6. He Didn't Have to Go Back to School After 'American Idol'

Multiple sources, including teachers, revealed that Scotty McCreery only needed one class to graduate after his junior year at Garner High School, and he could have taken it online if he wanted to. So why did he return for his senior year? Being around longtime friends and family keeps him humble, McCreery says. Plus, he didn't want to miss out on senior year traditions like Friday night football and the homecoming dance.