By Ted Abernathy, The Raleigh Telegram
GARNER – Scotty McCreery, the young American Idol star who grew up in the Triangle, is showing that he has true star power with his first album reaching platinum status in only three months.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, McCreery’s new album entitled “Clear As Day,” has shipped more than a million copies. The album was released in October of this year. One of the singles from the album entitled “The Trouble With Girls” has reached the top 25 on the country music charts.
“Never in a million years did I dream that the album would go platinum in three months,” said McCreery in a released statement. “Never in a million years did I dream that the album would go platinum. It’s wild! It’s going to take me a few months or years to really wrap my head around it.”
In addition to the album, McCreery is now the opening act for country music star Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality World Tour. Despite the tour, the young 18 year old star will still finish his senior year in high school from the road.
Thanks to the music competition show American Idol, McCreery went from working at Lowe’s Foods in the small town of Garner outside of Raleigh and playing baseball to seemingly overnight stardom after fans and judges on the show discovered his amazing voice and friendly personality. Last year, Garner held a huge welcome home celebration for the star to congratulate him on his success.
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