Singer and songwriter David Cook first captured the hearts of America with his appearance on Season 7 of the hit television show American Idol. Cook was the rocker of the group and went on to win the season with top notch performances of rock classics like “All Right Now” and Chris Cornell’s version of the Michael Jackson hit “Billie Jean.” Cook’s love of music goes way back  to his childhood. Long before he was a weekly guest in living rooms across the country, Cook was singing and playing in bands and even released an independent album on his own.

Since his appearance on the show, David has gone on to release several albums and toured across the country.  2018 has been one of his busiest years yet with the release of his successful “Chromance” EP earlier this year. Cook also did a stint on Broadway, taking on the role of Charlie Price in the hit show Kinky Boots and is kicking off an acoustic tour this fall. BackstageAxxess had the chance to speak with David and find out all about his upcoming tour his time on Broadway, and his advice for prospective American Idol contestants. Please join us for a conversation with the one and only, David Cook.

We would like to thank Ken Phillips from the Ken Phillips Publicity Group for setting up the interview with David. For more information on everything David Cook including the new disc “Chromance,” please go here: David Cook .

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.