Scotty McCreery Covers Garth Brooks’ ‘The Dance’ at the Opry
By: Amy Sciarretto | 1 hour ago
Grand Ole Opry has been digging through its vaults and posting
performances on its YouTube page. One of the highlights is Scotty
McCreery‘s rousing rendition of Garth Brooks’ No. 1 hit from 1990, the
ballad ‘The Dance.’
McCreery — being the total, consummate pro
that he is — treats the song with utmost respect and delivers it as
though he wrote it and has been performing it for eons. He handles ‘The
Dance’ beautifully, from how he hits the notes to how he uses his hands
and arms expressively while performing.
Dressed in a crisp white
shirt, the 18-year-old country crooner introduces the song by sharing
some details about his history with Brooks, revealing that he met the
singer in Las Vegas after catching one of his shows. Those comments were
met with a chorus of cheers from the Opry crowd. He then prefaced the
tune by declaring, “It’s a little bit about heartbreak, a little bit
McCreery really nailed the performance and the
essence of the song. His rendition demonstrates why he has become a
country superstar and why his ‘American Idol’ Season 10 win is really a
mere footnote in his career at this point.
In other Scotty news,
the singer is working on holiday songs in the studio. We can’t wait to
hear his twangy take on Christmas classics.