OFFSTAGE: Scotty McCreery Hears Keith Urban’s Bathroom Voice

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Well, it was bound to happen eventually. That reigning American Idol Scotty McCreery would run into some of his own idols while he’s in Nashville working on his debut album. I just don’t think he thought it would happen in a men’s room. “I was in the bathroom, and I walked in and somebody was singin’ and I was like ’Who’s this cat in here singing like that?'” he said during a recent interview in Nashville. “And out walks Keith Urban. So we kind of met cool in the bathroom like that. We washed our hands before we shook hands.” There was no indication of which song Urban was singing. (How weird would it have been had it been McCreery’s debut single “I Love You This Big”?) “It’s really cool for me to see these people that I’ve looked up to for so long and just have, kind of, lowdown cool encounters, just saying, ’Hey.'” I’m sure that kind of thing will happen again and again until McCreery’s met all his favorite country singers. Probably not all in bathrooms, though.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.