Scotty McCreery - Clear as Day - Now Available Everywhere!

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Happy Scotty McCreery day! His debut album, Clear as Day, is now available everywhere.

UPDATE: Congrats to Scotty for having the #1 album on iTunes!

Click here for Windmills awesome review of Clear as Day.

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  • Kylee

    Can’t wait to listen to all of it! Here’s to hoping for great sales out the gate!

  • Eileen99

    Happy Scotty Day!

  • iluvai

    Happy Scotty McCreery day! His debut album, Clear as Day, is now available everywhere.

    Everybody rush out there, lol…

    I know the jokes on me, because I must be the only one out there that doesn’t get him. :) Don’t wish him any ill will. I just shake my head in wonderment. hee hee

  • chearts77

    YAY!!!!!!!!! I’ve listened to his album 3 times now since getting it this morning in the mail. Such a great CD. I agree with windmills, that the 2nd half is fantastic. Anyone of them from Walk in the Country down can be a single. I like the traditional, yet contemporary feel of the album. Hope it sells well.

  • maria4hitz

    #6 on iTunes already :)

  • Benji

    I wanna get this album. I don’t consider myself a country fan, yet I went to the county fair to see Chris Young. That was before “Getting you home”, which I guess changed everything for him.

  • dadriany

    is an incredible well done album…amazing…the best for me is Back On The Ground, on my twitter @danarizmperez I posted some pics from the digital booklet…I waited 4 months for this and I have to say it is worth the wait :)
    HAPPY SCOTTY’S DAY!

  • Kirsten

    Yay! It’s album release time!

    It must be a real kick to release your first album. The clips sound great.

  • JudyOhio

    Itunes #1 country, #4 overall…………GO SCOTTY GO! :D

  • TylerWV

    amazon still showing it as preorder.

  • tibitibis

    Itunes #1 country, #4 overall…………GO SCOTTY GO!

    Wow that was fast!! :o , Congrats and Happy Scotty’s day!! :)

  • girlygirl

    I looked an hour ago and he was in the low 100′s on iTunes — now he’s at #4. Way to go, kid! :)

  • sstomato2

    Wow #1 already happy birthday Scotty ILYTB.

  • Jae

    I love Scotty. I voted for him on Idol. But this album is sooo old timey country to me. LOL! My ear hates all that twang. I won’t be able to buy it. But I predict it will be a huge country music hit. I’m calling that now. All those songs sound like what I hear playing at the bbq place I go to for lunch sometimes. Good job,Scotty. :)

  • dadriany

    I wont sleep tonight..I’ve waited since he won for this night..I bought it at iTunes..and just to make this night more special, he tweeted me back! I’m beyond happy now!

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    !!!! I love album release days!! Have fun, Scotty fans! I think this is going to be a great 24 hours for you all based on the early results. :) Scotty deserves it.

  • abbysee

    Just downloaded my copy from I-tunes, will listen in a few. If I love it I will buy my souvenir from Target. Congratulations Scotty, I hope this week is a memorable one for you!

  • TylerWV

    Just downloaded it from itunes and gave it a first listen. My favs are Out of Summertime, You Make That Look Good, Better Than That, Walk in the Country, Back on the Ground. Still love LYTB. TWG is growing on me. Only one I didnt like was Clear As Day. Will see how my favs change possibly as I listen to it more. Must say I love the last pic of Scotty in the digital book where he is looking down and you can really see the cross he wears. I don’t really see big important songs like Carrie had on number 1 but I’m no expert. I think he will do well with this album.

  • CindyM

    Congrats Scotty fans!!! First album release is so exciting!!

  • Buffynut

    Nice large banner on i-Tunes for Scotty!

  • ross

    Congrats to Scotty, and good luck!

    Guys, I’m curious. Were/are there any ‘official’ sales predictions for this album? If so, what were the numbers? I must have missed them.

  • hayes

    Were/are there any ‘official’ sales predictions for this album?

    HDD will release it later in the week, I believe. It’s only his first day. Actually, not even. The album’s barely out.

    Question: does iTunes automatically count pre-orders as purchases? Or do you actually have to download it first? Just wondering, maybe it plays into how fast the album climbed up the album charts. Congrats to Scotty for hitting #1 on the country albums. Not my cuppa, unfortunately.

  • karenc

    Question: does iTunes automatically count pre-orders as purchases? Or do you actually have to download it first? Just wondering, maybe it plays into how fast the album climbed up the album charts.

    I believe preorders count as sales when the album is downloaded, so that probably is why they climb so fast.

