Thursday, August 4, 2011

Scotty McCreery: The Album, Duets, Josh Turner, Girls & Idol Tour


American Idol winner Scotty McCreery has had the year of a lifetime, including a jam-packed summer that has brought him the opportunity to perform with one of his musical role models and hitting the road with his fellow Idol contestants.

On August 14, the refreshingly polite and down-to-earth teen can be seen on the ABC special CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock (8 p.m. ET) alongside Josh Turner. “It was pretty wild,” McCreery says of the experience. “Especially walking out there and hearing the screams. Looking out and seeing a sea of people. It's definitely something I will never forget.”

Scotty McCreery - Bradley Center where it all began

chillin in the seat at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee where it all began! I sat right here during the 1st auditions..

Scotty McCreery - YTC Interview

Scotty talks about his goals and what the AI experience taught him.

Scotty McCreery’s ‘I Love You This Big’ Video to Premiere Details

(Details on how to order the Super Fan Pack are now on Scotty's official website)

(ETA: The shipping/ street date on the Super Fan Pack is October 4. No news yet on if that's the official album release date but some are guessing that it could very well could be)

Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope artist Scotty McCreery’s video for his debut hit, “I Love You This Big,” will premiere on Aug. 9.

CMT will air Scotty’s new video as part of an extended 15-minute special that includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from his video shoot. “CMT Premieres: Scotty McCreery ­ I Love You This Big” will debut on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT on CMT and CMT Pure.

GAC will air the video on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 6:24 a.m. ET, 8:30 a.m. ET, 10:30 a.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. ET, and 11:54 p.m. ET. GAC cameras have been following Scotty since June in preparation for a new GAC special, “Introducing: Scotty McCreery,” which is set to premiere this fall.

As a way of saying thank you to the fans for helping him win Season Ten of American Idol, Scotty wants them to be the first to receive the exclusive details of his much-anticipated album release. To receive the breaking news about his debut country album, fans should register at his official website,

“For this first album, we are definitely going to let the fans know first about all of the details coming out,” he says. “We want them to know just what’s happening with the album and when it’s coming out because they’re the ones who are going to buy the music and they’re the ones who have been following me through this Idol journey.

“I’m really excited to let people hear what we’ve been working on and putting so much effort and energy and time into. It’s something that I’m really proud of. I can’t wait for them to hear it! Hopefully they’ll feel what I was feeling in the studio.”

Starting today, Scotty’s website is offering an exclusive album pre-order package that includes Scotty’s full-length debut album, an 8×10 photo, a personalized poster and an instant download of his single “I Love You This Big,” as well as a chance to enter a sweepstakes for an ultimate CMA Awards experience that includes a meet-and-greet with Scotty.

He recently shot his first country music video with director Shane Drake while in Los Angeles for rehearsals of the American Idols Live tour. “He was the guy who shot all of our music videos for the Ford commercials for American Idol,” Scotty says. “It was great because I already knew him and we had a good relationship.”

The video was shot in an area called Angels Point. “The location for the shoot was really cool,” he says. “If you looked one way, you could see Dodger Stadium, and if you looked another way, you could see downtown L.A.

“We found this park that had a little country feel to it and it all worked out,” he says. “If I hadn’t told you that, you would think we would have shot that in North Carolina. The music video has a summertime barbecue feel, like a July Fourth party with fireworks and hot dogs and families.”

After the shoot ended, Scotty spent time with all of the video’s cast members of all ages. “They were there the whole day and helped me out in the video,” he says. “They’re going to be in my first video, so I thought it was important to thank them for being there.”

In May, the Garner. N.C. native won Season Ten of American Idol, becoming the youngest male winner in the show’s nine-year history. A record-breaking 122.4 million votes were cast for Scotty and runner-up Lauren Alaina. The final show garnered 29.3 million viewers and 38.6 million people tuned in to see the winner’s name announced.

A week later, he made country music history when his debut single, “I Love You This Big,” earned the highest debut for a new artist’s first single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart since at least 1984. The song, which hit the Top 20 in seven weeks, is one of the fastest-rising debut singles for a new country artist in history.

He is currently featured on the American Idols Live Tour that runs through September. He will also perform on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Aug. 12.

Scotty sings with Josh Turner in the three-hour prime-time concert special, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,” which airs on ABC on Sunday, Aug. 14, 8-11 p.m. ET. The show will also reveal a day in the life of Scotty as he experiences his first CMA Music Festival.

Scotty McCreery comes with 'Idol' tour to Joe Louis Arena

By Gary Graff

Scotty McCreery is, on paper, the “American Idol” cast member you’d expect to be having the least amount of fun on this summer’s American Idol Live! tour.

As Season 10’s champ, the 17-year-old McCreery is not only headlining the 48-date trek but, when there’s rare free time, is “going to the nearest studio” to continue recording his debut album, which is expected to be out before the end of the year. It doesn’t leave much time to relax.

But McCreery insists that he’s “really having fun,” and he finds this pace preferable to the actual “American Idol” competition.

“I’d say it’s definitely easier,” explains McCreery, who’s the youngest male and second-youngest contestant (behind Jordin Sparks) to win an “Idol” season. “On this tour I do kind of get to relax; I’m not on till the end, so I get to relax the whole show until the very end when I have to go out. I definitely have the pressures of getting the album out, and my days off are still pretty much recording or doing interviews or something, sure.

Scotty McCreery - K102 does a litte trivia with Scotty & Lauren

This is just a fun video -
Scotty didn't have a chance with this one
But glad to see that he is having a little fun

Scotty McCreery - Fitz In The Morning Interview

**This is an older interview from 06/13/11, but thought it was worth posting - so if it was posted on here before I'm sorry**

The Fitz In the Morning crew chats with Scotty McCreery and finds out what new changes have gone on in his life and much much more!!

Scotty McCreery - K102 Interview

Does Scotty suffer from Narcolepsy?
Scotty has to go AWOL sometimes to get his "alone time"
What does Scotty have in common with this reporter.