lot of life thrown at you. In the wake of Idol, Cook endured an emotional rollercoaster marked by career highs mixed with the devastating personal tragedy of losing his beloved brother Adam to brain cancer. He toured relentlessly and released his second RCA Records album, ‘This Loud Morning’, but when the dust settled, he found himself craving a major change. He discovered what he was looking for in Nashville’s songwriting community and relocated to Music City in June 2012.

“One of the things I love about songwriting here is that it’s more story telling based and there’s a little bit more of an emphasis on the lyrics,” says Cook, who was born in Texas and raised in Missouri. “When you listen to a lot of popular music right now, it almost seems like that’s becoming a lost art. I’ve always loved those songs that tell a great story and that’s something I’ve really tapped into here.

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  • FIANHYDE

    Laying Me Low <3 [5]

    24 Mar 3:51am Reply
  • latinalovescook

    David Cook: Now that your DIY Tour is over, hopefully you will have more time to finish producing the next album. I will wait whatever it takes! My ears are begging me for new music, David. =)

    15 Jan 2:51pm Reply
  • RichieSi

    Sappy birthday sweet~~

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JNez

    Had to revisit David Cook's incredible debut cd exactly 5 years later...it's definitely held up very well. Still my favorite American Idol winner!

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • luisaabbud

    The Last Song I'll Write For You ♫ <333333

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • RichieSi

    Laying Me Low <3 [4]

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • guilhermecu

    gato

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • RaphaDonadio

    Circadian ♥

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • still_Insolent

    Laying Me Low <3 [3]

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • latinalovescook

    So happy to see so many tour dates popping up every week, so sad they are all far a way from me *sniff sniff* David, as long as you keep making awesome music I will be here, supporting you from this side of the world =)

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • cookie_glambert

    Come on David we need a new album and new music videos! ♥

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • latinalovescook

    New David Cook Tour Dates!! Awesome news for US fans! I can't wait to see the videos & pictures from this Loud Tour!! =)

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • mainedcfan

    Oh, and I'm LOVING his newest song, Laying Me Low! Awesome bluesy/pop-rock song!!

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • mainedcfan

    SO excited tour dates are popping up!! Hope he comes to the Northeast....he's amazing in concert!!

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ArturFreire

    The Last Goodbye is his best

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Pome_Hudson

    Laying Me Low <3 [2]

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
  • xbiu

    I love this guy <3

    12 May 2013 Reply
  • rony_sarter

    Laying Me Low <3

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • BoleynAnne

    Listening to our new single on iTunes/Amazon: Laying Me Low................awesome sauce!!!! this is brilliant, can't stop listening. Thank you, David Cook. [2]

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • latinalovescook

    Listening to our new single on iTunes/Amazon: Laying Me Low................awesome sauce!!!! this is brilliant, can't stop listening. Thank you, David Cook.

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
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