Sunday, September 25, 2011
Brad Paisley's Photos - Look who's here tonight, Hopefully @ScottyMcCreery is learning how NOT to behave on tour
Tweet from Scotty tonight - he was backstage at the concert.
me and @BradPaisley just soaked @blakeshelton w/ remote control water shootin trucks, hahah. #funny about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite
Posted by Donna at 9/25/2011 09:08:00 PM
New, Just added on the side bar a visitors site map. It shows where the visitors have come from and what countries. It's new, and not updated yet - it doesn't show anything prior to today at the time it was added, but I hope you enjoy it. I think it's pretty cool! It updates hourly, and you have to click it to see the content.
Posted by Hailey at 9/25/2011 01:55:00 PM
Josh Turner says Scotty's homecoming is comparable to Beattlemania!
Posted by Donna at 9/25/2011 12:27:00 PM
|Scotty McCreery American Idol Winner|
You can’t get your hands on it yet, but American Idol winner Scotty McCreery releases his debut album, “Clear as Day” on Oct. 4. Personally, I don’t think his label has done him any favors with his first two singles, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls,” which are dragged down with weak, sappy hooks. But overall, this is a good album, which is pretty impressive since he had to cut it between dates on the American Idol tour. The natural fear would be that an AI product would be forced to stray from his country roots, but “Clear as Day” doesn’t do that. It gives a good sampling of the world McCreery grew up in down in North Carolina. His fans are going to love “Dirty Dishes,” “Back on the Ground,” and “That Old King James.” Considering he’s already got one of the purest voices in country, the sky’s the limit for McCreery.
Brian Dugger’s column on country music appears in The Blade the last Saturday of every month. Contact him at mailto:%email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @DuggerCountry.
EDIT BY HAILEY: I disagree with the sappy part, but I might be a bit bias! lol
Posted by Donna at 9/25/2011 10:44:00 AM
The Grand Ole Opry will celebrate its 86th birthday the whole month of October with a list of all-star artists and special shows and events, many of which will be aired on GAC during episodes of Opry Live.
The party kicks off October 4 when the Opry honors Randy Travis for 25 years in country music and as an Opry member. Carrie Underwood, Connie Smith and Josh Turner are just a few of the artists scheduled to be on hand to honor Randy. Several performances from the night will be part of an episode of Opry Live to air on GAC October 15 at 9/8 CT.
The Opry’s Official 86th Birthday Bash Weekend will be held October 7 and 8 and feature performances from Charley Pride, Rascal Flatts and the solo Opry debut of Ronnie Dunn. Other events scheduled for the weekend are a Saturday afternoon birthday concert featuring Mel Tillis and a free Opry Plaza Birthday Party. GAC will broadcast the birthday party live on Opry Live at 9/8 CT.
Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, LeAnn Rimes, Montgomery Gentry, Sara Evans, Scotty McCreery and Trace Adkins are all scheduled to appear on the Opry October 11. The night will also include a live broadcast of Opry Live at 8/7 CT. Other performances from the night will be filmed for a an episode of Opry Live to air October 29 at 9/8 CT.
Let's hope Scotty is one of the performances filmed for the episode on October 29th!
Posted by Donna at 9/25/2011 10:36:00 AM
The Taste of Country Facebook page has just reached 700,000 “likes” by country music fans around the world. We’re not bragging (OK, maybe a little), just saying “thank you.” Country music is stronger than ever right now, and we’re blessed that our readers let us bring them country music’s breaking news, the most insightful interviews and the best new music on a daily basis.
We’re also very grateful for your timely feedback. It keeps us to stay on task to what is truly important in country music right now. 2011 has so far been a whirlwind year of country stars penetrating the
mainstream in ways fans can embrace.
Scotty McCreery stuck to his roots and overwhelmed judges and viewers (like you and us) on ‘American Idol.’ Blake Shelton didn’t shy away from who he was on his way to becoming a fan favorite on ‘The Voice.’ And Taylor Swift continues to have one of the top tours of the summer, selling out shows in every city she visits.
Read More <-- link to Taste of Country, but I've highlighted the Scotty mention here.