The winners of this year’s Rare Country Awards have been announced. The first ever Grand Ole Opry ‘Moment of the Year’ award went to Scotty McCreery for his performance of his song “Five More Minutes” back in June.
Scotty was up against huge country stars to win the award. These included Carrie Underwood, Rae Lynn, Toby Keith and Cole Swindell. However, fans voted for the winner and Scotty’s did not let him down.
“Five More Minutes” is a song which Scotty co-wrote as a tribute to his late grandfather who passed away in January this year. The song reminisces about times Scotty spent with his grandfather throughout his life.
You can watch Scotty’s reaction to winning below.
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Career so far
Scotty became the winner of American Idol in 2011 when he was just seventeen years old. He auditioned singing Josh Turner’s “Your Man”. Since then he has performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage multiple times.
So far in his career he has released three studio albums as well as several singles including “I Love You This Big” and “See You Tonight”.
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