  • hondamxracer2

    Awesome x 12 man all 12 songs where great I really didnt see a more stronger half than the other the whole thing was strong and clear as day is a great song i dont see nothing wrong with it it has a sad ending to it too, Great job Scotty!!!

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    #3 overall!

  • x57x

    I really liked “Write my number on your hand”, “Better than that”, “Dirty Dishes”, and”Water Tower Town” so far. I really like the home grown, home town feel of Scotty’s CD.

  • sharilee

    Wow, congratulations Scotty. I know I will love all the songs in your album as they are songs that will take me down memory lane. I cannot wait for mine to arrive by courier from Amazon. My ears will be hearing out for the sounds of the wheels of DHL delivery van. Best wishes – fan from Malaysia

  • halo9125

    I am by no stretch of the imagination a country fan, but I just love “Out of Summertime”- have been since the demo leaked. That really needs to be a single at some point.

    #3 on iTunes- I have the feeling Scotty’s got a long wonderful career ahead of him.

  • Blower

    Waow.. Now #2 Overall. I seriously believe he will sell at least 120k first week.. Congrats Scott!!

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    #2 overall. Wow.

    Regarding the album, I haven’t bought it (I don’t think it’s available from where I am yet) but I am planning to. I’ve heard some of the full songs though, including WMNOYH. This NEEDS to be a single. It’s one of the catchiest songs I’ve ever heard.

  • LexieN

    I posted this yesterday on another thread, but it’s really like my mini-review:)

    I got my copy of CAD!! My daughter and I listened to it in its entirety and loved it. This year, as a lifelong country fan, I’ve purchased Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, Pistol Annies, George Strait, and Eden’s Edge. I own all the Josh Turner Cds put out and so on…

    Of this list, I appreciated Pistol Annies for the maturity of the sound and the creativity. And I loved Clear as Day for the mix and Scotty’s voice. His voice is the key–it’s beautiful on Clear As Day, incredible on Old King James, and fun on Write Your Number. And he doesn’t sound like anyone else to me but Scotty.

    So, I agree that WYNOYH should be the next single–my daughter was dancing around like a mad woman/14 year old girl:)

  • ilovekrisallen39

    Listening to mine now, really enjoying everything I heard so far. Go Scotty.

  • luly

    Congrats and good luck to Scotty!

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    HOLY BAZOOKAS. IT’S #1 OVERALL.

    ETA: Would iTunes even count as his sales?

  • abbysee

    I like it alot. He’s done himself proud. I expect Clear as Day to be a huge success.

  • Trina

    Of course itunes counts as his sales, its just albums aren’t their main seller so they aren’t a real time picture of how he’s selling overall. Retail stores will be his main source for sales. Still I’m very pleased to see him get so high fast! And I’m glad he got a nice banner too.

    Listened it twice already and it really irks me they picked the single they did. Sigh. I love Out of Summertime, Clear As Day and Walk In the Country.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    iTunes sales are included in Soundscan (official) sales.

  • Kirsten

    ETA: Would iTunes even count as his sales?

    Yes, they count. All the pre-orders from Walmart, iTunes and Amazon will also count in his first week sales.

    If he can stay at number 1 for the week on iTunes, he can probably be the number 1 digital album for the week. It’s a long week, though. Those Online Walmart and Amazon sales will count towards the Internet Album chart. All those sales plus those in the brick-and-mortar stores count towards the Country Album and BB200 Album charts.

  • dodon

    HOLY BAZOOKAS. IT’S #1 OVERALL.

    That’s cool. I hope it’s a sign of good things to come.

  • dadriany

    #1!!!! OMG when was the last time an Idol album was #1 on iTunes? Play On by Carrie? Who cares I’m over the moon!!!! Now I know Scotty would sell more that what I expected!

  • mzbet

    I listened to all the snippets, bought the album from Amazon, and immediately played Write My Number On Your Hand. My son and the dog were dancing to it in the living room lol. Love that one for sure! Now to listen to the whole album.

  • jumpstart

    Not a huge country fan, but congrats to Scotty. I think he has a nice career ahead of him.

  • rivermaya

    Happy Scotty McCreery Day indeed!!!
    Have listened to the whole album non-stop since yesterday and there is NO song that I have skipped (though there’s definitely 4 songs that gets replayed more).
    To me, it’s just a SOLID album and I am crossing my fingers that it will sell well.

    eta: Is it me or was the album version of Out of Summertime toned down a bit (from the original leak). Love it though.

  • windmills

    Congrats Scotty and Scotty fans! Excited to see where things go for Scotty!

