From the moment we heard Scotty McCreery’s mesmerizingly low voice on American Idol, we have been closely following his career.
Although he is a fan of modern country artists like Josh Turner, he knows and respects all the greats that have come before him thanks to his upbringing.
He often covers George Jones, and for this very special occasion, he covered the late, great Conway Twitty.
It takes a lot of gusto to cover a legend like Twitty, but McCreery did it with style and grace, making sure to honor him in the process.
When the opening chords of Twitty’s classic “Hello Darlin’” played and McCreery said those two famous words, the crowd cheered at the top of their lungs. This performance wasn’t just your typical, every day show. In fact, it took place on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage, making it all the more meaningful.
McCreery grew up listening to the classics and has revealed that he will always have a love for that kind of music, no matter which way country music is headed in the modern era.
His voice was strong and romantic throughout the whole song, and it was hard not to sing along! You can tell he truly loves what he is doing and we love watching him.
Watch him perform “Hello Darlin’” on the Opry stage below.