Fresh off a big win at the 2012 CMT Music Awards and earning his high school diploma, Scotty McCreery is already looking ahead to his next adventure – his freshman year of college.
The “Water Tower Town” singer plans to attend North Carolina State University in the fall. Even though classes don’t start until mid-August, he and his buddies have already starting decorating their new house, which is just a few miles away from the NC State campus.
“We’ve got a few signs, and my buddy’s got a big deer head we’re going to put in the living room,” McCreery says. “I don’t think we’re going to put any of my awards in there. We’re trying to keep things safe.”
Scotty, who plans to major in communications/public relations, will continue to balance his flourishing singing career with his education.
“My friends back home call the me the ‘Real-life Hannah Montana’ because I have two lives,” he says. “We’re planning on having a two- or three-day class schedule and work a tour around college so I can be in class and fly out the next day.”
In the meantime, McCreery will continue to learn from tourmates Brad Paisley and The Band Perry, who he calls “the best professors” he could have.