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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: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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