Scotty McCreery’s ‘Clear as Day’ Album to Include a Keith Urban Track
Scotty McCreery will make his country music debut on October 4 with ‘Clear as Day,’ the much-anticipated album that’s home to his first single ever, ‘I Love You This Big,’ as well as a slew of unheard originals. In a new interview, however, the ‘American Idol’ winner spilled that one song, which he got from Keith Urban, may feature Urban’s guitar skills.
“It’s going to be all originals,” McCreery told the Boston Globe, clarifying that, “There’s technically going to be one cover. Keith Urban pitched a song my way, and it’s one he did way back when he was part of the band called the Ranch. He’s on tour right now so we don’t know, but he said he might play guitar on the track.”
That’s great news for Urban fans, and if the ‘Without You’ hitmaker lends a hand, the album’s success will reach even further — not that McCreery needs the help. The aspiring star expressed that he’s staying true to his roots on his first album, and that fans can expect a classic country vibe rather than a more modernized sound. “We’ve got the rocker songs, the uptempo stuff,” McCreery revealed. “But when we slow it down, the songs get more intimate, and you can definitely hear some of the more classic elements.”
He added, “It’s not going to be poppy. That’s one thing we stayed away from. I grew up with the old-school stuff, so I didn’t want to completely stray from that.”