Saturday, March 31, 2012

Scotty McCreery had a foundation built with quick-mix concrete


Country guys making good
Young male country music stars are as rare as pink pickups these days. While young female stars have been rising with some regularity in country music, young men find the going tough and the fans locked up by established stars who’ve been popular for a decade or longer. There are so few they’re often nominated twice for new artist awards out of necessity. Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, however, offers a glimpse into the future of country’s newest male stars.

The fan-voted top new artist category features three acts this year — platinum-selling teen “Idol” Scotty McCreery, former child prodigy Hunter Hayes and the rockin’ hitmaker Brantley Gilbert. They share youth in common, but little else. Each occupies a different niche in the scene, making music that satisfies different parts of the country audience.

“It’s really cool because there is a nice little diversity,” Hayes said. “There’s a totally different thing between what Scotty and I do and a totally different thing between what Brantley and I do, which is fun. We do cover totally different ends of the genre but that shows you how far it spreads, and I love that. I love to see that.”

McCreery had a foundation built with quick-mix concrete when he won “American Idol” last year, and those fans stayed with him when he released “Clear As Day,” which went platinum in three months. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Ahttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giflbums charts, making him the youngest man to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut. It stayed at No. 1 on the country chart for six weeks.

He hopes that’s just the start, though. As he makes the transition from high school senior to budding country star, he’s trying to sort out how to shape his future.“The cool thing for me about that is there’s no formula,” McCreery said. “The record label can tell me this and of course I’m listening to them, they have the experience. But there’s no calculus formula to say, ‘Scotty, if you do this, this and this, you’ll be around in 20 years headlining your own show.’ It’s fun to be working through that.”

I've posted mainly the parts about Scotty if you want to read the full article just click on the link below
http://www.lohud.com/article/20120331/ENTERTAINMENT/303310005/American-Academy-of-Country-Music-Awards

9 comments:

  1. CAD is still in the BB Top 10 Country at #8 -- still huge, considering the album was released just 5 months ago.

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  2. It sounds to me as though the author of this article is trying to justify putting two artists with obviously YEARS of experience in the industry in this compitition. What I am not sure is what is he trying to say when he says that Scotty's career is built with quick-mix concrete. Is he trying to say that because he does not have the experience that the other two have, and because he came out of nowhere that he won't be around long, that his house is built on shifting sand (to which I say sour grapes!) Or, is he trying to say that Scotty is truly the only new artist in the mix? And, why did he feel it necessary to make the article heading in bold "Scotty McCreery had a foundation built with quick-mix concrete". Is he subliminially trying to say don't vote for Scotty, he wont be around long? Again, I say bah humbug to that too.

    What do you all think the author is really trying to say here? AND VOTE SCOTTY, TODAY IS OUR LAST CHANCE.

    LOVE YOU ALL, AND SCOTTY TOO!

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    1. I think of cement as a solid foundation. Maybe he is saying quick-mix because his success happened faster for him that the other two. However, I see the ad as positive and I believe in Scotty no matter what happens. I DO THINK he will win. I love him so much! He is the highlight of my day...... go Scotty!!!!!!!!

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    2. Most people probably do, and hopefully this author does too. I only know that there is a difference between cement which is usually used for surfacing or small jobs like putting in fence posts or resurfacing driveways and garage floors. while concrete is what is used for foundations, bridges, etc. because it is sturdier. I only know this because I was told off by an engineer once for calling concrete cement. That is what prompted my thought and thus question.

      I love him too, in fact I love him so much that his CD's are the only ones that I have ever purchased in all my 65 years. And, the only one that I have ever stood in line for more than 4 hours to meet, in fact I have never stood in line to meet anyone before. These are the kind of fans that Scotty has, and that is why he will win.

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    3. PS: I can't wait for videos of his performance last night in Vegas to start surfacing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Well, all I will say is that nobody can pin this on just being on AI. Sure, being on the show gave him massive exposure, but it was SCOTTY who hooked his solid fan base. Not very many (if any) talent show winners end up having the fan base that Scotty made ON the show and AFTER the show. Concrete, cement....whatever....key words are "solid foundation." :)

    Sooooo excited! The ACM better give Scotty this award!

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  4. SCOTTY IS THE GREATEST AND IS A GREAT PERFORMER AND IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER

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  5. As someone said before...yes he won AI and yes he got a great fan base from his AI performances but nobody points out that his vocal talent, charism and great performances is what is what drew them to him in the first place and is keeping them around and buying his records.

    Do they really think that he got all this just because he was on AI. These "reviewers" need to check out some of the other idol winners beside Kelly and Carrie to see how they have fared in comparison to Scotty.

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    1. Oops - meant "charisma" not "charism" (which may be an unconscious mix of charm and charisma) lol

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