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    iTunes

    216. The Trouble With Girls – Scotty McCreery
    537. Out of Summertime – Scotty McCreery
    645. Water Tower Town – Scotty McCreery
    697. Clear As Day – Scotty McCreery
    858. You Make That Look Good – Scotty McCreery
    875. I Love You This Big – Scotty McCreery (????)
    1012. Better Than That – Scotty McCreery

  • ross

    I know the jokes on me, because I must be the only one out there that doesn’t get him. Don’t wish him any ill will. I just shake my head in wonderment. hee hee

    He seems manufactured by Idol, and by his label, to me. Not that he seems fake, but I just think they took the raw materials and molded them into this product people would like. In other words I never saw him as a musician who was all set to go, Idol just had to give him the platform. He’s the first one who hasn’t written a note of his album for several years, for example. Plus I never saw him do anything on the show that suggested to me he was a fully formed personality or talent. It seemed like he was carefully presented, never going outside a certain zone, etc.
    I. e., manufactured.

    Not trying to rain on the parade but anyhow this is how I feel. Nonetheless I hope he does well and his dreams all come true.

  • lili_anne7

    #1 .. Nice! congrats to Scotty and his fans! I’m curious to see if my sales predictions are close.

  • keware

    Scotty tweeted that he will be singing a couple of songs on Regis and Kelly. I’m anxious to hear what the second one will be. My guess is Water Tower Town.

  • Pam

    #1 already? That’s insane! How exciting this must be for Scotty that release day has finally arrived! I bet he is on cloud nine today.

    My CD shipped yesterday. I can’t wait to get my copy!

  • Jae

    Plus I never saw him do anything on the show that suggested to me he was a fully formed personality or talent.

    He is a 17 year old HS kid who was playing baseball, going to church, and working up the nerve to talk to girls before he was on Idol. Of course he isn’t a fully formed talent. He is a nascent talent. And most young talent are carefully shaped and guided by their labels and management. Think Bieber. Give Scotty a few years. I think he has a strong vision of the sort of artist he would like to be someday.

  • Elliegrll

    He seems manufactured by Idol, and by his label

    To most observers, every idol alum seems to be manufactured, and more of a tv star than a legitimate artist. Scotty has said that he has to prove to people that he’s not just a really good reality show contestant. I think his awareness of that fact is something that will endear him to people, and help him launch his career.

  • chearts77

    875. I Love You This Big – Scotty McCreery (????)

    I wonder if there are two “versions”. The AI Performance is still showing #184. Perhaps the one you posted is CAD album??? If so, that would be low because most people who wanted it already got it.

    So excited to see him sitting at #1 right now on itunes. I hope he can hold on to that spot. :D

  • Tess

    Plus I never saw him do anything on the show that suggested to me he was a fully formed personality or talent

    I would think that TPTB wouldn’t create a Ron Howard/Opie mini me that represented all that was good in the late 50s and try to present him as the “It” kid a decade into the new century. I don’t think Scotty’s laid back, down home personality would be what the suits would think would sell in today’s society that gets off on the high-jinks of their current crop of chart toppers.

    Scotty is going to be a hard sell to millions who want their “stars” to be the anti-societal, in your face, OTT dudes and dudettes who are unconventional to a fault. I just don’t see anyone manufacturing a Scotty….his “charm” isn’t what has, conventionally, sold music these past few years.

  • LaRue

    Not that he seems fake, but I just think they took the raw materials and molded them into this product people would like. In other words I never saw him as a musician who was all set to go, Idol just had to give him the platform.

    That’s what Disney does with its stars: molds them and presents them to the public, projecting a certain image that we all know isn’t entirely true. Scotty’s a lot more real than those kids in terms of what we see. Not suggesting that the Disney kids are fake, but their stage personas are constructs. A lot of what we’ve seen of Scotty is actually him.

    As for him being a hard sell–I’m not so sure. I get the impression that Scotty is more mischievous than we realize, in a good way. He may not be a rebel without a cause but he’s no Opie, IMO. That’s just a way to stereotype the kid.

    And not every teen wants their idol out there boozing it up and flashing their crotch. There’s room for several teen idols, I think.

    Besides, I don’t think he’s going for pop success, anyway.

  • Kirsten

    I wonder if there are two “versions”. The AI Performance is still showing #184. Perhaps the one you posted is CAD album???

    Yes, that would be the CAD version. Sometimes, when there is a deluxe version, you can see 3 or more versions of a song charting. They will all be combined for the final numbers.

  • NOLA

    Congrats, Scotty! Fabulous album! Knew it would be.

    Scotty tweeted that he will be singing a couple of songs on Regis and Kelly. I’m anxious to hear what the second one will be. My guess is Water Tower Town.

    Hope so, as Water Tower Town is my favorite!

