The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers in game one of the World Series by a score of 3-2 last night.

But country music fans were the true winners, as American Idol champion Scotty McCreery opened the Fall Classic with a performance of the Star-Spangled banner. With an album currently in the top five on the Billboard 200, life is pretty good for this young, rising star.

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Scotty McCreery is growing accustomed to finishing in first place.

The talented young country crooner did so on American Idol in May, of course, and now he's done so again on the Billboard Top 200. McCreery's debut album, "Clear as Day," sold 197,000 copies in its first week out, according to Nielsen SoundScan, placing it atop that chart.

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Scotty McCreery Biography

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Scotty McCreery is the epitome of a country singer. He blew away the judges by singing "Your Man" and "Drive in their Country" during his... More »
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