Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Sign Management Deals
Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina continue building their post-'American Idol' careers. Earlier this month, the 'Idol' finalists inked record deals with Mercury Nashville, and now they've signed management deals as well.
Both McCreery, the Season 10 champion, and Alaina, the runner-up, have signed with Simon Fuller's management company, XIX Entertainment. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the teen performers will be handled by Ann Edelblute, who also manages country star and Season 4 'Idol' winner Carrie Underwood.
In addition, Red Light Management, home of Tim McGraw and the Dave Matthews Band, has a management option on all 'Idol' contestants who finish between third and 11th place. Red Light has chosen to pick up the options on third place finisher Haley Reinhart, fourth place contestant James Durbin, and Pia Toscano, a fan favorite despite her ninth place finish.
With all the new deals, it looks as though fans of Season 10 will be enjoying plenty of new music from their favorites for some time. McCreery's debut single 'I Love You This Big' and Alaina's 'Like My Mother Does' both reached the Top 20 on the Hot 100.
Watch Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Discuss Their Debut Albums