Season seven "American Idol" finalist Kristy Lee Cook has signed with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville.

The Oregonian, who is preparing for the American Idols Live! Tour 2008, will team with songwriter/producer Brett James (Jessica Simpson) to record her album between tour dates, with a release expected this fall. Her first single, "15 Minutes of Shame," will go to country radio in August.

Arista Nashville parent Sony BMG Nashville is also home to Idol alum Carrie Underwood and Kellie Pickler.