Scotty McCreery is now a household name for country music, but in 2011 he was just a young man from Garner, NC. Seven years ago tonight, it all changed for Mr. McCreery! He won the world's most intense singing competition and became the youngest person ever to win American Idol.
At just 16 years old, Scotty walked in to his audition in Milwaukee and blew away judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson. This video was the world's first taste of Scotty and boy oh boy we were hooked. Do you remember this audition?
After the audition, we hear J-Lo say "with the right song, we discovered him, he's legendary" followed by Randy saying "he's on his way, this kid's gonna have a long career". Right you are, Randy!
Scotty, Happy Anniversary of your big win!