Johnny Keyser of American Idol 11 Releases 7 Song CD

Johnny Keyser, the soul singer who wowed American Idol judges and was the subject of a full ad-campaign built around Jennifer Lopez’s exhortation “You know you’re going to be a star, right?!”... today released his seven song CD of original songs titled “From Where I Stand.”

Online PR News – 16-May-2012 –Johnny Keyser is the blue-eyed soul singer who inspired American Idol judges in such unprecedented fashion that a full ad-campaign was built around him... including Jennifer Lopez's over-the-top exhortation, "You know you're going to be a star, right?!"... as well as the holiday spot that popularized the IDOL slogan, "Keep Singing!" Then in a mysterious twist, Keyser was unceremoniously released from the show despite having given one amazing performance after another (and having a stellar background to boot)... only to be reintroduced to the show two rounds later as a wild card candidate... followed by an another mysterious never mind. To that the Hollywood Reporter wrote "he had the looks, an athletes body, and a good voice. You might call that a winning combination." Keyser responded by moving to Nashville, where he dove into writing and performing around Music City. Today, just weeks later, Johnny Keyser released his seven song EP of original songs titled, "From Where I Stand." The EP was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Bryan Lenox (whose current clients include Elton John, TobyMac, Michael W. Smith). The CD features six original songs written and composed by Keyser, along with a cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” as a bonus track.

Doesn’t he know he’s a star? Recognize your destiny, boy!" rnENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Other Notable Quotables:
Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Doesn’t he know he's a star? Recognize your destiny, boy!" Rolling Stone wrote, "he is as good as a white kid singing a soul classic can be.” People Magazine wrote, the “'heartthrob-in-the-making' from Florida amazed the judges with his charm and stirring performance." MTV.com wrote, "American Idol finds their crooner in Johnny Keyser." Rolling Stone wrote, "The whiteboy with the soul of a soulful white guy with a soul patch once again impresses," while PopCrush writer Amy Sciarto wrote, "He looks good and sounds better… He’s the total package."

CLICK HERE to listen to full versions of each song. Members of the media can request the packaged CD and art pack by contacting wc@waynecmgt.com, or call (843) 324-4240.

Go to JohnnyKeyserMusic.com for more about Johnny Keyser incuding videos, photos, lyrics and liner notes.

Johnny Keyser is a blue-eyed soul singer, songwriter, composer, & musician who is truly grateful to Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, and Nigel Lythgoe for speaking such high destiny into his music career.

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