Wednesday, August 31, 2011

'The Trouble With Girls' available for download!

Head on over to iTunes and Amazon where you can download 'The Trouble With Girls' right now! Let's try to see how fast we can get it to #1 :)


I'm very confused.

Today I was over at http://www.yes.com/#Scotty_Mccreery <-- Scotty's YES.COM site, this is a site that shows you when Scotty's song plays, what station it played on, and what the chart position the song is for that station. (I suggest y'all come over and YES Scotty's song)  BUT!!! While i was there this showed up.



^^ right there it says this station is playing Scotty McCreery. Down on the Farm... UMMM WHATTTT So I went to the station site and on the station site, they also said they were playing it.. See below..











 So I'm so confused, It say's they played a song by Scotty called "Down on the Farm"  ?!?!?! Did anybody hear it??

http://www.yes.com/#Scotty_Mccreery <-- This is a site that any time Scotty's songs are played it shows up there.  IT's not JUST a Scotty site, but any musician's songs show up there on their own page. Scotty has a page, and you can help push the song up the chart by yessing it when it gets played.  When you yes the song it tells the station you like it. If you go over there, just make an account. :) It's very easy to use, and you can chat while there at the same time.

Scotty McCreery WPOR 101.9 Radio Interview in Maine

Find out what Scotty & his family did during his down time in Maine.


Scotty McCreery ‘The Trouble With Girls’ – Lyrics Uncovered - Taste of Country


Scotty McCreery, ‘The Trouble With Girls’ – Lyrics Uncovered
By: Alanna Conaway  
Scotty McCreery‘s latest single, ‘The Trouble With Girls,’ is already creating a buzz after hitting country radio today. The lyrics and music of the tune were penned by hit songwriters Philip White and Chris Tompkins, who on their own are responsible for many chart-topping hits. ‘The Trouble With Girls’ is the follow-up release to McCreery’s debut single, ‘I Love You This Big.’ Both songs will be found on his forthcoming album, ‘Clear as Day,’ set to hit stores in October.
“This song is only maybe three or four months old,” White tells Taste of Country. “It was pretty special lyrics. Chris is a few years younger than me, but we grew up in same area in north Alabama. I didn’t know him growing up, but this was the first time we sat down to write. Chris is a melody genius. He sat down at the grand piano and began playing that melody. He’s got two little babies, and I’ve got a daughter and a son. We were talking about understanding girls and women.”
“They smile that smile / They bat those eyes / They steal you with hello / They kill you with goodbye / They hook you with one touch / And you can’t break free / Yeah the trouble with girls / Is nobody loves trouble as much as me,” the two wrote in the lyrics of the chorus.
“We came up with [the title] ‘The Trouble With Girls,’” recalls White. “We spent three or four hours here at Universal Music in Nashville and wrote the song.”
“The trouble with girls is they’re a mystery / Something about ‘em puzzles me / Spent my whole life trying to figure out / Just what them girls are all about / The trouble with girls is they’re so damn pretty / Everything about them does somethin’ to me / I guess that’s the way it’s supposed to be,” they wrote in the song’s opening lyrics.
“We both kind of knew when we got done with that first verse and chorus that we had something special,” says White. “I think for me and him both to be able to share it with a guy from the same area in north Alabama is pretty special. We demoed it, and our song plugger pitched it to [Scotty's] label. It was just special all the way around.”
In a press statement released today, McCreery adds of the song: “It’s talking about how great they are and it’s tough for the guy to handle because he just loves it. It has a nice twist to it. It’s like the songwriters wrote it just for me.”
“Right off the bat when I heard it, I told my mom when we were listening to the demo, ‘This is the kind of song when you are in the kitchen doing dishes that makes you stop what you are doing and listen to it,’ McCreery says. “It struck a chord with me and I knew it was something I wanted to put on the album.”

Scotty McCreery Serenades 'Girls' on New Song


Scotty McCreery Serenades 'Girls' on New Song

* Posted Aug 31st 2011 8:30AM by Marina Galperina
* Jill Johnson, jpistudios.com
Season 10 'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery drops a new single this week from his much-anticipated debut album, 'Clear as Day.' 'The Trouble With Girls' follows his Top 15 chart-climber, 'I Love You This Big,' and it just might be another hit ... at least Scotty's sister thinks so!
"It's a really sweet song," Scotty says. "I played it for my sister and I said, 'Would you like to hear what's said in this song?' She said, 'I would love to have a guy say some of this stuff to me.'"
Aw, shucks. Scotty says it's already one of his favorite tunes from the CD, due October 4th, which also features a song Keith Urban hand-picked for him.
As the youngest and only male country winner of 'American Idol' dives fully into his new music career, he's also going to hit the books on the road so that he can graduate high school. But just because he's still young enough to be home-schooled by his mama, doesn't mean he can't charm the young ladies. The 17-year-old croons, "They smile that smile/ They bat those eyes/ They steal you with hello/ They kill you with goodbye/ They hook you with one touch/ And you can't break free/ Yeah, the trouble with girls/ Is nobody loves trouble as much as me."

