'X Factor' Winner Stevens Signs Record Deal

By the Associated Press | January 15, 2013 | 6:32 PM EST

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2012 publicity photo released by FOX, finalist, Tate Stevens, performs during "The X Factor" Finale, on FOX. Stevens, who won Season 2 of Simon Cowell's "The X-Factor," has signed a record deal with Syco Music/RCA Records Nashville, announced Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. He is currently writing and recording his debut album set to be released this spring. (AP Photo/FOX, Ray Mickshaw, File)

NASHVILLE (AP) — "The X Factor" champ Tate Stevens has signed a record deal.

A Tuesday news release says the Season 2 winner signed a deal with Syco Music/RCA Records Nashville and is already writing and recording his major-label debut.

The 37-year-old Stevens, of Belton, Mo., won "The X Factor" last month, earning the title by never finishing worse than second in voting on Simon Cowell's reality singing contest show.

The untitled new album will be released later this fall. Syco Music is Cowell's label.