Tate Stevens has had The X Factor audience on the edge of their seats with his country music performances on the show. Last week, Tate was crowned the winner of the show's second season and he will be awarded a $5 million recording contract. 37-year-old Steven was up against 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar and the series creator and former American Idol judge Simon Cowell says he's pleased with the outcome of the competition. When Cowell was asked if the right person had won the contest, he told Hollywood Life, "I have to say yes. There are times on these shows when you think, 'Oh god after all this time the wrong person won' – but you know, when he sang that song at the end and you hear how good his voice is and his story, you could not NOT root for him. I think America got it right. It's a great ending." So, Tate is headed to Nashville, but when can we expect a new album from him? Well, Simon said, "It has to come out by July/August next year. But they've already started working on his album. John Shanks who was on the show wanted to work with him regardless and started working on material. The country world has really embraced this guy. They think he is the real deal. Like I said on the show last night, I think he's going to sell a lot of records this guy. I think he's going to fill the spot Garth Brooks was in in that market."