Scotty McCreery is headed back to college to start his sophomore year of studies at North Carolina State University this fall, but he will remain a weekend warrior when it comes to his career as a country artist.

The singer, who turns 20 in October, will play weekend shows from August through November, adding 20-plus dates to the autumn leg of his 2013 Weekend Road Trip Tour, which he launched in the spring of this year.

That means there will be exams, term papers, classes and studying during the week and rocking and rolling all weekend long, in addition to some traveling. The kid has quite a life and his priorities in order, balancing school and work with what looks like relative ease.

Scotty McCreery Weekend Roadtrip 2013 Tour Dates:

8/9 - Hyannis, Mass. | Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/10 - Webter, Mass. | Indian Ranch
8/11- Cohasset, Mass. | South Shore Music Circus
9/1 - Manteo, N.C. | Roanoke Island Festival
9/6 - Madera, Calif. | Madera District Fair
9/7 - Orovile, Calif. | Gold Country Casino
9/13 - Council Bluffs, Iowa | Stir Cove at Harrah's
9/14 - Spencer, Iowa | Clay County Fair Grandstand
9/20 - Shippensburg, Pa. | H. Ric Luhrs PAC
9/21 - Baltimore, Md. | Ram's Head Live
9/26 - Bloomsburg, Pa. | Bloomsburg Fair
10/4 - Salem, Va. | Salem Civic Center
10/5 - Cherokee, N.C. | Harrah's Cherokee
10/21 - Raleigh, N.C. | NC State Fair
10/22 - Raleigh, N.C. | NC State Fair
10/26 - Troy, Ohio | Hobart Arena
11/1 - Danville, Ky. | Norton Center for the Arts Centre College
11/14 - Austin, Texas | Stubb's
11/15 - Winnie, Texas | Nutty Jerry's
11/22 - Lincoln City, Ore. | Chinook Winds Casino
11/23 - Lincoln City, Ore. | Chinook Winds Casino