(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that's happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) June 21, 2012; Written by Alison Bonaguro
Carly Rae Jepsen and Cookie Monster ice cream? Why, yes, those did make Scotty
McCreery's list of his favorite things. Sunday night (June 17), I asked him a long list of random "what's your favorite"
questions, and here's a sampling of what he came up with:
Favorite country song: Eric
Church's "Springsteen." He told me, "I listen to that a ton."
Rascal Flatts' "Changed" came in a close second.
song: Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." He admitted, "That one's all the rage right now, and I catch myself singing
it all the time."
Favorite artists to cover: Elvis Presley,
Travis Tritt and George
Strait. "All the guys who influenced me," he said.
Favorite junk foods: Cookie dough, cookie dough ice
cream and, most importantly, something called Cookie Monster ice cream. "There's this place in my hometown called Pelican's,
and it's mainly a snowball place, and I love getting snowballs, but they have this ice cream called Cookie Monster. It's blue
vanilla ice cream with Oreos, snicker doodles, chocolate chip cookies and M&M cookies. And it's incredible," he raved.
not-so-junky foods: Broccoli, apples, bananas, strawberries. And ants on a log. "I was just introduced last week to this
thing called ants on a log. It's a celery stick with peanut butter in there and raisins on top. It's very good," he said.
(Almost) favorite chore when he's back home: "I'm the trash guy," he said, saying he occasionally does slack