Monday, January 2, 2012

Scotty McCreery - Garner looks back at 2011

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011
A look back at 2011
Fame, football and freeways are among top newsmakers
For this town, 2011 was marked by a teenager's rise to fame, promises of growth, a popular new road and plans for a not-so-popular freeway, and a very good football team.
By all accounts, Garner had a big year. Here are some highlights:
Scotty makes it big
Scotty McCreery was a regular Garner High School student, singing in the school choir, pitching for the baseball team and picking up shifts at Lowes Foods after school.But when the country-singing teen won "American Idol" in May, his low voice and hometown values became international news. Along the way, Scotty, now 18, never passed up a chance to tell the world he's from Garner. He often wore his Blue Crew booster club T-shirt on "Idol." Since he won the show, Scotty has been busy. The "American Idols Live!" tour last summer took him around the country and beyond. Last fall, he made the rounds on the talk-show circuit for the debut of his album, "Clear As Day." The album has gone gold, selling more than 500,000 copies. And Scotty had the ultimate birthday bash in October to celebrate turning 18 - he hosted a concert at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek. Although his life changed so much, Scotty was determined to return to Garner and attend his senior year at Garner High, where he wants to play baseball this spring. Scotty has said the "Idol" producers were skeptical when he said he wanted to return to school. "They said it's impossible - there's no way you can go back to school," Scotty remembered last fall. "I said, 'Look, y'all don't know my hometown.'"

I've only posted the part about Scotty but you can read the full article by clicking the link below


  1. On taste of country Scotty is in this weeks top tweets, top tweets of December and top tweets of 2011, and much more. Search scotty mccreery on and you will see all of the articles. Just thought I would let you guys know. Thanks.

  2. THANK you for this article. And Anon 7:22 thanks for the tip, too.


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