Last night, the American people voted for 17-year-old Garner, N.C. native Scotty McCreery as the next ‘American Idol.’ The 10th season finale of the Fox juggernaut wasn’t short on emotions with McCreery’s final performance of ‘I Love You This Big.’
Over the past weeks, McCreery has made a name for himself as quite the showman, pulling influence from arena star Garth Brooks. The singer first picked up a guitar at the age of 10 and often impersonated Elvis Presley.
His performance of ‘Gone’ by Montgomery Gentry showed off the Carolinian’s vocal range from Southern baritone to country-fried tenor. McCreery also hit all the right notes on his first single ‘I Love You This Big,’ a classic-sounding country tune, prompting Idol judge Jennifer Lopez to say McCreery was a “beautiful storyteller” and he facilitates the song with his heartfelt emotion.
Now McCreery is offering fans an exclusive first listen of his new single, ‘I Love You This Big,’ exclusively through AOL Music.