Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Scotty McCreery

NASHVILLE, TN – Scotty McCreery’s debut album, Clear As Day, has been certified platinum for sales of more than 1 million in just three months after its release. In addition, he was named No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s list of Top New Country Artists for 2011. He also won New Artist of the Year at the American Country Awards in December. Scotty says the platinum certification marks a major milestone in his career. “It means the world to me,” he says. “It’s one of the highest honors you can get with your album and it’s a huge testament to the loyalty of country music fans and how great they have been to me this year. 2011 was absolutely an incredible, life-changing year for me. I want to say a huge thanks to the fans for this.” Clear As Day debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. It also garnered the highest sales of any country solo album released last year. It held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks. The album’s first single, “I Love You This Big,” has also been certified gold. His current single, “The Trouble With Girls,” is approaching gold status as well. The album, which was released Oct. 4, was certified gold for sales of 500,000 in November. The platinum certification followed about seven weeks later. “Never in a million years did I dream that the album would go platinum in three months,” he says. “Never in a million years did I dream that the album would go platinum. It’s wild! It’s going to take me a few months or years to really wrap my head around it.” He is also grateful to be included in Billboard’s Dec. 17 year-end issue. In addition to being named No. 1 in its list of Top New Country Artists, he ranked No. 9 on its list of Top Country Albums Artists. Clear As Day ranked No. 12 on its list of Top Country Albums. He is No. 15 on Billboard’s Top Country Artists list. “That is a huge honor,” he says. “I’m honored to be included in that list of great artists.” On Thursday, he begins his first country music tour when he joins Brad Paisley’s “Virtual Reality Tour 2012” presented by Chevrolet. The tour, which also features the Band Perry, kicks off in Grand Rapids, Mich. “I’m looking forward to having a great time,” he says. “It’s going to be a fun, jam-packed set. We are including a lot of the fun songs on the album, and both of the singles are in there. It will be a good chance to see the fans and just http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifenjoy a good show with Brad Paisley and The Band Perry.” He is well aware of Paisley’s reputation as a great prankster. “The band and I were talking about pranks yesterday in rehearsals. It has to be good pranks, but know-your-place pranks, so we are figuring out what we’ll have in store for Brad. But he has to get us first. We’ll wait!” His second single, “The Trouble With Girls,” is about to break into the Top 20. “It’s great to see it doing well,” he says. “Still hearing it on the radio is something else, when you hear your voice coming across the other side of the stereo. It’s a pretty incredible feeling. I want to say a huge thanks to country radio for their support and for believing in me. I am looking forward to seeing them while on tour.”

http://www.nashville.com/music/2012/01/scotty-mccreery-starts-tour-with-a-platinum-album/

10 comments:

  1. LOVE SCOTTY! Looking at the last two lines was interesting. 1. We all know that Scotty was being nice about country radio, he's diplomatic and a sweetheart, country gentleman. and 2. it sounds like he will be visiting the radio stations while on tour which would be great. I have a feeling that he inadvertently charms everyone he meets...he just has that natural charisma, he can't help it. Scotty has certainly captured all of us and we haven't even met him in person...haha. Can't wait to start seeing video of this tour!

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  2. Awesome, Amazing Platinum Scotty has worked so hard and now He will get more Fans. I was surprise today when I went to buy Clear As Day CD for Dennis who lives in Macau Wal-Mart and Target both were sold out. At Target the man told me they had got an order last week and sold out in 3 days. At Best Buy their had only 2 left I got both. It seems that even here in Portland, Maine Scotty is getting more and more FANS. At times I think I over do listing to Scotty like to day 2 hours on the Ferry going Home and it was all Clear as Day CD his superior vocal and unique stylist moved me be on words.

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  3. You bring a smile on my face, Mac. You are so excited your thought process is working faster than your fingers typing. I feel what you are going through as I do the same sometimes. You, me and all of Scotty's fans are so excited and jubilant with this latest news. And Mac, I have a daughter doing her residency in your part of the woods. We plan to visit her sometime in May and take the ferry to see your many islands. Have the sound on of Scotty's album playing and I'll plan to wear my 'Scotty shirt.' That should complete our vacation.

    C, TX

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  4. Shucks, I was so excited on 7:53's comment I forgot this fabulous article I came across on. Someone twitted about being in their Microsoft meeting and while waiting for the CEO to arrive, a country song was playing in their sound system. Guess who was singing? Our Scotty, of course. The song was: Better Than That. DJs' not playing our request? Scotty's songs are being played in other ways. Microsoft meetings, at that!

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  5. I have 3 Sons and I couldn't be any happier for Scotty than if he was one of them. He is setting records and will continue to do so. He has a God given talent and appeals to all ages. I have followed him from day 1 & will continue to do so. GrammieB4Scotty all the way!

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  6. Yes, a class act......a Country Gentleman.... talented beyond words.......and he belongs to us all. We are so blessed. I just want to HUG him.

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  7. Yes, he is a country gentleman, a real role model for many. I am so happy for him and his fans are really amazing too! I have always known that TTWG would make Gold in no time. I think any one of the songs on CAD is a potential Gold single. Dirty Dishes is a sure winner!

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  8. I just love listening to his voice! <3<3,<3

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  9. Love you Scotty. You are a great model to all young and old. Your voice and songs touches our hearts and do bring tears to our eyes... God bless you as you continue to share your God given talent and spread God's love... God loves you and we do too! Take care

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  10. Yes, he does have a charm about him and he's such a cutie pie! And he's smart and level-headed, down-to-earth and well-grounded! I can't think of any artist everybody just wants to hug! LOL

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