Scotty McCreery puts his all into an emotional rendition of Jamey Johnson’s nostalgic hit, “In Color.”
Featured on Johnson’s 2008 record That Lonesome Song, “In Color” became his first career top ten hit. He also went on to win Song of the Year Awards at both the 2008 ACM Awards and the 2009 CMA Awards. The track made a huge impact on McCreery, who is also known for his soulful, deep vocals.
“I picked ‘In Color’ by Jamey Johnson and always loved the song. This was actually a song I sang in my first competition singing-wise back in 2009, actually the first time I sang outside of church. So this song, in a weird sort of way, got me started singing out in public so I like this song really,” McCreery told Sounds Like Nashville.
Watch his heartfelt performance below.
McCreery’s cover is the latest in the Forever Country Cover Series, which also includes performances from Lee Ann Womack, Mark Wills and Jon Pardi. The series was created as an offshoot of the CMA’s “Forever Country” campaign, marking their 50th anniversary.
The 2016 CMA Awards will once again be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. This year’s performers include Underwood, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and Maren Morris.
The 50th Annual CMA Awards air Wednesday, Nov. 2 live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC.