Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Josh Gracin Spills on ‘Idol’ Life, Gives Advice to Scotty McCreery

Josh Gracin Spills on ‘Idol’ Life, Gives Advice to Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery showed Gracin some love during one episode this year, and the ‘We Weren’t Crazy’ singer was quick to give it back via Facebook and Twitter. He says he appreciates being recognized in that way, and even has some advice for the young country crooner as he will no doubt be considering record labels and contracts very soon.
“Take your time, find the right people, really get to know them,” he says to McCreery. “You don’t want people that set you up for them to make a quick buck. You want people that will set you up for a career — something you can grow on and keep building on and keep getting bigger.”

I liked Josh, if you don't remember him, here's a video - Sadly it's when he was voted off, but Soooo adorable!


Bruce Springsteen Visits 'American Idol' Contestants

Bruce Springsteen Visits 'American Idol' Contestants........Rock legend stops by as top seven prepare for 'Songs of the 21st Century.


I'm from Joisey peeps, so can I just add, I love me Some Bruce!!!

Posted By: Gil Kaufman, MTV.com Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:18:52 GMT
Bruce Springsteen (Photo: Marc Broussely/Redferns)

It helps to have friends in high places. That's the lesson the top seven on "American Idol" are learning this week, as the latest high-profile celebrity mentor helps them hone their star skills.
According to E! Online, Bruce Springsteen has been in the studio working with Casey Abrams, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, Jacob Lusk, Stefano Langone and Haley Reinhart. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer reportedly stopped by the "Idol" set on Friday to lend a hand and give the kids some tips on how to deliver a song with confidence.
"Holy pride of New Jersey....BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN in the studio right now listening to the idols sing!!!!" read a post on the show's official Twitter account on Friday evening. While it might seem odd at first that the Boss would appear on "Idol," keep in mind that this year's mentor, Interscope boss Jimmy Iovine, has a long history with the Jersey bard, going back to the 1970s when Iovine helped engineer such landmark albums as Born to Run and Darkness on the Edge of Town. A spokesperson for "Idol" would not comment on whether Springsteen would appear on the show this week.
If Bruce does make it to air, he'd follow .....

Read more here http://www.mtv.ca/news/article.jhtml?id=31954

Scotty putting Garner on tourism map

Scotty putting Garner on tourism map

GARNER -- When the Cratsenburg family traveled home from Myrtle Beach to Michigan recently, they drove more than an hour out of their way to visit Garner.
Their destination: All things Scotty McCreery.
"His singing - it takes my breath away," said Hannah Cratsenburg, 14. "It's amazing."
"I just wanted to see where he came from and what made him such a good kid," Hannah said.
The family visited the Chamber of Commerce, Garner High School and Lowes Foods, where she met McCreery's boss.
"We took pictures outside by the sign of his high school," said Shari Cratsenburg, Hannah's mother.
Now some Garner leaders are hoping other people will follow the Cratsenburgs' example and visit too.
"I think it's just the beginning," Garner Mayor Ronnie Williams said. "We'll see a whole lot more of it."
When McCreery fans stop by, he said, they might also buy a tank of gas at a Garner station or eat at a Garner restaurant. And that's good for the town, Williams said.

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/19/1139195/scotty-putting-garner-on-tourism.html#ixzz1JyfKgv3E