Forever Country: Scotty McCreery Delivers Rendition of ‘In Color’ [Watch]
Scotty McCreery is the latest artist to sign up for the Country Music Association's Forever Country Covers series, which has today’s country acts paying tribute to the genre’s legends. This video finds McCreery lending his vocals to Jamey Johnson's "In Color," which won Johnson a CMA Award for Song of the Year in 2009.
“I picked ‘In Color’ by Jamey Johnson and always loved the song. This was actually a song I sang in my first competition singing-wise back in 2009, actually the first time I sang outside of church. So this song, in a weird sort of way, got me started singing out in public so I like this song really,” McCreery tells Sounds Like Nashville.
The first time McCreery sang outside of church was during Clayton Idol in Clayton, N.C. It was his win during this competition that gave the young singer the confidence to later try out for American Idol.
McCreery's deep vocals are highlighted on his cover of “In Color,” backed by his band members Jeffrey Harper and Dylan Rosson on guitar.
With this cover, McCreery joins a slew of country artists who are singing previous country hits. Recently, Billy Ray Cyrus paid tribute to George Jones with his “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” Forty-five artists are participating in the video retrospective, including Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Eric Paslay, Josh Turner, Lee Ann Womack, Lauren Alaina,Kane Brown, Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, Michael Ray and Drake White, among others.
The tributes will continue when the 2016 CMA Awards air on Nov. 2 on ABC.
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