American Idol Season 10 winner, Scotty McCreery has been juggling his burgeoning music career with college classes since September, and in one more show of support for education, the young singer hosted the Annual CMA Keep the Music Playing concert in Nashville earlier this week.
Scotty presented a 1.2 million dollar check to Nashville area school music programs. Plus, he performed Garth Brooks’ “The River” along with a choir of children. Check it out below.
“I was in school music my entire life,” says Scotty on the importance of music ed in his own life, “Started in elementary school, middle school, high school. That was definitely a huge part in my musical background and my foundation and everything.”
Currently, Scotty is attending North Carolina State University during the week, and playing concerts on the weekends in a tour dubbed “The Weekend Warrior Tour.”
Scotty is also currently working on his sophomore album.