"American Idol" season 10 winner Scotty McCreery is ready for you to take notice on his newly released "See You Tonight" record (Oct. 15). As the follow up to his major label debut "Clear As Day" (now a platinum set), he ventures to showcase a more mature sound, tapping into the mainstream's affinity for pop and hip-hop influences. Boasting 16 tracks, he makes sure not to stray too far from his traditional roots, adding healthy doses of steel guitar, fiddle and guitar.
What "See You Tonight" does, quite remarkably, is pinpoint exactly where Scotty fits in the current radio landscape. His youthful exhuberance pours through, and his vocal phrasing is vastly improved. He co-wrote five of the album's tracks, sharpening his growing skillset as a true artist. On the songs he didn't have a hand in creating, he shows that he has an ear for great material.