Diana DeGarmo on her album

From Mtv.com, singer Diana De Garmo speaks about her first forthcoming album:

Thing are rolling for DeGarmo offstage as well. On off-nights of the tour, she’s been flying to New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta to record songs for her debut album. So far, she’s worked with producer/songwriters Andreas Carlsson (Britney Spears, Clay Aiken), John Shanks (Hilary Duff, Michelle Branch) and David Foster, whose credits include Whitney Houston’s rendition of “I Will Always Love You” and Toni Braxton’s “Un-break My Heart.”

“[Our collaboration] is one of the first songs he’s written in years, so I’m proud to say that it’s mine,” DeGarmo said of Foster.

Like her own music collection, DeGarmo’s album will be quite diverse. “I love all genres of music,” she said. “I think it helps you become a better performer if you know the different types of music. [On my album] you got the few Celine Dion kind of songs, big-money-note songs, but we also have songs that I want to put on the radio for people my age to listen to, something that if I were in the car, I’d be like, ‘All right!’ “

Dara Sedaka’s “I’m Your Girlfriend” released digital remastered

Japanese label WestWood Records has released the 1982 album “I’m your girlfriend” by Dara Sedaka. The album, never released on cd before, was produced and played by David Foster with great musicians Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Jerry Hey and Steve George and Richard Page on backing vocals.

Click here to order “I’m Your Girlfriend”.

William Joseph to Tour With Josh Groban

From MarketWire.com:

Acclaimed piano virtuoso William Joseph will open for multi-platinum selling singing sensation Josh Groban on a series of U.S. dates beginning in mid-August, and running through mid-September, including a two-night stand at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Almost all dates on the tour are already sold out.

Joseph, whose debut album, “Within,” is in stores now, is a twenty-five year old Phoenix, Arizona native who combines classical and pop influences in a distinctive and original mix. Co-produced by multi-Grammy® Award-winning David Foster, “Within” features renditions of “Ave Maria,” “Homeward Bound,” “Dust In The Wind,” “Kashmir,” and “Butterflies and Hurricanes,” as well as new compositions written by Joseph and Foster including “Stella’s Theme” and “Grace.”

“I love his musicality, his writing and the magic he weaves on the piano,” remarked David Foster who also discovered and signed Josh Groban to his 143 imprint. “He has a unique gift the whole world should hear.”

William Joseph will open for Josh Groban on the following dates:

8/13       Smirnoff Music Center        Dallas, TX

8/14       C.W. Mitchell Pavilion       Woodlands, TX

8/16       Starlight Theater            Kansas City, MO

8/17       Qwest Center                 Omaha, NE

8/19       Red Rocks Amphitheater       Morrison, CO

8/21       Mandalay Bay Events Center   Las Vegas, NV

8/22       Arrowhead Pond               Anaheim, CA

8/24       Shoreline Amphitheater       Mountain View, CA

8/25       Chronicle Pavilion           Concord, CA

8/27       Amphitheater at Clark. Co.   Portland, OR

8/28       White River Amphitheater     Auburn, WA

9/1        General Motors Place         Vancouver, BC

9/2        Prospera Place               Kelowna, BC

9/4        Pengrowth Saddledome         Calgary, ALB

9/5        Rexall Theater               Edmonton, ALB

9/10 & 11  Greek Theater                LA, CA

Check William Joseph’s website to listen the album.