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Scotty McCreery Bio

Nov 21, 2011

Teen country crooner Scotty McCreery is a familiar face to American Idol fans - the North Carolina-native  won the latest American Idol competition (Season 10!) last spring, and now he’s ready to take on audiences across the globe with his new album Clear As Day. Find out more about Scotty’s small town to stardom story in his Kidzworld bio!

Little King

Scotty McCreery grew up in Garner, North Carolina, and from the very start it was clear that Scotty loved music. His mother and father both sang in the church choir with Scotty and his older sister Ashley. By age three Scotty already love to sing The Muffin Man to anyone who would listen. His grandmother gave him a book on Elvis Presley, and after that Scotty insisted on walking and talking like The King. He also picked up his musical taste from the Conway Twitty, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack records his mom used to listen to.

Choir Kid to Clayton Idol

When he was 10 years old Scotty picked up the guitar, and all throughout elementary school he took part in his school choir. He loved his guitar so much  that he used to sleep with it at night, and learned songs like “Your Cheating Heart” and “Okie from Muskogee”.  In high school his voice dropped dramatically, giving him a distinct low voice. His high school choir consistently won prizes wherever they toured, and his family and teachers believed that he was confident singing, or “pitch perfect”, because of his experience being under pressure as the pitcher on the school baseball team.

“When you’re a pitcher, all eyes are on you. You need to be able to focus and handle pressure,” says Scotty’s mom.

Scotty’s breakthrough moment came when he went to the Clayton Harvest Festival in Clayton, Ohio and won Clayton Idol. This gave him the confidence to continue singing.

Clear As Day

Last spring Scotty became the youngest male (and the only male country singer in the show’s history) to win American Idol! Scotty says that part of his success has to do with his faith, but its clear to anyone watching that there’s a lot of talent involved as well. In October 2011 Scotty released his debut full length album, Clear As Day, just in time for his 18th birthday!

“On this album, I wanted them to make they really got who I am, how I grew up in garner, N.C. and what I am all about” said Scotty. “It was also really important to me to keep some of the traditional elements of country music in it, to remember where country came from and I think we did that. I hope that the people who listen to this record will see that and appreciate it and really see exactly who I am.”

Check out "I Love You This Big" off Scotty's debut album below!

                                                                        

 

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