HELLO EVERYBODY

I am making a new banner, so far I love this one, but it's huge.. I was going to make it smaller, but then I was like hmm I think I like it that big for now.  What do you guys think? TOO BIG?? lol  let me know :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Scotty McCreery Prepares for Senior Year at His Hometown High School, Joins Benefit Concert Lineup - Taste of Country




On Tuesday morning, Scotty McCreery announced he’d be returning home to Garner, N.C. to finish his senior year of high school. During an interview with WQDR in Raleigh, N.C., the ‘American Idol’ winner said he’s going to tend to the promotional obligations surrounding the release of his debut album on October 4, but he should be home in time to catch most of the second half of the Garner Trojan football season.
“My mom, she’s a certified K-12 teacher so she’s taking care of business right now on the road,” McCreery tells the Q-Morning Crew. “But come October and maybe some days in September … it’s looking like I’m going to be able to go back to school and just be normal for a little bit. Back to Garner High, walking the halls again.”
The 17-year-old recognizes it won’t be entirely back-to-normal. After all, how many other seniors have a gold single or have spent their summer touring the country’s biggest arenas? It may be somewhat of a leap of faith to believe he’ll be able to melt back into the fabric of the community after all he’s gone through.
“I think for the first couple of weeks maybe it might be a little weird, but then once all the kids and the faculty and everybody sees that I’m just the same old kid, and this show and this stuff hasn’t changed me, there’s going to be somewhat normalcy,” McCreery said.
McCreery also asked if the radio station would allow him to participate in their annual concert benefiting the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. The November 30 concert in Durham, N.C. features Brantley Gilbert, Jason Michael Carroll, Jerrod Niemann and David Nail. Having another hometown hero on the bill (Carroll is from the Raleigh area as well) will surely sell out the venue, raising big bucks for children fighting life threatening illnesses. Tickets for the show are available at DpacNC.com.

Scotty McCreery Explains "The Trouble With Girls"




Scotty McCreery releases a new song today called “The Trouble With Girls,” which is the second single from his much-anticipated debut album, Clear As Day, due Oct. 4.

“It’s a really sweet song,” Scotty says. “I played it for my sister and I said, ‘Would you like to hear what’s said in this song?’ She said, ‘I would love to have a guy say some of this stuff to me.’

“It’s talking about how great they are and it’s tough for the guy to handle because he just loves it. It has a nice twist to it. It’s like the songwriters wrote it just for me.”

The chorus of the song, written by Phillip White and Chris Tompkins, is, “They smile that smile/ They bat those eyes/ They steal you with hello/ They kill you with goodbye/ They hook you with one touch/ And you can’t break free/ Yeah, the trouble with girls/ Is nobody loves trouble as much as me.”

“The Trouble With Girls” is one of Scotty’s favorites on his new album. “Right off the bat when I heard it,” said Scotty, “I told my mom when we were listening to the demo, ‘This is the kind of song when you are in the kitchen doing dishes that makes you stop what you are doing and listen to it.’ It struck a chord with me and I knew it was something I wanted to put on the album.”

This song is the follow-up to “I Love You This Big,” a Top 15 hit that had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a new artist’s first single since at least 1984.

In May, Scotty won Season Ten of American Idol, becoming the youngest male winner and the only country male winner in the show’s history.

“This is the first time we’re getting the chance to put out new music and the music we’ve been working hard on,” he says of his new single. “I’m glad the fans will finally be able to get a little taste of what the album is going to be like. I’m looking forward to getting out there and singing it.”

Scotty is currently on the American Idols Live! Tour, which Pollstar recently ranked at No. 14 on its list of the Top 20 Concert Tours

'The Trouble With Girls' available on iTunes tomorrow night

Mr. Mike McCreery tweeted this afternoon that 'The Trouble With Girls' will be available for purchase tomorrow night on iTunes.

Scotty McCreery Grand Ole Opry October 11, 2011

Scotty McCreery will once again, grace the Grand Ole Opry stage for his 2nd Opry appearance. He will be in good company as Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans, Eric Church, and Montgomery Gentry are also scheduled to perform that day!! This will come right off the heels of "Clear As Day",Scotty McCreery's first album, which is scheduled to release on October 4th, and 2 days after his 18th Birthday. Chances are this will be the first time he will perform many of his new songs live.  Seems Mr. American Idol will have no down time for awhile.

Scotty McCreery QDR Interview

Scotty will return to Garner High School for his Senior Year
credit to: TheSallyFitch

Durham Performing Arts Center :: QDR's Country For Kids Concert

This is the first information I am getting about Scotty's appearances after the idol tour, and post album release. I'm sure there will be many more to come. This is a charity event! EVERY PENNY GOES TO CHARITY. Hope some of you can go out and see Scotty while supporting a great cause!


94.7 QDR invites you to a very special and affordable night for the kids. Join the Q Crew for a night filled with live music featuring American Idol winner Scott McCreery, Brantley Gilbert, David Nail, Jerrod Niemann and our own Jason Michael Carroll, Wednesday, November 30th.  Tickets start at $50 for five amazing artists, and every penny benefits the NC Children’s Hospital. 

http://www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/qdrs_country_for_kids_concert
QDR's Country For Kids Concert

Scotty McCreery - "The Trouble With Girls" | New Country Music, Listen to Songs & Video | Roughstock.com

Scotty McCreery - "The Trouble With Girls"

By: Matt Bjorke

Last Updated: August 29, 2011 8:08 PM
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The first thing to know about Scotty McCreery’s second official country music single – after the Top 20 debut of Coronation single “I Love You This Big – is that “The Trouble With Girls” is a song that proves that Scotty is a base tenor with more range than the guy who he is most often compared to: Josh Turner
The second thing you need to know is that aside from an epic swirl of strings around and after the bridge of the song, the production stays just behind Scotty’s up-front vocal and given that the bridge is meant to showcase the euphoria one feels in a relationship, the strings and epic nature of that bridge and final verse work just fine in the context of the song.
The third thing you need to know is that “The Trouble With Girls” has strong lyrics that twist the age old “Can’t figure these girls out” theme into an interesting sort of song that feels like a bonafide single from the first moment you hear it.

Scotty McCreery Picture Spam!

