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'American Idol's' Casey James to join Carrie Underwood at Sony Nashville label

Zap2it, Monday, August 9, 2010, 7:58pm (PDT)

The guessing game as to where breakout star and "American Idol" Season 9's third place finisher's music will land has apparently ended. Kara Dioguardi's forbidden fruit, Casey James, has finally found a home for his music.According to a Los Angeles Times inside source at Sony Nashville, James will be signing with the label, which is also the musical home to fellow "Idol" alums, Carrie Underwood and Danny Gokey.The report says James met with the label back in June after Season 9 wrapped. A month later, Sony Nashville's chairman and chief executive, Gary Overton, who had watched James on "Idol," attended the "American Idol" Live Tour, in which James performs four songs. And, apparently, he liked what he heard.Sony Nashville produced "Idol" champ Underwood's debut, "Some Hearts,"  which has sold more than 7 million albums. Are you excited that Casey's blues-inspired music has found a home and he can finally start work on his first solo album?Follow Zap2it and TheRealJethro on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news.Photo credit: Getty

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