Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Reveal Song Selection Process for Their Debut Albums

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Reveal Song Selection Process for Their Debut Albums

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina are gearing up to release their debut albums next month. The singers just revealed the artwork and track listing for their albums and have recently begun to open up about the song selection process.

Lauren Alaina, who will release Wildflower on October 11, says she had to think like a fan when choosing songs for the record.

“I’m kinda new to the whole artist thing; a fan is basically what I am,” Lauren recently told USA Today. “So when I was listening to my songs, I tried to think if my favorite artists, like Carrie Underwood or Miranda Lambert, were singing some of these songs, which ones would I want to hear? That’s how I picked my songs.”

The “Like My Mother Does” singer insists there will be something for everyone on the album.

“I wanted to make sure I picked songs that people want to hear,” she said. “I don’t want to work on an album that someone doesn’t enjoy. Like, if someone likes slow songs, there are some on there they can enjoy. If someone likes uptempo, there’s stuff they can enjoy.”

Scotty says his album, Clear As Day (in stores October 4), will feature some “rockin’ songs” that are “loud and upbeat” as well as “some intimate songs,” via an exclusive interview with Dan Van Media/Albright & O’Malley.

“Some of them will make you cry,” he admits. In fact, that’s what helped Scotty decide which songs to include on the album.

“When they sent me songs, we told all the guys to label them and I would email them back and say ‘well, it passed the Mama crying test so it must be a good one’… hopefully it will have the same effect on you guys out there.”

Click HERE to view the track listing for Scotty’s Clear As Day and HERE to view Lauren’s song selections for Wildflower. Which album are you most excited for?