The album's third single, "Lonely Eyes", was released to country radio on August 25, 2014.
After winning, he was signed to RCA Records Nashville, releasing his self-titled debut album that same year.
It produced two singles on Hot Country Songs with "Drinkin' Me Lonely" and "You're Gonna Love Me".
He was nominated for the 2010 Academy of Country Music Top New Solo Vocalist, alongside Luke Bryan and Jamey Johnson.
He presented at the 44th Annual Country Music Awards on November 10, 2010. The album includes his fifth consecutive number 1, "You", the title track, and "I Can Take It from There".
The album's second single, "You're Gonna Love Me", peaked at number 48.