A Little More Scotty McCreery…

A Little More Scotty McCreery… May 28, 2011

Yes, yes, I know. I already posted a video of Scotty the other day. Indulge me a little, ‘k? This might be my favorite of his mainstage performances. (Though he sure made it tough. )

Better than George Strait? You decide. (Very sweet movie scene, by the way):

Scotty definitely made it his own, no question about that. His voice is deeper, though I think Strait is a little smoother. I would still give Strait the edge, but both versions are beautiful.
McCreery has loads of potential and IMO already deserves to be counted among the best country singers out there. He’s poised to become this generation’s Randy Travis. I’d say at this point the main thing he should work on is smoothing out his upper register. The judges pointed out that he does tend to fall off his high notes a little. But that sort of thing should just improve naturally with more practice and experience. The kid is 17 for crying out loud!
By the way, I had to pick a nit with the fact that some people are calling him a “bass singer.” Clearly they have never listened to any southern gospel basses. Scotty is quite obviously a baritone with an extended lower register. 🙂

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  • Nate Stainbrook

    Fangirl much?! Just kidding… I also believe this was his best performance; as far as better than George… Well give him about 10 years, and we will revisit that question… 🙂

  • “Fangirl much?!” Absolutely. 😀 Though the really obsessive, worshiping fan types give me the creeps. Definitely not one of those!
    “Well give him about 10 years, and we will revisit that question…” That’s my plan anyway. 🙂

  • NWBaritone

    Southern gospel sets the bar pretty high or low, as the case may be, for bass singers. By southern gospel standards I’m definitely a bari but within the barbershop chorus I sing with I’m considered a bass.

  • Yes, I’ve noticed that barbershop basses seem to have a lighter timbre than SG basses. Perhaps that’s why a barbershop blend has such exceptional tightness. The basses melt in extra well.