"American Idol" finalist Kristy Lee Cook recently signed a record deal with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville.

This will be the second time Cook, 24, has signed with the label — as a teen she was signed but was dropped before she recorded anything.

Her album, which will arrive in the fall, is being produced by Brett James, who co-wrote Carrie Underwood's hit "Jesus Take the Wheel." The first single, called "15 Minutes of Shame," will be released August 11.

Cook will record the album this summer while touring with "American Idols Live." The tour kicks off Tuesday in Glendale, Ariz., and runs through September 13.