Crystal Bowersox, the American Idol runner-up from the show's ninth season, has signed with Shanachie Entertainment. The folk label is expected to release an album of mostly original material in early 2013. Her previous album, Farmer's Daughter, was released in 2010. "The silvery residue from Idol has faded a bit, and now it's all about what's true and real in my world," she said. "I'm paying way more attention to the things that really matter and making more of my decisions based in kindness and love. My son has taught me so much about that, how strong I can be, even in my weakest moments."