Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Scotty McCreery Taste of Country, 10 Stocking Stuffers for Country Music Fans

#8 Scotty McCreery 'Clear as Day' Album
If you haven't snagged a copy of Scotty McCreery's album yet, well… what are you waiting for? Christmas is the perfect time to fall in love with a new country artist, and despite his young age, the 'American Idol' winner is as country as they come. Plus, if you order this special stocking stuffer straight from McCreery's site, you'll get a free poster on top of the CD! (Stick that under the Christmas tree.) That's as good of a reason as any, but if you need more incentive, trust us when we say you'll want to be able to say you knew this guys' hits from 'way back when.'

I've only posted the portion that pertained to Scotty. You can click on the link below to read the full article.


Scotty McCreery Clear As Day has gone GOLD

Clear As Day has gone GOLD!!

Rumors on twitter say that this will officially be announced tomorrow when Scotty performs on the Today show!

It only took 7 weeks to reach GOLD ~ way to go Scotty!

Scotty McCreery - 98.1 KVET - The Genuine Austin Original

You can receive a for free the song  "Walk In The Country"  from iHeartRadio, follow the link below for more information.


American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Joins U.S. Kids to Help Make Christmas a Reality for 8.5 Million Hurting Children Worldwide

Scotty McCreery
"I was raised to help kids that need it—to help kids in foreign countries that don't have the blessings I have," said 18-year-old McCreery. "I want to use this platform I have for good things. Operation Christmas Child means so much to me because it can influence the lives of kids. Through Operation Christmas Child, we can share the love of Christ with as many people as need it."

Operation Christmas Child uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes to let hurting children know that they are loved. Kids, families, groups, businesses and schools pack and wrap empty shoe boxes with items most people take for granted, including toothpaste, toys and pencils, and drop them off at one of the 3,200 collection sites in all 50 states. The shoe boxes are then processed and prepared to be hand-delivered to children worldwide using whatever means necessary—sea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, helicopters, boats, elephants and dog sleds.
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected 86 million shoe box gifts and hand-delivered them to impoverished children in more than 130 countries. This year, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect another 8.5 million gift-filled shoe boxes.
"In the United States, we're aiming to contribute 5.8 million shoe box gifts to the worldwide collection total," said Randy Riddle, domestic director of Operation Christmas Child. "It's a big goal, but I believe we can reach it. U.S. kids realize that as tough as things are here in the United States, there are children around the world who have so much less. This small sacrifice can have eternal impact on a needy child."
For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, or to find the nearest drop-off site, call (800) 353-5949 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.


Scotty Set to Perform at the American Country Awards

Scotty has been added to the list of performers for the American Country Awards airing from Las Vegas on Monday December 5 at 8 EST on FOX. He was originally scheduled to only appear but now we get a performance! He's also nominated for New Artist of the Year.


Scotty McCreery talks about Thanksgiving and the Macy’s Tree Lighting at Lenox

Warning: This article list song spoilers for what Scotty is singing at the Parade. :)

by Rodney Ho

“American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery is doing double duty Thanksgiving.

In the morning, he’ll perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, then fly to Atlanta for the Macy’s Great Tree Lighting at Lenox Square Mall in the evening to sing George Strait’s “Christmas Cookies,” the hymn “Mary, Did You Know?” and the Burl Ives classic “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.”

“This will be my first Thanksgiving not at my grandma’s,” McCreery said in a quick phone interview from his home in Garner, N.C. Tuesday. “But I’ll have my family with me. We’ll probably have turkey on the plane!”

And this will be his third trip to Lenox. He was there two days after winning “American Idol” to open the Microsoft store. When “Idols Live” tour rolled into Atlanta in July, he had a day off and remembers walking around Lenox, cap pulled down, incognito.

He also made it to a Braves game and met the players, though he admits he’s a bigger Boston Red Sox fan. Both teams collapsing in September on the same day, he said, was rough. “It was terrible,” he said. “I was at home watching it on TV. I let out this big yell. My mom thought I was hurt!”

Q: How much of senior high are you missing now that you have an album out and a tour coming up with Brad Paisley?

McCreery: I’m missing some of it. I’ve been around for the big stuff like homecoming. My football team is one game from the state championship! Fortunately, I’m doing what I love. It’s all good.

Q: You just saw Brad Paisley at the CMAs. Do you still feel like a fan when you meet all these country stars?

McCreery: It’s still weird to me. When I’m walking around backstage, I have to pick my chin off the floor. It’s amazing to be around all those stars. It’s just wild.

Q: Country radio rarely embraces male singers until they’re in their 20s. How have they treated you so far?

McCreery: I’m still working hard to prove myself. I’m still trying to win some radio people over. They see me as the new guy. Is he legit? I have to pay my dues and hit the ground running.


Macy’s Great Tree Lighting with Scotty McCreery, gospel duo Mary Mary and “So You Think You Can Dance” winner Melanie Moore. 7 p.m. Thursday. Free. Lenox Square Mall. 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-233-7575. www.simon.com