David Cook adds another event to his agenda in the weeks leading up to the release of his much anticipated second album. The "American Idol" season 7 winner will headline the NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) Convention awards dinner, taking place Thursday, May 12 at the Hyatt Regency Century City Hotel.
At the dinner, "American Idol" will also receive an Outstanding Achievement Award from the music trade association, recognizing album sales in excess of 45 million and downloads in the hundreds of millions. Idol judges and contestants have been invited to participate in the presentation.
"We're thrilled to have such an eclectic and talented lineup of performers to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our 2011 NARM award winners," Jim Donio, president of NARM, said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to an evening of great music and also the pleasure of honoring these outstanding artists and executives, whose work exemplifies the very best of our industry."
Cook's sophomore album, "This Loud Morning," will be released by 19 Recordings/RCA Records on June 28.