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If you know anything about Scotty McCreery, then you know he has a high level of respect for the great country artists who came before him. After growing up listening to classic country, McCreery makes a point to perform some of his personal favorites at his shows, especially when he visits the Grand Ole Opry.
We’ve watched McCreery sing many a classic country tune at the Opry before. In the past, he’d sing one complete song, such as “Hello Darlin'” by Conway Twitty. But he changed things up for his Opry appearance on July 26, opting to sing an entire medley of everyone’s favorite country classics. The Opry shared the video of that performance on Wednesday (October 4).
Since he’s fairly well-known for his cover of “Hello Darlin’,” McCreery opened his medley by singing that tune. He then moved into Randy Travis‘ timeless hit “Forever and Ever, Amen” before he transitioned into a rowdy performance of Johnny Cash‘s “Folsom Prison Blues.”
McCreery concluded his medley by performing two songs from the traditional country era. The first of those two songs was Alan Jackson‘s “Chattahoochee,” and he wrapped the whole medley up with a cover of John Michael Montgomery‘s “Sold.”
Making a point to keep the crowd engaged in his performance, McCreery worked the stage like a pro. He knew exactly when to gesture to the crowd for added effect, such as when he reached the “sold to the lady in the second row” line in “Sold.”
McCreery’s stage presence is one of the main factors that made his medley so enjoyable to watch. The other was the quality of his voice and how it sounded on each song he sang. Seriously, his voice was made for classic country!
You can see and hear exactly what we mean when you watch McCreery’s show-stopping medley in the clip below. The only thing wrong with it is the fact that it only lasts for nine minutes!
Do you know of any other classic country tunes that McCreery’s voice would be a good fit for? We’d love to hear what you think!
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