"itahmccreery: Check out this picture of @ScottyMcCreery talking to us on the phone this morning. Snapped by mama @JudyMacGarner http://t.co/DxjgJfq"

And some new promo pictures
 






Monday, August 29, 2011

'Scotty McCreery' New Single Listen Now "The Trouble With Girls"

I've sat here for a long time thinking and waiting to post it, since it will be heard tomorrow AM and is out there I will go ahead and post it.  I won't EVER EVER EVER post leaked music that isn't authorized by Scotty McCreery's team. Leaks usually come the day or two before songs are released, and those I feel are ok.  So enjoy.. Tell me what you think of it? I personally LOVE IT! I think it's right up his LANE and has a perfect country fit!!!

http://www.musicinfosystems.com/mmrwebinclude/player.asp?sngcde=MCCRTWG

Scotty McCreery Announces New Single


Scotty McCreery's new Single 'The Trouble With Girls' Debuts Tomorrow

American Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery will debut his brand-new single, ‘The Trouble With Girls’ — the follow-up to ‘I Love You This Big’ — on Tuesday morning with the Q Morning Crew on WQDR in Raleigh, N.C. On Monday, morning radio DJ Mike Wheless tweeted, “I’m gonna play the new single from @ScottyMcCreery (The Trouble With Girls) Tuesday at 7:10!” The radio station will also air an interview with McCreery, who grew up in nearby Garner, N.C.

‘The Trouble With Girls’ was written by veteran Nashville songwriters Chris Tompkins and Philip White. The title seems to suggest a song that will speak to McCreery’s ferocious female fan base. A source close to McCreery says it’s another ballad that has a sneaky twist at the end. Find out for yourself by listening to it tomorrow morning (and reading Taste of Country’s song review after the song premieres).

McCreery has been teasing big news on his Twitter page. This afternoon he said he would be tweeting a big announcement later tonight, and it seems likely that his tweet will be in regards to the new single.

‘I Love You This Big’ is currently a Top 20 hit on the country music charts. It’s the first single from McCreery’s ‘Clear as Day’ album, which will be available on October 4.

Another place to listen to Scotty's new single: Tony Thomas KMPS

Scotty McCreery's 2nd single? "The Trouble With Girls." Will be my 12 O'clock Test Track tomorrow! On @941kmps!


Scotty tweeted this earlier today:

My new single "The Trouble With Girls" is gonna be hitting radio tomorrow! Listen for it, request it, and lemme know what you think!




Tonight- Scotty will share some big news!

Earlier today Scotty tweeted, "I'm gonna tweet y'all some big news tonight!"

The radio DJ from WQDR (Raleigh's country station) tweeted later, “I’m gonna play the new single from @ScottyMcCreery (The Trouble With Girls) Tuesday at 7:10!” also, “Talking to @ScottyMcCreery at 7:08am Tuesday! I’ll find out if he’s gonna finish high school & if so, how!”

MJsbigblog.com reported that “The Trouble With Girls”, is co-written by Chris Tompkins (Before He Cheats) and Philip White who cowrote “I’m Movin On” by Rascal Flatts, “I’m A Survivor” and “He Gets That From Me” by Reba.

Not sure if Scotty has more news or if WQDR "spilled the beans". Either way, if you are able be sure to tune into WQDR tomorrow morning by following this link.

Also, if waking up at 7 eastern time is a little hard, we'll be on the look out for a video or audio link.

http://www.mjsbigblog.com/scotty-mccreerys-new-single-the-trouble-with-girls-to-debut-tuesday.htm


Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Boston Globe interview: Staying country strong


(AP Photo/Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune)

Here is the full article that this post was based off of.

Q. It’s always such a whirlwind for “American Idol’’ winners. Do you even remember winning at this point?

A. I remember back to it. It’s all still a blur. It was definitely an intense moment, that pause that [host] Ryan [Seacrest] makes before he announces it.

Q. ABC followed you and runner-up and fellow country singer Lauren Alaina around as you all participated at the recent CMA Fest. Do you feel like it’s been beneficial to navigate the post- “Idol’’ mania with someone else who understands what you’re going through?

A. It’s got its pros and its cons. We’re both country and we’re both doing this together, so it’s a cool little thing. But we both want to be looked at as individual artists, and we talked to our managers about not making us look like the next Conway [Twitty] and Loretta [Lynn]. But it is fun to get to do this together, so it’s all good.

Q. It seems like it’s all coming very naturally to you. Does it feel that way? Are you surprised that people commented that you made it seem effortless on the show?

A. Definitely. When I was growing up I was always the guy who played with his guitar and stood in one place and was scared to move anywhere else, so I think “American Idol’’ kind of broke me of that. As the weeks progressed, I got more comfortable moving around and acting a fool and entertaining the crowd, so it’s definitely something that I think I picked up the last few weeks of the show and doing more things like CMA Fest or live TV or the arena tour we’re doing right now. I’ve got a lot more to learn. I’m young.


Q. I’ll confess that I’m glad someone finally persuaded you to hold the microphone straight.


A. Oh, I know [laughs]. I don’t know what the heck that was. I think it’s just because I’m used to pitching, and that’s how I hold the ball in the glove with the limp wrist in the glove. I never held a mike before “American Idol.’’ I just had my mike stand with my guitar. So I think it naturally happened like that and then naturally changed back to normal to where I didn’t look like a fool.

Q. Are you doing any covers on the album, or is it all originals?

A. It’s going to be all originals. There’s technically going to be one cover. Keith Urban pitched a song my way, and it’s one he did way back when he was part of the band called the Ranch. He’s on tour right now so we don’t know, but he said he might play guitar on the track.

Q. The Nashville music community can be a little resistant to artists they perceive as not having paid their dues or taking a reality show “shortcut.’’ Some radio programmers said they wouldn’t be interested in playing your songs. How has the reception been since you won?

