Monday, November 14, 2011

Burlington High's Toys for Tots Concert

Scotty gave Burlington High School their concert today as a thank you for bringing in the most toys for the Scotty for Tots contest.
Burlington donated 2,707 toys in a little more than a week’s time for the program. Visit here for more pictures of Scotty's visit.

Scotty McCreery That Old King James Video Class of 2011

USA Today: How the Idols fared at the CMA Awards

By Brian Mansfield

Only one Idol won an award at The 45th Annual CMA Awards, but stars of American Idol represented themselves well during Wednesday's show.
Scotty McCreery performed Keith Urban's Walk In the Country on a small stage in the Bridgestone Arena, surround by hundreds of fans reaching up to touch him.

On the red carpet before the show, Scotty said. "If someone told me (a year ago) I'd have been here, I would have told them they were crazy."

"I've been walking down the carpet, seeing the artists, seeing people I've grown up listening to. It's really cool for me. It wasn't a year ago, I was an average Joe. American Idol has changed my life. This is insane."

With the likely boost in sales for the Clear as Day album after Wednesday's performance Scotty's probably only a week or two away from seeing his debut album go gold. "We're hoping to shoot for there," he says. "It's been cool to see the response the fans have given me."

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CMT News: OFFSTAGE: Scotty McCreery Calls Golf a Peaceful Sport

I'd call it a boring, tedious, frustrating sport. But I guess peaceful works, too. That's how Scotty McCreery described golf when he told me he'd be spending part of Tuesday (Nov. 15) playing at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. When I asked him how he'd spent the day getting ready for the CMA Awards last week, he said, "I was gonna go hit golf balls, but it didn't happen. I got a new set of clubs I wanted to try. But golf can wait. ... I'm playing Augusta ... and I can't wait for that." (There's a big show there in Georgia with McCreery and Gary Allan, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Jerrod Niemann and Corey Smith.) And when I asked what his handicap was, McCreery just said, "Not good. My handicap is 'not good.' I just go out to have fun. It's a peaceful sport."

What wasn't so peaceful was the chaos of the CMA red carpet, where McCreery and I were having this conversation. He was looking around and even admitted he was in awe of the celebs. "I swear, it's just insane for me to be here. I'll be looking at all the people I grew up listening to all night tonight," he told me. "We watched it every year. We'd gather around the TV because country's always been a big part of my family."

Scotty McCreery vs. Toby Keith – The Showdown

Scotty McCreery vs. Toby Keith – The Showdown

Scotty McCreery, Toby Keith
Jason Merritt, Getty Images
Scotty McCreery won last week’s Taste of Country Showdown by the widest margin yet. With over 65 percent of the vote, his new song ‘The Trouble With Girls’ topped Justin Moore‘s ‘Bait a Hook.’ This week the ‘American Idol’ champion will take on one of the hottest songs in the country.Toby Keith‘s ‘Red Solo Cup’ was originally intended to be a cute video to promote his new ‘Clancy’s Tavern’ album. Keith even said he doubted that radio would play it, but several million YouTube views later the song sits inside the Top 30 on the Billboard country charts and was recently No. 1 on the iTunes digital sales charts. It’s rumored that the song may even be picked up by ‘Glee’ during this week’s episode on Fox.

Voting for this round of the Showdown will end on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 11:59PM ET. If McCreery wins, he’ll be retired to the Taste of Country Showdown Hall of Fame as a four week winner. If Keith can out muscle him with fan support, he’ll face a new contender next week. Vote wisely, and then do what ever you can to make sure your favorite artist ends up on top.
Thank you for voting!

Scotty McCreery CD Signing Video MOA

Scotty doesn't appear till about the 7 min mark, and this isn't the best video. Hopefully better ones will turn up :) But it's better than nothing!