Scotty McCreery will return to American Idol this Thursday, March 29, to perform his new single, “Water Tower Town.” The single will also be released to country radio on Thursday.
The song reflects McCreery’s life in Garner, N.C. “’Water Tower Town’ is my Garner song on the album, my hometown song,” he says. “It reminds me of Garner, which has a big water tower right across from where I grew up playing ball. It has a lot of elements in there that remind me of Garner.”
The American Idol champ’s first two singles, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls,” have been certified Gold. McCreery has toured the nation as part of Brad Paisley’s “Virtual Reality Tour 2012” presented by Chevrolet. Since mid-January, he has performed in front of nearly 225,000 people.
McCreery has been nominated for this year’s Academy of Country Music New Artist of the Year Award, which will be given out during the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1. He will perform “Water Tower Town” on the show, which airs live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.