Scotty McCreery Dishes True Feelings On Randy Travis


When Scotty McCreery first discovered the genre of country music, there was one man who almost single handedly made him fall in love with it.

Randy Travis and McCreery hail from the same home state of North Carolina, which inspired the young singer that becoming a famous country singer was actually a possibility. 

When I was younger, I played his songs on my guitar almost every night before going to sleep. Knowing that he was also from North Carolina showed me it was possible to follow my own dreams,” he told Rare Country.

At the 50th Annual CMA Awards McCreery met his hero and took to Instagram to document the special moment.


McCreery sang Travis’ hit “1982” at the Grand Ole Opry a few months ago and the performance impressed Travis so much, he reached out to McCreery.

“Randy wasn’t there, but somehow he heard about it and tweeted me later that night,” he told Rare Country. “In the tweet he mentioned that he was a fan of my voice. That was unreal…that one of my heroes was a fan of my voice!”

Since the two have a new budding friendship, and are huge fans of each other, it only makes sense that McCreery was one of the names added to the star-studded tribute to Travis called 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis.

The tribute concert will take place on February 8 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and will also feature Travis Tritt, James Dupre, Joe Nichols, the Bellamy Brothers, Kenny Rogers, Montgomery Gentry, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Janson and so many more.

The first time we heard McCreery sing a Randy travis song, was when he was competing on American Idol. Enjoy his performance of “I Told You So” below.

Want to save this article?

Get this sent to your inbox, plus, get new articles & videos from us every week!

Sponsors / Partners

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more info

Unapologetically Country

Receive daily updates with the best country music videos, news, and more!