Scotty McCreery returned to a familiar stage last night and no, it had nothing to do with 'American Idol.' The singer, who is confident as ever and has really come into his own as a performer, took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry.

It was the first time he has been on the stage of this Nashville radio show since his June debut, which took place right after he was crowned Season 10 winner of 'American Idol.' He performed 'I Love You This Big' and 'Check Yes or No' during his debut. And last night, he sang his new single, 'The Trouble With Girls,' along with the deeper album cut 'That Old King James.'

According to USA Today, McCreery said he played the spiritual final cut from his chart-topping debut 'Clear as Day' since "I thought the Opry crowd would enjoy it. It's a more traditional crowd than some of the other venues." That was a smart move on McCreery's part and an effective way for him to bridge any generation gap that might have existed. But it's clear (as day) that McCreery's music is timeless and ageless!

One day we're going to look at McCreery and ask, "Didn't he win some reality talent show competition as a kid? Was that how we first heard of him?"

'Idol' is such a stepping stone for him and we see a long and fruitful career ahead for this 18-year-old.

Watch Scotty McCreery Perform 'The Trouble With Girls' at the Grand Ole Opry