  • Buffynut

    dadriany says:

    10/04/2011 at 8:35 am

    #1!!!! OMG when was the last time an Idol album was #1 on iTunes? Play On by Carrie? Who cares I’m over the moon!!!! Now I know Scotty would sell more that what I expected!

    Probably Cook? I’m sure Kirsten remembers.

  • Trina

    A teenager who doesn’t have previous professional experience being molded is such a bad or surprising thing? Young people often are molded by their team. I also don’t see anything wrong with him not writing anything. Its not like the winners who are songwriters have become superstars thanks to songwriting ability. Frankly I like raw talent. Not every artist has to be fully formed.

    Yes David got to #1. At the time he broke the record for digital album sales for a debut album.

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    All of Scotty’s songs are now charting except Dirty Dishes, That Old King James, and Write My Number On Your Hand.

    ETA: nvm. Dirty Dishes is 965.

  • keware

    All of Scotty’s songs are now charting except Dirty Dishes, That Old King James, and Write My Number On Your Hand.

    My three favorites. lol

  • rivermaya

    All of Scotty’s songs are now charting except Dirty Dishes, That Old King James, and Write My Number On Your Hand.

    And these are some of my absolute favorites from the album.
    I guess my taste in music is that far out?! :)

  • dadriany

    Yes David got to #1. At the time he broke the record for digital album sales for a debut album

    But he didnt reached #1…he had strong sales but that week Beyoncé with I Am…Sasha Fierce was the #1 album on iTunes..i remember seeing Cookie at #2

  • jpfan

    I am impressed to see Scotty with the Nbr. 1 album on itunes. But this seems a quiet week for debut albums. Cook sold almost 300k his first week. So the ranking doesn’t tell the whole story.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Nice iTunes banner & promo schedule. This digital release seems to have gone very smoothly so far. The past few years there have been many kinks.

  • Trina

    David didn’t get to #1 on itunes as fast as Scotty but he DID get there. I was right there at his record release party when he found out. I’m sure someone could find an archive here of when the news broke.

    eta: Discussion of David being #1 on iTunes and Amazon was here (I’m sure other areas here as well) http://www.mjsbigblog.com/david-cook-virgin-megastore-fan-appreciation-party-at-the-hard-rock-cafe-nyc.htm/comment-page-1/#comments

    The fact that he ended up at #3 on the Billboard 200 albums shows how iTunes ranking doesnt tell the whole story.

  • jpfan

    If Scotty stays att 1 the whole week he’ll have the #1 Album in the US and should easilly break above 100k minimum. Obviously someone has the #1 album on itunes every week. But some weeks are bigger than others depending on who else is releasing an album. Who else is dropping an album this week?

  • Avari

    But he didnt reached #1…he had strong sales but that week Beyoncé with I Am…Sasha Fierce was the #1 album on iTunes..i remember seeing Cookie at #2

    Hmmm. I’m missing something. Is there an “itunes” weekly chart?? I thought itunes rankings are for a specific moment in time, and they do not really represent actual numbers of albums sold, but rather represent the album with the highest rate of sale in a defined time. Scotty is #1 right now, someone else may be #1 tomorrow, but I don’t think there is any such thing as a weekly overall itunes chart. Can someone correct or confirm this?

    But there is a weekly Billboard digital sales chart, which includes itunes sales numbers (not rankings) among other digital sales, right?

    I’m completely ambivalent to Scotty, but congratulations to him and his fans. I think he is going to be huge!

  • Kirsten

    Hmmm. I’m missing something. Is there an “itunes” weekly chart?? I thought itunes rankings are for a specific moment in time, and they do not really represent actual numbers of albums sold, but rather represent the album with the highest rate of sale in a defined time. Scotty is #1 right now, someone else may be #1 tomorrow, but I don’t think there is any such thing as a weekly overall itunes chart. Can someone correct or confirm this?

    You are correct. iTunes is a rolling chart (with the duration unknown but likely around 24 hours right now – at one time, it was believed to be around 3 days – since they don’t tell us what the size of the rolling window is, they can change it whenever they like).

    There is also a BB digital chart that takes numbers from all the download sites (e.g. iTunes and Amazon, but iTunes is so huge the others barely factor in). That is for the week Monday just after Midnight to Sunday Midnight.

    Cook did hit number 1. I remember Kris did as well (for part of his first day).

    Also, keep in mind that one could top iTunes all week, but end up getting beaten by the number 2 album if there are two versions of that album (e.g. Deluxe and regular which added up together account for more sales).

