The Nashville Predators aren’t the only team with country music super fans. Scotty McCreery, a native of North Carolina, was the pre-game siren sounder for the Carolina Hurricanes prior to their 3-2 overtime win against the Preds on Tuesday, May 25.
McCreery, the winner of American Idol season 10, has been a lifelong Hurricane fan even though he has been spotted supporting Nashville on occasion in the past.
“As a North Carolina guy, I’ve been a fan of the Carolina Hurricanes since I can remember,” says McCreery. “They moved to North Carolina when I was 3-4 years old, so they are the team I grew up with. They’ve always been a great team, but I especially love the current roster. It’s full of young guys and they’re aggressive; they work hard and they always go for it. Coach Brind’Amour has done a great job leading this team. Obviously I travel a lot, but when I’m home in Raleigh, I don’t miss a game. I love this team!”
McCreery is currently No. 23 on Mediabase/Country Aircheck and No. 29 on Music Row’s CountryBreakout Radio Chart with his single “You Time.” He’s finishing up work on a new album to come out later this year. He’ll start the “You Time Tour” in July and will also be direct support for select dates on the Old Dominion “Live from the Ball Park Tour.”
The Hurricane went on to beat the Predators in Game 5, now with a chance to take the series if the team can win on Thursday, May 27 at Bridgestone Arena.