With Scotty McCreery's debut album 'Clear as Day' finally hitting retailers tomorrow, the 'American Idol' champ stopped by the 'Today' show this morning to perform 'The Trouble With Girls,' his latest single from the record.

McCreery and his band played the twangy country song that focuses on his efforts to figure out just what makes females tick. He sounded strong vocally and seemed relaxed and happy as he spoke with host Ann Curry about his quick rise to fame. "I'm staying grounded, staying in touch with people back home," he said. "And Mama's out on the road with me, keeping me sane."

The singer also told Curry how he plans to celebrate his 18th birthday this weekend. "We're actually going home on October 8. We're gonna have a big concert, CD release birthday bash. We're gonna have a good time up there in Raleigh."

McCreery's busy schedule also includes singing the National Anthem at Game 1 of the World Series and performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. And next year, McCreery will be touring with Brad Paisley.

Watch Scotty McCreery Sing 'The Trouble With Girls' on 'Today'