Scotty McCreery was an American Idol favorite. He’s now officially a star.
He can say he’s performed in front of country music high-rollers like Blake Shelton, Reba McIntyre, The Band Perry, Taylor Swift and Kenny Loggins at the Country Music Awards on November 9. But Scotty doesn’t seem like the bragging type, and so far he doesn’t seem to be letting the spotlight go to his head.
At a press conference before his CMA performance, Scotty stood with his hands in his pockets, and seemed as nervous as a high school kid just minutes before performing in front of a crowd of nearly 80,000. Down to earth as always, Scotty told the press, “It’s been great so far just getting to meet all the people we grew up listening to on the radio. Now I’m about to go perform in front of 75,000 people.”
A baseball player and a senior in high school, good ol’ Scotty has a perfect reputation with the public so far, and always presents a humble, regular guy image. The American Idol winner seems to be the perfect role model for teens whose idols are often engaged in behavior that’s less than admirable.
His debut album Clear as Day has hit number one on the Billboard charts, with the songs “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls” making the top fifty. So far, it looks like he can expect a long, successful career ahead.
Upcoming gigs include the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on November 24th .