11 things to know about the country music star –
Scotty McCreery turns 29 on Sunday, October 9. Although we already know some things about the singer, as he won season 10 of american idol, and that he has been married to his wife, Gabi, for four years, there are still plenty of other things we can learn about him. Read on to learn more about one of country music’s most beloved stars.
1. He worked in a grocery store.
Before McCreery became famous for being on american idol, he was a bagger in the North Carolina grocery chain, Lowes Foods. Although he thankfully no longer has that job, he still prides himself on being an expert when packing his own groceries.
“I like the cold with the colds, the toiletries with the toiletries, all that good stuff,” McCreery previously said. All Nash.
2. He has a dog named Moose.
In early 2019, McCreery and Gabi welcomed a new member to their family: a yellow lab named Moose. The beloved dog, who even has his own Instagram page, will soon have to adjust to no longer being their only child, when their firstborn, a boy, arrives this fall.
“He’s going to have to adjust to this baby for sure because he’s definitely used to being the center of attention,” McCreery shared with All Nash at a recent media event. We’ll watch TV and he’ll bring us his frisbee, bring us his ball. He is ready to play any time of the day. And I think he realizes that something is going on. Toys are appearing at home, mom’s belly is growing a little. I think he understands things.
3. He hates squash.
It’s true! McCreery likes all kinds of foods, especially spicy Cajun food, but says All Nash he absolutely hates squash.
4. Two years before his victory american idolhe won a local talent contest called Clayton’s Idol.
McCreery was only 15 when he played for Clayton’s Idol, a talent show in Clayton, North Carolina. Although it was his first competition, he nailed his delivery of Jamey Johnson’s “In Color” and won the show.
5. He attended North Carolina State University, studying communications.
McCreery could have gone into music full-time after high school, but he wanted more education and to experience college life. He attended the University of North Carolina, studying communications. Although he tried to work full-time, he found it was too exhausting working on the music, so he went part-time instead.
“I felt like (the teachers) were empathetic but not sympathetic,” McCreery told the Chicago Grandstand. “They understood what I was going through, but they also had the mentality of ‘if you’re going to be a student, you’re going to be a student’… They didn’t want to give me special grades, which is what I wanted. If I have to do it, I will.”
6. He is part Puerto Rican.
McCreery is a Puerto Rican quarterback. His father, Michael, was born in Puerto Rico to a Puerto Rican mother and an American father, making McCreery part Puerto Rican, although he does not speak the language.
7. He loves low-fat Cheez-Its.
McCreery said Looks like Nashville that her favorite snack is not just Cheez-Its, but reduced-fat Cheez-Its. We’ll just assume that they taste a bit different from regular dishes.
8. He returned to high school to complete his senior year in person.
McCreery could have completed his senior year online, but he wanted all the experience. He won the CMT Price for Breakthrough Video of the Year, for “The Trouble with Girls,” on June 6, 2012, then hopped on a plane with his family to arrive in time for his graduation the next day.
9. His name was almost Evan instead.
His parents had planned to name him Evan throughout his mother’s pregnancy. But it was only on the way to the hospital that they decided to change his name to Scott.
10. His wife, Gabi, used to scribble “Mrs. Gabi McCreery” on her notebooks in elementary school.
The two met in elementary school, with country now stating that his current wife was apparently hit on by him even when she was child enough to write “Mrs. Gabi McCreery” in her notebooks. The two officially started dating in high school.
11. He is an avid New England Patriots fan.
McCreery can blame his father for his love of the Patriots.
“He’s from the southern tip of Maine — Elliot in the Kittery area — and then Portsmouth, NH,” McCreery said. Patriots.com. “He grew up as a sports fan in Boston so that’s all he knew and he passed it on to me here in North Carolina. I’m like the lone wolf, but it’s fun to being a Patriots fan here because most people hate the Pats. That makes it more interesting.”
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