Scotty McCreery Hopes to Have a Christian Song on Debut Album
In recent interviews after his 'American Idol' win, Scotty McCreery has been vocal about his faith, once mentioning that his ideal woman would preferably be a Christian. In a new interview with The Boot, McCreery addresses how faith might manifest itself in his upcoming debut album.
McCreery says, "One thing I love about Josh Turner is his faith, that's why I looked up to him so much." Any consummate 'Idol' watcher remembers that McCreery sang the Turner song 'Your Man' not once, but twice during his audition period. McCreery continues, "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."
While McCreery gets ready to put his nose to the grindstone and work on his debut disc, he is being inundated by songwriters hoping he'll lay their songs to tape. "We had a meeting with some publishers the other day, and they were throwing songs and demos my way," McCreery says. "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."
McCreery does reveal that key members of the Nashville songwriting community, like Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson, are "throwing songs my way." He also says he is both honored and flattered to be receiving songs from them. Good luck to the singer in choosing the right songs for his first album.
Watch Scotty McCreery Perform 'I Love You This Big' on 'American Idol'