Priscilla Presley Praises Scotty McCreery: ‘Elvis Would’ve Loved You’
First Published: May 26, 2011 6:36 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images, Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Scotty McCreery has been given the seal of approval from The King.
As Scotty exclusively visited Access Hollywood on Thursday, the morning following his “American Idol” win, he revealed to Billy Bush that one of those closest to Elvis Presley gave him the biggest compliment of his life.
“The coolest thing anybody’s ever told me — Priscilla Presley was at the show two weeks ago, and she looked at me after we were done, and she said, ‘Elvis would’ve loved you,’” Scotty, who covered “Always On My Mind” during his “Idol” run said. “That is the coolest thing anybody’s ever told me ‘cause he was my idol growing up.”
Scotty will follow his “Idol” win with a tour alongside his fellow Top 11 (the group was bumped up to include an extra person when Casey Abrams was saved on the edge of the Top 10 round), but the singer said he has some business to take care of at home – quitting his job at the grocery store.
“My manager called and said I haven’t turned in my two weeks notice yet, so I gotta give him a call,” Scotty said. “I’ve still got my apron in there whenever I need to push some carts…”
Scotty might still be pushing carts and performing Elvis songs for a group of friends if hadn’t been for one special person in his life, mom Judy.
“I wouldn’t have made it this far without her, I’ll tell you what. She’s been by my side since day one. She took one weekend off in the months we’ve been out here,” Scotty said. “She’s just been there for me… she was always there to help me out and I appreciate that more than you know.”
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