‘American Idol’ Champ Scotty McCreery Gives Advice to Future Contenders, Performs on ‘GMA’ (VIDEO)

Lauren DiMascio / December 11, 2012

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American Idol winner Scotty McCreery has some advice for future contestants on the FOX reality show and beyond.

“If I can do it, anybody can do it,” McCreery said on Tuesday’s Good Morning America about making it in the music business. “There’s so many different ways to get in now, TV’s a way, there’s the traditional way, no matter how it is you just have to try to get your foot in the door, be unique and once you get it, it’s the ride of a lifetime.”

McCreery, 19, isn’t just a country superstar and Idol champ though, he’s also a college student.

The singer revealed he’s getting his degree at North Carolina State University by taking classes at the school on Mondays and Wednesdays. The rest of the week, McCreery puts on his superstar hat and goes on the road with his band.

Just Monday night, McCreery was on the red carpet at the 2012 American Country Awards in Las Vegas. The Idol alum recently released a holiday album, Christmas with Scotty McCreery and performed one of the classic hits, “Let It Snow,” on the morning program.

He also joked with anchor Josh Elliot about his “stage debut” playing the baby Jesus in a church musical as a newborn.

McCreery’s holiday album is available now. Watch his performance on GMA above.

What do you think about the singer’s advice to future contestants? Let us know in the comments below!

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