by Emily Horton
NC Government & Heritage Library, 2012.
On October 9, 1993, country crooner Scotty McCreery was born in Garner, North Carolina, where he spent his entire childhood. Scotty began playing guitar at the age of 10, and was an active singer in the community through local events and performances. McCreery was a member of his school chior, the Die Meistersingers, at Garnet Magnet High School. He will graduate for Garner Maget High School in 2012, and plans to attend North Carolina Staet University.
The television series American Idol first put McCreery on the map in 2011. A country artist with a recognizably deep voice, McCreery took first place in season ten of American Idol. Since his win, Scotty has released his debut country album, Clear As Day (2011), which is heavily influenced by McCreery’s childhood growing up in his home town of Garner. The album's lyrics are dotted with references to sweet tea and Friday night football games.
He toured with the other top ten American Idol contestants in 2011, and continues to pursue a career in country music.
Country Music Television, Scotty McCreery. Last modified in 2012. http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/scotty_mccreery/bio.jhtml (accessed March 22, 2012).
Internet Movie Database, Scotty McCreery. Last modified in 2012. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4341913/bio (accessed March 22, 2012).
Scotty McCreery, Official Homepage. Last modified in 2012. http://www.scottymccreery-official.com/bio/default.aspx (accessed March 22, 2012).
Smith, Shannon. "Raleigh Christmas Parade 2011." Photo taken November 18, 2011. Available from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimandshannon/6631393251/ (accessed March 23, 2012).
Video courtesy of Oprylive. "Scotty McCreery- "That Old King James" at the Grand Ole Opry." Posted January 09, 2012. Available from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAf3CaPIFqs (accessed March 23, 2012).
1 January 2012 | Horton, Emily S.