OFFSTAGE: Scott McCreery Calls Keith Urban a Huge Help

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Scotty McCreery would know. He won American Idol in 2011, so who better to judge the judges? And in his opinion, he thinks Keith Urban , especially, is just what the show (and the contestants) need. “When I was there, I had Steven [Tyler], Jennifer [Lopez] and Randy [Jackson], and they were great,” McCreery told CMT Radio of his experience. “But I don’t really think anybody out there got the country music scene. So to have someone like Keith, I think it is going to be a huge help.” He also said he loves the show and watches it when he’s got downtime between college courses and his tour. “I think [Urban] is giving out great advice. I think it is great for any kind of country artist that might come off that show,” he said. Think that’s his Idol intuition kicking in? Let’s hope so.