  • dadriany

    Yes..now I remember Cookie being #1…well I wont worry if Scotty falls from #1 tomorrow or even today, I know that most of the country sales come from Retail stores…and I saw in twitter that there are people whom bought the cd at midnight at iTunes and this morning will buy it from Walmart, and Im not talking of only 1
    Walmart

  • dadriany

    Oh and I am Not surprised TTWG isnt climbing higher on the charts, because that must mean the people prefer buying the whole album rather the single (at least I hope so)

  • larc

    It’s nice that Scotty’s album is doing well at iTunes, but I get the impression that country album buyers are much more likely to buy actual CDs at brick and mortar stores such as Walmart and Best Buy. I’d be more impressed to hear he is #1 at that level. Still, being #1 in a place most country album buyers don’t shop is a good sign.

  • ptebwwong

    The fact that he ended up at #3 on the Billboard 200 albums shows how iTunes ranking doesnt tell the whole story.

    Obviously, iTunes #1 ranking does not mean a #1 Billboard album. Does anyone remember if Cook had high sales for retailers like Amazon, Wal-Mart, etc? If his ranking for retailers wasn’t high, it could explain the #3 Billboard album.

    Scotty’s album is selling high for retailers. He’s in the top 5 for most of them & has had high pre-order sales for awhile now. So it’s very possible he could have the #1 Billboard album especially since there are not many debuts that will probably sell that much.

  • dadriany

    It’s nice that Scotty’s album is doing well at iTunes, but I get the impression that country album buyers are much more likely to buy actual CDs at brick and mortar stores such as Walmart and Best Buy. I’d be more impressed to hear he is #1 at that level.

    Is #1 on walmart.com with the deluxe edition and #4with the standard
    I knowBest Buy gave him a special place in everystore and keeping the promos inside
    I wonder how many copies Mercury shipped…

  • girlygirl

    Congrats to Scotty for hitting #1 on the overall iTunes chart! I know in the past Idol winners have hit #1 in their particular genre on iTunes (David C, Kris and Lee all hit #1 on iTunes pop chart with their debut albums, for instance), but I’m not sure how many of them hit #1 on the overall chart.

    I know iTunes is generally a small percentage of a person’s overall sales, but this is still very cool.

  • TylerWV

    Country music buyers buy more physical cds then other genres I’ve read. Also, they appreciate clean cut and wholesome, unlike other genres. They mentor new artists and appreciate their success. Coming from Idol isn’t a walk in the park, but I think Carrie has paved the way to show Idol does have talented singers. Scotty will need to prove himself, but then all artists, regardless of how they get there, do.

  • Trina

    David had huge pre-orders, especially Amazon. He stayed high for months. RCA made a statement to HDD they expected huge first week numbers because of massive pre-orders. But being high on Walmart online or Amazon STILL doesn’t tell the whole story and there’s no correlation to sales inside the stores. To use David again as an example, his last album sat at #1 at Walmart online but debuted at #7. When HDD has their predictions tomorrow that’s the only clear way to say just how much Scotty is selling in retail stores.

    David sold I think 55,000 in digital albums. Considering he sold 280,000 his first week I think its safe to say he sold pretty high in stores. Thing I 2 other artists sold more. That was a competitive week.

  • Kylee

    Is #1 on walmart.com with the deluxe edition and #4with the standard
    I knowBest Buy gave him a special place in everystore and keeping the promos inside
    I wonder how many copies Mercury shipped…

    His mom mentioned on twitter that 6000 copies were shipped to the Garner Best Buy, but wasn’t sure about Wal-Mart.

  • dadriany

    His mom mentioned on twitter that 6000 copies were shipped to the Garner Best Buy

    Garner loves so much Scotty,that I’m sure most of that 6k are sold by now

  • larc

    Walmart.com has a notice up that the standard version of CAD is Out of Stock online.

    ETA: They are restocked now.

  • Kylee

    Walmart has a notice up that the standard version of CAD is Out of Stock online.

    Great news! Well, maybe not for people who wanted to buy it online at Walmart :)

  • JudyOhio

    I love the top of the page ad banner on itunes for Scotty. It really smacks you in the face when you go there, in a good way! Glad they chose that picture instead of the album picture (because I’m tired of seeing that picture, lol). Good choice, you can’t escape him on itunes! lol.

    Glad to see he’s doing so well so far. :)

  • Tess

    I can’t, for the life of me, understand the bubble “importance” of comparing today’s sales with what happened 3, 6, or 10 years ago. The world of recorded music is ever evolving and sales fluctuate depending on the state of music at any one time. How would we ever know if Cookie’s or Daughtry’s or Carrie’s debut numbers would hold up if they were being released “today” as Idol champs or shock boots.

