Scotty McCreery, an American Idol winner, is already a famous country singer. But while he lives in Nashville, he hasn’t forgotten his roots.
Watch (below) as this video was unearthed from Easter Sunday, where he sings with his mother at church.
The song is “New Again,” which was made famous by Sara Evans and Brad Paisley in the soundtrack for The Passion of the Christ.
And this version of the song is beautiful!
The American Idol winner has always been vocal about his faith, even in his days on the singing competition show. McCreery was known to sport a cross necklace and told the audience, “I’ve got to thank the Lord first; He got me here.” Even though he is young, at just 21 years of age, the “See You Tonight” singer is incredibly bold about what he believes.
“I’m not ashamed [of my faith], but I know that everyone doesn’t agree with me,” says McCreery. “I think especially in the country music world, if there’s anyone that’s going to accept it, it’ll be them.”
However, McCreery knows that his faith isn’t welcomed with open arms by everyone, and he’s realistic about that fact.
“When you’re out there talking about your faith and what you believe in, you’ll face some backlash,” McCreery admits. “But mostly, I’ve received support.”
McCreery is currently working on his next record, and he’s planning for a more traditional country sound with a little more depth. Although the project is expected sometime in the third or fourth quarter of 2015, he’s stayed relatively quiet about it — but he is adamant that he and his team are taking their time.
“We’re not looking for a quick single,” he says. “Honestly, we’re starting at ground zero.”
via The Boot
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