ACM and CMT Award Winner Mentors and Performs with Two Contestants on FOX Television Series
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Feb. 5, 2015) – Multi-Platinum-selling country music sensation Scotty McCreery
returned to his roots earlier this week when he taped an episode of the
Farewell Season of “American Idol.” For three days, the Season Ten
champion mentored two of the Top 24 contestants (their names cannot be
revealed at this time) and shared lessons learned from both his
experience on the iconic television show and in his ACM and CMT
Award-winning career. Much to the excitement of the studio audience, the
entertainer also performed duets with both singers. “American Idol,”
featuring McCreery, along with five other returning Idols, will air next
Thursday, February 11 at 8:00 PM ET (7:00 PM CT) on the FOX Television Network. 

“I remember how important it was to me during my time on ‘Idol’ to meet
and learn from all the great artists who visited the set and offered
their advice,” said McCreery. “I was proud to be able to come back and
offer whatever guidance I could to my two talented contestants. This is
their season and their show. I was there to help them shine…and I believe they both did!”
is on the road next week performing concerts on Feb. 12 at the Canton
Palace Theater in Canton, Ohio; Feb. 13 at the Secrest in Zanesville,
Ohio; and Feb. 14 at the River City Casino in St. Louis, Missouri. He
will release his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, on May 3. The book is available now for pre-sale at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and

About Scotty McCreery

At age 17, McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 as the
winner of “American Idol” Season Ten and quickly established himself as
one of country music’s hottest new stars. Now 22 years old, the talented
singer/songwriter has sold more than 2.5 million albums. He made
history as both the youngest artist and the first male country artist to
debut his first studio album atop the all-genre Billboard Top 200 chart with the Platinum-certified Clear as Day. All three of his albums debuted at No. 1 on a Billboard chart including the Gold-certified Christmas with Scotty McCreery and his most recent album, See You Tonight.
He has achieved one Gold (the Top Ten hit “Feelin’ It”) and three
Platinum-certified singles (“The Trouble with Girls,” “I Love You This
Big,” and the Top Ten hit “See You Tonight”) and toured with Brad
Paisley and Rascal Flatts, among other artists. McCreery has earned the
Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year Award (2011), CMT
Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year (for “The Trouble with
Girls” in 2012), American Country Award for New Artist of
the Year (2011) and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2013), and a BMI
Award for writing one of the Top 50 Country Songs of 2015 (“See
You Tonight”). The readers of NASH Country Weekly Magazine voted him “Country Music’s Sexiest Man 2015.” Tour dates and more information on the North Carolina native can be found at  

Photo Credit: Scott Stem

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