enters the Billboard chart this week at #6

allmusic gives it a 2.1 of 3.0
Spotify online listen
not a big fan but some anthem like numbers will push this
of course you still have to get that airplay

Bio - from allmusic

Bo Bice proved that American Idol could have a rocker as a finalist, but Chris Daughtry proved that the show could generate a successful rocker
outside the context of the show. Of course, it helped that he was the polar opposite of Bice, a shaggy retro-rocker soaked in the South. Bold
and bald, Daughtry was the picture of a modern rocker, living by the rulebook written by Live and Fuel. These were the qualities that helped
make Chris Daughtry the most successful new rock & roll singer of 2006, as well as one of the most successful Idol graduates in the show's

Like many American Idol finalists, Daughtry had a long run as an amateur musician. The North Carolina native -- born in Roanoke Rapids, he lived
in Charlottesville, Virginia before establishing himself in the Greensboro area -- began singing in local rock bands when he was 16 years old.
He continued to play local shows after his high-school graduation in 1998, marrying his girlfriend Deanna several months after the January 2000
birth of their son Griffin (he also adopted Deanna's daughter from a previous marriage). Family man he may have been, but Daughtry didn't let
his rock & roll dream die, as he continued to play guitar and sing in a band called Absent Element. He also auditioned for Rock Star: INXS in
2005 but was rejected -- a rejection that turned out to be rather fortunate, as it freed him to audition for the far more popular televised
singing competition American Idol.

Daughtry was featured heavily during the show's seemingly never-ending audition rounds for two reasons: he was telegenic, and he capitalized on
the rocker promise of Bo Bice and Constantine Maroulis from the previous season. Moreover, he was bald and handsome, had a terrific smile, and
his devotion to family made for great TV. Daughtry sailed through to Hollywood and made it into the final 12, where he was hailed as a standout
and soon seemed to be a favorite to win. Daughtry mania began to peak in March when his rendition of Fuel's "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" caused
such a sensation that rumors began to fly that Fuel wanted to hire him as their lead singer -- something that proved to be no rumor, as the
modern rock group, savoring the new press, practically pleaded for his presence after he was voted off the show. But this was still two long
months away -- two months in which he continued to be one of the top draws in the season, even courting some controversy when he sang Live's
arrangement for Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line." This moody reinterpretation was misinterpreted as a Daughtry original, and on the results show,
he had to clarify where he had learned this version. Still, this controversy paled to his exit from the show in May: Daughtry was one of the
final four and Katharine McPhee just narrowly beat him, a result that visibly shocked the rocker. Daughtry would soon have the last laugh.

After he was kicked off Idol, he turned down Fuel's standing offer of replacing their lead singer and set off on his own career, signing with
Idol's 19 Entertainment group and RCA Records in July 2006. By the time his album materialized in November, it had turned into a project by a
band called Daughtry (spelled all in capital letters), whose lineup featured guitarist Jeremy Brady, guitarist Josh Steely, bassist Josh Paul,
and drummer Joey Barnes. They did not play as a band on the finished album, though, as Brady was replaced after the album's release by Brian
Craddock -- a matter of semantics overlooked by most, especially in light of the album's blockbuster success. Like many hotly anticipated albums
of the SoundScan era, it debuted high on the charts, but surprisingly remained in the Top Ten for months. Leadoff single "It's Not Over" proved
to be equally popular. This meant that DAUGHTRY was not only a huge hit by Idol standards, it was one of the few hit rock albums -- period -- in

By February, it was evident that Chris Daughtry's popularity eclipsed his American Idol rivals Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee, as DAUGHTRY
was certified the fastest-selling debut album in SoundScan history. Five hits charted in the Top 40 before the singer set to work on a sophomore
album. Released in 2009, Daughtry's Leave This Town was a solid follow-up to his hit debut album and featured more of his signature back-to-
basics modern rock sounds. In 2011, Daughtry returned with the album Break the Spell. Once again produced by Howard Benson, who helmed
Daughtry's 2007 self-titled debut and 2009's Leave This Town, Break the Spell featured the leadoff single "Renegade." That first single made
little impact on radio, but the subsequent "Crawling Back to You" reached number six on the U.S. Adult Pop charts, a chart that also welcomed
"Outta My Head" and "Start of Something Good" later in 2012; overall, Break the Spell became the band's first album to not go platinum.
Baptized, Daughtry's next album, reflected this subtle shift toward adult pop, as the group worked with Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls (among
other outside writers and producers) in an attempt to develop a lighter, brighter sound. Preceded by the single "Waiting for Superman," Baptized
appeared in November 2013.

Album Review - from allmusic

Fun does not seem to come easily to Chris Daughtry, the leader and namesake of DAUGHTRY. Even when he was the leading rocker on American Idol at the peak of its popularity, he never seemed to enjoy being on the big stage and that sourness carried over to his professional career, when he consciously chose to brood instead of party. This served him well for a while, but eventually the specter of middle age loomed, both in his
personal life and in his career, as he started to stare down the horizon of a decade in the biz. Faced with slightly diminishing returns --
2011's Break the Spell was the first DAUGHTRY record to not go platinum, or to spawn a Top 20 single -- Chris Daughtry decided to look on the
bright side of life for Baptized, his fourth album as the frontman of DAUGHTRY. Baptized seems like a standard-issue post-grunge title -- the
kind of heavily weighted one-word nonsense that suggests big, serious things -- but the album itself is by no means a neo-grunge throwback.
DAUGHTRY is quite conscious of what year it is, so he's happy to alternate between super-stylized soft rock sculpted on a computer -- anytime
there is a power ballad, which is often, the precision is exact -- and rousing neo-roots stomps that bring to mind the insistence of the
Lumineers. Folk-rock may be the fashion but DAUGHTRY's blood flows from arena rock, resulting in such ungodly hybrids as "Long Live Rock &
Roll," a song overstuffed with puns set to a big-footed stomp. Here, DAUGHTRY forces himself to smile, just like he does in the video for the
album's first single, "Waiting for Superman," and even if he never winds up with something that approaches levity, the proceedings are certainly
lighter than anything he's attempted. This does make a notable difference. Perhaps DAUGHTRY are a shade more anonymous -- they're not
distinguished by the love of post-grunge that made them heavier than their peers throughout their career -- but they benefit from being a shade
more nimble, ready to thread now sounds into a sensibility stuck in the past. It helps that DAUGHTRY never seems to recognize when he's getting
silly: surely, that pun-ridden "Long Live Rock & Roll" qualifies, but the "boom boom boom boom boom boom boom" chorus of "Battleships" does as
well, as does almost every cut here. Perhaps it's easy to laugh, but that ignores a crucial factor: DAUGHTRY has never allowed DAUGHTRY to be
silly before this record. This relative lightness makes a big difference -- it also helps that the music itself is relatively nimble -- and,
ultimately, this turns Baptized into the best album he or his band has made. He's updated his sound just enough to stay relevant but, more
importantly, he doesn't get in the way of a good tune.

first single:

Track Listing

1. Baptized
2. Waiting for Superman
3. Battleships
4. I'll Fight
5. Wild Heart
6. Long Live Rock & Roll
7. The World We Knew
8. High Above the Ground
9. Broken Arrows
10. Witness
11. Traitor
12. 18 Years