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OCT 20 2010

LEE DEWYZE LIVES IT UP

American Idol Season 9 Winner Reveals More Details About Major-Label Debut

First American Idol Winner to co-pen first single

Los Angeles, CA. (October 20, 2010) – Season nine American Idol winner, self-taught singer, songwriter and guitarist, Lee DeWyze, announces Live It Up track listing. The album’s first single, “Sweet Serendipity” made an impressive debut “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” last week. Live It Up is due in stores and online November 16, 2010.

Inspired by musicians like Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, Ray LaMontagne, Cat Stevens, and Kris Kristofferson, DeWyze created Live It Up with the intent to lead listeners through compelling tales of relationships, with all of their ups and downs. Starting with his cheerful first single, “Sweet Serendipity,” DeWyze sets a free-wheeling and light tone. Lee then explores themes of romantic uplift with “Weightless,” regret with “Stay Here” and “Dear Isabelle,” then conveys passionate urgency on the piano-driven tracks, “Me & My Jealousy” and “Beautiful Like You.”

Collaborating with Toby Gad (Alicia Keys, Fergie), John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow), David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Weezer), and Norwegian production team Espionage (Beyonce, Train), DeWyze co-wrote all but one song on the album, and as such has become the very first American Idol winner to have writing credit on a first single. “To see my name listed in the credits on each song was really important to me because I’m a songwriter,” DeWyze says. “I also loved working with such talented writers. They all brought so much to the table and helped me flesh out my sound… I want people to relate to these songs,” DeWyze explains. “I love stories in songs and always try to write from an honest place. It’s about capturing emotion, so that when you listen, it takes you back to that place. My best memories are all connected to music and I want to create those moments for other people.”

Album Track Listing:
1. Live It Up (Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad)
2. Sweet Serendipity (Written by: Lee DeWyze, David Glass, Jordan Lawhead, Produced by David Glass)
3. It’s Gotta Be Love (Written by: Lee DeWyze, Espen Lind, Amund Bjorklund, Claude Kelly, Produced by Espionage for 45th and 3rd Music LLC)
4. Dear Isabelle (Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad)
5. Beautiful Like You (Written by: Thomas Salter, Andy Stochansky, Produced by Chris “Rockwell” DeStefano)
6. Stay Here (Written by: Lee DeWyze, Espen Lind, Amund Bjorklund, Claude Kelly, Produced by Espionage for 45th and 3rd Music LLC)
7. Me And My Jealousy (Written by: Lee DeWyze, John Shanks, Zac Maloy, Produced by John Shanks)
8. Brooklyn Bridge (Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad)
9. Weightless (Written by: Lee DeWyze, John Shanks, Zac Maloy, Produced by John Shanks)
10. Earth Stood Still (Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad)
11. A Song About Love (Written by: Lee DeWyze, David Hodges, Michael Busbee, Produced by David Hodges)