Singer, songwriter, and now, author Scotty McCreery will release his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, and launch his book signing tour on Tuesday, May 3.
During the first two weeks of May, the ACM and CMT Award winner will hold book signings at bookstores and venues in 14 cities. The book signing tour will begin in Ridgewood, New Jersey on release day and end in his hometown of Garner, North Carolina on May 14. See the bottom of this release for dates, locations and times.
McCreery envisions the book as a travelogue and takes the reader on a journey through his life, sharing stories such as his life-altering discovery of Elvis Presley at age five, auditioning for and ultimately winning “American Idol” season 10, and embarking on the country music career he had always dreamed about. He also reveals how he had to grow up quickly when he was thrust into the adult world at age 17, the way he balanced his senior year of high school and college experience with his active recording and touring career, and how he put life into perspective after being robbed at gunpoint. Throughout the book, he writes of how his faith, family and friends have kept him grounded and normal in the midst of a life in the entertainment business.
On May 3, McCreery will perform live on NBC’s “Today” during the 10-11:00 AM hour. The next day, May 4, the country music sensation will be interviewed live on “FOX & Friends” on the FOX News Channel. That same day, New York City-area viewers can also watch him being interviewed on WNYW-TV’s “Good Day New York.”
Before the book signing tour begins, McCreery will be featured on the cover of American Profile this weekend. The national weekly magazine will circulate within community newspapers nationwide between April 29-May 3. In addition, the man recently named “Country Music’s Hottest Bachelor” will be a presenter on FOX’s “American Country Countdown Awards” on Sunday, May 1.
Go Big or Go Home (ISBN 9780310345220, hardcover) retails at $24.99 and goes on sale from Zondervan May 3, 2016. It is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, Walmart.com, ChristianBook.com and other online retailers.
McCreery’s book signings are listed below:
When: Tuesday, May 3 from 7:00–9:00 pm ET
Where: Bookends Bookstore
211 East Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
When: Wednesday, May 4 from 12:30-2:30 pm ET
Where: Barnes & Noble NYC/Citigroup Center
160 E 54th Street (at Third Avenue)
New York, NY 10022
When: Wednesday, May 4 from 7:00-9:00 pm ET
Where: Barnes & Noble Country Glen Center
91 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY 11514
When: Friday, May 6 from 3:00-5:00 pm CT
Mall of America
The Rotunda/Event Common Space
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
When: Monday, May 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm CT
Where: Fort Worth Walmart Superstore
8520 North Beach
Fort Worth, TX 76244
When: Tuesday, May 10 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm CT
Where: Fort Hood Clear Creek Main Post Exchange
4250 Clear Creek Blvd
Fort Hood, TX 76544
*Must have military clearance to attend
When: Tuesday, May 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm CT
Where: Books-A-Million at Grapevine Mills
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
Grapevine, TX 76051
When: Wednesday, May 11 from 3:00–4:00 pm CT
Where: McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
*This event is exclusive to Book Expo
America. Patrons must have a badge to get
When: Wednesday, May 11 from 6:00-8:00pm CT
Where: Barnes & Noble Skokie Old Orchard
55 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077
When: Thursday, May 12 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm CT
Where: Franklin LifeWay Christian Store
at Cool Springs Crossing
1725 Galleria Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067
When: Thursday, May 12th from 6:00-8:00pm ET
Where: Knoxville West LifeWay Christian Store
10990 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934
When: Friday, May 13th from 12:00-2:00pm ET
Where: Barnes & Noble at Asheville Mall
3 South Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
When: Friday, May 13th from 7:00-9:00pm ET
Where: Charlotte Books-A-Million at Concord Mills
8301 Concord Mills Road
Concord, NC 28027
When: Saturday, May 14th from 9:30-11:30am ET
4201 W Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC 27407
*For Costco Wholesale members only.
When: Saturday, May 14th from 2:30-5:00pm ET
Where: First Baptist Church of Garner
Christian Life Center
601 St Mary’s St.
Garner, NC 27529
*The book tour ends in McCreery’s hometown of Garner, NC on May 14 (“Scotty McCreery Day”). This event will be held on the campus of the church where he is a member. Quail Ridge bookstore will sell books for McCreery to sign, and he will be doing a Q&A and performing a brief acoustic set.