.

'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery to Release Debut in October

Runner-up Lauren Alaina will drop album one week later

August 15, 2011 11:40 AM ET
american idol scotty mccreery lauren alaina
Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery perform in Newark, New Jersey.
Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Scotty McCreery, the winner of the 10th season of American Idol, has announced that his debut album Clear as Day will hit stores on October 4th. The disc, produced by Nashville veteran Mark Bright, will be a straight-up country pop record featuring his post-Idol hit "I Love You This Big." In a message to his fans on his website, the 17-year-old crooner wrote "We focused on making the best music possible. I'm really proud of it and so grateful to have the opportunity to record an album before my 18th birthday.

Photos: The Winners and Losers of 'American Idol'

Idol runner up Lauren Alaina is set to release her first album, Wildflower, one week later on October 11th. The record takes its name from the track "She's a Wildflower," which was penned by Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood collaborators Hillary Lindsey, Steve McEwan and Gordie Simpson.

Related
'American Idol' Finale: Why Scotty McCreery is Destined for Stardom

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Party Rock Anthem”

LMFAO | 2011

This electro-pop uncle-nephew duo burst onto the scene with 2009’s "Shots," a song about getting totally obliterated. Two years afterward, they were still shamelessly getting wild but now insisting that everyone else join them in the fun. "I wanted a song for when we walked into a party, so I thought, 'Party rock in the house tonight/Everybody just have a good time,'" Redfoo (a.k.a. Stefan Gordy, son of Motown founder Berry Gordy) told Rolling Stone about the lyrics to "Party Rock Anthem." "The 'just' was key. I made it a command to focus people on what to do now that we’re here together."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com