We may have been slightly misled when we reported that Scotty McCreery was working on a new studio album. After the ‘American Idol’ Season 10 winner and legit country star tweeted a photo of himself wearing a fuzzy red Santa hat in the studio, we’re more inclined to believe that it’s actually a Christmas album McCreery is preparing to spit out.

“Well its still 90 some degrees outside, but its Christmas in July here in the studio….. ” the 18-year-old singer said to caption the picture, further inking the probability of a holiday release.

Ace Showbiz reports that Nashville songwriter Nick Autry seemed to confirm that McCreery wasn’t just cutting a one-off holiday song on a studio mic, and that he is working on a full record. Autry’s tweet has since been deleted, since he may have let the Christmas cat out of the bag a bit too soon. However, Scotty’s generous share certainly confirms, straight from the horse’s mouth, that there is holiday music being created.

Another source claims that McCreery is recording ‘All I Want Is You,’ which was written by none other than pop heartthrob Justin Bieber. It’s not been determined if that song will appear on McCreery’s reported holiday album, or if it’s just buzz.

There are so many songs, traditional and otherwise, at his disposal for a Christmas album, or he could go another route and team up with some songwriters to provide brand new Christmas cheer. In any case, McCreery won’t be the only country crooner with a holiday album on the shelves in 2012, as Blake Shelton is also going to deck the halls when the cold air hits.