Wednesday, November 30, 2011

a lil snippet from today's idol roundup!

This was on today!

Scotty McCreery is back at #1! After seven consecutive on the Billboard Country Albums Charts, Scotty passed Miranda Lambert’s new album and is number one once again. Of the seven weeks since he released Clear As Day, Scotty has been at #1 four times and #2 three times. Scotty showed his holiday spirit this week by visiting a children's hospital. The 18-year-old country crooner tweeted his excitement with his fans, sharing that he couldn't wait to meet some “great kids.”

Scotty McCreery An article from

Posted on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery's CD goes gold

Yet another thing Scotty McCreery had to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day: The Garner High School senior's first CD has gone gold.

"Clear as Day," the debut of the Season 10 "American Idol" winner, has sold more than 500,000 copies since its Oct. 4 release.

"We just found out (last week). It's a huge thing," Scotty said Thursday afternoon.

Scotty McCreery 2011 Taste of Country Awards: Cover Performance of the Year

The 2011 Taste of Country Awards look to honor serious country accomplishments, but also the more spontaneous and impulsive flashes of creativity that artists have shown over the past year. All week long, the categories for these fan-voted upon honors are being unveiled one at a time, including the Cover Performance of the Year category, which includes country recreations by Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Scotty McCreery, Steel Magnolia and Taylor Swift. Watch all five and then decide which cover is the best.

Scotty McCreery, ‘Your Man’: McCreery almost made this song as famous as Josh Turner did when he used it to audition for season 10 of ‘American Idol.’ In May, Turner surprised the then 17-year-old onstage for a memorable duet of the hit. McCreery has since gone on to perform it just about everywhere he goes. [Watch Scotty McCreery Cover 'Your Man']

From RoughStock Scotty McCreery rules the world

^^^^^^^^  Ok so I created that title :D this is a great write up though!

Chart news for November 30, 2011: Scotty McCreery Holds Off Taylor Swift to Stay #1

By: Matt Bjorke

Last Updated: November 30, 2011 1:11 PM
With Black Friday sales of his album Clear As Day at retailers across the country, Idol 2011 winner Scotty McCreery held off a fierce challenge from Taylor Swift, ending her streak of #1 album debuts at 2 as her live CD/DVD (or Blu-Ray) set wasn’t able to outsell Scotty last week. Scotty took home 88,000 more sales while Taylor’s life set scored a 77,000 album-sold debut (not too shabby for a live record but certainly nowhere near Garth Brooks Platinum debut with Double Live). The Band Perry’s album sold briskly during the holiday gift-giving starting week as well. Rounding out the Top 5 are Lady Antebellum’s Own The Night and Toby Keith’s Clancy’s Tavern. The song “Red Solo Cup,” from Clancy’s Tavern will be performed by Chord Overstreet on the December 6, 2011 Glee television program (Overstreet is the son of Grammy and CMA Award winning songwriter Paul Overstreet). So it’s likely that Toby’s gonna see some sales from that performance during the show too. It’s a viral hit that made it to the ‘big time’.

Top 5 Country Albums for the week of November 30, 2011

LWTWArtistAlbumSales TWSales Total
139Scotty McCreeryClear As Day88,000587,000
NEW11Taylor SwiftSpeak Now: World Tour77,00077,000
3517The Band PerryThe Band Perry53,000913,000
1622Lady AnthebellumOwn The Night46,000860,000
3033Toby KeithClancy's Tavern33,000176,000

Scotty McCreery interview video with CMA Country Christmas

"Singing Christmas Carols is Cool to me" Well said Scotty, it's cool to me too!


Scotty McCreery MySpace Stream

I'm not sure if your aware you can stream Scotty's song's on his MySpace page, but if you weren't you are now :)  Also this has all the American Idol performance songs and they can be streamed too. Streaming actually benefits the artist, so this is actually another way to listen to and help Scotty at the same time! <-- Click here

Scotty McCreery is number one!

Umm chalk this up to actually having time on my hands today :)   but first off here is the billboard Country chart position picture!

And because like I said I had a little to much time on my hands today haha

That is all carry on <3

Scotty McCreery Album sales double

From IdolChatter

2 Idol albums in top 10 of The Billboard 200. Daughtry's third album,Break the Spell, debuted at No. 8 with 129,000 sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, Scotty McCreery more 

than doubled his weekly sales forClear as Day, selling 88,000 copies and climbing up to No. 9.

