Kellie Pickler, the folksy, season five "American Idol" finalist, has signed a record deal with 19 Recordings and Nashville-based BNA Records, an imprint of Sony BMG Nashville.

Kellie Pickler, the folksy, season five "American Idol" finalist, has signed a record deal with 19 Recordings and Nashville-based BNA Records, an imprint of Sony BMG Nashville.

The first single from the 20-year-old North Carolina native is due at country radio in September. Her debut album will follow on November 14.

She is recording the album with producer Blake Chancey in between dates on the current American Idols Live tour.

Sony BMG Nashville is also home to season four "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood, who signed with 19 Recordings and Arista Nashville following her win last year. The label group also recently signed Chris Young, the winner of the fourth season of the USA Networks series "Nashville Star." He is readying his debut album for the RCA imprint.