Scotty McCreery helped millions of fans get in the Christmas spirit, with a performance of “Feel Like the Holidays” on Good Morning America. The 30-year-old, who loves everything about the holiday season, also shared why he wanted to record the song, written by Frank Rogers, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick and Jeremy Bussey.
“We tried to put all of our favorite Christmas elements into it,” McCreery explained. “So it’s got a little Sinatra, it’s got a little country. It’s got a little Randy Newman with the clarinet, so hopefully people enjoy it.”
“Coolest night of my life,” McCreery gushed. “It’s always been a top goal in my career, to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. To have that happen, and it be Garth Brooks, it’s like, what in the world is going on? It’s crazy.”
“I’ll do it all,” McCreery recently told 94-7 WQDR radio station. “Whatever they’d like me to do. It’s really just an honor to be up there, and be a member. A lot of my heroes are members there, and played that stage. I’ll be there as much as I can, and parade that around the country, and invite folks out … I’ll be there for the rest of my life.”
McCreery is eager to spend the holidays with his wife, Gabi, and one-year-old son, Avery, where he hopes to have a little snow.
“We’re just going to camp out for a few weeks, hanging up in the mountains, praying for snow and drinking lots of hot chocolate,” McCreery said. “Lord knows [Avery] does not need any more toys. I’ve already stepped on enough Legos in the middle of the night. He’s going to hopefully have a good time, and I know the family will for sure.”
The singer is especially eager to experience Christmas with Avery, who wasn’t quite old enough to enjoy the festivities last year.
“Avery was here last year, but he was just a potato sitting there,” McCreery told New Country 103.1. “This year, I think he’ll be a little more interactive. We’ll get him presents, and he’ll probably just like the wrapping paper. We always split up Christmas and Thanksgiving. My family and my wife’s family. This year was her Thanksgiving and my family for Christmas. We don’t have anything too crazy.”
McCreery will embark on his Cab In A Solo Tour on January 26 in Troy, Ohio, with both Gabi and Avery joining him on the road. His latest single, “Cab In A Solo” is currently in the Top 25 and climbing. The song is from his forthcoming new album. Find all of McCreery’s music and tour dates at ScottyMcCreery.com.