Platinum-award winning country music star Scotty McCreery shares his journey from North Carolina to American Idol and the top of the country music charts.
American Idol was just a simple singing competition that seemed fun to audition for. Who knew what kind of doors it might open for a sixteen-year-old from Garner, North Carolina?
Go Big or Go Home is the story of a kid with country songs in his soul. Daring to enter the limelight at a young age, Scotty found himself embraced by the nation, and even overseas, as he competed on season 10 of American Idol.
In Go Big or Go Home, Scotty shares his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America's most popular singing competition and launching the musical career he had always dreamed of. Along the way, Scotty teaches us:
What it means to have an uncompromising faithThe power of dreaming bigThe importance of embracing your God-given talents
Join Scotty as he shares a glimpse of where he came from and the impact his faith, family, and friends have had on a humble guy who keeps asking, "Why me?"
Praise for Go Big or Go Home:
"Revealing, touching, and often humorous, Go Big or Go Home takes fans behind the scenes of Scotty McCreery's journey so far and pulls back the curtain on American Idol and the music industry while McCreery navigates the tricky waters of instant fame with grace, insight, and, above all, gratitude for the gifts he has been given."
--Melinda Newman, music journalist
"Being an artist takes you out of your comfort zone and thrusts you into the world. Some of what you experience you are prepared for and some of it you aren't. To quote the country music prophet Aaron Tippin, 'You've got to stand for somethin' or you'll fall for anything.' Scotty McCreery stands for something. You hear it in his voice. You see it in his actions. And you feel it in his songs. This book outlines the wild ride he's been on being thrust into the world."
--Josh Turner, Grammy-nominated and multiplatinum-selling MCA recording artist and bestselling author
McCreery serves a pound of the 10th season of American Idol and an ounce of musical anecdotes to relay his tale of rising from obscurity to the heights of country music. McCreery was a teenage phenomenon from Garner, N.C., whose eventual achievement was based on a long road of try-outs and competitions. He brings readers along on the American Idol road trip, through many miles and venues, as he competes for the record deal offered to the winner of the hit show. After his victory, McCreery goes on to explain the subsequent six years of rising fame and growing crowds. There are factoids aplenty, but the book is thin on true insight; the chapter on recording McCreery's Christmas album touches briefly on his relationship with God. This book will mostly appeal to American Idol and McCreery fans.
Wish was some stuff about Scotty and his wife as they dated. And more of his dad and sister too. Otherwise love the book, and his honest word how he described each the chapters.Keep up with beautiful singing . Thanks for being yourself and having The Lord in your life.
Go big or go home
Excellent book by Scotty McCreery about his life and musically journey but most of all his faith. Makes you feel apart of his journey.
This is a really good book. I love how he talks about his life and thanks everyone! I'm really glad he shared his belief!!