Below is a great long interview with Scotty McCreery from myYearbook ! Some of the highlights are that Scotty discusses his motto, writing songs, what he recommends for everyone to experience, and what he hopes that his fans get out of his album! Read it all below:
When did you first discover your voice?
I’ve been singing my whole life. I don’t remember not singing. I think it was around 13 that my voice started changing. It just kind of dropped off; I kind of skipped that cracking phase.
Do you have any childhood memories of singing?
I don’t remember it, but my mom says that when I was a baby at my one-year-old check-up she looked at the doctor and said, ‘Look! This baby will sing to you!’ Then she hummed a little nursery rhyme to me and I hummed it back to the doctor. It was a pretty cool thing. I’ve been singing my whole life. I sang in church and children’s choir too.
How has your faith influenced your passion for music?
Greatly, I grew up singing [in the church]. My faith plays a big role in my music. You can tell that because the last song on the album is a faith-based song. Hopefully, one day we can produce and make one of those faith-based albums to show people exactly where I come from and who I am.
You learned guitar at age 10. Did it come naturally to you?
I think the rhythm maybe, but I still have to learn all the chords and finger lays. My hands are kind of small, so I have to find a way to do it. I remember my guitar teacher saying something to my mom about how I had a natural rhythm. I think that’s something that just musically has been in my head the whole time.