Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Scotty McCreery: 'You won't see any twerking from me'

American Idol" Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery has never been shy when it comes to expressing his faith. The 20-year-old country singer has relied on his strong beliefs to guide him past the pitfalls of fame since winning the world's most famous singing competition.

FOX411 spoke with McCreery about the challenges he faces as a religious person in an industry that isn't always known for its moral behavior.
"I don't want to put anyone down, but you won't see any twerking from me," McCreery joked.
McCreery, who found his niche singing country music, says there are fewer challenges within his genre than say, rock or hip hop.

"I'm not ashamed [of my faith] but I know that everyone doesn't agree with me," said McCreery. "I think especially in the country music world, if there's anyone that's going to accept it, it'll be them."
When McCreery began his career, he made it clear what kind of artist he would be by including religious songs on his albums.

"I wanted to have more songs with religious backgrounds," McCreery explained. "The Christmas record has strong, traditional hymns but it also has a song called "Christmas in Heaven" about missing someone that you love that's passed on and wondering what's going on up there on Christmas."

On McCreey's first CD, he included a song called "Old King James" which "talks about a bible being passed down in a family" and was nominated for the Mainstream Inspirational Country song at the 2013 ICMAs.
The "See You Tonight" singer recently released a new album and is about to embark on a cross-country tour, another part of the performing lifestyle that comes with temptation.

"The road is a fun place and it's a great place to get out there and explore the country," he said. "But as far as the road life with the 'rock and roll temptations,' there's not much of that with me."
McCreery says he keeps a tight knit group of friends that support him close. "Luckily I've got a great group of guys in my band we we don't usually face the temptations that you see in the old rock style kind of folks."

With Season 13 of American Idol up and running, McCreery has advice for the new contestants and others first starting out in the music industry.  "It's a lot more than you bargained for," he warns. "It's a crazy, wild ride and you've got to be ready for it. "It's a lot of hard work and blood, sweat and tears but it's fun and very rewarding."  And don't worry about being yourself, especially when it comes to your beliefs.
"When you're out there talking about your faith and what you believe in, you'll face some backlash," McCreery told FOX411. "But mostly, I've received support."


  1. Blessings for you Scotty! Praying for you as you travel this journey. You are not alone!!! (Of course, you already knew that!)

  2. No his not alone, God is always there with you and Yes Christmas in Heaven gets me through Christmas, I lost my husband and My children which are 26 and 22 their dad and we all love hearing your song Scotty it was a blessing to us. Actually I have a lot of your songs that have touched me and ILYTB was the first because I had just lost him in 2009 and He always said that to me with his arms open wide and when you sang that at your finale well I honestly almost rolled off my couch my daughter and I just both looked at one another and started crying I have had it for my ringtone. Old king James is so touching also my Dad was in World War II. You are just blessed Scotty with your faith, family and that Amazing voice and of course your fans who will always be behind you all the way. Yes I'm with 413Mom safe travels and of course our prayers will be with you and your Band and all your crew and The Bus Driver that makes sure you all get where your going on the days of your Tour and the safety of your Airplane Travels, just had to name them all and of course your wonderful Family. I am coming to see you at the Ryman and I hope to goodness I get to Meet you. Your a very special young man and I believe God knew that :):):) ILYTB Scotty

  3. God Bless You Scotty by being true to yourself. You are amazing and keep the faith. You have plenty of fans behind you and the most important one , Our Lord Jesus Christ. BLESSINGS to you Scotty !!!!!

  4. AMEN TO YOU MAMAG AND KENTUCKYGIRL, God is truly with Scotty all the way. God have blessed you Scotty with a platform to reach your generation and all others as well, you have blessed so many people and continue to do good. I also pray for you everyday and when I think of you I also pray for you and your special friend and family, band members. To God be the glory for the things that He is doing in your life. Be careful out there on the highway and in the air. May the force of God be with you. Peace and grace be unto to you from our LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST AMEN.

  5. There is a reason all of us Grandmothers want to claim Scotty as our own Grandson. He is the role model for all our 'blood' Grandkids. He seems to have the wisdom to realize one cannot hammer the young people with his Faith, but to 'be' that humble representation of our Lord Jesus. I am in awe of this young man.

  6. God bless you in every way cause the good lord is watching over you!!! The good Lord knew that he was
    making you Special. which you are. and he is going to continue watching you through your Journey and
    also your fans who love's you. I pray every time you get on the plane & the bus that you are safe and sound where ever you go. but to "Be" that humble representation of our great Lord. I am so AWE to You!!! Love U


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