Scotty McCreery Gets A Major Record Deal, Records Second Single
06/07/2011 - 13:00 ||
Less than two weeks after he made history by becoming the first Latino to win American Idol, Scotty McCreery (who's a quarter Puerto Rican) has signed a major-label deal with Mercury Nashville/19 Records/Interscope. And that's not all: while the season 10 champ's first post-Idol single "I Love You This Big" is the highest-charting debut for a new artist in more than two decades ("This Big" hit Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart at #32 last week and #1 on iTunes), McCreery is slated to hit Nashville this week to start work on his still-untitled debut, and he's a new single that has leaked online called "Out of Summertime," another breezy country song about being young and in love in the days of summer.
Listen to both songs below, then tell us: