American Idol ended its tenth season three days ago and Scotty McCreery already has a No.1 single. His debut single I Love You This Big is the No.1 downloaded song on iTunes.
He has already recorded two songs on his debut album, but doubt the album will be released before November, when most Idol albums are released by the winner for that season.
His debut album will be crucial to his career, since one bad album could ruin a career, especially a bad debut album. However, I think right now Scotty could release a heavy metal album and it would still fly off the shelves, with his popularity at its peak right now.
Lauren Alaina’s Like My Mother Does single is currently ranked No.3 at iTunes, but I expect it to move up. When she sang to her mother on performance night last Tuesday, that may have been the emotional highlight of Season 10.