Idol albums
McCreery, Clear as Day (88,000, +165%, 587,000) (#9 BB200)

Scotty McCreery Grandparent Interview

This is so sweet and just adorable! Enjoy!
I'm pretty sure this was during Idol, but it's just surfaced, or at least I didn't see it before.. Thanks for the heads up about it in the comment section!

Scotty McCreery A place where football is king

A place where football is king

BY TIM STEVENS - Staff Writer
BY TIM STEVENS The News and Observer
Tags: football | high school | sports

GARNER -- Three hours before the kickoff, the Blue Crew began driving into the gravel parking lot near Garner High's Trojan Stadium. These were not the professional grade tailgaters you see at college football games. For starters, they had no way to cook food.
"Anybody bringing a grill," asked Jay Booth, the unofficial spokesman for the student group that turns out for Garner football games. There were no takers last Friday night.
"We might send out for some chicken or something," Booth said. "Last year we had a cooker, but we don't this year."
But food usually shows up. Chick-Fil-A sent sandwiches once and a local church supplied Krispy Kreme doughnuts on another night. Bojangles chicken has appeared without warning.
But none of the 75 or 80 students who come to the parking lot before each Garner football game comes for the chance to eat food off a paper plate. They don't come for the bonfire, which is really much more like a campfire.
"This is a big part of life, something I look forward to," said junior Will Bryan. "We celebrate Garner football. You can't beat hanging out with a bunch of your friends and then going to the Garner game." New truck, old friends
There were lots of unknowns last week. Crew members hadn't been in school on Thursday or Friday because of the holiday, so even Booth was unsure who would be at the game.
"You coming?" he asked "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery on his phone. McCreery told him he was on the way. The singer has brought the Blue Crew, which appeared as spectators on "Idol," fame with shout-outs on national TV.
McCreery arrived in the pickup that he won on the TV show, flying a huge homemade Garner Trojan flag. This was a six-foot long flag mounted on a long pole what was attached to the truck bed. It was carried into the stadium and waved throughout the 34-27 victory over Britt. McCreery's pickup is new, but the friendships are old and lasting. They've been meeting like this since they were sophomores. Every year since, some have graduated and new members have been welcomed.
"Yeah, we still got some young guys that have to get rides," Booth said, pointing to this year's sophomores. Luke Thompson, a junior, promised the tradition would continue next year.
The group is not about eating, or bonfires, or even "Idol" worship. Why is it such a big deal?
"It's Garner football," Booth said. "It's tradition." Football is king
At one time the holiday tradition in the community was hanging Christmas lights on the old water tower near the railroad tracks downtown.
The tower was taken down long ago, but these young people inherited the tradition of supporting the high school team and enhanced it in their own way.
High school football means a lot in this water tower town. In 1987, the community sent an estimated 7,000 people, about half of the population back then, to the state championship game in Charlotte. Folks around town can still recite the heroes of that championship season - Anthony Barbour, Pete Smith, John Dykes, Stacy Betts and a host more.

The tradition runs deep. The Blue Crew says the sentiments of McCreery's "Water Tower Town," which is on a CD that has sold a few hundred thousand copies, reflects the values of their group and of their community. As the song goes, they wave to most folks. They've chased fireflies. And on Friday night, at least for them, high school football is king.

"Friday night football is king, Sweet tea goes good with anything Peace and quiet make such a beautiful sound Nobody eats till you say Amen and everybody knows your mama and them You can see who loves who from miles around in a water tower town."

Garner has sent teams to the state playoffs for 26 consecutive years and will play in its third state championship game in the past 24 years on Saturday at 3 p.m. at BB&T Field at Wake Forest. The Blue Crew plans to be there.
The group has added a new twist during the playoffs. The team gathers in front of the student section before the game and chants with their classmates, "I believe that we will win."
The team returns after the game and they all chant, "I believe that we just won."
Nobody knows what the Crew and company would chant if the team lost. That hasn't happened this year.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Scotty McCreery Guitar Pull

This is a clip of all the artist that performed that night. Scotty starts at the 2:30 mark

Scotty McCreery Headline Country

I don't remember this being posted on here before but if it was I'm sorry for the repost. Nothing new but just a good Scotty interview. :)

Hits Daily Double Sales Predictions

Hits Daily Double album sales predictions are in and Scotty sold near 90K! He is the #1 Country album for this week with a giant increase going from #15 to #9. Congratulations Scotty!

15 9 SCOTTY MCCREERY MERC NASH/19/INTERSCOPE 89,522 +181%'s Readers' Poll: 2011's Best & Worst


December is upon us and that means another year in music is coming to a close. The past 12 months have certainly had their share of notable moments, both awesome and awful. With the 2011 nearly in the books, it's your turn to decide the most memorable songs, albums, performances and videos in our Year In Music Awards.

