Scotty McCreery will take part in Thursday night's final episode of American Idol, the show that crowned him a winner and forever changed his life. These experiences will be featured in McCreery's forthcoming book Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, which will be released on May 3.

In celebration of his first book release, McCreery will embark on a multi-city book tour in the coming weeks. The tour launches on May 3 in Ridgewood, N.J., and ends in his hometown of Garner, N.C. on May 14, where he will then participate in a Q&A and performance.

McCreery parted ways with his record label earlier this year. He had been working on new music and seems eager to continue the momentum, telling fans in a statement, "I am excited about what the future holds and the opportunities being presented to me."

Scotty McCreery's Go Big or Go Home Book Tour:

When: Tuesday, May 3 from 7-9PM ET
Where: Bookends Bookstore
211 East Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

When: Wednesday, May 4 from 12:30-2:30PM ET
Where: Barnes & Noble NYC/Citigroup Center
160 E 54th Street (at Third Avenue)
New York, NY 10022

When: Wednesday, May 4 from 7-9PM ET
Where: Barnes & Noble Country Glen Center
91 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY 11514

When: Friday, May 6 from 3-5PM ET
Mall of America
The Rotunda/Event Common Space
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, M.N. 55425

When: Monday, May 9 from 6-8PM ET
Where: Fort Worth Walmart Superstore
8520 North Beach
Fort Worth, Texas 76244

When: Tuesday, May 10 from 11:30AM-1:30PM CT
Where: Fort Hood Clear Creek Main Post Exchange
4250 Clear Creek Blvd
Fort Hood, Texas 76544
*Must have military clearance to attend

When: Tuesday, May 10 from 6-8PM ET
Where: Books-A-Million at Grapevine Mills
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
Grapevine, Texas 76051

When: Wednesday, May 11 from 3:00–4:00 pm CT
Where: McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr.
Chicago, Ill. 60616
*This event is exclusive to Book Expo
America. Patrons must have a badge to get
into signing

When: Wednesday, May 11 from 6:00-8:00pm CT
Where: Barnes & Noble Skokie Old Orchard
55 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, Ill. 60077

When: Thursday, May 12 from 11-1PM CT
Where: Franklin LifeWay Christian Store
at Cool Springs Crossing
1725 Galleria Blvd
Franklin, Tenn. 37067

When: Thursday, May 12th from 6-8PM ET
Where: Knoxville West LifeWay Christian Store
10990 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, Tenn. 37934

When: Friday, May 13th from 12-2PM ET
Where: Barnes & Noble at Asheville Mall
3 South Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805

When: Friday, May 13th from 7-9PM ET
Where: Charlotte Books-A-Million at Concord Mills
8301 Concord Mills Road
Concord, NC 28027

When: Saturday, May 14th from 9:30-11:30AM ET
Where: Costco
4201 W Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC 27407
*For Costco Wholesale members only.

When: Saturday, May 14th from 2:30-5PM ET
Where: First Baptist Church of Garner
Christian Life Center
601 St Mary’s St.
Garner, NC 27529

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