NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- "American Idol" winner David Cook has been signed to 19 Recordings/RCA Records and is preparing to start recording his debut album, his new record label said.
The CD is set for release this fall.
"David Cook is an extraordinarily versatile and talented artist with an impressive sense of musicality," Tom Corson, executive vice president and general manager of the RCA Music Group, said in a statement. "He is a natural performer and a true star. We are thrilled to welcome him into our family."
Cook will be recording his album during the summer while on the road with the "American Idol's Live" tour, which is to kick off July 1 in Glendale, Ariz., and is to wrap Sept. 13 in Tulsa, Okla., RCA said.
"I am extremely happy to be signed by 19 Recordings / RCA Records. Signing this deal is truly a dream come true. I am looking forward to the recording process and creating a record. The support I have received from America has been overwhelming and I can't wait to hopefully do right by them," Cook said in a statement.