Bluegrass State native Noah Thompson, ABC’s first ever “American Idol” winner, continues his Cinderella story.
Hired from obscurity in Louisa, Kentucky, where he worked on a construction site, Thompson appeared on Season 20 of American Idol and amassed millions of fans. On Friday, he released his debut album titled “Middle of God Knows Where.”
“I named the EP ‘Middle of God Knows Where’ because I felt the title track was the heart of the project and one of the first co-written songs I ever felt myself.” Thompson said. So that the fans can hear it. ”
With a new album produced by Jimmy Robbins and Eric Arges, Thompson finally gave fans a glimpse of his innate songwriting abilities. The project includes two songs co-written by up-and-coming artists, “Middle of God Knows Where” and “Us No.” more. “
The title track takes the listener to a city of broken hearts and the emotional aftermath one feels when an ex-lover leaves. Meanwhile, the peppy-yet-smooth “Us No More” is a heartbreak anthem that tells the hard truth about what happens in the gossip factory. After breaking up.
According to CMT’s review of Thompson’s album, “The way the Kentucky native intertwines traditional country sounds with slick R&B instrumentals makes him a musical risk-taker who’s not afraid to push the boundaries. It proves that,” he said.
The album features four additional tracks, including “She Gets It From Me,” “Make You Rich,” “One Day Tonight,” originally released during Thompson’s winning Idol season 2022, and “Stay.” contained.
Idol fans may remember Thompson’s career-changing cover of Rihanna’s “Stay” as his trajectory-changing performance on the contest show. His superstar potential was emphasized, and he went from being a household name to being eventually named an “American Idol” winner. . ”
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Since the win, Thompson’s life has changed dramatically. When The Courier-Journal interviewed Kentucky Idol in May 2022, he was on a long commute between Louisa and Nashville. Earlier this year, the country music singer-songwriter relocated to Music City, where he writes and produces music and plays live shows as often as possible.
Fans attending the annual CMA Fest this weekend can catch Thompson live on the Chevrolet Vibes Stage at the Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville on Saturday, June 10 at 10:15 am CT. I can.