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Scotty McCreery Draws a crowd for Hometown Birthday Bash


"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery's performs during his 18th birthday celebration before a hometown crowd at Raleigh's Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek.

RALEIGH -- A thick, winding line waited outside the gates of the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion by 9 a.m. Saturday. Behind the closed gates, dozens of venue staffers, record label employees and musicians prepared for the rush to the mid-morning concert.

At the center of it all, orbited by 15,000 people on the eve of his 18th birthday, was Scotty McCreery.

The event marked a coming of age for McCreery just days after the release of his first record and a month past the end of his American Idol tour. With his hometown watching, McCreery played one of the first major independent concerts of his career.

“I’m in the adult world now,” McCreery said at a rapid-fire press conference. And it’s a world that expects much of him.

Minutes before the show, he entertained a long line of excited teens and children, some too nervous to speak and others shaking with excitement.

Garner’s mayor, Ronnie Williams, watched as McCreery worked easily down the queue.

“He falls right into place,” Williams said.

In all the day’s interviews and interactions, McCreery’s responses were pitch perfect, somehow both casual and practiced. Just nine months after his American Idol debut, his celebrity seemed natural.

“He’s learned fast,” said his grandmother, Paquita McCreery. “We can’t keep track of it. ... Jay Leno? Too late, DVR it.”

The media attention, along with that deep voice and a small-town story, has won McCreery quite a few fans. Come 11 a.m., McCreery’s entrance to the stage unleashed a white-noise flood of screams and cheers.

Danielle Carr, 11, watched with friends Abby and Caitlin from the amphitheater lawn. She had an easy explanation for McCreery’s quick rise to fame.

“He’s cute, and he’s a great singer, and he has a great personality,” said Carr, a Cary resident.

The show was a short run of on-stage interviews and a handful of songs. Radio hosts needled McCreery about the usual topics: his love life, high school, his music.

He wants a down-home girl, he said, he needs to lay off the cheeseburgers before baseball season and he’s ecstatic that he might tour with Brad Paisley next year.

Austin Fowler, a high school friend, walked the crowd in a Garner “Blue Crew” shirt. “Just a year ago we had classes together,” said Fowler, 17, looking across a sea of people. McCreery has been a stage natural since his praise band days, Fowler said.

“He wants to be the same person,” he added.

The end of the show brought a whooper of a birthday present: McCreery’s first gold record, presented for sales of the single “I Love You This Big,” which have topped 600,000.

The next day, he said, he’d enjoy a more low-key birthday at his house. He also gave a hint at the menu.

“I’m an ice cream cake guy,” he said. “I like ice cream cake -- Oreo ice cream cake.”

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Scotty McCreery to celebrate 18th birthday in NC

Published 07:05 a.m., Saturday, October 8, 2011
The "American Idol" winner will celebrate both his first album, which came out Tuesday, and his birthday Saturday at Raleigh's Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek. He turns 18 on Sunday.

The event begins at 11 a.m. and will feature a performance from McCreery and his band, as well as a question-and-answer session with the audience.
Fans who bring a copy of Scotty's new "Clear As Day" CD to Walnut Creek will be able to get themselves and a guest in free.

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Scotty McCreery American Idol FIRST Male Country Star!!

                               TO DEBUT AT NUMBER ONE AND A FIRST SINCE 2003
 "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery is on track to top next week's Billboard 200 albums chart with his first album, "Clear As Day." Industry sources suggest the set will bow with perhaps 170,000 copies -- or more -- by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Oct. 9.
The young singer, who turns 18 on Sunday, will likely become the first "Idol" winner since 2003 to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their first release. And he'll be the first male country singer that "Idol" has spawned to top the chart, period.

Welcoming Gloria to Fans Of Scotty

I'd like to take a moment and Welcome Gloria to Fans OF Scotty, Gloria will be blogging here along with Tarah, Donna, and myself.  Gloria is a huge fan, and we're so happy to have her here.  The next few months are busy ones for me, and I just can't thank Tarah, Donna and now Gloria enough! Scotty fans are amazing! Without them this site wouldn't have such amazing content each day. They all find things and post them several times a day. This is a fan site, for the fans by the fans :)   The more the merrier! 

                                  Again, WELCOME GLORIA!! WE'RE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU  <3


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Scotty McCreery on the final night of the Paisley tour:  11-41 Scotty1
Scotty McCreery reacts to Josh Turner on “Your Man:”  11-41 Scotty2
Scotty McCreery on his new truck & Carrie Underwood: 11-41 Scotty3
Scotty McCreery on performing with Tim McGraw on Idol: 11-41 Scotty4
Scotty McCreery on coming to Nashville after Idol: 11-41 Scotty5
Scotty McCreery on the gift he got from Taylor Swift: 11-41 Scotty6
Scotty McCreery speaks with his hometown radio station: 11-41 Scotty7
Scotty McCreery on how the media asks him about girls: 11-41 Scotty8
Scotty McCreery on his chat with George Strait: 11-41 Scotty9
Scotty McCreery on his first day back at school after Idol: 11-41 Scotty10

By George Achaves, Westwood One
Hel also talk about joining Brad Paisley for the final night of Brad's H20 tour, having George Strait pitch him Check Yes or No for American Idol, talking with Tim McGraw during the Idol finale and getting flowers from Taylor Swift. ("I kept 'em," he says. "I think I've still go them in the house.")

Scotty offers up several other interesting tidbits during the course of the show, including the following:
  • The day after winning Idol, Scotty flew home to North Carolina -- to take an AP English exam.
  • His first concert was a George Strait/Reba McEntire show in Greensboro, N.C.
  • Scotty says he's surprised that people want to know as much about his romantic life as they do."And I feel bad, 'cause I've nothing to give 'em."