Trent Harmon has been crowned the 15th and final winner of American Idol.
The country singer will start his music career off right as an artist on 19/Big Machine Records, according to Billboard. The 25-year old plans to head to Nashville as soon as he has fulfilled his Idol obligations.
“We’re going to make a country record with him,” 19/Big Machine Records executive Scott Borchetta said.
Last week, Harmon secured his place in country music with performances of two songs that Chris Stapleton made popular in the last year: George Jones’ “Tennessee Whiskey” and Justin Timberlake’s “Drink You Away”, a song that Stapleton performed with the pop star at the CMA Awards in November.
No word yet on when we can start looking for a full album from Harmon, but as Borchetta recently explained to Billboard, “The music comes out when it’s ready. … Neither Big Machine nor 19 want to put out a piece of product.”
Harmon isn’t the first country singer to kick start his career on American Idol. The reality singing competition has given us the likes of Scotty McCreery (season 10), Lauren Alaina (season 10), Josh Gracin (season 2), Kelly Pickler (season 5), and of course, Carrie Underwood (season 4).
Congratulations to Trent Harmon! We look forward to following your country music career!
Watch Trent Harmon’s crowning moment below.
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