The Billboard Roll Call is a listing of regional artists who charted a song on the Billboard Top 40 from 1955-2009. The introduction has additional information.
A native of the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs, Mo., Cook was the winner of the 2008 season of American Idol. Since then, Cook has worked steadily and has established a moderately high profile. If he has not reached the level of such Idol winners as Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson, he hasn’t flamed out either.
In today’s Top 40, rock is dead. The physical single disappeared a long time ago, so in today’s fragmented world, Cook’s success has been with digital downloads and and cuts from his first album, David Cook. Through 2009, Cook has charted five songs, including The Time of My Life, which hit No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart.
This doesn’t include 11 Idol performances released during the competition that appeared on such charts as the Pop 100, Hot Digital Songs and Bubbling Under (essentially songs 101-125, the ones below the Billboard Hot 100).
If it seems confusing, well, it is. Welcome to today’s music industry.
Cook’s latest album, This Loud Morning, was released on June 28, 2011. His web site announced on Sept. 12 that he will c0-headline a tour with Gavin DeGraw beginning Oct. 9.