While 'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery dropped 'Clear as Day' yesterday, runner-up (and not his girlfriend) Lauren Alaina will release her debut, 'Wildflower' next week on Oct. 11. If you want to "try before you buy," several songs from the album are streaming online so you can taste test Alaina's wares before committing to a full purchase.

Alaina'a debut is very Southern, very polished, and very much influenced by both Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. It's twangy, sassy country girl with an attitude -- so if that's your cup of sweet tea, then 'Wildflower' will certainly brighten up your day.

Here's the breakdown of the songs: 'Georgia Peaches' is a rowdy, Lambert-inspired jam, while 'The Middle' is very much a contemplative, breathy ballad. 'She's a Wildflower' is certainly reminiscent of her idol Underwood, while 'Tupelo' is a front porch or watering hole mid-tempo song.

The songs are crisp and clean and Alaina sounds older than a teen. She can sing beautifully and she should have a long career. While her voice is a marvel, we sort of wish the songs weren't buffed to such a sheen. Sometimes that approach can feel sterile. Nevertheless, we can't wait to hear the rest of 'Wildflower' and find out what Alaina came up with.

It's about 10 minutes in all, so take a listen and see what you think of Lauren Alaina's 'Wildflower.'

Listen to the Snippets of Lauren Alaina's 'Wildflower' Album