Go Big or Go Home by Scotty McCreery Book Review

Go Big or Go Home narrates Scotty's journey from a kid imitating Elvis on the school bus to 30 million across America tuning in to see him win Season 10 of "American Idol”. Now as he completes his ground-breaking fourth album, Scotty shares a glimpse of where he came from and the impact his faith, family and friends have had on a humbled guy who keeps asking “why me?” The special thing with Scotty McCreery, is that he has this God-given ability to sing those tunes the exact way they should be sung. Daring to enter the limelight at such a young age, Scotty finds himself embraced by the nation, and even overseas, as he competes on "American Idol". This is his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America’s most popular singing competition and launching a musical career he had always dreamed about.

My family and I enjoyed watching Scotty compete on American Idol, so I was so excited to be able to review this book, so I could find out more about him. In the book, he talks about his family, especially his great relationship with his sister; I really liked what he said about her. There's even a section in the book with pictures of his family, American Idol events, and other events. It's neat to read all the "behind the scenes" looks into what goes on in American Idol. I enjoyed reading about his life after American Idol and was amazed at how much work it takes to put it all together.

My favorite part about the book was reading about how Scotty lives out his faith in his day to day life. One thing he likes to do every year is the shoebox ministry for Christmas, and my kids and I like to do that every year also. My faith is very important to me, so seeing how this young guy can do so much for God, is really inspiring. One of my favorite things that he talked about is how music can give hope and heal and how it's a part of a lot of our memories. This is so true for me. When I'm feeling really sad and down, I just turn on my favorite music, and soon I'm feeling a little more hopeful and not so sad. Also, there are certain songs that when I hear them, memories of people/places/events come flooding back.

I am so glad I was able to read this book. I really looked forward to my reading time every night. If you would like to purchase this book, you can find it at Zondervan.com or on Amazon.com.

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