Who is Scotty McCreery and what is his net worth 2018? Scotty McCreery is a singer who is best known as the winner of ‘American Idol’ Season 10. He auditioned for American Idol when he was sixteen years of age. Soon after that he achieved great fame and released his debut album ‘Clear as Day’ in October 2011. The album included 20 country songs and was a certified platinum album in the United States. In 2013, his single “See You Tonight” reached in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Country charts. Till date, he has released 3 albums and has fetched awards for all the three albums.
Scott Cooke “Scotty” McCreery was born in Garner, North Carolina on October 9, 1993. He was born to parents Judy, a real estate agent and Michael McCreery who is a manufacturing systems analyst for Schneider Electric. He has an elder sister named Ashley and both of them were raised in Garner. When he was five, his grandmother gave him a book about Elvis and this led him to get influenced by music.
When he was nine or ten years old, he started learning guitar. Throughout his life, he attended Timber Drive Elementary School in Garner. This was followed by West Lake Middle School in Apex and then later to Garner Magnet High School. While in school, he used to participate in choruses.
He started singing in his church and starred in ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ which was his school production. He won a singing contest called ‘Clayton Idol’ in 2009 and used to perform to raise money for sick children. McCreery was also a member of the baseball team in his high school. As a child, he grew up listening to George Jones, Conway Twitty, and Merle Haggard.
McCreery is of Puerto Rican descent but he cannot speak Spanish. He is a great fan of sports and is a supporter of Boston Red Fox. He also does blogging for Major League Baseball.
He auditioned for American Idol in Milwaukee and he made the cut. He performed many songs to advance to the stage round. He entered the finals with singer Lauren Alaina. At the end, he became the series youngest male to win American Idol. Scotty McCreery was quick to release his first single entitled ‘I Love You This Big’. It was certified gold in August 2011 and sold over 170,000 units in its first week. He signed a contract with Mercury Nashville for his first album.
In October 2011, he released his debut album ‘Clear as Day’. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 and became the first country act to achieve the feat. The album sold over 1 million units. In October 2011, he sang the National Anthem in the Game 1 of World Series. His album ‘Christmas with Scotty McCreery’ was released in October 2012. It was a certified gold album and debuted at No. 4 on Billboard 200. In October 2013, he released another album ‘See You Tonight’.
Scotty McCreery has won several awards and nominations between the period of 2011 and 2013. He won the American Country Awards in 2011 and 2013. McCreery won the Teen Choice Award in 2012. He was bestowed as the Best New Artist by the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2012. Also in 2012, he won the CMT Music Awards.
Net Worth of Scotty McCreery
23 years old Scotty McCreery have achieved success when he was just a teenager. At seventeen years old, he became the second youngest American Idol Winner. Scotty McCreery’s estimated net worth is $5 million. Thanks to the sale of his albums that he is able to make this fortune.
Being an Idol winner he already made good money before starting his official career. He received a quarter of a million dollar by signing his contract with Mercury Nashville in 2011. His albums are gold certified and have peaked the Billboard charts. He has made several tours and concerts and is also a great philanthropist.
Scotty McCreery started performing for charities when he was in school. He has taken part in the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game to raise fund for cancer research. He has donated $50,000 to several youth baseball programs. He actively participates in various other fund raising campaigns.