    It’s more than OK to say that someone debuted number 1 during their initial week and hold it up as a real accomplishment, but to say they sold Xthousand copies during a different era doesn’t make them better, greater, more popular, etc as compared to someone releasing today. It’s like saying that Gaga’s debut sales for her last album (driven by a 99cent deal) “proves” that she is more popular than Adele…even though Adele has been in the top 5 of sales for some 5 months. That is just a weird manipulation of numbers.

  • Buffynut

    I can’t, for the life of me, understand the bubble “importance” of comparing today’s sales with what happened 3, 6, or 10 years ago.

    It’s just a comparison. I don’t see that anyone is making a big deal out of it. I find comparison of numbers fun.

  • larc

    I find comparison of numbers fun.

    I do too!!! That’s why the numbers thread usually feels like a big playpen to me. :)

  • TylerWV

    Just checked walmart.com and zine pack is still number one and reg cd is 8 but out of stock online.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Good luck to Scotty. I’m not a fan of his kind of country music, but he seems like a talented, nice kid. Hope that he does well. :)

  • tripp_ncwy

    Stopped by a Wal-mart during lunch break & they didn’t have any of Scotty’s cd out. It looked like the new music section hadn’t been restocked since last week since Derulo was there and a couple of others that released last week. They even had a whole bin of Hailey’s AI ep.

  • hoosiermama

    Such an exciting day for Scotty! I just listened to the snippets on itunes, and I have to say that I like uptempo Scotty more than ballad Scotty (could this be because the uptempo songs appeal more to non-country fans like me?). Not sure if I will buy the album, but I will definitely download a few songs for my walking workout. The album seems like a solid effort with a good mix of songs. Congratulations Scotty!

  • ross

    Tess has a point. Now is what counts.

    There are so many things that have changed in music and in the world, you can’t compare sales then and now. But if you want to, I’m not going to stop ya.

    Not sure if I will buy the album, but I will definitely download a few songs for my walking workout.

    That’s one thing that’s changed. Remember when you had to buy the album to hear it? Literally. No leaks, no snippets, no YouTube, no internet.

    You bought the music sight unseen. We have no idea how many albums some people would have sold if people had had the chance to hear the album first. Heh.

    A teenager who doesn’t have previous professional experience being molded is such a bad or surprising thing? Young people often are molded by their team. I also don’t see anything wrong with him not writing anything. Its not like the winners who are songwriters have become superstars thanks to songwriting ability. Frankly I like raw talent. Not every artist has to be fully formed.

    No, not surprising, just not my favorite kind of artist. It was a personal opinion. Someone like Archie seemed to be a much more ready artist, at the same age.

    There’s nothing wrong with him not writing anything, I guess I just would have preferred a winner who by age 17 would have had the ability or the desire to write some lyrics, or at least part of a song. Because country artists usually write. I think he said he does write. Maybe what he would write would be better than ILYTB. It couldn’t be worse.

    Anyhow, I just see Scotty as someone who maybe will be worth buying in ten years. But right now he just seems like a person in the hands of other people doing what they tell him. Maybe all teen artists are like that, but maybe that’s why I’m not a fan of teen artists, usually.

  • Haleysshindig

    Picked up a copy at Best Buy today. A few had sold so looks like he is doing well. I probably won’t listen to it, Country isn’t my thing but he is a such a good kid I couldn’t resist helping him out a little. Scotty fans, do the same for Haley when her’s comes out too, please:)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Picked up a copy at Best Buy today. A few had sold so looks like he is doing well. I probably won’t listen to it, Country isn’t my thing but he is a such a good kid I couldn’t resist helping him out a little. Scotty fans, do the same for Haley when her’s comes out too, please:)

    I don’t know, but I think that it’s a bit much to expect anyone to buy an album of music that they will never listen to. I’m a Haley fan and would hope that anyone who buys her album does so because they like the music.

  • LoveDaRocker

    Picked up a copy at Best Buy today. A few had sold so looks like he is doing well. I probably won’t listen to it, Country isn’t my thing but he is a such a good kid I couldn’t resist helping him out a little. Scotty fans, do the same for Haley when her’s comes out too, please:)

    Really? Sound like BS to me.

  • CanadianLady

    Since I’m a Scotty/Casey/Jacob/Haley/James and maybe Naima fan, (and maybe Lauren), I’m saving my nickels.

  • ituneit

    I probably won’t listen to it, Country isn’t my thing but he is a such a good kid I couldn’t resist helping him out a little.

    Why in the world would I ever spend money on music I don’t like or “support” someone who makes 100x more than I do and just got a million dollar contract? There are a ton of “nice” people in the world who could use the money.

