Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1993 Scotty McCreery was born in Garner, North Carolina?

It’s true!  He went on to win "American Idol" in 2011, leading to the release of his first album, "Clear As Day," within months.

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Here are 5 little known truths about Scotty McCreery.

  • He is studying communications and public relations at N.C. State University.
  • He wanted to be an Astronaut at one time.
  • He loves baseball. He likes pitching.
  • He is a dog lover. His parents have two Bichon Frises at home.
  • His name was almost Evan. His parents had a change of heart though, and wound up naming him Scott instead.