Scotty McCreery joked about his busy schedule in preparation for tomorrow's 'Clear as Day' album release on the 'Today' show on Monday morning. The 'The Trouble With Girls' singer admits his life is pretty hectic, but brushed off the stress by adding that he has youth on his side.

"Mama's out on the road with me keeping me sane, so it's been all good," McCreery said before performing his current single for viewers and the 'Today' show hosts. He added that it's been important for him to keep in touch with friends and family back home in Garner, N.C. They've kept his feet on the ground as he's toured America and appeared on seemingly every national television talk show. Last weekend, he thanked friends and family by filming his new video at Garner High School and including over 70 locals in it.

McCreery's performance of 'The Trouble With Girls' was as focused and passionate as previous renditions of 'I Love You This Big.' The live version doesn't include the soaring string section found on the album version. Perhaps he'll be able to carry a bigger entourage with him when he opens for Brad Paisley in 2012.

This Sunday is the 'American Idol' winner's 18th birthday, and he told the 'Today' show that he'd be celebrating with a concert and CD release party in Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday. Tickets for that show are free, but you must win them through local television and radio stations.

Watch Scotty McCreery on the 'Today' Show