06/15/2011 02:39 pm ET | Updated Aug 15, 2011

Scotty McCreery: 'American Idol' Winner On 'I Love You This Big,' Fans, Faith & Fame

What kind of pressure comes with having won 'American Idol'?

It's a lot of pressure. Just the title of 'American Idol' is something that people can look up to. I'm not Saint Scott, I'm not Mr. Perfect but I want to be that role model. I want to go down the same road that Carrie Underwood did -- kinda separate myself from 'Idol.' Because when you think of Carrie Underwood now, you don't think "'American Idol' Season Four winner," you just think "Carrie Underwood." I want to cross that bridge. There's a lot of pressure and work that goes into it, but I'm looking forward to it.

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