Fresh off his American Idol finale performance Wednesday alongside the show's newly-crowned winner, Phillip Phillips, John Fogerty has announced some new details about his upcoming studio effort, Wrote a Song for Everyone. The album, which features the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman collaborating with music stars from various genres, will be released on October 9 and is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com.
Fogerty also unveiled the album's cover art, a close-up black-and-white photo of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer that dates back to his CCR days. As previously reported, Wrote a Song for Everyone will feature the revered singer/guitarist performing some of his compositions with Bob Seger, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket and such popular country artists as Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Alan Jackson.
Meanwhile, Fogerty had some interesting observations and comments to share with the press on Wednesday about his American Idol experience. Regarding Phillips, he said, "He's very enthusiastic and I really think he's going to have a great career in music and show business."
As for what career advice he'd give Phillips and runner-up Jessica Sanchez, Fogerty shared, "My first mantra is practice. Get really good at what you're trying to do."
The rocker also admitted that if he were a young artist today, he "absolutely" would consider auditioning for Idol, noting, "It would sure be a way to get to the front of the door real quick."
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