Scotty McCreery is among the 2023 class that will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame this fall. The country star is joined by fellow inductees Betty Davis, Loudon Wainwright III, George Beverly Shea, Fetchin Bones and Bill Curtis.
“Anyone that knows me knows how proud I am to be from North Carolina,” says McCreery. “It is an honor to be recognized by the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and included with this great 2023 class of artists. It’s also a bit surreal knowing I will be joining some of my musical heroes who are already in the Hall, such as Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Daniels and James Taylor as well as friends like Eric Church and Kellie Pickler. I am truly thankful.”
Hailing from Garner, North Carolina, McCreery first broke onto the scene when he won American Idol in 2011. Since then, the talented singer has garnered five consecutive No. 1 hits and multiple Gold and Platinum albums and singles. He has sold-out concerts across the world and won an array of ACM, BMI, CMT, NSAI and Carolina Beach Music Awards. Additionally, he has executive produced two Hallmark holiday movies based on his first No. 1 hit song, triple-Platinum “Five More Minutes.”
McCreery is currently rising up the charts with his single “It Matters to Her” from his Same Truck: The Deluxe Album, while also touring with Brooks & Dunn on their “Reboot 2023 Tour.”
He and his fellow inductees will be enshrined on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Mooresville Performing Arts Center in Mooresville, North Carolina, with tickets on sale now.
Previous inductees in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame include Tori Amos, The Avett Brothers, Shirley Caesar, George Clinton, Church, John Coltrane, Daniels, Fantasia, Donna Fargo, Robert Flack, Ben Folds, Don Gibson, Andy Griffith, Stonewall Jackson, Big Daddy Kane, Ben E. King, Little Eva, Milsap, Thelonious Monk, Pickler, Tony Rice, Max Roach, Earl Scruggs, Nina Simone, Kate Smith, Taylor, John Tesh, Travis, Doc Watson, Merle Watson and more.
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