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Scotty McCreery Avoids Music Business Temptations

Scotty McCreery
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Scotty McCreery has been very vocal about his faith. The Season 10 winner of ‘American Idol‘ says he understands the entertainment industry is full of temptations, but he isn’t afraid of succumbing to any of them.

“I don’t want to put anyone down, but you won’t see any twerking from me,” he jokes with Fox News.

The ‘See You Tonight’ singer acknowledges he may not face as much backlash for his beliefs in country music as he might in some other genres.

“I’m not ashamed [of my faith] but I know that everyone doesn’t agree with me,” he notes. “I think especially in the country music world, if there’s anyone that’s going to accept it, it’ll be them.”

The 20-year-old, who just kicked off his own See You Tonight Tour, says he isn’t worried about abandoning his strict moral code on the road either, thanks in part to his own band and crew.

“The road is a fun place and it’s a great place to get out there and explore the country,” he says. “But as far as the road life with the ‘rock and roll temptations,’ there’s not much of that with me … luckily I’ve got a great group of guys in my band, we don’t usually face the temptations that you see in the old rock style kind of folks.”

McCreery offers his own words of wisdom for other aspiring artists who have deep religious beliefs.

“When you’re out there talking about your faith and what you believe in, you’ll face some backlash,” he shares. “But mostly, I’ve received support.”

McCreery’s upcoming schedule includes stops in Maine, Illinois and Minnesota.

See all of his upcoming shows here.

Next: The Top 10 'American Idol' Country Singers

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