He's now a platinum selling chart topper with a headlining tour but there's something about this homecoming that gives him the jitters.
"That's where I came from so you know it's always a little nerve-wracking going back home but it's nice to see all the familiar faces and kind of say thanks to everybody and we have a good time back there," said Scotty McCreery.
Mccreery has been rolling out new tunes like a pro. On Thursday, he'll be performing the lead single off his upcoming sophomore album.
"We got a new single out," says McCreery. "I've been working hard on new music for the last couple months and had it under the table so now it's nice to bring it out and show the fans - the single is called 'see you tonight' and it's got a cool vibe to it
Look for Scotty McCreery on tour and on the Idol stage on Thursday.
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