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Scotty McCreery has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge “in a big way.” He didn’t just take an ice bucket challenge, he took the “F-150 edition,” as he calls it.
The country singer decided to put his own spin on the viral task, which brings awareness to the disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The North Carolina native filled up the truck bed of his Ford F-150 and sat beneath it. McCreery was nominated by John Luke Robertson and others, including “various other fans.”
“I have accepted your challenge in a very … big way,” he says, pointing at the tarp-lined truck bed. Before allowing the truck to dump 23 bags of ice and water on him, he challenged a few people himself. Josh Turner was one of the lucky ones to be called out during the video. McCreery also nominated his drummer, Joey Sanchez, “who has been challenged, but has not done it yet.”
“You all have 24 hours after this F-150 edition of this ALS ice bucket challenge,” he says with a grin. His friend then opens the truck bed, allowing the water to rush over the singer, ensuring the tarp was fully dry and McCreery got every last drop. The singer gasps for air a couple of times, clearly breathless from the cold. He has a laugh before reminding his nominees, “you got 24 hours.”
Following the early success of Scotty McCreery’s See You Tonight Tour, the Platinum-selling country star extends his first-ever headlining tour into the fall. The See You Tonight Tour originally kicked off in January making stops in over 50 U.S. markets. With his high-energy live show and allure of a seasoned showman, McCreery captivated audiences across the country, selling out more than 20 dates along the way including famed venues like Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. and House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
McCreery is currently touring in support of his No. 1-debuting sophomore album, See You Tonight, featuring Top 10, Gold-selling record “See You Tonight” and his currently climbing single, “Feelin’ It.” Concert-goers can also expect to hear fan-favorites like “Trouble With Girls,” “Water Tower Town” and “I Love You This Big” off his record-breaking, Platinum debut, Clear As Day on Mercury Nashville / 19 / Interscope Records.
Joining McCreery on the See You Tonight Tour fall leg is Big Machine’s Danielle Bradbery. Seventeen-year-old Bradbery charmed her way into the national spotlight with her sweet, soulful sound and quintessential personality, winning season 4 of The Voice and seeing multiple performances reach No. 1 on the iTunes Country Singles chart. Bradbery’s self-titled debut album features the Top 15 lead single “The Heart of Dixie,” and current offering “Young In America.”
“The fans have really been incredible at all of our shows so far,” shares McCreery. “I’m excited to keep all the momentum going with Danielle coming out with us; it’s going to be great. We’re going to have a blast on the road!”
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It’s easy to forget that Scotty McCreery is old enough to perform in establishments that serve alcohol but too young to imbibe.
“People think I’m older than I am,” said McCreery, 20. “I’m used to it.”
But it wasn’t that long ago that McCreery was just a typical kid immersed in baseball and daydreams. But that all changed when the laid-back Boston Red Sox diehard discovered he has a remarkable voice.
“I didn’t get what I had until I was 15,” said McCreery recently while calling from Hyannis, Mass. “It was a weird thing. I went like that from a tenor to a bass. It was surreal. My voice changed, and it changed for the better.”
Armed with his deep baritone and charm, McCreery won the 10th season of “American Idol” in 2011.
“It seems like such a long time ago,” McCreery said. “It was incredible. It opened some doors for me, and I’ve been all about taking advantage of whatever opportunities I’ve received.”
McCreery, who will perform Sunday at the Cotillion, released “Clear As Day,” just five months after he won the “Idol” title. The album, which includes such hits as “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls,” took off immediately. The album sold 197,000 copies during its first week of release.
“It was a great start,” McCreery said. “You have to strike while the iron is hot. I worked hard and I haven’t let up.”