It’s no secret that Scotty McCreery is a huge Elvis Presley fan. He’s gushed about his love for Elvis in countless interviews, and numerous videos on YouTube have captured the singer covering the King of Rock ’n’ Roll in concert more than once. However, the morning show at Nashville radio station WSM-AM recently hosted the “American Idol” winner in-studio, where he delivered an impromptu on-air rendition of one of Elvis’ finest hits.
In his best “thank you, thank you very much” voice, Scotty deftly covered an acoustic version of Elvis’ 1954 classic “That’s All Right Mama,” accompanied by two acoustic guitar players. In a short time, the video has already been viewed almost 93,000 times and counting.
Growing up in North Carolina, Scotty listened to Elvis right alongside country icons like Merle Haggard, George Jones and Conway Twitty. As his current single, “Five More Minutes,” climbs the radio charts, the singer is taking the song to stages across the country. If fans are lucky, perhaps Scotty will also treat them to a live version of one of the King’s well-known songs at a fair or festival performance this summer.