Saturday, June 16, 2012

Scotty McCreery Credits His Father for Helping Him Find Love of Music


Scotty McCreery Credits His Father for Helping Him Find Love of Music

Scotty McCreery
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Before he became one of America’s most loved singers, thanks to ‘American Idol,’ Scotty McCreery was learning about life and what path to pursue from his biggest fan and supporter, his dad. McCreery credits his father for many things that has helped shape the young man he is today. But above all, he says his dad was the one who inspired him to follow his heart into music.
“My dad is the guy who really taught me a lot about myself growing up,” McCreery tells Taste of Country. “He has a job where he has to travel sometimes. He’s always working hard at it. He’s also the guy who taught me how to throw a baseball. I have two loves in life: singing and baseball. He was a pitcher growing up, and he was always out there with me, throwing with me at the field on off days when we weren’t practicing. We were in the bullpens and practicing. He always said hard work will pay off, and whether that’s baseball for me or singing now, it’s the truth. You’ve got to put forth the effort to get back your results.”
The phrase “father knows best” paid off big time in this situation. McCreery, who will attend college in the fall, is currently in the studio beginning to lay the groundwork for his sophomore album that will follow his first release, ‘Clear as Day.’ McCreery’s latest single from that album, ‘Water Tower Town,’ is at radio now.

10 comments:

  1. What a great tribute from this amazing young man...to his dad on FATHER'S DAY!!! WOW!....Scotty never ceases to amaze me whether he is singing or speaking....Family values, amazing talent with his head in THE RIGHT place.......Bravo!!!

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  2. And this is why we all adore him so much. !!!!!!

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  3. Good parenting, Mr. McCreery. I said before that Scotty's parents should write a book on good parenting. They sure have done a great job with their kids, teaching them to value family and friends, good morals, good work ethic and they have seen how it has pays off. To raise children like that in this day and age is not the norm. Kudos to them! How sweet this kid is!

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  4. P.S. from 8:14 Scotty was amazing as a guest DJ on 99.5 in Cleveland. Has thr right voice for radio. Thanks to them for giving him that privelege. They must seen something good in Scotty and his talent. I think they played ILYTB,TTWG,and WTT. That's all I heard. Hoping for the new video soon.

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  5. Agree 1000%!...Mike McCreery is definitely "Father OF The Year" in my book!!..He raised and has given us the sweetest and most talented kid in the
    world!!
    Thank you Mike and Judy!!

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  6. I second that 9:1 100%!!!!! A wonderful family through and through!!

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  7. That article written about Scotty and his comments about his father is magnificant. Happy Father's day Mr. Mike McCreery. You and your wife have done a wonderful job with your children. God Bless your family Scotty. GRANDMA IN TX

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  8. Such a great tribute to Mike McCreery and well deserved. Thanks for sharing your lives with us. Happy Father's Day Mr. McCreery. Thanks to Mrs. McCreery too. Your son makes me smile and gives me happiness each day listening to him.

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  9. I THIRD THAT AT 9:01PM.100%!! HAPPY FATHERS DAY MR.MIKE McCREERY.YOUR SON TRIBUTE TO YOU IS WELL DESERVED.HE IS THE BEST THAT'S HOW COME WE ALL ADORE HIM SO MUCH.HE KEEPS ON AMAZING US.THANK YOU FOR SHARING HIM WITH US AND I MEAN THAT IN A GREAT WAY.YOU AND JUDY DID A FANTASTIC JOB ON YOUR KIDS.ESPECIALLY ON SCOTTY.I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS NEXT CD,SEEING THE VIDEO FOR WTT.HE IS A JOY TO LISTEN TO WHEN HE IS SINGING AND TALKING. I LOVE YOU ALL.

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  10. What a nice Father's Day tribute by Scotty to his Dad. Scotty and his sister Ashley are wonderful examples of the very important role a father has in a child's life. Today Mike McCreery is reaping the rewards of all the time he's spent with his son. Scotty's strength of character, are evident in everything he does. Enjoy your day Mr. McCreery, you deserve it!

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