North Carolina is bursting with all kinds of talent. Â You need look no further than American Idol to see just how true this is. Â What singers have come out of North Carolina? Â We proudly lay claim to Clay Aiken, Fantasia Barrino, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, Bucky Covington, and now Scotty McCreery, America’s favorite baritone teenager.
Not only do these talented singers come from North Carolina, but we love them, too! Â Each week during the 2011 American Idol season, there’s been a Scotty party in Garner for watching Idol with other Scotty fans. Â Free food, craft activities, and members of Scotty’s family have all been a part of these Idol evenings. Â The crowds grew each week and the parties eventually had to be moved from the Historic Garner Auditorium to the gym at Garner High, where Scotty attends high school when heâ€™s in town, and eventually overflowing that space, too. There’s billboards and signs all over town proudly proclaiming Garner to be Scotty McCreery’s hometown.
Talent, pride, and enthusiasm combine to make a place and its people successful. Go, Scotty!
That’s Life in Raleigh.