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Former ‘American Idol’ Winner Scotty McCreery Lights Up the Stage in Return Performance



Former 'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery Lights Up the Stage in Return Performance

It’s been 13 years since Scotty McCreery left Steven Tyler’s jaw on the ground together with his cowl of Travis Tritt’s “Put Some Drive in Your Nation.” The North Carolina native dominated Season 10 all the best way to the finale, when he bested Lauren Alaina for the crown. Since then, McCreery, now 30, has launched 5 albums and gained entry into the Grand Ole Opry. On Sunday (April 28), he returned to the American Idol stage to indicate off the vocal chops that gained him the title within the first place.

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Scotty McCreery Performs Newest Single on ‘American Idol’

McCreery dropped the breakup ballad “Cab in a Solo” in August 2023. It’s the lead single off his upcoming sixth studio album, Rise and Fall, which drops Could 10.

The “Rattling Strait” singer made misplaced love sound downright charming on the American Idol stage: So now I’m discovering out how a heartbreak style / With a Silver Oak, 1998 / Ingesting cab in a solo / Solo within the cab of my truck.

The wise-beyond-his-years teenager of 2011 is all grown up. He’s now a husband, a father, a hitmaker, and a Grand Ole Opry member. However for some longtime followers of American Idol, his victory nonetheless “seems like yesterday.” “you’re my favourite AI grand winner..,” one X/Twitter person wrote.

One other fan added, “I nonetheless have your first CD pack! So happy with you!”

“Cab in a Solo” climbed to No. 2 on Billboard’s U.S. Nation Airplay chart. Performing it on the stage the place his profession started was a surreal second for McCreery. Greater than that, although, the “I Love You This Large” singer couldn’t wait to supply some help to season 22’s high 10 contestants.

“I’m at all times joyful to talk and assist them any approach I can. I imply, it’s a ringer they put you thru on Idol,” McCreery advised Nation Now. “Any of these TV exhibits, not simply Idol. It’s so much directly and also you’ve received to only do your greatest to get by it and sound good and choose nice songs and look assured. If I can assist, I like doing that stuff.”

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