I Love You This Big"
Scott "Scotty" Cooke McCreery was born October 9,1993 to Mike and Judy McCreery and hails from Garner, North Carolina. He has a little bit of Puerto Rican heritage in him. His father was born to a mother who was puerto rican and an American father. As a youngster Scotty impersonated Elvis and by the age of 10 he was learning to play the guitar. He started singing as a tenor but went to bass when his voice started to change. He won Clayton Idol, a singing competition. Scotty is also a devout christian! To find out more about Scotty's testimony which is set to music please visit First Baptist Church-Garner.
When he auditioned for American Idol he performed Josh Turner's "Your Man" and Travis Tritt's "Put Some Drive In Your Country". During his hometown visit he was suprised by his idol Josh Turner and at the finale he sang with Tim McGraw on "Live Like You Were Dying". He won the 10th season of American Idol and his first single is "I Love You This Big" and it became the higest debut in the Nielson soundscan era in 20 years for a country artist.
He is signed to Mercury Nashville. Scotty's second single is "The Trouble With Girls"! His debut album titled Clear As Day was released October 4th!
"I Love You This Big" has been certified GOLD which means it has sold over 500,000 copies
Clear As Day PLATINUM
WON ACA NEW ARTIST
Some little known facts about Scotty are:
Relationship Status: "I don't like a girl who likes me cause I sing but a girl who likes me because I'm Scotty"
Favorite Athlete:Josh Hamilton
Favorite Movie: "The Rookie"
Favorite Drink: Sweet Tea
Favorite Summer Place: Camp Caswell, Oak Island, North Carolina
Favorite Songs: "Long Black Train" and Brad Paisley's "Waitin' On A Woman"
He opened for Jason Michael Carroll(a country music singer known for "Alyssa Lies") at a charity event
Scotty finished up his first tour with the American Idol Live Tour on September 10,2011 in Rochester,New York.
Post Idol Scotty has released his album Clear As Day in October 2011, he's gone Platinum(selling ONE MILLION records)Clear As Day debuted on Billboard 200 and the Country Charts at No.1. Scotty is the youngest male to do this. It also spent six weeks at the top. At the 2011 American Country Awards, a fan voted award show awarded him the NEW ARTIST Award. He's currently opening up for http://www.bradpaisley.com/ Virtual Reality Tour.
You can follow Scotty on Twitter at twitter.com/ScottyMcCreery
Here is Scotty in his OWN words talking about his Testimony: This was founded on Scottyfans.com
I was a very fortunate kid, growing up in a Christian home with two Christian parents. Going to church every Wednesday and Sunday, I was always learning more and more about God's amazing grace. At the age of 12 I realized that I needed a savior. I knew that I couldn't get through life on my own anymore. So I asked Jesus for His forgiveness and placed my trust in Him. That was the beginning of my relationship with Him.
Music and sports were always my two biggest passions growing up. I was either in my room playing my guitar and singing at the top of my lungs or at the baseball field in the batting cage with my dad. It didn't take me long to figure out that I was a little better at music and I wanted to do that for the rest of my life. Fortunately through this American Idol experience I have received that opportunity. Being away from home for such a long period of time, many would think my relationship with Christ might suffer when in fact it has grown stronger day by day. I've been away from my home church and all of the people I've grown up with so Christ has been the only one I can lean on when times get tough. This Idol experience had been the time of my life but there have been days it has been so tough that I wanted to throw in the towel and head home. Then I'm reminded of my favorite verse, Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me.” Jesus has gotten me through the journey so far and He continues to do so every day! He's there for all of us! All we have to do is call on Him.
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13 NIV)
For More on Scotty please visit http://www.scottymccreery-official.com/
|From L-R:Mrs. Judy McCreery, Scotty,Mr. McCreery/CMT.com/Whitney Self|