“American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery has announced his intention to return to high school after the release of his debut album. That probably won’t surprise many true fans of the clean-cut Christian boy (I include myself there) and it shouldn’t disappoint us. Scotty has vowed to keep on making music.
He doesn’t want to throw away his “American Idol” opportunity but he doesn’t want to miss out on his senior year in high school or graduation either.
Country Scotty McCreery this week said that his first record will be called “Clear As Day” and it will be released on October 4.
Speaking on “Good Morning America” today, Scotty said: “We’ve been recording non-stop since the finale and I’m very proud of it.”
It was when he was asked about whether a tour would follow is debut album release that Scotty revealed his intention to return to school.
“I’ll still be working,” he said, though.
He also told subscribers of his mailing list on Thursday.
On his album, Scotty said he wanted to pick songs that related to him but that he knew his fans would enjoy.
He said: “‘Clear As Day’ is definitely country and it’s definitely me. It has some old country influences and elements, but it also has a contemporary feel with fun up-tempo songs. It’s a good mixture.”
The American Idol’s debut single, “I Love You This Big,” the first single from “Clear As Day,” made country music history by becoming the highest-charting debut for a new artist in more than two decades. It entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number 32.
Scotty McCreery was on “Good Morning America” today alongside his fellow “American Idol” finalists for the program’s latest Summer Concert Series performance. He is also on the “American Idols Live!” tour with the rest of season ten’s Top 11 finalists, which runs through September.