As we prepare for Countryfest 2014, Saturday, July 12 at Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, we share some fun facts about this year’s stars.

Countryfest Fun Facts : Scotty McCreery

1. Won a local talent contest near his hometown of Garner, North Carolina when he was 16.

2. Auditioned for American Idol with Josh Turner's 'Your Man.' The two would eventually sing the song together on the show.

3. His dream duet partner is Elvis! Click here to listen to him explain.

Learn more about Scotty McCreery.

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