DURHAM — The Durham Fair Association announced Wednesday “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery will headline the fair’s Saturday concert. The country singer is scheduled to play Sept. 29 on the main stage.
McCreery, 24, won the 10th season of “American Idol” in 2011 at age 18. His hit songs include “Five More Minutes,” “See You Tonight,” “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls.”
”I think he’s perfect for us,” said Wendy Manemeit, fair entertainment coordinator. “When he won ‘Idol,’ we knew we wanted to keep our eye on him.”
As his career continued to grow over the years after his “Idol” contract ended, she said, “I thought this is someone we might be able to afford who is still on the rise.”
McCreery’s debut album, “Clear As Day,” was certified platinum, released after his “Idol” win. His next album, “Christmas with Scotty McCreery,” was certified gold. His latest album, “Seasons Change,” was released in March.
He won the American Country Awards Best New Artist award in 2011, CMT Music Awards USA Breakthrough Video of the Year in 2012 and American Country Awards Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist in 2013.
The 99th annual Durham Fair is scheduled for Sept. 27-30. For more info on the main stage concerts, visit www.durhamfair.com/entertainment/main-stage.