KML Interview: Scotty McCreery Was Genuinely Surprised by Opry Invitation
Scotty McCreery has come a long way since his days of growing up in Garner, North Carolina, and his invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry over the weekend shows just how far that journey has come.
McCreery talked with The Big Wake Up’s Don Chase and Sarah this week, coming no the heels of the surprise moment in Nashville.
“I’ll be reliving this moment for a long time,” McCreery said. “A lifelong dream of mine came true. I have not stopped smiling since Saturday night.”
And if you think any of it was staged, think again. Scotty said he was genuinely surprised.
“It was not on my radar – at all – for it to happen Saturday night,” he said. “I love the Opry and I try to get there as much as I can, and always in the back of my head I’m thinking ‘Maybe tonight it will happen.'”
When Garth came up on stage, Scotty knew what was happening though, and the video shows that magical moment.
You’ve got a chance to see Scotty on stage again soon, as he’ll be in concert at the Durham Performing Arts Center in February. We’ll have your shot at tickets starting on December 11, with Don Chase & Sarah.
It’s been a huge year for McCreery, as he was also inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in October of 2023. Past inductees include Eric Church, John Coltrane, Charlie Daniels, Andy Griffith, Ronnie Milsap, Theloneous Monk, Kellie Pickler, Earl Scruggs, Nina Simone, James Taylor, Randy Travis, Doc Watson and many more.
He’s also got a new Christmas song, “Feels Like the Holidays,” his first Christmas release in 11 years.
Push play below to listen to the full interview with our KML team.