Scotty McCreery is set to receive the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award from his home state of North Carolina.
McCreery is receiving the award for his charitable work for the state of North Carolina. McCreery said in a press release: “Everyone knows how proud I am of being from North Carolina and that I’m always glad to help out when my state needs me. It’s a great feeling to know that my state is proud of me and has recognized me with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award. Having it presented to me here at the Grand Ole Opry, which is my favorite stage to perform on, is fantastic. Then, receiving it in front of one of my musical heroes and a fellow native North Carolinian, Charlie Daniels, is beyond awesome. This is a memory I will treasure.”
Other people to receive the award include: George Jones, Ronnie Milsap, Colin Powell, Kenny Rogers, Earl Scruggs, Randy Travis, Doc Watson, Tennessee Williams, Oprah Winfrey and Tammy Wynette.