Sunday, April 1, 2012

Scotty McCreery Croons During ACM Fremont Street Concert

The scene on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is always a party. But the stops really got pulled out during the first of two free country music concerts Friday night. The drinks weren’t free, but the music was, and everyone there was having a blast.

Dubbed the Fremont Street Experience, the concerts are part of the lead-up to the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night (8pm ET/PT on CBS).

Two stages were set up right on Fremont Street right under the famous light-show canopy. Flanked on all sides by the flashing neon signs of famous downtown casinos like 4 Queens and Binion’s, artists Love and Theft, Hunter Hayes, Brantley Gilbert, Scotty McCreery, and Luke Bryan made some serious noise. And the crowd ate it right up.

Fellow ACM New Artist of the Year nominee Scotty McCreery played the First Street Stage, but you could hear the screams of his female fans blocks away. For having such a boyish appearance (he is still only 19 after all), the American Idol winner has an impressively deep and robust voice, and live on stage he can really belt it out. His set included some vintage country and rock classics, such high energy versions of the old-time gem “Man of Constant Sorrow” and Elvis Presley’s famous first single, “That’s All Right.”

These were mixed in with ballads like his 2011 single “The Trouble With Girls,” which had the ladies up in arms (literally, arms were waving from balconies and throughout the jam-packed streets).


  1. What a great review! It´s such a joy to follow Scotty and to read him being a succes everywhere he appears and performs.
    NTW it´s getting a bit funny to see how often people get his age wrong

  2. Great review! I love all the Scotty news FOS brings to us everyday. You ALL do such a fantastic job. Thank you so much. I keep checking the american idol website and checking the contestants twitter and I finally seen that the little country girl, Skyler Laine thanked Scotty for all the bracelets and enjoyed meeting him and hearing his new song. Can't wait until tonight when we get to see Scotty awarded NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR!!!!!

  3. there is an interview also with WIRKs in Vegas sounds like over the phone. That was also good i like the end where the guy says Samy you are right he is a nice guy cool. y'all are so good about posting everything love the review, y'all are great thank you :) Brenda TX

  4. vote till show time dont take for granted ACM. and is there live online we can see the ACM show time can put the link? we want to see live for outside US fan

  5. Can't wait for the ACM turnout, I voted for him already, hope he gets another win. Really love you scotty and may God bless you more in your college life at North Carolina University where your dad got a degree. Thought it's gonna be Belmont University but I bet you're better off staying close to home. Keep up the singing success, have a great academic life, too! ;-) WOW!

  6. Just understand that SCOTTY WINS THE ACM AWARD. HURRAY - MOLLY


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