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Scotty McCreery Considers Going to College in Nashville

Scotty McCreery
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Like all high school seniors, Scotty McCreery is trying to figure what he wants to do after graduation. Sure, most 18-year-old’s don’t have an album at Walmart and a new car in the driveway courtesy of ‘American Idol,’ but aside from that, McCreery is just a normal kid who’s deciding where to go to school.

In an interview with The Boot, McCreery talked about his plans. “I’ll be at college,” he said. “We’re not 100% sure where yet. That just depends on if I want to move to Nashville yet or stay in Carolina. We’re still having those conversations at the dinner table. Belmont will be a great school to go to and learn about the music business.”

Belmont University in Nashville is a popular choice amongst country music’s biggest stars. Trisha Yearwood, Josh Turner and Lee Ann Womack are just a few of the notable alumni. A recent conversation with Brad Paisley and his father about the school may have tipped the scales some, for now.

“It was great to be able to talk to Brad and his dad … just about life, right off the bat when I first met him. I’m looking forward to learning a lot more from him.” If Paisley’s tour runs into next fall, perhaps McCreery can even lean on Paisley for help with homework. The superstar has invited McCreery — who’s new album ‘Clear as Day‘ is in stores now — on the road with him in 2012.

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