A. When I went to Nashville for CMA Fest, that was one of the things I was worried about, meeting those guys and knowing that I’m just 17 and I didn’t grow up playing honky tonks for 15 years and paying my dues. That’s something that I know I have to do now. I have to go out there and work hard and try to stick around. It’s not going to be handed to me. It’s definitely something I’ve got to work for, but they’ve been great to me.

Q. You’re a fan of classic country, so will “Clear as Day’’ be more like that or will it have a contemporary pop country bent?

A. It’s not going to be poppy. That’s one thing we stayed away from. I grew up with the old-school stuff, so I didn’t want to completely stray from that. We’ve got the rocker songs, the uptempo stuff. But when we slow it down, the songs get more intimate, and you can definitely hear some of the more classic elements.

Keith Urban Pitched Scotty McCreery a Song, May Play Guitar on ‘Clear as Day’



Scotty McCreery continues on the Idols Live tour with the Top 11 Idols, even as he promotes his single “I Love You This Big” (Number 1 this week on the CMT Top 20 and GAC Pure Pack) and upcoming album, Clear as Day, set to be released on October

In a recent interview with the Boston Globe, Scotty reveals that he’s technically including one cover on his upcoming album:
A. It’s going to be all originals. There’s technically going to be one cover. Keith Urban pitched a song my way, and it’s one he did way back when he was part of the band called the Ranch. He’s on tour right now so we don’t know, but he said he might play guitar on the track.

Ohh. Keith Urban guitar cameo? Not only is he a fantastic player, he is so mighty fine. Heh. Sorry.

Also, cute explanation of his “interesting” way of holding the mic during the competition:
I don’t know what the heck that was. I think it’s just because I’m used to pitching, and that’s how I hold the ball in the glove with the limp wrist in the glove. I never held a mike before “American Idol.’’ I just had my mike stand with my guitar. So I think it naturally happened like that and then naturally changed back to normal to where I didn’t look like a fool.

On the sound of Clear as Day:
It’s not going to be poppy. That’s one thing we stayed away from. I grew up with the old-school stuff, so I didn’t want to completely stray from that. We’ve got the rocker songs, the uptempo stuff. But when we slow it down, the songs get more intimate, and you can definitely hear some of the more classic elements.

Scotty and the Top 11 will brave the onset of Hurricane Irene to perform at the Dunkin Donuts center in Providence, RI tonight. The concert originally scheduled for tomorrow in Albany has been postponed due to Irene until September 4.

Source: http://www.mjsbigblog.com/keith-urban-pitched-scotty-mccreery-a-song-may-play-guitar-on-clear-as-day.htm

Friday, August 26, 2011

Scotty McCreery NUMBER 1




Scotty McCreery's video for Love You This Big has reached number one video position on CMT!! Moving up 18 spots in one week! We're all so proud of you Scotty!!!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scotty McCreery EP Leads Idol album sales

content.usatoday.com
Five American Idol acts appear on this week's Billboard 200, led by Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery. Scotty's Walmart EP sold 12,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, putting him at No. 28 on the Billboard chart.


Scotty showed his appreciation to his fans by tweeting this yesterday:

wow. the music video already has 2 million views on youtube. thank yall for watchin it and supporting me. Love yall.

Scotty McCreery Nassau Coliseum Review

American Idol Tour hits Nassau Coliseum


This is a great review but is very lengthy. There is another link for pictures, as well that did not have a share button so I didn't feel comfortable in posting it


Scotty McCreery - Links to Country Weekly Interview

Thank you Holly for allowing me to post these

Here are the links to the 4 page Country Weekly Interview...enjoy CLICK THE FIRST SCAN TO MAKE IT LARGE ENOUGH TO READ.  To read the article in a larger format click the links. Some of you might be able to click the picture right here on the blog, but others will have to go directly to the links. I'm not sure why that is.



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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Scotty McCreery Vote for Scotty Countryfest 2012

www.countryfest.com

This is for CMA Fest 2012 Put Scotty as a headliner, he's under Scott McCreary
Country Fest – Best Music Festival in the Midwest, Cadott, WI. Jam with 20 hot country music artists this summer. Get your VIP, Reserved, General Admission Tickets and Camping now. Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Trace Adkins.


Thank you Kayla for getting us this information.

Scotty McCreery Rock Forever Magazine Interview

Can Scotty name all the winners of American Idol?
Who would be a guest judge Scotty would like to see on AI?

Scotty McCreery TheMcDaily Kat Country 102

I think this might be with a bit of snark, but still all the news out there about the earthquake, and he picked Scotty to mention LOL.

MEET 'Scotty McCreey' CMA Ultmate Awards Sweepstakes.

This is exciting news for Scotty McCreery fans if you can attend in November. The sweepstakes ends OCTOBER 18TH. Good Luck guys! Let me know if any of you win!!! It's quite the win with VIP passes, reception passes, behind the scene tour etc. 



Sweeps Ends Oct. 18th

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina’s Ultimate CMA Awards Sweepstakes! Win tickets to the show, a behind the scenes tour, pre-show reception passes, Nashville VIP passes to special attractions and meet Idols Scotty and Lauren! http://budurl.com/w5z8

https://pages.umusic-mail.com/2011CMAsweeps/  To enter the sweepstakes go here

'Scotty McCreery' miffed about "PAY" to play

This article made me laugh a little bit, being from NJ, I don't know anything other than paying to get on a beach. Additionaly, you pay more for holidays and weekends, and parking at the jersey shore will run you about 20 dollars for the day.. MORE if you spend the night at the boardwalk.  I've always felt the same way Scotty does about it. You really shouldn't have to pay to hang out by the Ocean. I agree with you Scotty #CRIMINAL.



