Scotty McCreery continues on the Idols Live tour with the Top 11 Idols, even as he promotes his single “I Love You This Big” (Number 1 this week on the CMT Top 20 and GAC Pure Pack) and upcoming album, Clear as Day, set to be released on October
In a recent interview with the Boston Globe, Scotty reveals that he’s technically including one cover on his upcoming album:
A. It’s going to be all originals. There’s technically going to be one cover. Keith Urban pitched a song my way, and it’s one he did way back when he was part of the band called the Ranch. He’s on tour right now so we don’t know, but he said he might play guitar on the track.
Ohh. Keith Urban guitar cameo? Not only is he a fantastic player, he is so mighty fine. Heh. Sorry.
Also, cute explanation of his “interesting” way of holding the mic during the competition:
I don’t know what the heck that was. I think it’s just because I’m used to pitching, and that’s how I hold the ball in the glove with the limp wrist in the glove. I never held a mike before “American Idol.’’ I just had my mike stand with my guitar. So I think it naturally happened like that and then naturally changed back to normal to where I didn’t look like a fool.
On the sound of Clear as Day:
It’s not going to be poppy. That’s one thing we stayed away from. I grew up with the old-school stuff, so I didn’t want to completely stray from that. We’ve got the rocker songs, the uptempo stuff. But when we slow it down, the songs get more intimate, and you can definitely hear some of the more classic elements.
Scotty and the Top 11 will brave the onset of Hurricane Irene to perform at the Dunkin Donuts center in Providence, RI tonight. The concert originally scheduled for tomorrow in Albany has been postponed due to Irene until September 4.