Winner Tate Stevens celebrates at "The X Factor" season finale at CBS Televison City on Dec. 20, 2012, in Los Angeles. / Getty
Tate Stevens, Season 2 winner of "The X Factor," has signed a record deal with Syco Music/RCA Records Nashville, Simone Cowell's label. The 37-year-old country singer is currently writing and recording songs for his major-label debut, due out this spring.
Stevens tweeted the news Tuesday:
This is really a dream come true, signed with Syco music, RCA Nashville. I am blessed because of you! #tatenation— Tate Stevens (@tatestevensctry) January 16, 2013
The Missouri native did well on Cowell's show on Fox, never finding himself below second place during the voting period. Placed in the over-25 category, Stevens was mentored by producer L.A. Reid.
Stevens released an independent album in 2008.
"The X Factor," meanwhile, will likely undergo some changes next season. Mentor Britney Spears recently announced that she's leaving the show. There's no word on the line-up for Season 3.