Scott Cooke "Scotty" McCreery (born October 9, 1993) is an American singer from Garner, North Carolina who won the tenth season of American Idol on May 25, 2011. His mother works as a realtor. His father was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to a Puerto Rican mother from San Juan and an American father. He used to impersonate Elvis as a child, and started learning guitar at age ten. He attended West Lake Middle School and sang at his graduation. He also attended Garner Magnet High School where he joined a vocal ensemble, Die Meistersingers that performs across the United States. He started out singing tenor but switched to bass when his voice turned lower in his sophomore year. McCreery auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The judges were struck by his deep bass voice unusual for his age. At age 17, he is the second youngest Idol winner behind season 6 winner Jordin Sparks. Scotty’s coronation single "I Love You This Big" entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number 32, becoming the highest debut for a debut single since the chart converted to BDS data the week of January 20, 1990. The song sold 171,404 units in its first week. He is signed with Mercury Nashville Records and will release his debut album this October.
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