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For Kristy Lee Cook, entry into the public eye came through one of pop culture’s largest avenues, the television juggernaut American Idol. But even after a #7 finish on the 2008 season, and a hastily assembled debut studio album, the Oregon native knew she still wasn’t where she wanted to be in the artistic landscape.

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  • Audio CD (September 15, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: 19 Recordings Limited / Arista
  • Run Time: 37 minutes
  • ASIN: B001DZDU3K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,771 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Kristy has a beautiful voice and it is showcased on this album.
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This song truly does reveal an unconditional love for a person who makes each one of us who and what we are.
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Kristy Lee Cook's debut cd would have to rate as one of the best cd's I've ever bought.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Richards HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 22, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Despite her seventh place finish on American Idol Season 7, Cook proves to be the fastest to the finish line with this album of mostly new material. Obviously there aren't any prizes for guessing that this is a country album, and it's a pretty good one, featuring songs written by a variety of talented songwriters including Carrie Underwood.

Also predictable is the inclusion of her cover of Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA", the song she sang during "Year they were born" week on American Idol. The first single is "15 Minutes of Shame", a country-pop track where she promises to (but never actually does) reveal the lies and dirty deeds of a guy whom she names in a dramatic portion of the song.

If I had to name any faults in this album, I'd say firstly that it's too short, and secondly a number of the songs are so similar that they don't stand out, and you probably won't remember them in a few months.

Songs you WILL remember are the first single, the title track, "Hoping to Find" (the fourth and best track on the album) and "Not Tonight" (the track co-written by Carrie Underwood). Also good is "I Think Too Much" which adds a nice touch of humor to the album.

Recommended for fans of country music and American Idol

Amanda Richards, September 22, 2008
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By HuskerDog on September 16, 2008
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I have to admit, I wasn't the biggest Kristy Lee Cook fan when watching "American Idol", and wasn't sure she had what it took to go anywhere after the show. But the producers and songwriters behind "Why Wait" definitely got it right...they set her up for the most success possible. Confining her to the Country genre, with a touch of pop crossover thrown in on some songs, keeping the songs in her vocal range...it works! Much better than I could have possibly imagined. Sure, she's far from being a Carrie Underwood or Faith Hill, and I'm not sure if she'll be able to pull these songs off when she sings live...but as far as this album goes, she did it!
I'm not going to make any bold predictions on how much it will sell, but there are at least 3 or 4 songs on here that have potential to do well on the Country charts, and there doesn't appear to be a single 'bad' track on the record...it also definitely doesn't hurt to end with her rendition of "God Bless America". That was her shining moment on "Idol".
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gen X Music Addict on September 17, 2008
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This is a very strong debut from Kristy. Good music that is very listenable and "natural" - it doesn't sound like a rip off of anybody else or like its trying to fit in any mold. There's no overproduction. Kristy's voice is good for this music and handles ballads and faster, spunkier stuff equally well. Best songs are 15 Minutes of Shame and I Think Too Much. They've got good melodies and fun attitude. She didn't win Idol but this album's a winner.
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Yap TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 16, 2008
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Prime Cuts: 15 Minutes of Shame, Plant the Seeds, Baby Believe

Perseverance certainly bears fruitful dividends. After selling her barrel horse in order to travel to Philadelphia to audition for American Idol, Cook persisted in chasing her dreams. Though she was booted out as the 7th finalist, she was finally rewarded with a recording contract with the prestigious Arista Nashville Records. Ironically entitled "Why Wait," this is her first major output. And thanks to producer Brett James, Cook is able to flex some of her industry muscle with a hefty input from Nashville's most elite writers including Cadillac Sky's Bryant Simpson, label mate and fellow Idol alum Carrie Underwood, Canadian songstress Victoria Banks, and Taylor Swift's helmsman Nathan Chapman. Commensurate with Cook's expressive booming vocals, this is polished pop-country effort that pitches on the great big sounds that rock stadiums. Vocally, Cook is a kinetic ball of energy right from the get-go; never for a moment on this 10-song disc does her verve falter. Not since Carrie Underwood has anyone been so intricately involved in every note on this record: this Oregon native sings as if her life depends on each syllable.

Getting the fiery ball of energy rolling is the lead single "15 Minutes of Shame." A biting rant on her no good fellow, "15 Minutes of Shame" is latent with the potential to be a juicy gossip-laden sonic diatribe. Unfortunately, the title promises more than it delivers, when its lyrics only loiter generically without any tantalizing details. Cook continues to indulge in some contemporary pop-country material with the guitar-driven "Hoping to Find," which finds a starry-eyed Cook waiting to be struck again by love's lightning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MKB on June 18, 2009
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this is a refreshing surprise. kristy has a lovely, clear and strong voice. hope she gets chance to make another, more full album. while not on the same level as carrie underwood, she far far surpasses kelly pickler both in terms of material and quality of voice! cute cover art also.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Lee Zimmerman TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 7, 2008
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Not entirely a debut album for Kristy Lee Cook, WHY WAIT bursts out of the gate with some terrific pop/country performances here. However, the chief problem with pop/country music is that, as a genre, it tries very hard to sound like pop/country music. As a result, there's a dangerous element of 'sameness' to it which I think many reviewers pick up on. Performers tend to sound alike, but Cook -- in her spirited youth -- does add some nice touches to distinguish herself from other similarly talented singers here; let's hope she keeps pushing that envelope in the future!

15 MINUTES OF SHAME (5 out ot 5):
Every guy's great fear ... set to music! Quite possibly the most fun a woman has had publicly dissing a man ("Jason!") in a country song this year. Playful. Gotta luv it!

WHY WAIT (5 out of 5)
Sly, sexy, and seductive. "I'd rather be in a long slow kiss than to be holdin' my breath like this." Throwing caution to the wind brings out the best in Kristy Lee. Reminds me a bit of Jo Dee Messina. Wonderfully big refrain. Has the jazziness of a big radio hit.

LIKE MY MOTHER DOES (4 out of 5)
To be honest, the song doesn't mean a whole lot to me personally, but I think Kristy's vocals are absolutely terrific on the track. Reminds me of early Martina McBride's work.

Hoping to Find (2.5 OUT OF 5)
Not a bad song, just a song. Filler track. Any country singer could do this, so there's much better stuff here to explore here.

BABY BELIEVE (3 out of 5)
Feels like an obligatory performance of the obligatory tear-jerker. Not a performance big enough to elevate the song to something more than what it is: just another song.

Not Tonight (2.
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