'American Idol' alumni - Seasons 1-12: Where are they now? (Photos)

Slideshow posted in Photos | Tuesday, August 06, 2013

23 of 31: Scotty McCreery became the youngest male winner of 'American Idol' during its 10th season in 2011 and has enjoyed huge success post-'Idol,' despite another season involving a judging panel revamp.

McCrerry wowed the judges from the beginning, with his unique voice and charming personality. His post-'Idol' album, 'Clear As Day,' debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart, becoming the youngest male artist and first country act to debut at number one. McCreery also released a Christmas album titled 'Christmas with Scotty McCrerry' in 2012.

McCreery made his acting debut on the CW series 'Hart of Dixie.' He also announced in 2012 that he would be attending North Carolina State University.

UPDATE: McCreery is releasing a new album, 'See You Tonight,' on Oct. 15, 2013. He is also set to tour the United States throughout the holiday season.

(Pictured: Scotty McCreery at the 'American Idol' Season 12 Finale in Los Angeles, California on May 16, 2013.) ( Photo / Sara De Boer/ startraksphoto.com)