Musically, Cook intends to do a few gigs around Oregon this winter and might perform at next summer’s Pendleton Roundup. The country crooner is now represented by Morey
Management, a Los Angeles based talent agency.
“(Arista records) released me again,” Cook, 24, said. “It’s because I was on the same
label as Carrie Underwood. We’re kind of glad that we got released because we weren’t
getting the attention we need.”
She first signed with Arista when she was 17 and the recording company signed her
again in June after she finished seventh in last season’s “American Idol” competition. Soon after signing she released an album titled “Why Wait.” “They promoted it a little
bit,” Cook said of Arista. “They spent so much more money on
Carrie.” “It’s doing pretty good,” Cook said of the album. But she anticipates finding herself in a better position with Morey Management.
“We’re talking with Universal right now,” Cook said. When she does get back in the studio, whether with Universal or another company, she may make Arista regret its
decision to release her. “I have a song that they didn’t want me to put on the album that’s going to be a hit,” she said. “I’m going to take it to another label.”