Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2011 Scotty McCreery won American Idol?

It's true! He sang "Live Like You Were Dying" on the episode with Tim McGraw. Runner-up Lauren Alaina duets with Carrie Underwood on "Before He Cheats".

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Scotty McCreery.

  • His favorite movie is “The Rookie”.
  • His favorite cereals are Cap’n Crunch and Lucky Charms.
  • He once walked 4 miles to McDonalds because he was desperate for some sweet tea!
  • His favorite sport is baseball.
  • His musical influences  Josh Turner, Randy Travis and George Strait.