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Scotty McCreery is having a good week.

The most recent American Idol winner was named Best New Artist at last night's American Country Awards, accepting the trophy via a live performance, as seen here:

The young crooner also watched his debut album, "Clear as Day," surpass 500,000 sold copies, a feat that took only two months to accomplish. It currently sits atop the Billboard Country Albums chart.

“It’s huge," Scotty said in a statement. "Every artist dreams of a gold album and works hard for it, so it’s a major accomplishment to have your debut album go gold. This is just incredible."

Way to go, Scotty M! We're very happy to see you overcome this Thanksgiving incident.

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He won American Idol.

His album debuted at number-one.

He sang the national anthem to open the World Series.

Yes, it's been a very good year for Scotty McCreery, the 17-year old country singing sensation who has now come out with another new music video. This one is based around the track "The Trouble with Girls" and it features Scotty walking the hallways of a fictional high school.

"They're funny," Scotty said of the opposite sex in a recent radio interview. "You just never know what they're thinking, and they never know what we're thinking as guys, but that's what kinda makes that relationship thing and the girls and boys thing pretty cool. So it's kind of like a little puzzle. Like the song says, you've just gotta figure it out sometimes."

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It's a great time to be Scotty McCreery.

The American Idol champion releases his debut album ("Clear as Day") in a week and has also just announced that he'll tour with country superstar Brad Paisley in 2012!

Cities, dates and other details will soon be released, but Scotty has Tweeted how “it’s really humbling that somebody like him would invite me to tour w/ him," adding: “I just hope i’m ready for any pranks he throws my way.”

Since he was crowned the season 10 winner in May, McCreery's exclusive Wal-Mart CD has sold 185,000 copies, and his first single, “I Love You This Big,” reached number 15 on Billboard‘s Country Songs chart. Far from shabby for the young artist.

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Scotty McCreery has announced the named and the release date of his debut album.

Titled "Clear As Day," it will be available on October 4.

"We're putting what I believe are the best songs we could find on it and I really hope everyone likes it," Scotty said Friday on Good Morning America. "The whole experience has been amazing! I love working with my album producer, Mark Bright, and have gotten to work with some of the best musicians in Nashville!"

Scotty McCreery in Central Park

Fans can actually pre-order to the CD via McCreery's official website and receive an autographed 8x10 photo, a personalized poster and an instant download of the track "I Love You This Big."

Scotty released the official video for that single last week. Check it out NOW.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Yesterday, Lauren Alaina introduced her debut music video to the world.

Now, the young man who beat her out for the title of American Idol has done the same.

Below, Scotty McCreery makes at least one girl's dream come true by telling her "I Love You This Big." The singer has gotten off to a historic start to his career. Will it continue with this release? Watch now and react:

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You might say Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina have officially made it in the country music business.

The American Idol finalists - both of whom are faring very well on the charts - took the stage Friday night at Tennessee's famed Grand Ole Opry.

Alaina went first, covering "Blue" by LeAnn Rimes and then going into her first single, "Like My Mother Does."

From there, Scotty went with "I Love You This Big" and the George Strait track "Check Yes or No." Listen to the audio versions of all these performances below:

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Scotty McCreery is off to a solid start at the latest American Idol champion.

A compilation of studio performances by the country crooner has been downloaded 23,000 since the season 10 finale, landing Scotty at number-12 on the Billboard chart.

How does this compare with other famous Idols?

Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze moved only moved 2,000 downloads in the same time frame, while Kris Allen settled at 10,000. His season's runner-up, Adam Lambert, sold 16,000.

As for Lauren Alaina? She also outperformed Kris and Lee with her digital set: it debuted at #42 on sales of 11,000.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]

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They did battle on the American Idol stage. But Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina will soon do so again on the radio.

Both finalists have recorded studio versions of songs they sang on the Tuesday night finale - "I Love You This Big" for Scotty and "Like My Mother Does" for Lauren - and each will soon be available on iTunes and blasted in cars around the country.

With Scotty and Lauren both entering the country music industry, this likely won't be the last time their singles compete. Listen to both official renditions below and cast your vote between these two once more...

Which studio release do you prefer?

 

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