Scotty McCreery to perform at Long Center Thursday

Tomorrow the Long Center for the Performing Arts is holding a concert. Country music star Scotty McCreery will be performing.

Posted: Oct 27, 2021 5:57 AM
Updated: Oct 27, 2021 1:42 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Tomorrow the Long Center for the Performing Arts is holding a concert. Country music star Scotty McCreery will be performing.

There are still tickets available for the concert.

McCreery sat down with News 18's Pari Apostolakos on Zoom from his North Carolina home before heading up for the show. 

You might remember him from when he won American Idol in 2011 but he has kept busy in the ten years since his name was called on that stage at 16 years old.

"We're gonna try to make up for lost time you know?" McCreery said. "It's exciting to be back on the road. Excited to get to Lafayette and see everybody."
He missed touring during the lockdown, but quarantine had an upside.

"It was nice being home," He told News 18. "I haven't been home like that since I was 15 years old."

But he's ready to be back on the road and he hopes Lafayette is ready for a good time.

"A live concert, a show, to me is always an escape," he said. "I hope they can get there, I hope they can leave their worries at the door, and forget about work, forget about any problems and just get in there and have a good time."

For McCreery performing isn't so much an escape as an alternate reality.

"Yeah, that's not real life up there on stage. It doesn't even feel like me, I mean at a party or whatever I'm like the guy that goes to the corner and stands by myself," he said. 

He's looking forward to some Midwestern hospitality when he arrives here from his native North Carolina.

"Midwest is my speed, I love it up there people are so nice and friendly. And it's the same kind of way down here, the hospitality is great and they just want to see people enjoy themselves," he said.

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