McCreery hits the road - for a book tour
Thursday, April 7, 2016
– Scotty McCreery will hit the road, only this time he's undertaking a tour to support his first book.
McCreery launches a 14-city book tour for "Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream," which releases May 3.
"Go Big or Go Home" narrates McCreery's journey from a kid imitating Elvis on the school bus to winning season 10 of "American Idol" to building a country music career. McCreery shares a glimpse of where he came from and the impact his faith, family and friends have had on him. McCreery has put out three albums, but split from his label earlier this year.
McCreery will appear:
May 3 Bookends Bookstore Ridgewood, NJ 07450
May 4 Barnes & Noble NYC/Citigroup Center New York, NY 10022
May 4 Barnes & Noble Country Glen Center Carle Place, NY 11514
May 6 - Mall of America Bloomington, MN 55425
May 9 - Fort Worth Walmart Superstore Fort Worth, TX 76244
May 10 - Fort Hood Clear Creek Main Post Exchange Fort Hood, TX 76544. People must have military clearance to attend.
May 10 - Books-A-Million at Grapevine Mills Grapevine, TX 76051
May 11 - McCormick Place Chicago, IL 60616 This event is exclusive to Book Expo
America. Patrons must have a badge to get into signing
May 11 - Barnes & Noble Skokie Old Orchard Skokie, IL 60077
May May 12 - Franklin LifeWay Christian Store at Cool Springs Crossing Franklin, TN 37067
May 12 - Knoxville West LifeWay Christian Store Knoxville, TN 37934
May 13 - Barnes & Noble at Asheville Mall Asheville, NC 28805
May 13 Charlotte Books-A-Million at Concord Mills, Concord, NC 28027
May 14 - Costco Greensboro, NC 27407 (For Costco Wholesale members only).
May 14 - First Baptist Church of Garner Christian Life Center, Garner, N.C. 27529
The book tour ends in McCreery's hometown of Garner, N.C. on "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.
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