Chris Daughtry's CD Debut

By: Autria Godfrey
By: Autria Godfrey

October 22, 2006

Chris Daughtry's stint on "American Idol" may have been cut short when he was sent home without the record contract, but he wasn't without music for long. After turning down an offer to be the lead singer for the band "Fuel," Chris teamed up with 19 Entertainment and RCA records, and today "Daughtry" hit store shelves, good news for the local fans.

"I totally thought he would win, cause I love rock and everybody else was pop and I don't really do that scene, I was really cheering for him to win," Teddy Scully from Plan 9 Music said.

Daughtry co-wrote all twelve songs on the CD. It's a little bit of soulfulness coupled with Chris's signature rocker edge and it's sure to be an audience pleaser, or at least proud Daughtry parents promise so.

"Awesome, it is really awesome. Everyone is going to be very pleased," Chris's mom Sandra said.

Chris's parents say the rocker, while making the rounds on the TV circuit, is in the process of planning a national tour and hopes the cd's reception will be as strong as his was on "Idol."

"He's excited you know and he's hoping it's going to be well received and I know everyone is excited to know it's out there because they were all looking forward to his album when he left Idol," Sandra continued.

With a rock star face staring back at them from the cover, the Daughtry's say this is beyond their expectations, and probably Chris's as well.

"You know he had a certain amount of fans in the first place so he kind of expected that but I don't think he expected the fullness of it, you know it's bigger than he thought it was," Chris's dad, Pete Daughtry said.

Interestingly, Sandra Daughtry didn't receive a personally autographed copy, instead she said she was one of the first in line to buy a copy of her son's first album.

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