Thursday, January 12, 2012

Scotty McCreery a hit on Brad Paisley's Virtual Reality tour

Scotty McCreery performs before The Band Perry and Brad Paisley on the opening night of the "Virtual Reality" tour, Thursday, Jan. 12, at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.
Scotty McCreery a hit on Brad Paisley's 'Virtual Reality' tour

GRAND RAPIDS -- Sorry Brad Paisley, all those screams were for the "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery.
Well, not really. But in reality, a lot of girls were screaming. Loudly.
On the opening night of Paisley's "Virtual Reality" tour 2012, the young singer with a deep voice kept those adoring fans very happy during a 25-minute set of songs from his newly certified platinum CD, "Clear as Day."
I even tweeted: "Random screams of "I love you Scotty!" Opening night of @BradPaisley tour."
The 11,500-plus inside Van Andel Arena on this winter storm night in Grand Rapids were very receptive of McCreery. But it was clear that some fans came solely to see the "American Idol" winner. Some fans held up signs with marriage proposals. And two young girls behind me were coming unglued, nearly crying when as he performed his songs. I caught up with some fans from the Windsor, Canada, area who made the trip to Grand Rapids, just to see Scotty McCreery on stage. "He's just great," one of them gushed. I guess that's all that really needs to be said. As for Paisley, let me say one word: Amazing. Yes, there were a few opening night glitches. Paisley came in on the wrong key on one song, and said "Ooops." And a curtain that was supposed to come down to project some lasers never properly unfolded. But the whole "Virtual Reality" tour concept of music and technology makes sense and is visually stimulating. Oh, and I loved -- LOVED -- the larger than life Puppet Brad during "Celebrity." I won't ruin it for you if you're going to see the show. But the video and cameo are highlights. Come back to for more on tonight's concert and a photo gallery.


  1. It's nice to see him wearing his plaid shirts again...I also want to know what song he is playing Scarlett on...

    1. haha lol Thought I wrote this yesterday.
      was thinking the same thing. yes it is. missed them.

  2. I agree...but I like his tees, too


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