So far, so golden for Scotty McCreery.
His “The Trouble With Girls” has become his second consecutive gold single for reaching sales of 500,000 units. The song follows Scotty’s debut hit, “I Love You This Big,” which was certified gold late last year. Both songs come from his platinum selling debut album, Clear As Day, which sold more than 1 million copies in just three months.
“Having the first single go gold was crazy, but having the second single go gold and to see the response it is getting in our shows is incredible,” says Scotty, talking about the current Virtual Reality Tour with Brad Paisley. “It’s a huge honor.”
Scotty is currently out on the road with Brad Paisley. In addition to the great response from fans, Scotty is also becoming Brad’s favorite prank victim. During the tour, Paisley has shown doctored photos and fake tabloid headlines of Scotty to the crowd. Scotty says he waited for the perfect moment to strike back by dressing up as Paisley on stage.
“When we thought the time was right, we put it all together and went out there,” Scotty says. “He loved it! He was cracking up. So now I am sleeping with one eye open.”
The American Idol winner is up for another prize: Academy of Country Music New Artist of the Year. Voting for that award starts March 19th at www.VoteACM.com. We’ll find out who wins at the 47th annual ACM ceremony on April 1st.