  • Kylee

    Why in the world would I ever spend money on music I don’t like or “support” someone who makes 100x more than I do and just got a million dollar contract? There are a ton of “nice” people in the world who could use the money.

    Get it as a gift for somebody who might like it.

  • dadriany

    10 songs out of the 12 are in the Top 100 Country Songs on iTunes, cool!

  • ituneit

    Get it as a gift for somebody who might like it.

    Again, why? Non Idol watchers would baulk at a CD that was slapped together in a month and if they were a fan they’d buy it themself. Frankly, I’d be embarrassed to give it to someone as a gift unless I knew they were a big fan and then we circle back to they would have bought it themself. But still my question……..why should I go out and buy it or gift a CD that I would not normally buy or gift just to “support” someone who will be a millionaire very shortly? I’d rather give my money to charity.

  • Oksana2000

    I don’t get it. Why should I buy CD of someone I don’t care about? Just to show support? Or buy and give to somebody who MIGHT like it?
    I haven’t even done it for Adam, I would never force anybody to listen to CD that they don’t want to.

  • LaRue

    If someone wants to spend their money in that fashion for a few CDs, it’s not really wrong. Everyone gets a bit ahead of themselves on occasion and if it makes them happy, no harm is done. It’s those who buy 500 copies of an album that I worry about.

  • Kylee

    Non Idol watchers would baulk at a CD that was slapped together in a month and if they were a fan they’d buy it themself.

    It wasn’t slapped together in a month, and if you would actually listen to the music, you might like it or at least realize a friend or family member might like it. You are criticizing the album before you have heard it.

  • LoveDaRocker

    Why in the world would I ever spend money on music I don’t like or “support” someone who makes 100x more than I do and just got a million dollar contract? There are a ton of “nice” people in the world who could use the money.

    I certainly wouldn’t, but it cost nothing commenting that I did and plug in the artist I really like.

  • Pippygirl

    Again, why? Non Idol watchers would baulk at a CD that was slapped together in a month and if they were a fan they’d buy it themself.

    I bought Kris’ album as a birthday gift for a co-worker. She likes Kris well enough to see him perform but doesn’t believe in buying music (she downloads it illegally). Buying her his cd saved me the trouble of thinking of a gift and supported Kris too. :)

  • LaRue

    If someone likes David Bowie, they may appreciate Adam. Likewise, someone who enjoys blue-eyed soul-infused pop/AC may like Kris. It’s a matter of knowing your friends’ tastes and gauging appropriately.

  • ituneit

    It wasn’t slapped together in a month, and if you would actually listen to the music, you might like it or at least realize a friend or family member might like it. You are criticizing the album before you have heard it.

    No, I’m really not and I’m not trying to be fresh either :) But if I bought someone a CD who liked country music I would buy them an artist they liked who has new music out. I’d never buy music of an unknown artist for someone just as I wouldn’t want some unknown artist as a gift either. I can just go on Spotify and listen to it.

    I bought Kris’ album as a birthday gift for a co-worker. She likes Kris well enough to see him perform but doesn’t believe in buying music (she downloads it illegally). Buying her his cd saved me the trouble of thinking of a gift and supported Kris too.

    To me this makes much more sense. The co-worker watches the show even saw Kris perform but wouldn’t spring for the music. I have to say though I’d really have to like this co-worker a heck of a lot to just buy them a gift for no reason.

  • Oksana2000

    I bought Kris’ album as a birthday gift for a co-worker. She likes Kris well enough to see him perform but doesn’t believe in buying music (she downloads it illegally). Buying her his cd saved me the trouble of thinking of a gift and supported Kris too.

    Pippygirl, that totally makes sense. She liked Kris, she doesn’t like to spend money on CD, and you killed two birds with one stone. I did the same thing for my friend, who is big Adam fan, but has serious financial hardship.
    I can’t stand country music, none of my friends like country music, I don’t see any reason for spending money on Scotty’s CD.

  • LexieN

    There are reports of Scotty’s CD selling out in Walmarts (some before its even put on shelves:) Crossing my fingers for good numbers and wouldn’t you think they’d have learned from the EP:)?

  • dadriany

    There are reports of Scotty’s CD selling out in Walmarts (some before its even put on shelves:) Crossing my fingers for good numbers and wouldn’t you think they’d have learned from the EP:)?

    I heard that too! Wow so probably we will have big sales this week

  • LexieN

    In fact, just saw another tweet from another Walmart…sold out in 3 hours:)

  • larc

    I bought CAD at a Best Buy this afternoon. It was on sale at $9.99. There were only 4 copies. A clerk was restocking at the time and said the 3 left after I got mine were the last they had. She said more are expected tomorrow or Thursday. She didn’t know how many they got initially, but said there were “lots of them.”

