In two short years, Scotty McCreery became one of country’s hottest new stars, with album sales topping 1.6 million, including a platinum-selling debut album that made history and helped him win several new artist awards. During this whirlwind career explosion, he performed for President Obama, sang the national anthem at the World Series, performed in the Macy’s Day Parade and put on shows from coast to coast.
In 2010, American fell in love at first sight with McCreery, then a shy 17-year-old boy with a wide smile, preternaturally deep voice and a love of faith, family and his hometown of Garner, N.C.. But that boyish image is merely a fond memory now that he’s turning 20. While the core of who he is and what he stands for remains the same, his strong voice has deepened as he has grown into a seasoned, confident performer who is in full control of every aspect of his career. His impressive evolution is immediately evident on his second studio album, , which artfully captures who he is now, both as an artist and a man.