Today was certainly a big day for Scotty McCreery fans. We told you earlier about how you can help Scotty celebrate his birthday by making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (article here). And, we received a press release about Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, a book Scotty wrote which will be coming out in May. I think I will be the first one in line at the book store when this one gets released. We don’t do a lot of book reviews here at Country’s Chatter, but we’ve done a few. I’m sure we will all be reading this new book, and we’ll be sure to tell our readers about it when we do. Below is the press release, and I’m excited!
[Press Release] Country music sensation Scotty McCreery will be releasing his debut book Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream on May 3, 2016 with Zondervan. The book will be available for pre-orders beginning Nov. 15, with more details to be announced soon.
Go Big or Go Home narrates McCreery’s journey from a kid imitating Elvis on the school bus to 30 million viewers across America tuning in to see him win Season 10 of “American Idol” to building a successful country music career. Now on the eve of his 22nd birthday (Oct. 9) as he completes his eagerly awaited fourth album (due out in 2016), McCreery shares a glimpse of where he came from and the impact his faith, family and friends have had on a humble guy who keeps asking “why me?” This is his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America’s most popular singing competition and moving on to launch the musical career he had always dreamt about.
“God gave me a voice and America gave me a chance,” says McCreery. “This book is about those two things, and about the amazing journey that began the moment I decided to say two words about this show I knew and loved. ‘Why not?’”
McCreery captured the hearts of millions of viewers nationwide after winning Season Ten of “American Idol” in 2011 at the age of 17. Subsequently, the talented vocalist released his debut break-out album, Clear As Day, which was the best-selling solo album released by a country artist in 2011. The Mercury Nashville / 19 / Interscope recording artist also became the youngest man in history to have his first album debut atop the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. McCreery has sold more than 2.5 million albums and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications. He has earned three Platinum singles (“I Love You This Big,” “The Trouble With Girls” and the Top Ten hit “See You Tonight”) and one Gold single (the Top Ten hit “Feelin’ It”). McCreery earned the Academy of Country Music Award for New Artist of the Year in 2011; CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year (for “The Trouble With Girls”) in 2012; and two American Country Awards: New Artist of the Year in 2011 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013.
McCreery toured with Rascal Flatts as the Special Guest on their RIOT TOUR 2015 this summer in addition to performing solo dates throughout the year. In-between concerts, he has been writing and recording songs for his highly anticipated new studio album, due out in 2016. The first single from the album, “Southern Belle” can be heard on country radio now and can be previewed and purchased online at http://umgn.us/southernbelle.
Go Big or Go Home was acquired by John Sloan, senior executive editor for Zondervan. Margaret Riley King of WME Entertainment serves as McCreery’s literary agent.
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