Wait…WHAT?’s 2017 Summer Jamz Playlist

The best part of summertime is driving around with my windows down, listening to my favorite music. And of course, this summer is no different! Continue reading Wait…WHAT?’s 2017 Summer Jamz Playlist

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New Music Friday >> David Cook – “Criminals”

“Criminals” is the first single off of David Cook’s upcoming third album, Digital Vein, which is set to be released on September 18. The album is currently available for pre-order on PledgeMusic.

Wait…WHAT?’s Favorite Albums of 2011 (#10 – #6)

I cannot tell you how hard it was narrowing down my 10 favorite albums from the past year. As my taste in music evolved a bit this year, I found myself clinging to albums from artists that I never imagined that I would be into as much as I am now. Earlier this week, I finally narrowed down my list and there are my favorite albums (#10 – #6) from 2011!

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Carolina Liar’s Chad Wolf Talks Touring and “Going For Broke” on ‘Wild Blessed Freedom’

Chad Wolf, lead singer of Carolina Liar, discusses touring with David Cook and  Gavin DeGraw and the band’s latest album, Wild Blessed Freedom.
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James Durbin Discusses His Debut Record, ‘Memories of a Beautiful Disaster’

On November 21, American Idol season 10 favorite James Durbin released his debut record, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster, on Wind-Up Records.

The 11-track album, produced by the highly acclaimed Howard Benson, is a well-crafted mix of rock music. From the roaring “Higher Than Heaven” to the nod to Aerosmith on “Love in Ruins,” to the power anthem “Stand Up,” 22-year-old Durbin proves to be a real contender in the world of rock.

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Durbin, where we discussed his debut record, which collaborator he’s learned the most from, and what’s coming up next for him.

How does it feel to have all your hard work out there for people to hear?

It feels great. That’s exactly what it was; it was a lot of hard work. I actually finished the vocals on the record in two and half weeks. It was basically singing three songs a day and getting them finished, having to sing each song 15 times or so to really get the right one. That was a lot of wear and tear on my voice, but it was well worth it.

On the release date, were you more anxious or more excited about your record coming out?

Definitely more excited. Before the release, all my fans were counting down the days, and I was counting along with them. It was very, very exciting. I think it’s more exciting to have it out there. I found out today that I sold 28,000 copies my first week. It’s like, wow, you know? This is like the moment of truth. This is what all the hard work paid off for. It wasn’t just having a record out there, it was really seeing the extent of my fan following. It’s so great to know that I sold that many. It’s unbelievable.

So you had a signing in your hometown of Santa Cruz the day your album was released; what was it like being home on your big day?

It was great. Not only that, but one of my favorite things to do is to see all my fans; just to see all my fans face to face, see who’s buying this record, getting to thank them and shake their hand. And be like, “You know what, thank you so much for your love and support. It means so much to me, it means so much to my family.” This has been my dream. And now my dream’s come true. I get to work in music and support myself and support my family in the process. That’s all I’ve ever wanted.

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VIDEO: David Cook Covers Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch”

The other night at David Cook’s show in Springfield, MO , he was apparently asked to cover “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks in honor of a couple’s anniversary. Who was the couple? His tour manager Jody and his wife, singer Meredith Brooks! Check out his performance below!

Yeah, so this is pretty much my new favorite cover that I didn’t even know I wanted.

What do y’all think of the new cover song? And what other female singer’s music catalogue should DCook dive into? I’m thinking Liz Phair…

VIDEO: James Durbin Performing Live at Santana Row

Earlier today Windup Records recording artist and American Idol season 10 alum, James Durbin, made an appearance at Santana Row in San Jose, CA.

After doing a meet-n-greet with fans, James performed a stripped down set of songs from his debut album, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster for the crowd.

Set list: “Stand Up,” “Right Behind You,” “Love Me Bad,” “Screaming,” and “Love in Ruins.”

Check out video of James’ performance below!

“Stand Up”

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