Friday, June 3, 2011

Scotty McCreery 'Out of Summertime' The song we didn't hear

"Out Of Summertime" was the other song Scotty recorded for finale night. He went with "Love You This Big" as he felt it was more fitting for the night. I don't know what "Out of Summertime" sounds like, but hopefully we'll get a listen of it in the future.


EDIT: OK MJ of MJ's big blog is crafty and snatched a snippet of this song. I received a tweet from somebody about the article and posted it, then about 10 min later found out the rest! lol  You need to go hear to listen <3 I really like it  I NEED THE FULL VERSION NOW!! STOMPS FEET!!

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Great Songs Do Win: Scotty McCreery Cuts ‘Out of Summertime’ and Brings It Full Circle

 Scotty McCreery is named the 2011 American Idol.
Every song has a story. For some, the road from writer’s dream to the top of the charts is a fast, straight shot. For others, the road twists and turns, as dead ends and false starts threaten to end the journey.

“Out of Summertime” was written by Nashville hit-makers Tim Nichols and Jonathan Singleton. Nichols is a Grammy-winning veteran whose résumé includes Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” Joe Nichols’ “She Only Smokes When She Drinks,” Lee Ann Womack’s “I’ll Think of a Reason Later,” Faith Hill’s crossover hit “A Baby Changes Everything,” and Trace Adkins’ “This Ain’t No Thinkin’ Thing.” Singleton is a strong young voice who, when he’s not performing with his ace band The Groove, is penning smashes for other artists, including Billy Currington (“Don’t”), David Nail (“Red Light”), and Gary Allan (“Watching Airplanes”). The two came together to pen “Out of Summertime,” and while both publishers—This Music and BMG Rights, respectively—believed in the tune, Nashville’s industry wasn’t biting.
Cue the BMI Catalog Cast. Comprising 10 outstanding juniors and seniors in Belmont University’s respected music business program, the BMI Catalog Cast works with publishers to take uncut jewels deserving of another listen to Music Row a&r staff. In addition to honing song-picking skills and networking, the students experience the real-world pitch—a bridge between songwriter, publisher, record label, and artist.

 The latest class of the BMI Catalog Cast huddles for a group shot.

BMI’s Beth Laird and Leslie Roberts oversee the students, serving as coaches and mentors every Wednesday during the spring semester, when each new Cast puts together a new compilation album of potential hits.

“‘Out of Summertime’ was on the most recent BMI Catalog Cast compilation CD,” explains Laird, “and it stood out to me immediately. I remember thinking, ‘Wow, way to go, guys! This song really does sound like a hit!’”
So when Iain Pirie at 19 Entertainment recently reached out to Laird to ask if she had any ideas for songs that would work for Idol favorite Scotty McCreery, a diamond in the rough was fresh on her mind.

“I immediately thought of ‘Out of Summertime,’” she says. “So I sent it to Iain, and he thought it was perfect for Scotty. They went into the studio with producer Mark Bright, cut it, and Scott delivered a killer performance of the song.”
When asked to reflect upon BMI’s role in helping the song along, Laird smiles. “Two great writers wrote a great song,” she says. “That’s the biggest piece of this puzzle. We’re here to nurture these writers—to support them in any way we can.” She pauses. “Watching this song go from the BMI Catalog Cast to the ‘American Idol’ champ has been an amazing feeling, though. It’s awesome to see the good writers—and the good songs—win.”

Scotty McCreery stops by Sirius XM radio! Video Interview

Scotty and Lauren are doing they're press round, and made a stop at Sirius XM this AM.  They've been so busy, I must have over 15 different video interviews uploaded in the last few days. I hope Momma McCreery is hanging in there! I think she should sail away on a lovely vacation when she gets a chance <3  I'm sure Scotty and Lauren must be feeling a bit fatigued by now too.  Stay well guys!!! 

Scotty McCreery Makes History With Debut Single, "I Love You This Big" | | News, search and shopping from the Houston Chronicle

Scotty McCreery learns his singe 'Love You This Big' is the highest debut in two decades, and he's made history!! This is the press release from Interscope! So proud of you Scotty!!

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope artist Scotty McCreery has made country music history with his first single, "I Love You This Big," which has the highest-charting debut for a new artist in more than two decades.

Released By Interscope Records SONG IS HIGHEST DEBUT FOR A NEW ARTIST IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES Share: Text Size: NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope artist Scotty McCreery has made country music history with his first single,“I Love You This Big” debuts at No. 32 on Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Hot Country Songs chart. This is the highest debut for a new artist’s first single since the chart began using BDS data the week of Jan. 20, 1990, according to Billboard.

The song, which hit No. 1 on iTunes, reached No. 3 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart with 171,404 units sold, while a compilation album featuring 14 of his performances from American Idol, entitled American Idol Season 10: Scotty McCreery, reached No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200 all-genre albums chart and No. 3 on the country albums chart with 23,196 units sold.

“I am humbled and shocked by this news,” says Scotty. “I can’t tell you what it means to me to be on the same charts as my musical heroes. I want to thank my fans and especially country radio for their support.

“I continue to be amazed by everything that has happened to me in such a short time.”

Scotty won Season Ten of American Idol on May 25. A record-breaking 122.4 million votes were cast for Scotty and Lauren Alaina, the runner-up, and 38.6 million viewers tuned in to see the winner’s name announced.

The song was sent to radio on May 24 after Scotty debuted the song on American Idol.

“This is such a special song to me, so I am thrilled that it is getting such a great reception at country radio. What I love about ‘I Love You This Big’ is that it can mean different things to different people. It could be about the relationship between a couple in love or a parent and child.”

The 17-year-old singer is receiving big love from WQDR in Raleigh, N.C., which is located six miles north of his hometown, Garner, N.C. Not only is the station leading all Billboard panelists with more plays in the first week, but it has dubbed itself “Scotty 94.7” and incorporated the new name into an American Idol-inspired logo.

“I feel like the words ‘thank you’ aren’t enough,” he says. “I wish I could find more words to express my gratitude to everyone. I still can’t believe how people are supporting me in so many ways.”

Scotty will travel to Nashville next week to begin recording his debut album. He will present at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday and participate in other CMA Music Festival activities, including the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game on Saturday, June 11. He will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, June 10.

He will perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on June 15. He will be featured on the American Idols Live tour that begins July 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and runs through September.

He will perform on ABC’s Good Morning America on Aug. 12.

SOURCE Interscope Records
Lauren Alaina singing for NY Presbyterian Childrens Hospital, Scotty watching sweet <3

Scotty McCreery Today Show, sound check, and more

Aww people were lined up at 4 AM to see Scotty!! This is a great video from a fan who was there. Enjoy <3