Thursday, April 5, 2012

Scotty McCreery to Room With Longtime Friends at North Carolina State This Fall

Scotty McCreery

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Lots of country stars have managed to juggle touring schedules and family life without too many problems. But this fall, Scotty McCreery will try a new kind of juggling act when he joins the Wolfpack at North Carolina State University on the weekdays and continues playing shows on weekends.

Luckily, Scotty will be living in the dorms with a few guys who know him well and can keep him grounded enough to pull off this balancing act. The country star wunderkind recently told CMT that he wants to live with four longtime friends whom he can trust completely.

“I’ve got four guys I know pretty well that I’m gonna room with. Guys I can trust. I don’t know what dorm life will be like, and I for sure didn’t know what a random roommate would be like,” he says.

With a busy touring schedule and the workload of a first-year college student, it sounds like the ‘American Idol’ alum will need trustworthy pals around to keep him focused. McCreery has told several reporters that he likes living two lives. On one hand, he pulls all-nighters traveling from state to state to showcase his music — but when he returns to his hometown of Garner, N.C., he likes to fit back in with his friends.

Just this past week, the deep-voiced singer found himself enjoying Spring Break with friends in Myrtle Beach, S.C. So far, this schedule seems to be working for McCreery, who was named Best New Artist at the 2012 ACM Awards on Sunday (April 1). To boot, his debut album, ‘Clear as Day,’ sold more than 1 million albums in its first three months. His first two singles, ‘I Love You This Big’ and ‘The Trouble With Girls,’ have sold more than 500,000 downloads each.

It sounds to us like this rising star has a good head on his shoulders — we wish him all the best at NC State this fall.

10 comments:

  1. AAAAA...I've been going through withdrawal for 2 days. My computer got a virus and I just brought it in to get it fixed and now I'm on my old, old computer and it crawls and I haven't been able to look at this site or Twitter until I hooked up this old computer...it's been torture..haha. Love all the new posts but won't comment because it would take too long. Word of warning...watch out for the Win 32 virus on the computer. Glad Scotty is having fun on his Spring Break.

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    1. Thanks for the info on the virus. I hope it doesn't happen again, but if you are in a pinch because of power loss or a crash most local libraries have very up-to-date computer systems you can use. I've used my library often when we've had power outages. I hope you get your computer back soon!

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  2. Donna, great writeup. This is the Scotty that we comes to love. Two lives - music and education. And he is definitley handling them well with "grace and dignity" - quoting from Blair Garner. Thanks so much.

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  3. Can you imagine five guys rooming together, WOW!

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  4. I KNOW HIS FRIENDS WILL KEEP HIM GROUNDED SO THEY CAN KEEP HIM FOCUS.AND MOST OF THE
    TIME SPENDING IT WITH HIS FRIENDS WHEN HE HAS SOME.HE WANTS TO FIND OUT HOW LIVING IN A DORM IS.I HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME IN MYRTLE BEACH CAUSE YOU DESERVE IT.WHAT A GREAT WRITEUP DONNA.IT'S THE SCOTTY THAT WE ALL COME TO LOVE SO MUCH.I WISH HIM ALL THE BEST AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE.HE WILL BE IN MY THOUGHTS EVERY DAY.

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  5. I know he wants to have that college campus experience with his friends and he has been looking so much forward to going to NCSU. On the other hand he has this incredible career start in a very competitive industry. I had hoped that he would have picked Belmont College and move to Nashville, but it seems that he is not ready and not sure he wants to do that. I think he still needs to have his family and long-time friends around him, people he can trust. The first 2 years of college are usually quite a load of basic classes before you go into your major. So also maybe another consideration in the juggling act between school and the music career. So it is probably better for him to just stay home for now. I really hope it works out for him because he is so talented. There are only a handful of young stars who have actually gone to high school/college while maintaining their careers. But you can count them on one hand. So it is possible.

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  6. Hahahaha - I'm just laughing because it seems that all the write-ups about Scotty everywhere on the web have been so good (so far, at least) - and I can't help thinking that maybe, just maybe they saw a good dose of chewing out from The Rockin' McCreerians! #becarefulwhatyousayaboutoutboy!

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    1. i meant, #becarefulwhatyousayaboutOURboy! ;)

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    2. Good for you girls!...And I thought I was too protective of Scotty! (: Gramma S.

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  7. Like Brad's song "Letter To Me" -- all this going on with Scotty and school takes me back to when I went off to college at the age of 17 -- it was one of many colleges in a big city and everything was unlike home -- I stayed in the college dormitory with all these girls I did not know -- I am smiling now because I remember that the very first friends I made on my very first day are still my closest and best friends to this very day! -- Gosh, I met so many people and made lots of new and good friends! So I have my childhood and high school friends plus all these other college friends. Lots of good, fun memories. I know it was hard for my parents at the time to let me move away from home at 17, but I am thankful that they did.

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