Friday, June 7, 2013

Scotty McCreery makes the The Top 10 Up-and-Coming Country Artists to Watch

These days, country music is undoubtedly one of the hottest–and most fashionable–genres. On the occasion of last night’s CMT Awards, we picked 10 acts to keep on your radar.

By Dan Hyman June 6, 2013 10:06 AM





Scotty McCreery Chances are you already know his back story: Scotty McCreery, the Season 10 winner of American Idol, emerged from small-town North Carolina to win the iconic talent competition and quickly rose to country music stardom. McCreery's debut album, Clear As Day, showcases the 19-year-old's impossibly deep voice in all its glory, whether he's crooning about Bibles, pickup trucks or those girls who've caught his eye. It also made history: McCreery became the first country act to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 with his first studio album, as well as the youngest male to open at the top of the chart with his debut release. And if that wasn't reason enough to check him out, the kid's got a killer smirk. 

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Garner, N.C. All-America City Video - With Scotty McCreery

Credit to: Town Of Garner