Scotty McCreery to receive 2019 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Outstanding Achievement Award

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Bob Mehr, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Published 1:41 p.m. CT Nov. 5, 2019 | Updated 1:45 p.m. CT Nov. 5, 2019CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideCountry star and “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery will receive the 2019 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Outstanding Achievement Award. The award, presented by the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, recognizes “excellence in the field of music and entertainment.” The annual honor has been presented since the earliest days of St. Jude. Past honorees include Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Lou Rawls, Clint Black, Little Richard, Alabama, The Beach Boys, LeAnn Rimes, The O’Jays, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Temptations, Big & Rich, The Commodores, The Isley Brothers and The Four Tops.McCreery will be presented the award during the President’s Gala at The Peabody hotel on Dec. 30. He will also be honored and perform as part of the 61st annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31. McCreery will appear at the halftime event, and a portion of his performance will be show on ESPN during coverage of the game. LIBERTY BOWL PROJECTIONS: Kansas State, Mississippi State, Tennessee among teams listedMEMPHIS FOOTBALL: Bowl projections headlined by Cotton Bowl after win over SMUThe Season 10 winner of “American Idol” at the age of 17, McCreery has gone on to a successful recording career, with four No. 1 Billboard charting albums and more than  3 million in sales.His most recent album, “Seasons Change,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, and spawned a pair of No. 1 singles in “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It.” Tickets for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl are $75 to $140 and available now at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com. Read or Share this story: https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/entertainment/2019/11/05/scotty-mccreery-autozone-liberty-bowl-outstanding-achievement-award-american-idol/4167181002/

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