Scotty McCreery will once again return this year to perform for Opry Country Christmas. For McCreery, who already loves the holidays, there is nowhere he would rather be than celebrating the season from the Opry stage.
“To me, certain things just go hand in hand,” McCreery tells Everything Nash. “Christmastime and the Grand Ole Opry, to me, they do that. It’s been a few years now that I’ve been able to make it up there for Opry Country Christmas, just singing country Christmas songs at the Grand Ole Opry. We’ve got Christmas trees, Christmas lights. Everybody’s holly and jolly. I love it, so hopefully I can keep going back year after year.”
McCreery has a new Christmas song to add to his holiday set list this year. The 30-year-old released “Feel Like the Holidays,” to help celebrate the season.
“Christmas is my favorite time of year and I sing Christmas songs every day,” McCreery said when the song was released. “When I first heard ‘Feel Like the Holidays,’ I knew I wanted to record the song. It has that timeless, classic Christmas music vibe and is so much fun. It feels like something that Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, or Michael Buble would sing. I’m looking forward to performing it this holiday season.”
McCreery not only loves the music, but he also loves the traditions he and his wife, Gabi, and now their son, Avery, embrace year after year.
“As far as traditions go, me and my wife, it’s typically just the every other year with the family that we do,” McCreery told the Country Music Association of how they spend the holidays.. “Her family’s all from Louisiana, so a lot of times we go to New Orleans for Christmas one year, and then we’ll stay back in Carolina for one Christmas with my family. I have a feeling we’ll be continuing that all.
“Maybe we’ll have some Southern Christmases for sure, some Cajun Christmases,” he added. “I didn’t grow up eating crawfish for Christmas, but [Avery’s] gonna get used to it.”
McCreery already has an early Christmas present: a hit single with “Cab In A Solo.” The song, from his forthcoming new album, is inching close to the Top 30, and was the most added at radio when it was released.
“Took some buddies up to the mountains of North Carolina to do nothing but write some country music. I’m proud to say one of those songs turned out to be one of my favorite I’ve ever written,” he shared.
The North Carolina native will perform as part of Opry Country Christmas on December 3. Other artists performing as part of the holiday series include Jon Pardi, Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins, Lady A and Chris Janson, and more. Find all of the Opry Country Christmas shows at Opry.com.
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