Scotty McCreery will receive the 2016 Patrick D. Kenan Award for Vocal Health and Wellness at Duke Voice Care Center’s 10th Annual World Voice Day Celebration Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at the Cary Arts Center in Cary, NC.
McCreery is one of country music’s hottest rising stars. In just four short years, he has sold more than 2.5 million albums, earned Platinum and Gold album certifications, achieved Top Ten hits and multiple awards, and performed concerts around the nation. Even with his vocally demanding schedule, his distinctive deep voice remains strong and true, in large part due to his mindful attention to healthy vocal habits.
“My voice is my livelihood, so taking care of it is essential,” said McCreery. “I make sure to stay as healthy as I can and not put any strain on my voice…well, unless I’m at an NC State sporting event! I also consult with my doctors regularly to make sure my vocal cords remain in great condition.” McCreery will share more secrets for keeping voices healthy at the event, which begins at 7 PM. The audience will also be treated to his captivating baritone as he performs a brief acoustic set.
World Voice Day is an international day of celebration of the human voice. Singers, actors, teachers and preachers need healthy voices to do their jobs, but we all need our voices to connect us to the world. According to Ingo Titze, renowned voice scientist and President of the Pan-American Vocology Association, “Voice carries not only informational messages, but it carries our feelings, our identity, our personality, and our state of health. It even gives clues about our confidence and benevolence. Texting can do little of that. Let’s keep vocalizing.” Duke Voice Care Center has led the Triangle’s observation of World Voice Day since 2007.
Each year at World Voice Day, the vocal health experts of Duke Voice Care Center help people learn about how the voice works, how people can keep their voices healthy and strong, and what to do if they have a voice problem. “Voices are the foundation of who we are. Our voices serve to inspire us, contributing to our beliefs and values, influencing the collective history of the human race. We honor our voices on World Voice Day and the unique contribution of everyone’s voice signature,” says Duke Voice Care Center Director David Witsell, MD, MHS. In addition to McCreery’s appearance, DVCC’s 2016 World Voice Day Celebration will feature educational learning sessions, demonstrations, games, prizes and a vocal health fair.
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For more information on World Voice Day activities around the world, see http://world-voice-day.org/