Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Sign With Mercury Nashville
Less than a month after the 'American Idol' finale, winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina are no longer free agents. Both singers have signed to Mercury Nashville, which also lists the likes of Shania Twain and Sugarland on its roster. The news was announced via a trade ad in Billboard's Country Update, welcoming the duo to the label and thanking the country radio format for helping to launch the careers of these future superstars.
Now that McCreery and Alaina are signed to the same label -- which we are not going to consider a sign of their personal relationship, by the way -- it would seem that duets on one another's debut albums are a no-brainer. Both have talked about wanting to perform with one another on record.
But in the meantime, each singer's debut single is on fire. Like, get too close and you're going to get burned. McCreery's 'I Love You This Big' has moved 173,000 downloads and set the record as the highest chart debut by a brand-new artist when it lands on the country chart at No. 32.
'Like My Mother Does,' which is Alaina's first single, is also doing well, landing at No. 49 on the charts and selling 124,000 downloads so far.
Watch Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Sing 'I Told You So' on 'Today'