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    I bought CAD at a Best Buy this afternoon. It was on sale at $9.99. There were only 4 copies. A clerk was restocking at the time and said the 3 left after I got mine were the last they had. She said more are expected tomorrow or Thursday. She didn’t know how many they got initially, but said there were “lots of them.”

    In fact, just saw another tweet from another Walmart…sold out in 3 hours:)

    I hope these are good signs for his sales. I would like to see him crack at least 100K.

  • jpfan

    Why in the world would I ever spend money on music I don’t like or “support” someone who makes 100x more than I do and just got a million dollar contract?

    I ask this question after every season of Idol. It’s just part of the whole Idol thing. Idol watchers get very involved in “supporting” their favorite and do things like buy 50 CDs to give as gifts to people who have zero interest in the artist. ;)

  • Elliegrll

    After listening to the album it’s clear that once again a male idol finalist has been given a first single, where the intention is to appeal to the female idol fanbase, and not to establish him as an artist by releasing a song that would appeal to people who listen to and buy his style of music. “The Trouble With Girls” is not a bad song, but it doesn’t hold a candle to Walk in the Country, Water Tower Town, Write Your Name on My Hand, You Make that Look Good, or Better Than That.

  • CanadianLady

    Actually, if you have the money and really want to support the singer / musician / artist / author / crafts person, what better way is there than buying his or her product? And hopefully some people will appreciate the gifts or pass them on to someone else who will. :)

  • Oksana2000

    I ask this question after every season of Idol. It’s just part of the whole Idol thing. Idol watchers get very involved in “supporting” their favorite and do things like buy 50 CDs to give as gifts to people who have zero interest in the artist.

    I found it interesting, that “bulk” buying is OK for one Idol, but it was ridiculed and mocked when fans of other Idols did it?
    Double standard?

  • larc

    A sale is a sale. Money is just as green and adds up the same no matter whether 100 people buy 100 albums or one person does.

  • Elliegrll

    Actually, if you have the money and really want to support the singer / musician / artist / author / crafts person, what better way is there than buying his or her product? And hopefully some people will appreciate the gifts or pass them on to someone else who will.

    I think that there are better ways of helping an artist than bulk buying. New artist need promotion, and it would be more efficient to figure out a way to use the money to help get the artists name out to people who don’t know about him or her. If you give most people a cd of an artist who they aren’t familiar with, the likely outcome is that they just won’t listen to the album. Besides that, most individuals can’t buy enough cds where it will really make a difference. 100 cds is not a huge figure, especially when it takes a few thousand or more being sold before an artist will see a piece of the profits.

  • ross

    A sale is a sale. Money is just as green and adds up the same no matter whether 100 people buy 100 albums or one person does.

    Buying 100 albums is sick.

  • ituneit

    Actually, if you have the money and really want to support the singer / musician / artist / author / crafts person, what better way is there than buying his or her product?

    Again, why? Why not giving it to a deserving charity. Why “support” a millionaire?

  • LexieN

    “The Trouble With Girls” is not a bad song, but it doesn’t hold a candle to Walk in the Country, Water Tower Town, Write Your Name on My Hand, You Make that Look Good, or Better Than That.

    I actually like TTWG, but agree the others are so much better. Here’s hoping radio will play TTWG enough so that we can get to that next single:) I personally have Write Your Number stuck in my head, in a good way…

  • dadriany

    I bought CAD at a Best Buy this afternoon. It was on sale at $9.99. There were only 4 copies. A clerk was restocking at the time and said the 3 left after I got mine were the last they had. She said more are expected tomorrow or Thursday. She didn’t know how many they got initially, but said there were “lots of them.”

    In fact, just saw another tweet from another Walmart…sold out in 3 hours:)

    Hell yes! I still have my bet on first week sales over 125k-150k..but now Ihave a little voice on my head buzzing “200k +”

  • ross

    I’m not crazy about buying music at Walmart, because they censor a lot of music. Or rather, they sell censored music. And I’m not sure it’s always obvious until you get it home and listen to it.

    Anyhow, I was there Saturday and saw Kris’s CD selling (as usual) for $13.88. Never really understood that. Adam’s CD was $9.99, Jason Casro’s was, I think, $8.99. David Cook’s new one may have been over 10 dollars – not sure.

    Why that CD is almost 14 dollars, I’ll never understand. I’m glad Scotty’s is 10 dollars. It makes more sense.

  • Kylee

    Still number 1 on itunes! Hopefully he can stay steady.