Eric Adkins
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- (Feb. 16, 2016) – Multi-Platinum-selling country music sensation Scotty McCreery was voted the “Best American Idol” by the readers of The Los Angeles Times in a recent poll. The ACM and CMT Award winner has been a strong fan favorite ever since his debut on the iconic television show back in 2011 when he won America’s hearts and the American Idol title with his signature deep voice and humble personality.
“Well dagum! I don’t even know what to say,” said a stunned McCreery. “I appreciate all the love and support that my fans have given me since I first appeared on ‘Idol' five years ago. Because of them, I get to live out my dreams. Saying ‘thank you’ doesn’t seem to be enough, but I am truly thankful for all of them.”
Following McCreery, the Top Five results from The Los Angeles Times poll included Phillip Phillips at No. 2, Kellie Clarkson at No. 3, Carrie Underwood at No. 4, and Jordin Sparks at No. 5.  Read the article and see the poll results here.
McCreery recently returned to “American Idol” on Feb. 11 where he mentored and performed with two of the Top 24 contestants, Jenna Renae and Jeneve Mitchell. Earlier that evening he took over the “American Idol” Facebook page with a 30-minute live video chat that attracted more than 250,000 internet viewers and 35,000 questions during the session.
On May 3, McCreery will release his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream. In the book, McCreery shares lessons learned from his life, experiences from his “American Idol” days, and stories from his country music career. The book is currently available for pre-order at AmazonBarnes and Noble, and
McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17 as the winner of “American Idol” Season 10, quickly establishing 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 his Platinum-certified album Clear as Day.  All three of his albums have debuted at No. 1 on aBillboard 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 (for his Top Ten hit "See You Tonight"). The readers of NASH Country Weekly Magazine voted him “Country Music’s Sexiest Man 2015.”
The North Carolina native is touring throughout this year. Tour dates and more information can be found at  Follow him onFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.
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Contact for Scotty McCreery:
Scott Stem
Essential Broadcast Media
(615) 327-3259
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