I Love You This Big is the debut single and coronation song for American country singer and season 10 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. It was first performed on the American Idol final performance show on May 24, 2011 and was released to digital retailers such as iTunes on May 25, 2011 after McCreery's victory.
I Love You This Big debuted at number 32 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart following his Idol win, selling 171,404 copies in its first week. The song even debuted & peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has since gone gold, having sold 503,000 copies as of August 17, 2011 & is continuing to get increased airplay on country radio.
A video for the song has been released. McCreery explained the video as "This is going to be kind of a nice little chill, summertime barbecue, kind of like a community thing on the Fourth of July." The music video was released on August 9, 2011 on CMT. The video starts with McCreery and his band getting set up in daylight for a Fourth of July party to take place that night. Later, people begin showing up in groups to the party and setting up to watch the concert. That night McCreery is singing with his band for the concert. Meanwhile, the focus goes to four couples, a blonde, curly-haired girl looking for a guy and then finding him and hug, a blonde girl and a guy holding hands, talking and kissing, a black haired girl running into her guy friend and hugging and a blonde girl and a guy getting food, holding hands and talking. Fireworks go off in the air as McCreery and his band go into the key change, and the couples switch to watching the fireworks and the concert. McCreery's mother is featured in the video. The video was directed by Shane Drake.