Friday, February 5, 2016
– Scotty McCreery returned to his roots earlier this week when he taped an episode of the Farewell Season of "American Idol."
For three days, the Season Ten champion mentored two of the Top 24 contestants and shared lessons learned from both his experience on the television show and his career.
"American Idol," featuring McCreery and five other returning Idols, will air next Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. eastern on Fox.
"I remember how important it was to me during my time on 'Idol' to meet and learn from all the great artists who visited the set and offered their advice," said McCreery. "I was proud to be able to come back and offer whatever guidance I could to my two talented contestants. This is their season and their show. I was there to help them shine...and I believe they both did!"
McCreery is no longer on his record label, 19 Recordings/ Interscope, it was learned this week.
McCreery is on the road next week performing concerts on Feb. 12 at the Canton Palace Theater in Canton, Ohio; Feb. 13 at the Secrest in Zanesville, Ohio; and Feb. 14 at the River City Casino in St. Louis. He will release his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, on May 3.