Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream

Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream

by Scotty McCreery, Travis Thrasher


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Platinum-award winning country music star Scotty Mc Creery shares his path from North Carolina to American Idol to the top of the country music scene.

It was just a simple singing competition that would be fun to audition for. Who knew what kind of doors it might open for a sixteen-year-old from Garner, North Carolina.

Go Big or Go Home is the story of a kid with country songs in his soul. The special thing with Scotty Mc Creery, however, is that he has this God-given ability to sing those tunes the exact way they should be sung. Daring to enter the limelight at such a young age, Scotty finds himself embraced by the nation, and even overseas, as he competes on "American Idol". This is his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America's most popular singing competition and launching a musical career he had always dreamt about.

Go Big or Go Home narrates Scotty's journey from a kid imitating Elvis on the school bus to 30 million across America tuning in to see him win Season 10 of "American Idol”. Now as he continues his ground-breaking career, Scotty shares a glimpse of where he came from and the impact his faith, family and friends have had on a humbled guy who keeps asking "why me?"

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310357704
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 505,542
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Scotty Mc Creery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17, quickly establishing himself as one of country music’s hottest new stars. By age 21, the talented singer/songwriter has sold nearly 2.5 million albums and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications, debuted three consecutive albums at No. 1 on a Billboard chart, achieved three Platinum-certified singles and two Top Ten hits, toured with Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, and Rascal Flatts, headlined his own tours, earned industry and fan accolades, amassed more than three million followers on Facebook and Twitter, received more than 150 million You Tube views, and he’s just getting started!

Best-selling author Travis Thrasher has written more than fifty books and worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years. He has penned fiction in a variety of genres, and his inspirational stories include collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, athletes, and pastors. Travis lives with his wife and three daughters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Prologue 15

Part 1 American Idol: The Journey Begins

Chapter 1 Just a Normal Kid 21

Chapter 2 A Little Field Trip 37

Chapter 3 The Man I Want to Be 55

Chapter 4 America's Storyteller 73

Chapter 5 Prayers, Plans, and Promises 93

Chapter 6 Hollywood and Homework 113

Part 2 Life After American Idol: The Journey Continues

Chapter 7 My Motley Crew 135

Chapter 8 Girls, Goals, Garner …and Brad 147

Chapter 9 The Greatest Gift 165

Chapter 10 The Thrill and the Joy (of Sports) 175

Chapter 11 ASAP-Always Say a Prayer 189

Chapter 12 On the Road 199

Chapter 13 Blessed to Be a Blessing 211

Chapter 14 Special Places and Lots of Faces 221

Chapter 15 Business, Balance, and Blessings 231

Chapter 16 Remembering the Moments 243

Epilogue 247

Acknowledgments 251

Scotty McCreery: Quick Facts 253

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