Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pictures of Scotty's return to Garner, NC

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NBC 17: Scotty McCreery comes home to shoot music video

By Jonathan Carlson

The small town of Garner saw some hollywood glitz Saturday, as hometown boy and American Idol Scotty McCreery was filming a new music video at his old high school.

Garner High was turned into a hollywood style set--with classrooms, and the baseball field used to shoot the video--which is for his new song "the trouble with girls". Its on his new album, which comes out October 4th.

"It will be a good album," he says.

A number of high school friends from Garner High were used as extras in the video.

McCreery said of the shoot, "I'm just chillin' with friends--its been a good time."

He is also gearing up for his 18th birthday celebration next weekend, which includes a concert Saturday at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek.


Scotty returns to high school for new video - Scotty Watch -

Scotty returns to high school for new video

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, right, jokes with his friends Ava Taylor-Mumford, left, and Gabi Dugal, center, while filming a scene in his music video for the new song "The Trouble with Girls" on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Garner High School.

More pictures of the video shoot.

By Sarah Nagem

GARNER -- When Scotty McCreery found out he was shooting a video for his latest single, “The Trouble With Girls,” he knew the perfect spot: his high school.

So on Saturday, the “American Idol” winner and Garner High School senior invited about 70 of his friends to take part in the production. For one day, the school became a video set, complete with bright lights and a professional crew.

Scotty and his friends walked the halls, conducted a science experiment and passed notes in class, all while cameras rolled.

“For me, it’s all about making it believable,” said Scotty, 17, whose album “Clear As Day” will be released Tuesday. “Even the songs in my album – they’re about my life.”

Scotty's school is ideal for the video and the song, said Roman White, a music-video director Nashville production company Revolution.

“It’s kind of a high school story about boys and girls and first love – kind of innocent glances,” said White, who has also directed videos for performers such as Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Justin Bieber.

During his time on “American Idol,” Scotty talked often about his hometown and the Blue Crew, the school’s athletics booster club. He was determined to return to Garner High for his senior year.

His friends said they were thrilled for the chance to appear in a country-music video – especially since many of them have grown up with Scotty since elementary school.

“It’s kinda hard to believe, said Tyler White, 17, a senior at Garner High. “When he left, we were proud of him, but we never thought it would come down to this – shooting a video here. It’s kind of surreal.”

In one video shot, Scotty, clad in chemistry goggles, pours soap into a beaker of vinegar and baking soda and then watches the concoction fizz. The crew made him repeat the scene three times.

Gabi Dugal, 17, a senior at Garner High, sat next to Scotty during the scene. But the teen said she wasn’t nervous. Seeing the video on national television, though, might be a different story.

“I never thought I’d be on TV, so it’s going to be really weird,” Dugal said.

But before the video shoot, some students started their day with a dose of reality: they had to take the SAT college-entrance exam.

See the front page of Sunday's News & Observer for more coverage of Scotty McCreery, including how you can get free tickets to his concert next Saturday.


Scotty McCreery CD Clear As Day Gifting

As the album release day rolls near, we here at Fans Of Scotty would like to help those less fortunate to afford Scotty's new CD.  I would love to be able to gift the album to those that can't afford it, but obviously that would be difficult to do alone.

iTunes makes it possible to gift the iTunes version right on iTunes with a recipients email address.  So, need a copy? Can you gift a copy?  We'll match the gifter with the giftee.  What you would need is a valid USA email, and iTunes to be able to give and receive. 

Send your email to  or tweet me at!/FansOfScotty or Donna at!/dkm0925 and indicate wheather you would like to give or receive.  I cannot predict how many people will want to give, or receive, but we'll do our best. 

Scotty is #1Must Have List – October 2011 - Taste of Country

Scotty McCreery's "Clear As Day" is number one on the album must haves for Oct.  To see the full list of the top 10 "Must Have" albums for October head over to

Scotty McCreery's 'Clear as Day' Album

Few albums in 2011 have been more hyped up than the 'American Idol' winner's debut. 'Clear as Day' hits stores on October 4, featuring his first two singles, a song from Keith Urban,and two songs that McCreery says make his mama cry. The title track is one to fast forward to first, but make sure you've got a box of Kleenex nearby.

Scotty McCreery "Listen Now" Snippets of "Clear As Day"

If you haven't been able to listen to the snippets because you don't have iTunes you can hear them now thanks to Tumblr. A wonderful fan has made it easy to listen to them. 

Just click the arrow and enjoy!

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Scotty McCreery "Clear As Day" CBS Radio Review

The reviews are really starting to pour in, and Scotty's debut album is getting GREAT GREAT reviews! I'm so happy for him! This upcoming week is going to be a busy one! Don't forget to leave your birthday wishes for Scotty in the tab above "Wish Scotty a Happy Birthday"  We'll be getting it out to him at the end of next week! <3
Whenever I get a new CD from a brand new young country musician, I worry that the artist will not be able to sustain enough varied song material to have real long lasting impact. You’ll be very pleasantly surprised by the debut album from American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and veteran country producer Mark Wright who delivers a nice, thoughtful and real country release with Clear as Day.

Scotty has been influenced by Merle Haggard and Waylon & Willie to be sure! There’s no mistaking Scotty is country through and through, from the first notes of “Out of Summertime” which recalls many a summer past of young love lost. Producer Mark Wright has already delivered two big radio hits with “I Love You This Big” and the new single “The Trouble with Girls.”

This is a long review, so I've inserted a page break

Scotty McCreery Shooting video for TTWG + Photo

Scotty's sister Ashley, just tweeted that she was at the video shoot for The Trouble With Girls!!

Dr_Wiggins Kyle Wiggins
@ScottyMcCreery video shoot going well..don't forget to go pre-order Clear As Day. You won't be disappointed.
Edit by Hailey: These photo's are from Idol Forums - I'm not 100% sure who tweeted them, but they're for public review. I refuse to post pictures that have been taken from innocent peoples facebooks, or other sources. I just feel it's a total invasion of a persons privacy, and a rule I set here when I first opened the site.  Scotty's family has been thrust into the public eye, along with his friends. I feel they all deserve privacy and respect <3

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GAC Album Review: Scotty McCreery’s Clear As Day | GAC News & Notes

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Scotty McCreery's 2011 CD, Clear As Day. Photo by Andrew Southam, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

In summer 2010, then 16-year-old Scotty McCreery started turning heads when he entered and won the local “Clayton Idol” singing competition at the Clayton, N.C. Harvest Festival. Within a year’s time, Scotty was standing onstage next to Ryan Seacrest, in front of millions of television viewers, when he heard his name announced as the season ten winner of the pop culture phenomenon American Idol. What has changed since taking the stage in Clayton are things like tour schedules, being recognized in public and signing a major label record deal. What hasn’t changed are the thoughts, feelings and voice of a 17-year-old country singer from Garner, N.C.