Fox’s “American Idol” season 10 winner Scott McCreery graduated in June 2012 from Garner Magnet High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. To attend his graduation ceremony, McCreery, 18, had to fly in from Nashville, Tennessee, where he had been attending the CMT Awards the night before. The young singer’s song “The Trouble with Girls” had won the Breakthrough Video of the Year, McCreery’s first CMT award.
McCreery will be one busy kid for awhile. For one thing, he will be the opening act for popular country artist Brad Paisley’s current Virtual Reality Tour. The young “American Idol” winner is also working on writing songs for his second album. His first album “Clear as Day,” which went platinum and had three top 20 hits, did not have any songs penned by the 18-year-old, but McCreery is eager to change that for his sophomore work.
McCreery told “People” magazine that he is also planning on attending college at North Carolina State next year. College probably won’t be too hard for the kid. Even though McCreery had been competing on “American Idol,” touring and recording during his high school years, he still managed to graduate with distinguished honors and he believes that he finished in the top 50 of his class of approximately 400.
If all that wasn’t enough, McCreery also pitched for Garner Magnet High School’s baseball team, which made the state playoffs, in 2012. McCreery, who was a strong and consistent pitcher, had to miss the 2011 season because he was competing on “American Idol.” Unfortunately, Garner was eliminated during the first round by Rose High.
It will be interesting to see who the show responsible for making McCreery famous, “American Idol,” will hire as judges now that two of its current cast members, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, have announced they will not be returning next season.