November 03, 2008 03:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
American Idol winner David Cook will be releasing his first album this month and is playing his music to crowds of fans, but hesays that his life isn’t too different than it was before winning American Idol.
“I think in one sense everything’s changed but in another sense nothing has,” he told PEOPLE. “There’s all these different things around me that I didn’t have a year ago. I was able to furnish a home and get a nice car and be able to treat my family to some of the things that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to do.”
Although he has more money than he did before winning the Idol crown, he commented, “I’m still a goober from the Midwest. Now I’ve just got a few more resources. I don’t feel like the show changed me at all.”
Cook recently recorded a performance video with his band for Walmart’s Soundcheck. It can be viewed online and in Walmart stores. His self-titled debut album will be released on Novemebr 18 and hesays his music is, “eclectic rock” with some songs featuring lots of riffs and others that are “very piano driven and delicate.”
Cook also said, “I got to show some different aspects of who I am as a person.”
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