PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio1020 KDKA) – American Idol Season 10 Winner and “See You Tonight” singer, Scotty McCreery, is doing what he can to help give cancer the boot.
The American Cancer Society works very hard to help those with cancer and their Cattle Baron’s Ball event is a big fundraiser for them.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Sunny Skies As Temperatures Warm Up
The Cattle Baron’s Ball has become the largest single-night fundraiser and over the past 40 years has raised over $60 million. McCreery will be performing at the fundraiser held at the Pittsburgh Opera House tonight along with Canaan Smith.
McCreery joined Mangino and Shelley Duffy on the Afternoon News for a quick interview before his set he took a look back on the past four years of his career and life after American Idol.
“I don’t think I really knew what to expect after the show or even before I mean I just enjoyed singing and wanted to do that for a living,” McCreery said, “but I’ve gotten that and a whole lot more.”
Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Straight and Brad Paisley are just a few country stars who have graced the Cattle Baron’s Ball stage in the past so McCreery is in good company with this great cause.READ MORE: Pa. State Senate Passes Bill Allowing Local Police To Use Radar For Enforcing Speed Limits
The money raised tonight will go to help research ways to battle and beat cancer as well as help families struggling with a loved one suffering from the disease.
“I’ve had family members affected by cancer, I think everybody that I know has, most folks out there have. Anytime you can do something like this for a good cause, come out here and get to sing for a little bit and raise money it’s a good night for us,” McCreery said
Check out the interview with Scotty McCreery here and find out some of the weirdest things that have been thrown at him on stage – hint – one story involves Pittsburgh!
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