Idol's Scotty McCreery releases debut album

(WFLX) - American Idol fans have to wait until January for Season 11, but Season 10's winner has just released his debut album.

Scotty McCreery went from high school student to American Idol Season 10 winner in a matter of months.

Scotty says his album "Clear as Day" gives a clear picture of who he is as an artist. "I was the senior in high school for Idol, and now I'm the freshman in college in the country music world. So I've got to work hard and try to establish myself with this first album," he said. "I sat with the producer, and said, 'I want to have that traditional sound, but we have to keep it fresh'. And, I think, through the songs and the production, we've done that."

McCreery just celebrated his 18 birthday.

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