Clear as Day

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Winning American Idol on the strength his grin and cornball down-home appeal, Scotty McCreery delivers his debut Clear as Day just five months after taking home the big prize, the quickest turnaround in Idol history. Forget whatever this portends about the health of the television show or the power of Scotty's personality: it does suggest that McCreery is the easiest of all Idols to fit within the pre-existing machinery of the music industry. Possessing no distinct persona outside of the good guy next door, McCreery can sing any generic Nashville number, and so he does on Clear as Day, singing songs about sweet tea, pecan pies, country, football, the King James ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Winning American Idol on the strength his grin and cornball down-home appeal, Scotty McCreery delivers his debut Clear as Day just five months after taking home the big prize, the quickest turnaround in Idol history. Forget whatever this portends about the health of the television show or the power of Scotty's personality: it does suggest that McCreery is the easiest of all Idols to fit within the pre-existing machinery of the music industry. Possessing no distinct persona outside of the good guy next door, McCreery can sing any generic Nashville number, and so he does on Clear as Day, singing songs about sweet tea, pecan pies, country, football, the King James bible, mom, water towers, and, of course, love. Songs this basic need flair, either in the writing or the performance departments, to distinguish themselves, and there are moments with flashes of life, both coming courtesy of writer Rhett Akins whose "You Make That Look Good" and "Write My Number un Your Hand" have some pep and sturdy country roots.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2011
  • Label: Mercury Nashville
  • UPC: 602527811833
  • Catalog Number: 001602202
  • Sales rank: 12,245

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scotty McCreery Primary Artist
Matt Rollings Hammond B3
Eric Darken Percussion
David Angell Violin
Jim Grosjean Viola
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Paul Leim Drums
Greg Leisz Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Steel Guitar
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Gordon Mote Piano
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Tim Pierce Electric Guitar
Joe Spivey Fiddle
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Kris Wilkinson Viola
Jonathan Yudkin Strings, Violin, Cello, Viola, Contrabass (Vocal)
Jimmy Nichols Piano
Neil Thrasher Background Vocals
Leland Sklar Bass
Monisa Angell Viola
Karen Winkelmann Violin
Julie Tanner Cello
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Perry Coleman Background Vocals
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Guitar (Resonator)
Jerry Roe Drums
Jenifer Wrinkle Background Vocals
Betsy Lamb Viola
Stefan Petrescu Violin
Janet Darnall Violin
Carole Rabinowitz Cello
Pam Sixfin Violin
Jimmie Sloas Bass
Dave Davidson Violin
Charlie Judge Synthesizer, Conductor, Keyboards, Squeezebox
Mike Johnson Steel Guitar
Cathy Umstead Violin
Conni Ellisor Violin
Paris Monroe Background Vocals
Destinee Monroe Background Vocals
Kristina Seimer Violin
Technical Credits
Derek Bason Engineer, Digital Editing
Tim Nichols Composer
Craig Wiseman Composer
Jonathan Yudkin Composer, String Arrangements
Rhett Akins Composer
Mark Bright Producer, String Arrangements
Neil Thrasher Composer
Brett James Composer
Keith Urban Composer
Chris Tompkins Composer
Mark Nesler Composer
Vernon Rust Composer
Casey Beathard Composer
Michael Dulaney Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Chris DeStefano Composer
Todd Tidwell Engineer
Lee Thomas Miller Composer
Lynn Hutton Composer
Jeremy Stover Composer
Phil O'Donnell Composer
Ester Dean Composer
Phillip White Composer
Christopher Rowe Digital Editing
Ronnie Jackson Composer
Tony Martin Composer
Adam Wheeler Composer
Charlie Judge Programming, String Arrangements
Jamie Paulin Composer
Jeff Cates Composer
Tammi Kidd Composer
Jay Smith Composer
Jeff Frasco Booking
Mitch Kenny Engineer
Thomas Rhett Akins Composer
Jonathan Singleton Composer
Cole Swindell Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Love Scotty! Highly Recommended!!!!

    I love his voice, his looks and his values!!!! I'm a 17 year old southern girl and really enjoy the CD.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    Great, You will enjoy

    He is still great. He is much older in his singing than his age in years. You will really enjoy listening. It was great he was found.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    don't buy it if you want to rip it!

    Bought this and tried to rip the songs for my MP3 player. They have encoded it so you can't. If you want to do this,don't purchase this.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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