Scotty McCreery performs Garth Brooks classic, 'The Dance,' at Grand Ole Opry
"American Idol" season 10 winner, Scotty McCreery, reminds us of the depth of his talent in his rendition of Garth Brooks' "The Dance." McCreery begins his performance at the Grand Ole Opry by explaining how he met the talented Brooks at a show in Las Vegas. Of course, that was met by cheers from the country crowd.
The simple introduction of the song being "a little bit about heartbreak and a little bit about love" is all that McCreery stated before pouring his heart into each line. While it can sometimes be difficult for new stars to cover classic favorites, McCreery's flawless voice and ability to stay true to the essence of the song made for a terrific performance.
On this performance, Taste of Country comments, "His rendition demonstrates why he has become a country superstar and why his 'American Idol' season 10 win is really a mere footnote in his career at this point." The crowd's cheers certainly backed up this claim.
According to his official website, McCreery first hit the music scene at the tender age of 17. After winning "American Idol," the release of his debut album was the best-selling solo album of a country singer that year. He was also the youngest man and first country artist to appear on all-genre Billboard Top 200. His success did not end there. He won various awards including Album of the Year and the Breakthrough Artist Award. In May 2016 he released his first book, "Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream," which chronicles his journey, successes, and challenges as a star.
What's next for Scotty? Only time for tell. Check out the video below for a glimpse at this amazing performer.