The 36-year-old rocker may not have won the fifth season of the popular singing competition (ultimately losing to Taylor Hicks), still Daughtry walked away with something much better than the title: a legitimate career.
Daughtry competed on the show’s fifth season in 2006, and finished in fourth place.
TMZ also reported that ABC and production companies Fremantle Media and Core Media Group want Ryan Seacrest — who was recently announced as Kelly Ripa’s new Live cohost — to return as the American Idol host.
is officially over, but Chris Daughtry is just getting started.
Danica Daniel: Tell me about your new album, Chris Daughtry: There’s a lot of songs you’ve heard before.
A lot of songs that people have bought before, and a couple new ones. It’s a celebration of what they’ve been supporting for 10 years, and we gave them a little taste of some new stuff that I think is very indicative of what the next record is heading towards.Related: Chris Cornell's Funeral Set For Friday In Los Angeles Musicians like Chris Daughtry, Ryan Adams, and Ann Wilson of Heart also paid tribute to the late legend with their own covers.