‘American Idol’ winner and North Carolina boy Scotty McCreery was the victim of a rude awakening while visitng the New York City tri-state area today. The ‘I Love You This Big’ singer visited Long Beach in Long Island, N.Y. and was completely and utterly shocked at having to pay to use one of nature’s facilities! He demonstrated his country boy way of thinking with his tweets about the matter, especially when he showed his local pride and stated his preference for the Outer Banks beaches in his home state.

He tweeted: “chillin at Long Beach, Long Island and you have to pay to go on the beach? I ain’t never heard of such.. #criminal”

In addition to being miffed about shelling over cash for a beach tag, he lamented: “and the beach ain’t even nice. tractors going over the sand, planes flying over head makin noise, no waves. OuterBanks, NC > Long Beach … just think if they made Christopher Columbus pay to pull up at the beach.. what if he didn’t have his wallet on him like me?”

McCreery, who also rang the closing bell on the NASDAQ floor while in the area, has made his thoughts and feelings about pay-to-use beaches clear, and can’t say we blame him! Beaches, like hugs, should be free to all who want to enjoy them.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake

Just a quick post here regarding todays Earthquake. I felt it here in the NJ area, but thought it had something to do with construction going on in my area. lol! Anyways, hope everybody is ok, and not to shaken up. HAHAHA.  Somebody I know posted on FB this pic.. The results of the earthquake....

                                                                              LOL!

Anyways, hope you're all doing well! :)

Celebrity Column: Scotty McCreery, other Idols find time to get 'crazy' on road


Photo by Richard Drew / Associated Press

When the Idols Live tour kicked off July 6, Season 10 champ Scotty McCreery and some of his fellow contestants found the perfect way to chill before performing for the crowd in Salt Lake City.

“The very first night we pranked Jacob Lusk. We poured a bucket of ice on him in the shower,” McCreery said. “It just got us laughing so hard.”

For the country crooner from Garner, N.C., the whole Idols Live experience has been “pretty crazy.” “Coming off of the show, I don’t think any of us knew what to expect, but it’s definitely a lot more fun,” he said. “… Now you’re just up on stage having fun and you’re just going out there to entertain, and that’s what we want to do.”

It seems to be working. Idols Live ticket sales have averaged 97 percent this year, according to Billboard’s Boxscore chart. Audiences seem to be responding to this year’s Top 11, and headliner McCreery, in particular, whose mix of songs includes his debut, “I Love You This Big.” He also has performed “When You Say Nothing at All” with runner-up Lauren Alaina, a frequent duet partner on American Idol. But, McCreery says, the two aren’t making music together offstage. “We’re just good friends,” he said.

— Daniel Bubbeo, Newsday

Source: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110823/ENTERTAINMENT03/308230018/Celebrity-Column-Scotty-McCreery-other-Idols-find-time-to-get-crazy-on-road

Monday, August 22, 2011

Scotty McCreery Wilkes-Barre, PA Review


Review: Latest American Idol Live Tour has all the right stuff

WILKES-BARRE TWP. - 2011's version of the American Idol Live Tour express roared into town Sunday night and as usual, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza was jammed and the amazing phenomena continued before a capacity crowd of 9,000 people.

Now that the voting is over and the butterflies of the tour experience should be worked out, how did the Idols do when the real judges looked on - the paying audience? Well, at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, some people who have attended all of the tours thought this one was the best by far!

Whether it was the seeming innocence of Season 10's winner, 17-year-old Scott McCreery, or the beautiful allure of 22-year-old Pia Toscano, this version of "American Idol Live" was as entertaining as any that had preceded it. This group of 11 has it all

And isn't building anticipation and saving the best for the last American Idol's basic premise? So by the time 2011 winner Scott McCreery was scheduled to make an appearance, the screaming teen and pre-teen fans were building to a fever pitch to hear the purity of this 17-year-old belt out "Your Man," "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?" and his new single "I Love You This Big." (Press deadline and a late start to the show prevented a review of his work.)

McCreery's boyish charm and classic country baritone make for an interesting combination and the steering of his artistic ship must be carefully chosen. He must have the right production and artistic direction to be taken seriously in the long haul. His single is lingering in the top 20 now and that's a good start.

Not everyone will always agree but let's face it, the American public did well voting on this group. Very well.

I have posted mainly what pertained to Scotty to read the complete review you can follow the link below.

http://citizensvoice.com/arts-living/entertainment/2.211/review-latest-american-idol-live-tour-has-all-the-right-stuff-1.1191624

Scotty McCreery Hot Headlines with CMT's Cody Alan

Scotty is shown in the first few seconds of the video

Scotty McCreery - Ringing NASDAQ Closing Bell

Follow the link below to see the video of the Idols Ringing the NASDAQ Closing Bell

Video Clip <-- Click to watch Scotty :)

Scotty McCreery and Fellow American Idol Contestants

With a thunderous applause, Scotty McCreery brought the NASDAQ trading day to an end on Monday, August 22, ringing the closing bell at precisely 4PM ET. The ‘American Idol’ winner was flanked by a number of his tourmates, and a couple dozen young kids and teenagers. Everyone was very excited to see the stock exchange finish with a modest 3.54 point gain. McCreery has made numerous publicity stops during his reign as ‘American Idol’ champion. He looked somewhat out of place in khaki shorts and a T-shirt, although most of his tourmates were similarly dressed. Only Thia Megia wore an outfit more appropriate for a business setting.

After being introduced, Jacob Lusk, Megia, Casey Abrams, Paul McDonald and Naima Adedapo took a moment to thank the dozens of viewers watching at home on CNBC or on the web. “I love life and I love music. Thanks everyone,” Abrams said to the delight of an off-screen audience.
The group smiled for a few photos, and then the group of children came pouring in from all sides of the camera shot. The webcast didn’t explain who these kids were, but each one seemed to be excited to be around the ‘American Idol’ stars. More pictures were taken, and finally the countdown to the trading day’s end began.

