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American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Makes Chart History!

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Looks like this American Idol winner might actually make it big!

Scotty McCreery has made country chart-topping history with his AI single I Love You This Big (above) by becoming the first highest-charting debut song for a new artist in over 20 years.


The song was released on radio on May 24 and came in at number 32 on the Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. It also shot up to the number one spot on iTunes and number three on Billboard's Digital Songs chart, with 171,404 units sold.

When Scotty heard of the news, he said:

"I am humble and shocked by the news. I can't tell you what it means to me to be on the same charts as my musical heroes. … I continue to be amazed by everything that has happened to me in such a short time."

Savor it now, Scotty. Who knows where this crazy train will take you. If you're lucky, you could possibly have a successful career like previous Idol winners, Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.

Or you could be Justin Guarini. Whomp whomp!

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15 comments to “American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Makes Chart History!”

  1. 1

    You might also have an unsuccessful career like what's-his-name from last year, whozit from the year before and thingamajig for the year before that.

  2. 2

    He's a Country Music artist. Country fans seems to take care of their musicians. I think he will be just fine.

  3. 3

    Country and kids, and a real gentleman…. Plus a very unique voice that really fits his style, Nashville will take care of him just fine. And, personally I will never forget how Gaga acted like fool when "mentoring" him, I guess she forgot that the meaning of being born this way means accepting people for being conservative as well as freaks.

  4. 4

    Aside from Daughtry, there hasn't really been a successful guy from Idol. Scotty's off to a good start though.

  5. 5

    I'm telling you, this kid is going to be bigger than Carrie Underwood. Mark my words.

  6. 6

    Scotty will be forgotten by the time Justin Bieber hits adulthood.

  7. 7

    He has a really awesome voice. I'm don't listen to country music but I would with his voice and the right type of music he can put out. I hope he has a successful career, make good choices, have supportive people who will help him to success and don't let fame get to his head. Fame is fleeting so let's hope he makes it big for a long time.

  8. 8

    Why are you ALWAYS so bitchy towards other artists besides Adele, and lady gaga?

  9. 9

    Justin Guarini is doing just fine. No, he didn't win idol and no, he's not in the mainstream media eye, but he's been working on Broadway with everyone from Patti LuPone to Green Day…. I saw him in American Idiot and he was amazing!!

  10. 10

    How did he win?!

  11. 11

    I really am happy Scotty McCreery won this year. What a voice. I don't normally buy country music, but I will follow and buy this guy's music. Hard to believe he is only 17.

  12. 12

    Re: Hairplugs for Hilton – OK HAIR-F-IN-PLUG DO NOT PUT MY MAN LEE DEWYZE DOWN HE IZ JUST FINE!! just caz you r not GAGA or METALLICA :]..doe's not mean ya failed! and i love alllllll of there music the same!! ALL HAVE TALENT IN OTHER WAYS SO LETS SEE YOU HAIRPLUG GET A GIG AND SELL OUT TICKETS ANYWHERE!!


  13. 13

    HI!!!! I think Scotty will be a long time star because he is a humble guy and God loves that!!!!! Scotty is gifted with a great voice and heart and he always recognizes who was the one who gave him those things!!!! This is only the beginning !!!! Bravo Scotty!!!!

  14. 14

    …just a confirmation that our entire music industry has become a joke……….

  15. 15

    baby lock them doors and turn the lights down….