Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:15am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (April 7, 2016) — He may be returning to “American Idol” tonight for the final episode of the iconic television series, but in just a few weeks, the ACM and CMT Award-winning country music singer/songwriter Scotty McCreery will begin a 14-city book tour promoting his debut book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, which releases May 3. Locations and times are listed below and can also be found at
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 “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,
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 the readers of the Los Angeles Times named him the “Best American Idol.” For more information, please Follow him on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram
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