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Cook exits Arista Nashville

Thursday, December 11, 2008 – After one album, Kristy Lee Cook is no longer with Arista Records. Cook, who signed with the label after appearing on American Idol had some success with her single Fifteen Minutes of Shame, but never made an impact at the cash register. Her disc was entitled "Why Wait."

"Kristy Lee Cook has parted ways with Arista Nashville," said a SonyBMG spokesperson Thursday, requesting anonymity.

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Why Wait CD review - Why Wait
Kristy Lee Cook's second album (and first major label effort) may include just 10 songs, but the Oregonian doesn't waste any space. She's the latest in a long line of former American Idol contestants to try their hand in country, finishing seventh on last season's show. So it's not a surprise that Cook fits squarely into the pop-country category, but she does it better than any of her Country AI predecessors, save for Carrie Underwood. All of the songs have a common »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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