Monday, January 30, 2012

Taste of Country: Scotty McCreery Sings ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’ at California Concert


If Scotty McCreery‘s time on ‘American Idol‘ didn’t prove that he’s capable of covering just about any song ever recorded, his stage show will. The singer played ‘Man of Constant Sorry’ by the Soggy Bottom Boys during a show in Lancaster, Calif. on Sunday night, as seen in the video below.

The gig at the University of Antelope Valley came after a weekend of shows on Brad Paisley‘s Virtual Reality Tour. According to MjsBigBlog.com, 1,600 fans packed the Pioneer Events Center. The singer’s set list also included covers of songs by George Strait, Elvis Presley and Travis Tritt. It seems that ‘Your Man’ by Josh Turner has been purged from his set list.

McCreery’s version of the song from the ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ soundtrack is well-rehearsed, down to the theatrical introduction (those who’ve seen the movie will recognize what he’s trying to do). The nearly four-minute long clip includes a banjo, guitar and bass solo, and of course McCreery was spot on with the lyrics.


http://tasteofcountry.com/scotty-mccreery-man-of-constant-sorrow/

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like another backhanded compliment to me from TOC!...Did the guy even HEAR Scotty's awesome version of the song?

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  2. Anonymous 12:36

    I don't understand why you think it's a backhanded compliment.
    The first line:

    If Scotty McCreery‘s time on ‘American Idol‘ didn’t prove that he’s capable of covering just about any song ever recorded, his stage show will.

    To me that's saying Scotty is capable of singing ANYTHING he wants to. I actually think this is a very great review of his performance of this song - but maybe I'm missing something you saw! :)

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  3. I have never heard of the song and the video you cannot hear the word. I am sure Scotty did a great job I must look it up on Itunes.

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  4. 12:54 PM I agree I think this is a great review and tells me they liked what he did. I love him singing this song as well as all the other songs.

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  5. new pollo to vote on 99.5 SYCD Scotty or George Clooney you decide sang "Man of Constant Sorrow." just started today 1/30/12 Please vote for Scotty. Please let fans know of this.

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  6. WYCD not sycd, sorry.

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  7. From anon. 12:36 PM To Nicki,...Sure glad I didn't give my name on that last comment!...I guess I just wanted the guy to say Scotty was really great!...Maybe taht's what he meant? Sorry if I upset you!

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  8. yes great review, that's mean scotty can cover any songs and did it with awesome

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  9. HE IS REALLY GREAT NOT ONLY BEING AN ARTIST BUT ALSO AS A YOUNG MAN WHO HAS A WHOLESOME ATTITUDE THAT IS WHY FANS LOVE HIM VERY MUCH SINCE THE START OF AI10 UNTIL HE WON THE TITLE. HE HAD NEVER CHANGE SINCE THEN, STILL SCOTTY. A VERY LOVABLE YOUNG MAN WITH A GOOD ATTITUDE AND HAVE A STEADFAST FAITH ON GOD. HE ALWAYS THANK GOD FOR EVERYTHING AND HIS FANS FOR WHERE HE IS NOW. CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOU SCOTTY. WE WILL KEEP ON PRAYING FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUCCESS.

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  10. 3 WORDS, AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME.....YOU GO SCOTTY!!!! JUST ONE OF YOUR FANS FROM BACK HOME IN NORTH CAROLINA!!!!

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  11. And I'd like to shout: ILYTB, SCOTTY McCREERY. You are my Elvis, my Beatles and all my favorite singers compiled in your being!!!!! Crazy for you. At my age, I am embarrass but can help but love everything about you. There. I have said it. Feel better.

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  12. P.S. on Anon 7:33 PM.... I mean CAN'T help.....

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  13. Nice article and review. Yes, Scotty can sing anything IMO. Just think, this is only the beginning of his long career. LYTB Scotty.

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  14. Have always loved this song.."Man of Constant Sorrows!" love it even more since Scotty is singing it. way better than whoever sang it for George in "O Brother Where Art Thou" Taste of Country is all for Scotty in my humble opinion. Scotty..look forward to your visit to Virginia Beach this summer! ILYTB

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