Scotty McCreery‘s debut album, Clear as Day, has been certified gold for shipments of 500,000 units. McCreery’s debut single, “I Love You This Big,” has also been certified gold for 500,000 digital downloads. “It’s huge! 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,” he said. “I want to thank the fans. This is a testament to how great the fans are.” McCreery, who won American Idol this year, will tour with Brad Paisley in early 2012.