Scotty McCreery Shares His Journey From Idol to the Opry | Biscuits & Jam | Season 5 | Episode 11

Step into the world of country music with Scotty McCreery as he discusses his journey from American Idol to becoming a chart-topping artist. Raised in Garner, North Carolina, Scotty’s roots in faith and family shine through in his music. In this candid conversation with Southern Living’s Sid Evans, Scotty delves into his latest album, “Rise & Fall,” revealing different facets of his life, including his Puerto Rican heritage, career highs and lows, and the honor of being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

00:00 Introduction
1:48 Background and the New Album “Rise & Fall”
08:19 Scotty’s Heritage and Musical Interests
11:22 North Carolina BBQ
13:00 How Church Helped Make Scotty
16:32 Scotty’s American Idol Journey
18:32 “Red Letter Blueprint” and “Can’t Pass the Bar”
22:22 What George Strait Means to Scotty
24:08 Grand Ole Opry—”The Honor of All Honors”
25:41 What Does It Mean To Be Southern?

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Scotty McCreery Shares His Journey From Idol to the Opry | Biscuits & Jam | Season 5 | Episode 11

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