Emily West Signs New Record Deal, Plans Digital Release
Fresh off her appearance on 'America's Got Talent,' Emily West has signed a new record deal. The country singer, who came in second on the show this season, will release a new album on Sony's Masterworks label.
"I want to share some GREAT news with you all," West shares on her Facebook page. "I have been signed to Sony Masterworks and will be releasing an album. This is a GREAT partnership between me, Pledge Music and Sony -- so, I'll be delivering an album to you in March! In the meantime my special Pledge Music fans will receive special personalized bonus tracks/content exclusive only to you."
Fans who donate to West's PledgeMusic campaign will receive a digital download of the album as soon as it is completed, along with the opportunity to receive other special items, including autographed items and clothing she wore during her time on 'America's Got Talent.'
"The greatest part is your pledge unlocks a secret section of the site where I will be posting updates on the album from the studio and throughout my travels!" she says on her PledgeMusic page. "You’ll get to read, see and hear new material that will not be available anywhere else."
The songstress will release a two-track digital single on the label's Portrait imprint on Dec. 2. Included on the release will be a holiday song, 'Santa Baby,' and her rendition of Sia's 'Chandelier,' which she performed to rave reviews on 'AGT.'
West's appearance on 'America's Got Talent' wasn't the Iowa native's first foray into reality TV. In addition to winning $25,000 on the game show 'Are you Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?' she also appeared on Season 9 of 'Celebrity Apprentice,' helping cast member Cyndi Lauper's team win a musical challenge. Lauper and West reunited for a performance on 'America's Got Talent.'
The 33-year-old, who released one self-titled album on Capitol Records in 2007, released an EP, 'Rocket Science,' earlier this year. Download it here.