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Scotty McCreery sings 'Hello Darlin' at the Grand Ole Opry
December 11, 2016
Conway Twitty might have moved on from this earth back in June of 1993, but 22-1/2 years later, his voice and style seemed to echo out of the cavernous halls of the Grand Ole Opry once again.
The reason? Powerhouse singer Scott McCreery, whose massive pipes never seem to match his baby-faced looks, had taken the stage.
"Hello, Darlin," McCreery spoke into the microphone to roars of delight from the Opry crowd in a video that has racked up 3.3 million views on YouTube to date.
Twitty had 55 No. 1 hits and put out 110 albums in his career, according to his official website. McCreery rose to fame by winning the 10th season of popular American reality TV show "American Idol", only the second country singer, the first being Carrie Underwood, to win that distinction.
According to McCreery's official website, his 2011 debut album sold the most of any solo country act that year and made him the youngest man in history to have his first album reach the top of the charts.
At age 16, McCreery auditioned for "American Idol" judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez, he impressed with his "throwback country" style according to Jackson, received positive votes from all three judges and went on to Hollywood.