‘American Idol’ Runner Up Caleb Lee Hutchinson Announces New EP
American Idol runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson announced that his new EP, Slot Machine Syndrome is due out on September 17. The EP is produced by Brent Cobb who has written songs for Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert in the past. To kick off the road to the EP launch, Caleb will release his brand new single “Who I Am” this Friday.
Maddie Poppe Hypes Up Boyfriend Caleb Lee Hutchinson’s New EP
“We took our time to do it right, and I’m so proud of what we’ve made,” Caleb wrote on Instagram.
Caleb received support from his girlfriend Maddie Poppe on Instagram who promoted his EP on her Instagram story. The pair met while they were competing on Season 16 of American Idol. Caleb initially auditioned for The Voice in 2015 but failed to turn any chairs. Luckily he was able to find his footing and love on American Idol, auditioning with “If It Hadn’t Been for Love.”
The Georgia native established himself as the country frontrunner next to Gabby Barrett on the show. After posting a cover of Post Malone’s “Better Now,” Caleb put out a self-titled EP in 2019. The EP was produced by Kristian Bush from Sugarland. He took his music on the road all over the United States. This was before being named as a member of the CMT Listen Up Class of 2020.
Fans were waiting to see what Caleb was going to do next. He’s kept everyone entertained with covers and virtual shows throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The 22-year-old has been working on this new EP for a while and we can’t wait to hear it. American Idol stars Michael J Woodward, Nick Fradiani, Garrett Jacobs, and Margie Mays all commented to show their support for Caleb.
Maddie added to the supportive comments on Instagram writing, “YAAAAA! Blessing the people w your greatness.” Their relationship has withstood the test of time, proving that American Idol is the ultimate matchmaker and home to some of music’s biggest stars.