Although he didn’t appear on the show’s highest rated season (that honor is bestowed on season five’s Taylor Hicks), in the years since, he’s personified the good guy victor, hanging on to his fan base by touring and endless meeting and greeting, and also selling some records along the way -- reaching the platinum mark on his debut album and the Billboard Hot 100’s top 20 in 2009 with the song “Light On.” Today’s 30-year-old David Cook is in a different place, both figuratively and physically.
Having left Los Angeles for Nashville, where he can be closer to his family but still live in a creative hub, and label-free for the first time since (he and RCA Records parted ways in May 2012), the rocker is reveling in being -- and working -- on his own.
That liberation has resulted in a new song, “Laying Me Low,” (out on i Tunes and other digital reatilers on April 30), which he’ll premiere on the stage that launched his career.
The Hollywood Reporter: After selling your house in L. and moving to Nashville, this seems like the beginning of a new chapter. David Cook: I think stepping away from the scene and just focusing on writing and not worrying about what I’m writing and the process of writing …
I don't remember the last time I was so excited about music.
To be able to be back on the stage and perform this song is really different for me.
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