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Album News From American Idol’s Lee DeWyze

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AmericanIdol.com exclusively revealed the title of season nine winner Lee DeWyze’s upcoming album is called Live It Up.

“Putting out an album on a major label is truly a dream come true,” 24-year-old DeWyze said in a press release. “I’m excited for all the people who supported me throughout Idol to hear what I can do with my own songs. The album shows a whole different side of me and I’m so proud of it.”

DeWyze worked with such record producers as Toby Gad (Alicia Keys, Kris Allen) and John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Melissa Etheridge) while recording the album during the American Idol Live tour this past summer. He also co-wrote many of the songs on Live It Up. Album cover for Lee DeWyze's album.

“To see my name listed in the credits on each song was really important to me because I’m a songwriter.” DeWyze said. “I also loved working with such talented writers. They all brought so much to the table and really helped me flesh out my sound.”

DeWyze’s first single, “Live It Up” will debut Wenesday, Oct 13 on On Air With Ryan Seacrest on KIIS FM.

The album Live It Up will be released Tuesday, November 16.

For more information on Lee Dewyze, please visit his website.

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Kirsten Coachman is an Entertainment Writer/Blogger from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has interviewed a variety of people from across the entertainment spectrum, including singer-songwriter/Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas, fun.'s Andrew Dost, singer-songwriter Christina Perri, American Idol winners (David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze & Scotty McCreery) and acclaimed writer-director Derek Cianfrance. Connect with Kirsten on Twitter & Facebook.