Ringing the NASDAQ closing bell is somewhat of a tradition for ‘American Idol’ contestants. Representatives from each of the last five season’s have done the honor.




 

Scotty McCreery at the Stock Market Close


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Scotty McCreery "American Idol Tour" 'Chicago' Video and Recap from a Fan.

Gloria was kind enough to send these pictures and videos of her experience at the Idol Concert, along with a recap :) Thanks for sharing these with us!

I first met his Dad Mike! and when they say father like son! its True! it was really funny walking up to scotty cause i was on a mission to have him talk to one of my really good friends on the phone and actually didn't just say hi im Scotty......he actually had a 2 minute conversation with her! (she and i Scotty fans from day 1) Scotty was sooo incredibly sweet! I would meet them both again and again....and again! BEST NIGHT OF 2011!

Scotty on the phone with Gloria's friend.'


Intro and Your Man


I Love You This Big




Scotty McCreery - Country Weekly Magazine







The August 29th issue of Country Weekly magazine has a 4 page article spread of @ScottyMcCreery. Includes some great pictures and what he wrote to his high school classmates after winning AI.


Also, If you haven't checked out Scotty's CMT page then here it is. Articles, pictures and his video.
http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/scotty_mccreery/artist.jhtml


Scotty McCreery - Signing Autographs

Scotty McCreery Taste of Country

Scotty McCreery Teases Fans With New
Album Details – This Week’s Best Tweet


This week on Twitter, Scotty McCreery got his followers riled up when he teased them with details about his new 'Clear as Day' album … By not giving them any information at all.

Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery): Had a good time chatting with yall tonight. lets do it again. Falling asleep to one of my favorite songs on the album called # ____________.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scotty McCreery - Kidsday Meets Idol's


We interviewed “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina when they were in Manhattan recently. You can go see them perform live at Nassau Coliseum Tuesday and Wednesday.

Scotty, how did you feel when your name was announced as the winner of “American Idol”?

Scotty: It was pretty wild. It was a moment I will never forget. There was a nerve-racking moment going up to that because Ryan actually made a 20-second pause. But it was pretty cool.

When you made it to the top group and saw your competition, were you nervous or confident?

Lauren: Nervous, because everyone’s so different and you never know how people are going to take to different types and styles.

Scotty: And everybody was so good this year, too. Everybody can sing.

Did you like living in the big house with everyone?

Scotty: Yeah, it was fun while it lasted.

Scotty, how does it feel now having a record deal?

Scotty: It’s pretty cool. You know both me and Lauren have one. We’re looking forward to getting out there and recording and getting some new songs out there. Lauren: It’s cool.

Was it hard saying goodbye to the other contestants when they were voted off?

Scotty: It was at first, yeah. But then, when you got down lower, we realized we’d be seeing each other for rehearsals.


Are you guys going to be singing a duet?

Lauren: Yeah, of course. We always get paired together.
Scotty: I think we’re going to try and work out what song we’re doing, but I think that’s the plan.

This was a little lengthy, so I mainly posted Scotty's answers - you can click the link below to read the full article.

http://long-island.newsday.com/kids/kidsday-meets-idol-s-scotty-mccreery-and-lauren-alaina-1.3108285

Scotty McCreery Brings Country to Coliseum


Scotty McCreery brings country to Coliseum

Scotty McCreery brings country to ColiseumWhen the "Idols Live" tour kicked off July 6, season 10 champ Scotty McCreery and some of his fellow contestants found the perfect way to chill before performing for the crowd in Salt Lake City. "The very first night we pranked Jacob Lusk. We poured a bucket of ice on him in the shower," McCreery said by phone from Milwaukee, coincidentally the city of his "Idol" audition. "It just got us laughing so hard." Who knows what sort of ice breaker McCreery and the rest of the top 11 have in mind when the tour hits Nassau Coliseum Tuesday and Wednesday nights? (Perhaps a shoutout to semifinalist Robbie Rosen of Merrick, who'll be in Tuesday's audience.) For the country crooner from Garner, N.C., the whole "Idols Live" experience has been "pretty crazy," but in a good way. "Coming off of the show, I don't think any of us knew what to expect, but it's definitely a lot more fun, a lot more free," he said. "On the show, you're always worried about what the judges are going to say afterward. What the people are thinking back home watching the show. And now you're just up on stage having fun and you're just going out there to entertain, and that's what we want to do. It's cool for us." And it seems to be selling tickets, too. According to Billboard's Boxscore chart, "Idols Live" tickets sales have averaged 97 percent this year, with sellouts in at least eight venues, a sharp boost from last year's soft sales which resulted in seven tour dates being canceled. Audiences seem to be responding to this year's top 11, and headliner McCreery, in particular, who performs a mix of up-tempo and slow, sentimental songs, including his coronation anthem "I Love You This Big." ("I thought it was a really good song for the 'Idol' moment," he says.) And he's also gotten to perform "When You Say Nothing at All" with runner-up Lauren Alaina, a frequent duet partner on "Idol." But, McCreery says, the two aren't making beautiful music together offstage. "We're just good friends. People always speculated because they wanted to make something out of it in the teen magazines, but we've never been anything more than friends and I don't think we ever will be," he said.

Songs a mother could love

With his hectic schedule, McCreery wouldn't have much time for romance anyway. Besides the tour, he's been a fixture in the recording studio working on his debut album, which should drop in time for the holiday-shopping season, "Now we're getting the master mixes and getting it to where it's exactly to what we want it to sound like on the album," he says. "People can just expect a nice, fun album. There'll be some songs that will make you dance and get up and move around, and there'll be some songs where you'll just sit back and ponder life and think about things."

And then there are those tunes that passed what McCreery calls "the Mama cryin' test." While choosing which songs to put on the album, McCreery's producers would email demo versions of many tunes, which McCreery would listen to with his family.

