After the success of their respective music videos that were just released earlier this week, American Idol Scotty McCreery and First Runner Up Lauren Alaina have both set a date for their much anticipated debut Albums. They have also unveiled the titles to these albums which would be available come October 4 (for Scotty) and October 11 (for Lauren).
In an email which they have sent to their respective email list, both Scotty and Lauren announced and explain their choice on the title for their debut albums and also what fans would expect from it.
“‘Clear as Day’ is definitely country and it’s definitely me,” McCreery says in the email. “It has some old country influences and elements, but it also has a contemporary feel with fun up-tempo songs. It’s a good mixture. You can hear some of the influences that I grew up with, like Hank Williams, Conway Twitty and Merle Haggard, but it still has a contemporary twist and feel that keeps it up to date.”
Alaina says her album is a good mix of ballads and up-tempo songs you can dance to. She adds that the title of her album, “Wildflower” reflects who she is. “Wildflowers are sweet, but then they have a little bit of spunk to them,” she says in the email. “I like to have a lot of fun and I’m really sassy, so I feel like a wildflower would be a good description of who I am as a person. I also recorded a song on this album called ‘She’s a Wildflower’ that was written by Steve McEwan, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson.”
The ‘American Idol’ winner and runner-up have been virtually inseparable since the competition ended in May. One rarely appears at an important interview without the other. Earlier this week, both released their debut music videos one day apart. Alaina released ‘Like My Mother Does‘ on Monday, while McCreery released ‘I Love You This Big‘ on Tuesday. Both singers expressed much appreciation for what fans have done for them since their ‘American Idol’ journey began in February.