965 TIC is pleased to announce David Cook coming soon in the legendary Acoustic Cafe series! David will perform an intimate acoustic show just for fans on 965 TIC on Wednesday June 8th. Remember– just like all our Acoustic Cafes, you can’t buy tickets to this show– so keep reading to find out how you can win tickets!
And while you’re here, why not read up on some back story on the American Idol Season 7 Winner?…
David Cook (born December 20, 1982 in Houston, Texas) rose to fame after winning the seventh season of American Idol. Prior to Idol he released an album entitled Analog Heart, and his post-Idol self-titled album, produced by Rob Cavallo, was released on November 18, 2008 and has since been certified platinum by the RIAA.
David formed a band with his friend Bobby Kerr while at high school. The band was initially named Red Eye, later Axium. He wrote his first song titled “Red Hot” when he was fifteen. He was encouraged by Evan Sula-Goff of 8stops7 to make an album when he went to David’s school to judge a contest, Mr. Jaguar, where David and his band performed [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Guns N’ Roses[/lastfm]‘ “Paradise City”. The band had some success when one of their songs, “Hold”, was selected to be played in movie theaters across the country, and they were named one of the top 15 independent bands in the country by “Got Milk?” contest as well as the best Kansas City band in 2004.
Axium however broke up in 2006 and David moved to Tulsa where he joined [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Midwest Kings[/lastfm], a band he once opened for. Members of that band Andy Skib and Neal Tiemann later became part of David’s post-Idol band [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Anthemic[/lastfm]. He recorded and self-released a solo album Analog Heart in 2006, which sold well regionally.
He worked as a bartender prior to appearing on Idol.
One week after being declared the Idol winner with a record-breaking 56 percent of the nearly 100 million votes cast, David rewrote chart history when 11 of his songs debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart — the highest number of new entries in a single week by an artist since [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]the Beatles[/lastfm] in 1964. Topping the list was “The Time of My Life,” which debuted at No. 3, making it the highest new entry on the Hot 100 of 2008.
In 2010, after a performance on Idol during [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rolling Stones[/lastfm] week, David anounced that a second album was in the works.
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