What song that topped the Hot 100 was your favorite? Which up-and-coming artist had the biggest breakthrough? Who was the most overrated musician of 2011? While we've offered a few suggestions of our own, but feel free to write in a candidate. Cast your vote until the poll closes at midnight on December 8. We'll announce all of the winners the week of December 12, 2011 on

Scotty is nominated in two categories:

Best Newcomer:
Foster The People
Mac Miller
Nicki Minaj
Scotty McCreery
Wiz Khalifa

Favorite No. 1 Billboard 200 Album
He's up against many including Lady Antebellum, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Adele to name a few.

Head over to to cast your vote.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mrs. Clayton's Ford Focus

Scotty's choir teacher at Garner Magnet tweeted this picture of her car saying, "For the scotty fans.... Check out my license tag #McCreerians :)" Back in May at the Idol Finale, Mrs. Meredith Clayton was invited personally by Scotty as a thank you for all her hard work being his teacher. He, along with Ford and American Idol gave her a new Ford Focus. As a thank you back, this is her license tag. How awesome!

Make sure to go give Mrs. Clayton a follow on Twitter- @mereclayton2

Scotty McCreery Highway106 giving away a Clear As Day CD

New Country Highway 106.1 FM
Highway106 and Operation Christmas Child is going to make one lucky Scotty McCreery fan VERY happy during December. One of our listeners will win an autographed, limited-edition copy of Scotty's debut CD, "Clear As Day"! Keep listening through the month of December for details and for your chance to win. Thanks to our sponsors Cruise One, Watsonatta Western World, Mountain House Restaurant, High Country Honda of Boone, and Pet Supplies "Plus" Boone, NC

Scotty McCreery numbers so far

Sales of Clear As Day are 47,699 with only 38% reporting so far!

Platinum here comes Scotty!

Scotty McCreery 2011 Taste of Country Awards: Best New Artist


To kick off the 2011 Taste of Country Awards — the first of what will become an annual fan-voted digital set of awards — we present the Best New Artist nominees, one of 10 categories that will be announced throughout the week. The five acts selected for the Best New Artist category are all just months removed from sitting at home with nothing but a dream. It’s one thing to sign a recording contract in Nashville, but quite another to record a hit song. Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina, Pistol Annies, Scotty McCreery and Thompson Square represent the future of country music after a year that included hit songs, critically acclaimed albums and — in some cases — reality television shows.

Scotty McCreery: The 18-year-old from Garner, N.C. continues to show up on the biggest stages, including Game 1 of the 2011 World Series and the CMA Awards in November 2011. His album ‘Clear as Day’ has gone gold for over 500K copies sold, and he’ll soon have his second Top 20 single. It’s been a promising start to the ‘American Idol’ winner’s career.

Vote for the 2011 Taste of Country Awards’ Best New Artist here, or on the 2011 Taste of Country Awards full categories page, which will be available on Friday, Dec. 2. Voting ends on Jan. 1, 2012 at 11:59PM ET. Winners will be announced on Jan. 3, 2012.

Click on the link below to VOTE!!!

Scotty McCreery - McCreery's having fun on twitter

If you're not following the McCreery family on twitter you need to. Thought I'd post a little friendly competition that was going on between Mom & Dad McCreery last night on twitter.

MikeMGarner Mike McCreery

Just got laughed at by @JudyMacGarner for only having 4400 followers. She has over 8000. Dad needs help. What can we do to catch up?

MikeMGarner Mike McCreery

@ScottyMcCreery: yall go follow my dad @MikeMGarner too! he's upset mom has more than double his amount of followers! hahah” Catching up!!!

MikeMGarner Mike McCreery

It's working people. Picked up 400 followers in the last 5 minutes!

MikeMGarner Mike McCreery

Closed the gap big time on @JudyMacGarner and @ashleymccreery2 Gained over 2000 followers in just over 4 hours. Thanks and goodnight all.

ScottyMcCreery Scotty McCreery

yall go follow my dad @MikeMGarner too! he's upset mom has more than double his amount of followers! hahah

ScottyMcCreery Scotty McCreery

Dad's all excited now. Yall have made his night..

JudyMacGarner Judy Cooke McCreery

That is right.....I have double his followers with only 96 tweets! I love my followers!!!!

ashleymccreery2 Ashley McCreery

dont forget to follow ashley hahahah! the sister is still in the lead with followers:) lets keep it that way haha

ashleymccreery2 Ashley McCreery

@JudyMacGarner is catching up! oh no hahaha