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. 

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

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