Congrats to Scotty McCreery. His debut album, Clear as Day, has been certified platinum for shipments of 1 million units. McCreery, who won American Idol in May, released the album in October on Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope Records.
"It means the world to me," said McCreery. "It's one of the highest honors you can get with your album, and it's a huge testament to the loyalty of country music fans and how great they have been to me this year. 2011 was absolutely an incredible, life-changing year for me. I want to say a huge thanks to the fans for this."
The album's first single, "I Love You This Big," has also been certified gold for 500,000 digital downloads. His current single is "The Trouble With Girls."
McCreery will begin his tour with Brad Paisley and The Band Perry on Thursday (Jan. 12) in Grand Rapids, Mich.
"I'm looking forward to having a great time," McCreery added. "It's going to be a fun, jam-packed set. We are including a lot of the fun songs on the album, and both of the singles are in there. It will be a good chance to see the fans and just enjoy a good show with Brad Paisley and The Band Perry."