Scotty McCreery Praises NC In New Song “Carolina to Me”
Scotty McCreery has released a new song,“Caroline to me” Friday that calls out Kill Devil Hills, Linville Gorge, Andy Griffith, the wild horses of the Outer Banks and a host of iconic North Carolina images.
Garner native and American Idol winner plans to release “Same Truck”, her fifth studio album, September 17. It’s a celebration of a decade of country music since winning the “American Idol” television singing contest.
The song from the album “Carolina to Me”, written by Taylor Phillips and Jeremy Bussey, compares the Old North State to a blissful afterlife.
“You think the pearly doors
You think of the streets of gold
And I think of those longleaf pines bordered by Tobacco Road
You think of the blue sky
You think of the wings of angels
I think of grandfather on an old creek bank and a Zebco 33. ”
And on Tuesday, McCreery will perform on stage at the Grand Ole Opry, which airs on WSM Radio.
McCreery won the 10th season of “American Idol” in 2011 when he was still a teenager, becoming the best-selling country singer that year.
During the pandemic, he performed over 130 online performances while writing and recording for the new album. McCreery wrote 10 of the album’s 12 tracks.
“My last album was about me as a young man preparing to get married,” McCreery said in a July press release. “‘Same Truck’ is me three years later, taking a moment to recognize where I am now as a married and happy 27 year old man, sharing both what I have learned and where I want go.”
McCreery married his longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal in 2018.