Photo:Jeremy Ryan
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 4:30pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 28, 2016) – Singer, songwriter, and now, author Scotty McCreery will release his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, and launch his book signing tour on Tuesday, May 3.  During the first two weeks of May, the ACM and CMT Award winner will hold book signings at bookstores and venues in 14 cities. The book signing tour will begin in Ridgewood, New Jersey on release day and end in his hometown of Garner, North Carolina on May 14. See the bottom of this release for dates, locations and times.
McCreery envisions the book as a travelogue and takes the reader on a journey through his life, sharing stories such as his life-altering discovery of Elvis Presley at age five, auditioning for and ultimately winning “American Idol” season 10, and embarking on the country music career he had always dreamed about. He also reveals how he had to grow up quickly when he was thrust into the adult world at age 17, the way he balanced his senior year of high school and college experience with his active recording and touring career, and how he put life into perspective after being robbed at gunpoint. Throughout the book, he writes of how his faith, family and friends have kept him grounded and normal in the midst of a life in the entertainment business.
On May 3, McCreery will perform live on NBC’s“Today” during the 10-11:00 AM hour. The next day, May 4, the country music sensation will be interviewed live on “FOX & Friends” on the FOX News Channel. That same day, New York City-area viewers can also watch him being interviewed on WNYW-TV’s “Good Day New York.” 

Before the book signing tour begins, McCreery will be featured on the cover of American Profile this weekend. The national weekly magazine will circulate within community newspapers nationwide betweenApril 29-May 3. In addition, the man recently named “Country Music’s Hottest Bachelor” will be a presenter on FOX’s “American Country Countdown Awards” on Sunday, May 1

 McCreery’s book signings are listed below:
When:     Tuesday, May 3 from 7:00–9:00 pm ET
Where:    Bookends Bookstore
                211 East Ridgewood Ave.
                Ridgewood, NJ  07450 
When:     Wednesday, May 4 from 12:30-2:30 pm ET 
Where:    Barnes & Noble NYC/Citigroup Center
                160 E 54th Street (at Third Avenue)
                New York, NY 10022                                               
When:     Wednesday, May 4 from 7:00-9:00 pm ET
Where:    Barnes & Noble Country Glen Center
                91 Old Country Road
                Carle Place, NY 11514                                                        
When:      Friday, May 6 from 3:00-5:00 pm CT
                Mall of America
                The Rotunda/Event Common Space
                60 E Broadway
                Bloomington, MN 55425
When:     Monday, May 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm CT
Where:    Fort Worth Walmart Superstore
                8520 North Beach
                Fort Worth, TX 76244
When:     Tuesday, May 10 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm CT
Where:    Fort Hood Clear Creek Main Post Exchange
                4250 Clear Creek Blvd
                Fort Hood, TX 76544
                *Must have military clearance to attend
When:     Tuesday, May 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm CT
Where:    Books-A-Million at Grapevine Mills
                3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
                Grapevine, TX 76051
When:     Wednesday, May 11 from 3:00–4:00 pm CT
Where:    McCormick Place
                2301 S King Dr.
                Chicago, IL 60616
                *This event is exclusive to Book Expo
                America. Patrons must have a badge to get
                into signing
When:     Wednesday, May 11 from 6:00-8:00pm CT
Where:    Barnes & Noble Skokie Old Orchard
                55 Old Orchard Center
                Skokie, IL 60077
When:     Thursday, May 12 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm CT
Where:    Franklin LifeWay Christian Store
                at Cool Springs Crossing
                1725 Galleria Blvd
                Franklin, TN 37067
When:     Thursday, May 12th from 6:00-8:00pm ET
Where:    Knoxville West LifeWay Christian Store
                10990 Parkside Drive
                Knoxville, TN 37934
When:     Friday, May 13th from 12:00-2:00pm ET
Where:    Barnes & Noble at Asheville Mall
                3 South Tunnel Road
                Asheville, NC 28805
When:     Friday, May 13th from 7:00-9:00pm ET
Where:    Charlotte Books-A-Million at Concord Mills
                8301 Concord Mills Road
                Concord, NC 28027
When:     Saturday, May 14th from 9:30-11:30am ET
Where:    Costco
                4201 W Wendover Ave
                Greensboro, NC 27407
                *For Costco Wholesale members only. 
When:     Saturday, May 14th from 2:30-5:00pm ET
Where:    First Baptist Church of Garner
                Christian Life Center
                601 St Mary’s St.
                Garner, NC 27529
                *The book tour ends in McCreery’s hometown of Garner, NC on May 14 (“Scotty McCreery Day”). This event will be held on the campus of the church where he is a member. Quail Ridge bookstore will sell books for McCreery to sign, and he will be doing a Q&A and performing a brief acoustic set. 
Go Big or Go Home narrates McCreery's journey from a kid imitating Elvis on the school bus to 30 million across America tuning in to see him win season ten of "American Idol” to building a successful country music career. McCreery shares a glimpse of where he came from and the impact his faith, family and friends have had on a humble guy who keeps asking “why me?” This is his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America’s most popular singing competition and moving on to launch the musical career he had always dreamed about.  
Go Big or Go Home (ISBN 9780310345220, hardcover) retails at $24.99 and goes on sale from Zondervan May 3, 2016. It is currently available for pre-order at and other online retailers.
Scotty 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 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”). 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” and “Country Music’s Hottest Bachlor 2016,” and the readers of the Los Angeles Times named him the “Best American Idol.” For more information, please visit Follow him on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram
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