Fast Facts

  • Began playing guitar in the fifth grade.
  • Plays baseball; is the pitcher on his high-school team.
  • Impersonated Elvis Presley when he was younger.
  • Won the Clayton (NC) Idol competition in 2009.
  • Winner of season 10 of American Idol; runner-up was Lauren Alaina.
  • Won his first CMT Music Award, for Breakthrough Video of the Year for "The Trouble With Girls," the night before his high school graduation.


  • 2012, CMT Music Awards — Breakthrough Video of the Year: Winner


  • Judy McCreery — Mother
  • Michael McCreery — Father
  • Ashley McCreery — Sister


  • Birth Name: Scott Cooke McCreery
  • Birth Place: Garner, NC
  • Profession: Singer, Reality cast member

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