American Idol Scotty McCreery to perform at Luhrs


McCreery is the youngest male winner of “American Idol”

Scotty McCreery, winner of “American Idol Season 10,” will be performing at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University Friday, Sep. 20, at 8 p.m.

Since becoming the youngest male winner of “American Idol” at the age of 17, McCreery has skyrocketed to stardom and risen to the top of the country music charts.

McCreery’s debut album, “Clear As Day,” sold 197,000 copies its debut week and helped McCreery make history as the first country act to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

McCreery’s first two singles from the album, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls” were both certified Gold.

With a résumé that reads well beyond his age, the singer/songwriter/guitarist from Garner, N.C., has won New Artist of the Year at the 2011 American Country Awards and the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards.

He also took home the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year award for “The Trouble With Girls.

His holiday album, “Christmas With Scotty McCreery” debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top Season Album charts and was certified gold in just five weeks.

McCreery joined country music veteran Brad Paisley on his Virtual Reality Tour in 2012 along with The Band Perry.

Just one year after performing as the opening act for Paisley’s tour McCreery has launched his first headline tour. The Weekend Road Trip Tour, launched in the spring, runs through November.

In between touring and pursuing an undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University, McCreery is currently recording his upcoming album “See You Tonight” which is set to be released on Oct. 15.

Angie Johnson, previous contestant on “The Voice,” will open for McCreery when he comes to the Luhrs Center.

Tickets for Scotty McCreery at Luhrs are on sale now. The Activities Programming Board is selling discounted tickets at the CUB information desk while they last for $25.

After the discounted tickets are sold out, students will be able to purchase tickets at the Luhrs Center box office and receive a $5 student discount.

For the general public reserved tickets are $65, $59, $49, and $39 and can be purchased at the Luhrs Center Box Office, by phone at 717-477-7469, or online at

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