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Scotty McCreery has been very vocal about his Christian faith since the beginning of “American Idol,” so why not manifest it in his upcoming debut album?
The young country artist revealed in an interview this week that he hopes to follow in Josh Turner’s footsteps and include at least one Christian song in his upcoming album.
“One thing I love about Josh Turner is his faith, that’s why I looked up to him so much,” he told The Boot.
The 17-year-old North Carolina native continued, "All the albums he's had have had at least one Christian song, like 'The Answer' on his last album and 'Long Black Train.' So I'm hoping to have that on my album – that one Christian song."
He is currently in the process of choosing songs for his first album, where songwriters like Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson have been offering a few of their ideas. Honored and flattered by the contributions, he shared, “I'm loving all of them!”
“We had a meeting with some publishers the other day, and they were throwing songs and demos my way,” McCreery said in the interview. “I’ve been taking a look at all of them, so – if you’re reading this, guys – keep ‘em coming! We’re enjoying it; we’re starting the album process right now and just excited to see the finished product.”
He said the public should expect an “old flavor” and “old sound” in his songs but they will also have a contemporary feel to it.
McCreery was crowned winner of season 10 of "American Idol" in May. His first single, “I Love You This Big,” reached No. 1 on iTunes’ singles chart soon after. Most recently, he performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage last week with Lauren Alaina, who placed second in “American Idol.”