Sunday, October 23, 2011
The winner of the tenth season was Scotty McCreery, an 18-year-old country singer whose voice is well beyond his years. McCreery is from North Carolina and his first single, “I Love You This Big,” peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The young prodigy debuts a well polished album in “Clear as Day.” The album’s theme showcases the lack of experience with relationships, with nearly each of the 12 tracks touching on the subject of girls. On “I Love You This Big,” McCreery sings the lines, “I know I’m still young, but I know how I feel.”
With the assistance of a group of talented country music writers, it’s definitely “clear as day” that this phenom has a well-produced effort on his hands. Only time will tell if McCreery will follow the same path as country greats like Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks. With Country Music being so fastidious with its products, in the sense that first year artists rarely get to write their own material, don’t be surprised if McCreery’s big voice takes him a long way.
#4 Scotty McCreery Overcomes Mic Malfunction to Sing National Anthem at World Series Game 1
It was a shaky start, but Scotty McCreery gave a memorable performance of the National Anthem on Tuesday night in St. Louis. Leading up to the big performance, McCreery talked about how meaningful playing on baseball's biggest stage would be. He also got to meet one of his favorite baseball players, Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. Both are from the Raleigh, N.C. area.
#7 Scotty McCreery Gets a New Pickup Truck
McCreery has only two stories amongst the Top 10 this week … so it's sort of a slow week for the 18-year-old. Click on this story to see the bronze Ford-150 King Ranch pickup truck. He earned the truck by winning 'American Idol' last season.
I've only posted a portion of the articles that pertain to Scotty follow the link below to read the full article.
Gordon Mote - Country Music's Best Piano Man
Country music awards presentations do something no other awards show does; present awards to the best musician for a specific instrument. Each year guitar players, bass players, fiddlers, and piano players all get the chance to hear their name as being the best of the best. In 2011 at the Academy of Country Music Awards piano and keyboard player Gordon Mote was awarded the ACM Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year Award; it was Mote’s second such award in three years.The talented session player has lent his talents to some of the top performers in Nashville including the albums of Billy Ray Cyrus, Blake Shelton, Scotty McCreery, Elvis Presley, Bill and Gloria Gaither, The Hoppers, Brad Paisley, George Jones, Josh Turner, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Jason Crabb, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Lee Greenwood, Carrie Underwood, Alison Krauss, and Grand Ole Opry star Porter Wagner.
This article isn't about Scotty either but Reba does tell us how much she intends to support him. I've only posted the part about Scotty but you can click on the link at the bottom if you want to read the full article.
Reba McEntire is happy to be back on tour
Q. What's your take on new country stars like Scotty McCreery from "American Idol"?
A • I'm supporting them 100 percent. It's tough getting in this business. I'm their No. 1 cheerleader. I wish the best for all of them. It's a lot different from when I got started. I didn't have a No. 1 record for five or six years. It's a faster-paced business nowadays, without the patience it used to have.
Q • What's your best advice to those singers?
A • Look for the songs. The songs are the most important thing. You've got to find that right thing for you.