Happy Birthday Scotty McCreery!


On October 9th Scotty McCreery turned 21 years old. Most of you may know him from American Idol where he won the tenth season. He was only seventeen years old then! That makes him the second youngest contestant to win American Idol. Now at twenty-one years of age he is currently on his See You Tonight Tour. On his actual birthday he was performing his show at the KMPS Presents: The Sunset Chevrolet 12-Man Jam in Seattle. Scotty's 21st on tourDuring his performance Scotty was surprised with a cake on stage with candles and all. Joe Tafoya and Norm Johnson, two retired Seattle Seahawks players were the ones who took it out on stage for Scotty to blow out all of his candles.

What did he wish for you might ask? As a National Goodwill Ambassador for the 12.14 Foundation, Scotty asked fans to help him celebrate his 21st birthday by making a donation to the 12.14 Foundation. (You too can fulfill Scotty’s wish by making a donation like I did by clicking on the link in the previous sentence. Every dollar counts!) The non-profit organization plans to build a multipurpose performing arts and education center for the residents of Newtown, Connecticut, site of the tragic 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. What a selfless individual.

This must have been an amazing experience for the fans to witness this as well as be a part of the celebration for another monumental year in the life of a young country music star. This really builds a strong relationship with fans by sharing intimate moments like a birthday. The fans feel connected to Scotty on a personal level which just makes them even more loyal, supportive, and influential when it comes to supporting his 12.14 Foundation as well as his career.

McCreery will also hold a benefit concert for the organization on Thursday, December 4 at the Toyota Oakdale in Wallingford, Conn. Danielle Bradbery will be joining him as well for the special performance. I don’t know about you, but every time I hear about celebrities really making a positive impact it warms to hear to know they are using there influence and status to better the world instead of take advantage of it.

This is not seen too often unfortunately. Who knows, maybe it’s just the good ole country spirit that working in Scotty. The country boy spent his birthday with family and friends back home in North Carolina. He will then be returning to the See You Tonight Tour in Fayetteville, N.C., on Oct. 17.

Tour Bus


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8 Responses to Happy Birthday Scotty McCreery!

  1. Zane Gurwitz

    When I was younger my family would always watch American Idol. I specifically remember watching Scotty’s audition and how surprised I was hearing such a low toned voice come from a seventeen year old. Being a big fan of country music I instantly loved his voice the songs he would sing. I think it is awesome how much he gives back and how he uses his tours to advertise the 12.14 Foundation. This is a great way to get the word out and help people that are in need. Side note: I remember in his audition they showed a clip of him playing baseball which also got me to like him too.

  2. Dustin Hixenbaugh

    This is a little random, but I had not idea that Scotty McCreery is as young as he is. Like Zane, I am a bit surprised by the deep baritone voice, which I think conveys a lot more experience than he actually has. Also, unsurprisingly, he also recorded a video of himself accepting the ALS Ice Bucket challenge during the summer. Here’s the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW93WwbSlUM

  3. Ramie Payne

    I love how Scotty wished for fans to donate to the 12.14 foundation for his birthday. I think by doing so, he set a great example for his audience, especially the younger members. Celebrities act as huge role models for kids and I think it is incredibly important for them to set good examples, and Scotty is doing just that. I love seeing how selfless he is and how he took the focus off of him and put it on the foundation even though it was his birthday. I’ve always admired Scotty for his actions in the spotlight, but this act made me respect him even more.

  4. Minsu Kim

    I remember seeing Scotty McCreery on American Ido when he first appeared on the show, and I was really surprised by his deep voice which doesn’t seem to go along with his baby face. I also remember seeing his interviews and performance and thinking “wow, this boy is so young but he can SING.” I’m glad to see he is becoming a good role model for other rising young country musicians, by encouraging his fans to donate to a charity rather than getting fancy gifts. I’m waiting for him to come to Austin at some point, so I can go hear his beautiful voice live. I also like every single one of his songs (he only has one album out, right?) because they’re all easy to sing along and are catchy.
    P.S. His voice STILL doesn’t go with his baby face.

  5. Lejla Pracic

    I forgot how young Scotty was when he won American Idol. He was my favorite on the show and I was really pulling for him to win. I am so glad to see that he is using his fame and success to give to back. I always thought that he was very humble. You can tell he doesn’t take what he has for granted. Scotty just seems to be your all around American boy. I think it’s really cool that he got to share his 21st birthday with his fans. It definitely does let the fans connect with him on a personal level. Your birthday is a special day and to share it with your fans is awesome! Scotty McCreery is pretty awesome his self.

  6. Amy Burt

    I think Scotty McCreery is one of the most down-to-earth artists out there. I watched him play at the Orange County fair a couple years ago when his music just started becoming more famous after he won American Idol. After the show, he hungout on stage and signed autographs for almost an hour. I had never seen that before after a concert, he was so incredibly nice and patient to all his fans and that’s something I really respect in famous people. I follow him on instagram and most of his posts are things that a normal boy our age would post. Its also funny to me what he’s wearing in that picture you posted where he is blowing out the candles on the cake, he doesn’t look like he would be a country performer at all just by looking at him!

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  8. Carilu Martinez

    I remember the very first time I had ever heard Scotty McCreery sing took me by surprised! I blame his deep voice for making me believe that he was in his mid 20s. When I found out that he was only seventeen years old I was in shock. I could not believe that someone his age could sing the way he did. I began to look at a couple of his videos on YouTube and he just blew my mind away. I really do not know if it his voice that made me want to continue to listen to his music or if it was his blue eyes that made me not want to stop looking at him. Either way, I had his songs on repeat for quite awhile!

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