Ted Hall sits down with country music star Scotty McCreery

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- WVLT anchor Ted Hall sat down with Scotty McCreery ahead of his concert at the Tennessee Valley Fair.

McCreery told WVLT that he has enjoyed his time in East Tennessee.

"Yeah, I love this area, great people here. Everybody is so nice to us every time we come through."

The country music star has East Tennessee ties. "My guitar tech is from Knoxville. My guitar player -- his family is from here, so it always feels like home when we get over here."

Before McCreery hit the stage, he told Ted Hall that he hit the golf course at Holston Hills.