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Scotty McCreery is joining the cast of cruise line based on the television favorite "Duck Dynasty" in just one year's time.
The "American Idol" winner announced exciting news on Twitter over the weekend and finally confirmed his addition to the cast on Monday.
"So here's the news ya'll," started the 19-year-old. "I'll be joining the @DuckCruise with @DuckDynastyAE next summer! Gonna be tons of fun! Come out and sail with us!"
The reality series on A&E follows the lives of the Robertson family who became wealthy from their family-operated business, Duck Commander, which is located in Monroe, La. and makes products for duck hunters.
Spinning off of the successful reality series, the Duck Commander Cruise hosted by the Robertsons allows fans to "get up close and personal" with the entire cast on a four-night cruise of the Caribbean.
McCreery's announcement about joining the cruise comes as no surprise. Despite embarking on his very first headlining tour, the "I Love You This Big" singer recently took time to perform at the Sweet 16 birthday party of "Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson.
While at the Robertson home, McCreery also went off-roading with Sadie's brother John Luke Robertson and sampled the cooking of their grandmother Kay Robertson, according to Country Weekly.
It was through Twitter that the singer struck up a friendship with Sadie.
"The first time I met Sadie and John Luke was at the Opry in Nashville," McCreery explained to Country Weekly. "I saw her tweet that said she was in Nashville, so I said, 'Hey, you want to come to the Opry?' I've watched the show since season 1 and we had exchanged tweets before."
Meanwhile, McCreery's album "Clear As Day" has solidified the singer in the country music world. The album went platinum last year and has landed the singer on Billboard's Top New Country Artists list.
An outspoken Christian, McCreery often thanks God for his musical success. Upon winning season 10 of "American Idol," he wore a cross around his neck and told the audience, "I've got to thank the Lord first; He got me here."