Scotty McCreery has the success of American Idol behind him.  But ahead of him it would appear he has an exceptional start to his career as a Country singer.

Billboard Magazine has the teenager debuting on the country charts at # 32.  That's the best debut on the charts in over 20 years.

"I Love You This Big"  is also making noise on USA TODAY's Country Radio chart, showing up at # 46.  Scotty's showing has probably been helped by the fact that his label is releasing "I Love You This Big" and strongly promoting its air-play.

Scotty's colleague, Lauren Alaina is also impressing the industry with the debut of her single "Like My Mother Does", appearing at # 49 right now.  Final numbers for both artists will be released by the radio industry later this week.