AMERICAN IDOL, FOX, Reality TV
McCreery's love of Bojangles' was well documented throughout the filming of Idol: he was seen in a well-worn "It's Bo Time!" t-shirt during taping, and his family surprised him with his favorite Bojangles' meal during his homecoming episode before returning to Los Angeles for the finals.
Since becoming the show's first country male winner and its youngest male winner in any genre, McCreery quickly emerged as the most successful new country artist of the last year. He won New Artist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in April, and won the same award at the American Country Awards in December. He also won the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for "The Trouble With Girls" at the 2012 CMT Music Awards. He was ranked No. 1 on Billboard's list of Top New Country Artists for 2011 and recently wrapped up his tour with Brad Paisley's "Virtual Reality Tour 2012" presented by Chevrolet.
Scotty recently released Christmas With Scotty McCreery, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top Seasonal Albums chart with over 40,000 albums sold in the first week. His first studio album,Clear As Day, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. It also garnered the highest sales of any country solo album released last year and held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks. Scotty has continued to perform and record while juggling the demands of pursuing an undergraduate degree at N.C. State University.
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Founded in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles' Restaurants Inc. serves all of its proprietary menu items, such as made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, Legendary Iced Tea™, delicious fixin's and specially seasoned, never frozen fried chicken. Bojangles' boasts more than 500 locations in 10 states, primarily in the Southeast, and the District of Columbia as well as two international restaurants. For more information, visit www.bojangles.com or follow us onFacebook and Twitter.