When a musician chooses to stay true to a gender, almost nothing can make them change their minds.
That’s the case of Scotty McCreery, who won the tenth season of American Idol in 2011. Throughout the entire show, most of the songs he performed had that characteristic country style that made him famous in the entire world.
According to Country Music Nation, he successfully added a little country even during Motown or Elton John weeks. He has admitted many times that he was raised listening to classic singers of that genre.
Randy Travis, George Jones, and Conway Twitty are only a few of them. As a way to honor his ‘heroes,’ he usually sings a medley with some of their songs during his live shows. In very special occasions, though, he sings the entire song.
That’s exactly what happened in 2015 at the Grand Ole Opry when he sang Twitty’s hit Hello Darlin’. The same source reported that his performance was so good that all the ladies were ‘swooning.’
After winning the competition, he released I Love You This Big, which entered the Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart at number 32. It sold more than 170,000 units in its first week and was certified gold in August 2011.
His first album was titled Clear as Day and was released in October 2011. It sold more than 197,000 units in its first week and became the first country act to debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200.
McCreery’s second album is titled Christmas with Scotty McCreery and was released in October 2012. He included nine holiday classics and two new holiday songs.
His third and most recent one is titled See You Tonight and it was released in October 2015. Its first single, See You Tonight, became his first song to reach the top ten on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
Nowadays, he is working on a new album that will be titled Seasons Change, which is expected to be released in March 2018.