"There were a couple of times that Mama would cry, and I'd respond, 'Well it passed the Mama cryin' test, so it must be a good one," he said.

But fans shouldn't expect to hear McCreery's own songs on his disc. "Hopefully the next one I do, if I continue to stick around, I'll be able to get more of my own stuff on there," he said.

It's all still a big leap for a 17-year-old kid from Garner, N.C., who last year was bagging groceries and was a star player for his school's baseball team when he decided to audition for "Idol." He was understandably nervous that his brand of old-school country might not fit in with "Idol's" emphasis on finding a pop star. "I always knew I was going to do country if I made it and then I'd sing Frank Sinatra afterward. When I got done with my first song, the lady looked at me and she said, 'This is not "Nashville Star." You've got to be able to sing something different.' I said, 'I know, I'm country, but I can sing different stuff.' I just wanted to stay true to me and hope that worked out for me."

It did and he got his golden ticket to Hollywood, where he immediately became the one to beat on "Idol," especially after the early elimination of power belter Pia Toscano. McCreery is still at a loss to explain why he connected with viewers. "I just think Middle America could relate to me. I was just a high school baseball player, bagging groceries. I was just a normal kid who tried out for a show."

He remembers Gaga

His experience on "Idol" was anything but normal, from performing before millions of people each week to filming those Ford music videos. And then there was Gaga.

"Scotty McCreery. Lady Gaga. I couldn't think of a better fit," joked "Idol" mentor Jimmy Iovine the week that the flamboyant superstar took the finalists under her wing. McCreery seemed on the verge of blushing when Gaga suggested he make love to the microphone.

"She was definitely interesting," says McCreery in a diplomatic tone worthy of Henry Kissinger. "She's very unique and that's what makes her her. I think me and her are very different as far as style and it made for some good TV."

McCreery had a hard time following Gaga's advice, but listened up when the "Idol" judges spoke. "Pretty much everybody would tell me just stay true to yourself and you'll be all right," McCreery said. "Randy and Jennifer told me a couple of times to just stay in my lane. That was the phrase they used. I think I did that and I'm going to continue to do that and hope that it works out for me."







Scotty McCreery - People Magazine Pictures

I couldn't find a link online for these pictures so I thought I'd take a picture and at least get it posted on here. If anyone knows where the link could be found online or wants to scan the picture and send it in that would be great.


There is a rainbow in the background - very pretty


What we learned from Scotty's Twitter party

In the comments section a few of you have said that you don't have a Twitter account but I wanted you to know some highlights Scotty mentioned during his Twitter party last night.

He tweeted while listening to some songs on the album, so it sounds like they are all done and waiting to be released on October 4!

There will be 12 new tracks on Clear As Day.

He informed us that the funniest guy on tour is Paul and the funniest girl is either Pia or Haley. Scotty later said that the funniest prank involved ice and the shower in the dressing room. He mentioned in an interview that the boys all pranked Jacob by pouring ice in his shower.

Scotty said that it's "all good" when someone mispronounces his name on the radio. He wrote that it's tough for him to say as it doesn't exactly roll of the tongue.

As he was "hitting the hay" as he likes to call it, Scotty said that he was falling asleep to one of his favorite songs on the album. But he failed to mention the name, instead choosing to plug Clear As Day and say to find out you'll need to buy the album. The wait is getting harder and harder!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Scotty McCreery Already Getting a GAC TV Special


Scotty McCreery Already Getting a GAC TV Special

You know you’ve made it when you’re getting your own documentary on GAC before your debut album is even out. That’s the case with latest American Idol winner Scotty McCreery who will be getting his own television special on GAC this Fall. “Introducing: Scotty McCreery” will feature footage of Scotty in his hometown of Garner, North Carolina, a backstage interview at the RBC Center, and behind the scenes footage of his home-town concert in July. Fans will visit his local church, high school and and highlights of his life growing up in the community. The special will air October 3rd on GAC.

Todd Cassetty who produced Taylor Swift’s “Taylor Swift: Speak Now” special for NBC was also the producer for this special. The special airs one day before “Clear As Day,” his debut album, hits stores.

TV Ratings Spur CMA Awards Bidding War: Scotty's Influence

Not an article surrounding Scotty, but an article that highlights what could have been caused somewhat by Scotty's influence. Titled TV Ratings Spur CMA Awards Bidding War, this article focuses on the fact that three of the top television networks are now all bidding on being home to the 45th annual CMA Awards.

The writer believes this has been caused by two things:

1. ABC announced that almost seven million people watched 'CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Night to Rock'.

2. The article goes on to say that along with country singer Blake Shelton "becoming a house hold name" and Scotty and Lauren's "clean sweep" of American Idol, country music "has never been as visible as it has been in 2011".

This all leads me to ask these questions- how many of you watched the CMA Music Festival for the first time this year for a glimpse of Scotty? And thinking back to the CMT Awards, we all knew Scotty would be there. Who watched looking for him? Also, how many of you will watch the CMA's if Scotty will make an appearance?

Now, many of Scotty's fans would watch even without Scotty because of their love for country music but many of Scotty's fans have claimed they normally don't like country music.

No word yet on if Scotty will present an award, perform or even be there but when it is announced, we will be sure to let you know!

The 2011 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on November 9 at 8:00 PM ET.


Scotty along with Lauren presenting the duo Sugarland at the 2011 CMT Music Awards.


'Scotty McCreery' Neon Limelight Interview, and fan video (signing autographs)

I guess this isn't that recent, but it was just uploaded so enjoy. Whats Scotty's favorite part if the night? Whatch the video to find out :)




Scotty came out to sign autographs. Love the "SCOTTY SCOTTY!" Credit:joyxalmond



Thursday, August 18, 2011

Scotty McCreery - The Road To Gold

Just thought it would be nice to take a walk down memory lane hope ya all enjoy it.

