Friday, January 20, 2012

Scotty McCreery After 'Idol' St. Joe Live News Story

Many doubted a squeaky-clean teenage country crooner from small-town North Carolina could win “American Idol.” They were wrong. Many more doubted that the same singer could actually make an impact in the country music scene. Well, they were wrong, too.
After winning the tenth season of “American Idol” in May 2011, Scotty McCreery has been on a hot streak. His debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and now he’s part of one of 2012’s biggest country music tours. McCreery will open for Brad Paisley and The Band Perry at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
Before the gang rolls into the Show-Me State, St. Joe Live caught up with McC to chat about his newfound success, the tour and, well, his choice of colleges. Enjoy.
St. Joe Live: You performed quite a few songs from Josh Turner, Travis Tritt and Montgomery Gentry on ‘American Idol.’ Would you mark them among your biggest musical influences?
Scotty McCreery: Definitely. Those guys are a lot of the guys I’ve looked up to recently. When I was younger — believe it or not — I was an old country guy. Just old music in general. From about kindergarten through sixth grade, I was an Elvis fanatic. I still love Elvis, but I don’t walk around wearing the wigs or the jumpsuit (laughs). So, yeah, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Conway Twitty were the ones I grew up listening to. As I got older, I got into Josh Turner and Montgomery Gentry and all those guys. But I definitely have a lot of older influences.
This is a great article but it's also a very long article Haha - so I've included the link for you to click on to read the full article :)


  1. Seriously, Scotty gives the best interviews. He is just so natural and unassuming. Just a great kid.

  2. new video of last night show...uploaded by bobbyjimi on's his opening song's not the whole song, but you get to hear and see the great reaction he gets from the crowd. Yes, I know I just posted above...hahaha.


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