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As you might recall, Scotty, the 17-year-old standout from North Carolina on the 10th season and one of the more successful Idol winners, spent much of last year singing Turner's Your Man and Long Black Train. Of course, the comparisons were obvious. Both are country traditionalists, both have deep, resonant voices, both aim for the same market.
"He's not trying to rush this," Turner, 34, said. "He tried out for Idol and grew up in front of the whole world and has handled it extremely well. He's extremely busy juggling school and his music career and I think there will come a day when it really all comes together and his schedule will get easier and he will have time to breathe and develop himself as an artist. He has long-term potential.
"I've been there for him," Turner continued, "and I encourage him and have let him know if there's anything I can do help him to let me know."
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