Scotty - pre-idol (credit to: xretrorainbowsx)


The beginning


Your American Idol is: Scotty McCreery


Scotty performing ILYTB at the RBC Center (credit to: Jason Edge)

Scotty McCreery living a wild life as 'American Idol'


Scotty McCreery performs on ABC's Good Morning America


By: JOAN TUPPONCE

"Pretty wild" are the words Garner, N.C., native Scotty McCreery uses to describe his whirlwind life since winning the coveted "American Idol" title in May.

"It's been nonstop," he said in a recent telephone interview. "We've been here and there and everywhere. It's crazy. It's a lot of work, but it's a lot of fun."

McCreery will showcase his deep baritone country voice when the "American Idols Live!" tour comes to the Richmond Coliseum Saturday. The event also features performances by this season's other top contenders: Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Naima Adedapo, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, Stefano Langone and Thia Megia.

Before becoming the youngest male winner in "American Idol's" history, McCreery, 17, was a typical teen, hanging out with friends, going to school and making a little extra cash by bagging groceries in his hometown.

Today, he is already a Nashville veteran. His single, "I Love You This Big," which he sang on the season finale, was the highest debut for a new artist's first single on Billboard's Nielsen Country Songs chart since 1990. His video for the song was recently released on his website, www.scottymccreery-official.com.

In June, McCreery played and sang for 70,000 people at Nashville's CMA Music Fest, appeared on the CMT Music Awards and entertained audiences at the legendary Grand Ole Opry.

"I was wondering if Nashville would accept the 'Idol' kid and they really welcomed me," he said. "Being that young and getting the opportunity to be on the Grand Ole Opry was a cool experience for me."

McCreery's aw-shucks nature and jovial attitude made him a fan favorite with audiences during the competition. He said he can't pinpoint the moment he first began singing but his mom tells people he started testing out his vocal abilities when he was a toddler.

"I was in the children's choir at church," he said. "When I was 6 or 7, I sometimes sang with the adult choir."

The insightful teen understands that his life will never be the same after 'Idol,' and that realization comes with mixed feelings.

"I miss doing the normal things I grew up doing but it's tough to go back to being the same normal person," he said.

Southern to the core, McCreery clings to his roots even though he knows one day his career may lead to living in Nashville.

"Home is always Carolina," he said, adding that he hopes to return to Garner to finish high school.

Even though he always looks relaxed when he's singing, McCreery admits he gets nervous before he steps on stage.

"Once I get out there, I'm comfortable," he said.

He's looking forward to the release of his debut album with Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope.

"I'm finishing up my part," he said. "We still have to mix and master it but we are pretty close. It will probably come out in early fall."

"Idol" runner-up Lauren Alaina is also signed to the same label. Fans of the show will remember the dating rumors that surfaced after Alaina planted a kiss on McCreery when he was named Season 10's "American Idol." McCreery takes a diplomatic stance when asked if there are any sparks between the two by saying they are just friends who may one day collaborate on a song.

"We've talked about doing a song together but we are still focused on establishing ourselves as separate artists," he said. "I am sure we will keep in touch."

The "American Idols Live!" tour is keeping McCreery very busy on and off the stage. Any spare moments are spent with fellow contestants.

"I am writing [songs] with the boys on the bus," he said. "When we get on the bus, we are jamming out with our guitars. We're laughing a lot, having a good old time."

He uses his Twitter account to keep fans up-to-date on his whereabouts. He recently secured the @ScottMcCreery handle and now has almost 300,000 followers.

"I am definitely the tweeter," he said.

The teen has already learned that his career is not really about him.

"My job is about the fans," he said.

He realizes that touring and being in the public eye are all part of the job description and said he's doing his best to remain levelheaded about his new-found fame.

"I just don't see myself getting a big head or thinking I am big stuff. I remember bagging groceries," he said. "My mom and dad keep me in line. If my head gets big, they will slap it out of me real quick."

After the tour ends, he will be thrust back into the media spotlight promoting his new album.

"I'll have a couple of performances and then it's back to being a kid for a couple of months," he said.

He believes "American Idol," which remains one of the most popular shows in America, was a great platform for him.

"Not too many people can say '38 million people watched me perform,' " he said.

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/entertainment/flair/2011/aug/18/tdweek08-scotty-mccreery-living-a-wild-life-as-ame-ar-1245195/

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Idols Live! Tour Store

Good news for anyone who is unable to attend the tour or wishes they had bought something while they were there. You can now purchase the exact items that are for sale on tour. The store is also having a sale right now- if you buy two shirts you get one free.

Click HERE to be linked to the store website.

Click HERE to see what shirts are on sale.

Happy shopping Scotty fans!

And because every post is better with a picture:), here's one of Scotty on tour:

Picture: http://justjaredjr.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/431899/lauren-alaina-scott-newark-12/

Tracking "Clear As Day"

How high can it go? Earlier Tarah posted Clear As Day was proudly sitting at 27 on Amazon, a short time later she updated it was 23, then it went to 11, As of right now it's proudly sitting at #9!!! # 

EDIT: 3:15PM #5NOW!!



We'll keep a watch on it all day and see HOW HIGH CAN IT GO?? What a day for Scotty, I Love You This Big goes Gold and Clear as Day reaches the top 10 on Amazon! If you tweet something today please add #CongratsScotty to your tweets.  I see on twitter the fans are trying to trend it. I know from past trending experiences that when you want to trend something you must also add written text to your tweet, so it CANNOT just say #CongratsScotty, add something else to the tweet!

I'm so proud of him today! What a day for you Scotty and to be a fan.  We Love Ya This Big!