Crystal Bowersox, the 25-year-old singer-songwriter and 2009 American Idol runner-up, says she treats co-songwriting like a first date, and admits that she took part in a number of unsuccessful writing sessions for her new album 'Farmer's Daughter', reports USA Today.
Bowersox's new record, which is released tomorrow (13th December 2010) contains twelve tracks, two of which have co-writing credits, and the singer said, "There were lots of sessions, but nothing much really came of them. You don't go all the way on the first date". A further two tracks on 'Farmer's Daughter' have been written by other songwriters, but Bowersox says she still feels the album represents her as an artist, adding, "The majority of this album is me. It's my story. It's me to the core. I'm very happy about that". The 29-year-old, who lost out on 'American Idol' to Lee DeWyze, explained that the songs she didn't write still have an importance, particularly 'Lonely Won't Come Around', saying, "It actually spoke to me about where I am in life. Lonely doesn't come around anymore: I've got my son and my husband, and I'm able to do what I love for a living".
The singer-songwriter is set to make a number of live appearances this week in promotion of the new record. She will perform tracks from the album on 'Live with Regis Kelly' today (13th December 2010), 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Thursday (16th December 2010), and on 'Chelsea Lately' on 22nd December 2010.