Scotty McCreery chose to sing this Garth Brooks classic at the Opry. When he finished? I’ve chills!

Scotty McCreery was the 10th winner of American Idol in 2011 when he was just 17 years old. A year later he was accepted into Grand Ole Opry and this video is one of the songs he sang at the Opry. It was a cover of “The Dance” by Garth Brooks, probably his second most popular song after the brilliant “Friends in Low Places”.

“The Dance” is a quintessential country pop song with a bit of twang. It is a love ballad, and like all love songs you will have to believe the singer. It is well worth your while to check out this video because it is impossible not to like this cover of “The Dance”.

What becomes immediately clear is that Scotty McCreery has the perfect voice for county and male vocal jazz. Just a year after American Idol and he was already a seasoned singer. Yes, I believe him, your mileage, of course, may vary.

There was also a newsworthy item revealed by Scotty. What do you do if you’re in Las Vegas and you have nothing to do? For the record, one doesn’t have to be less than 18 and not allowed to gamble to not have anything to do in Vegas. There are plenty other reasons. One could be an adherent of a religion that only allows one hour of gambling a day, for example. What you should do is look for a show to go to and you might run into Garth Brooks! Scotty did not reveal whether one had to be an American Idol to meet him – I assume not.