Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina Say They Won’t Stray From Country Roots

'We're country kids, so we're gonna make country albums,' Alaina tells MTV News.

On Wednesday, exactly a week since he was crowned an “American Idol” champion, Scotty McCreery told MTV News all about the plans for his debut album (and his thoughts on the whole “Country Bieber” thing, and it should probably come as no surprise to learn that he’s not planning on straying too far from his roots.

“It’s gonna be a good ol’ country album,” McCreery said. “I like to have that old flavor in my music, but with a contemporary feel, so we’ll see where that leads me. I think it’ll a good little mix.”

But, of course, it won’t just be McCreery releasing a post-”Idol” album: runner-up Lauren Alaina is already prepping her debut disc. And, if you watched the preternaturally perky belter during her time on the show, well, you can probably guess how her debut will sound.

“We’re country kids, so we’re gonna make country albums,” she said. “I’m definitely going to have a country album, and if it crosses over, that would be great, but I like new, upbeat songs that people can dance to and sing along to, so, yeah, that’s where I’m headed, hopefully.”

So for those keeping track, that’s two country albums coming your way soon. And, in keeping with grand “Idol” tradition, both McCreery and Alaina will begin work on their albums during the American Idols Live! Tour , a task, given their young ages, that would seem to be pretty daunting. But, as it turns out, they’ve actually gotten used to the grind; in fact, it started way back during their time in the ill-fated “Idol” mansion.

“I write my own music, I really like to write,” Alaina said. “Scotty and I were actually writing a song together back when we were living in the mansion.”

“We’re heading on tour and we’re going to be recording our albums when we’re out on tour, and it’s going to be a busy time,” McCreery added. “But we’re going to do our best to get the music out to you as soon as possible.”

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