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McCreery goes Gold

Monday, December 5, 2011 – Scotty McCreery's debut album, "Clear As Day," was certified Gold for sales of more than 500,000, it was announced today. The album currently sits at atop the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, a spot it has held for five weeks since its Oct. 4 release.

"It's huge," McCreery said of going Gold. "Every artist dreams of a gold album and works hard for it, so it's a major accomplishment to have your debut album go gold. This is just incredible.

"I want to thank the fans," he said. "This is a testament to how great the fans are."

The disc debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. It also garnered the highest first-week sales of any solo country artist this year.

The album's first single, I Love You This Big, was certified Gold.

McCreery will perform his current single, The Trouble With Girls, on the American Country Awards, which airs live on Fox tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central.

He will be a part of Brad Paisley's 2012 tour that begins Jan. 12 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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