Monday, June 18, 2012

OFFSTAGE: Scotty McCreery Answers Twitter Fans

Written by Alison Bonaguro


(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that's happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

After I talked to Scotty McCreery last night (June 17) about all the things I wanted to talk to him about, I gave his fans the chance to ask a few questions. (I let the Twitter world know I'd be hanging with him before his sold-out Chicago House of Blues show and they could ask him through me.) I couldn't ask everything, especially not the "Will he marry me?" kind, but I did get answers for the most pressing questions.

What's your favorite part of summer?

It used to be the relaxing time. But you can't really relax on the road. I used to sleep until 2 in the afternoon sometimes before this. I loved going to beach, the heat, hanging out with friends. We still get to do a little bit of that when I'm back home and yet still get to do this life out here. And it's crazy cool out here on the road.

Do you ever get your own songs stuck in your head?

Every now and then, but not often, because I hear my songs enough on the road. So when I turn on the radio and one of my songs comes on, I'll flip the channel. I hear my stuff so much, and I like to hear other artists' stuff and be influenced by other artists' music.

When will you ever make a "Water Tower Town" video?

It's done and should be out this week. It's kind of like a performance-based video, as well as having little snippets of my hometown. Things that my fans will be familiar with. It's cool for me because I get to look back on both aspects of my life.

Will the duet with Lauren Alaina you promised happen soon?

Oh my goodness. I'd love to. But we haven't talked about it professionally yet. So probably a little bit down the road. We're both still establishing ourselves as solo artists. We did a spontaneous duet in Los Angeles a couple weeks ago, after Idol finales when she was playing at the Greek. We did "When You Say Nothing at All." It was pretty nice.

What's your take on the new American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips?

He's the man. A cool dude. He's holding the crown for us Idols. I talked to him a little bit on the Idolfinale night and he seems like he's got his head on straight. I'm looking forward to getting his album and seeing what kind of music he makes. 'Cause he's not necessarily country, and he's not rock. He's kind of got his own little niche.



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36 comments:

  1. I so hope he does a duet with Lauren one of these days. They could make duet of the year. Janfan

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    1. It could also hamper his career. There r a lot of ppl out there that don't care for LA...She proved what I've said all along with the recent twitter scandal in which she wasn't the sweet country darling...Diva w/capital D and yes I know she latter apologized for the Drama, but what else was she going to do, it was making her look really ugly in her comments.

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  2. Well, I do not miss Lauren hanging all over him (like on Idol) so I hope no duet for years!

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    1. I agree.. Scotty is very good on his own.. he doesn't need a duet with anybody.. it's just a courtesy of him to answer questions asked.. and I can feel that he prefers that duet promised is never brought up again and again.. it's just some slip of the tongue.. which happens sometimes.. especially when you are trying to make someone else happy as you are.. that's Scotty that I can see..

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    2. I so agree! Not a fan of Lauren at all! Never liked their duets and how they were together! On the other hand, loved that adorable picture of Scotty with little RaeLynn at the baseball game. So cute!! I guess Blake Sheldon was having a fit, and tweeted RaeLynn, no,no, no, he said, that's how dating rumors get started. LOL. Of course, we know the picture was all in fun!

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    3. Where can I see the pic of Scotty and RaeLynn? I must have missed a lot of pictures somehow.???

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    4. You can see the picture of Scotty and Raelynn at tasteofcountry.com it was their picture of the week!

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    5. I agree with all of U he don't need her help. she always want to out due him and he is not for drama. He said that last year that he don't do drama. What are U all trying to do to him ruin his career. GRANDMA IN TX

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  3. I think Scotty is more attractive being single and unattached especially at his age - he values friendship and that's a good thing - he works so hard and with college entering the picture....hope it all works out -

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  4. I can´t wait to see WTT video! The past 2 videos, in my opinion, were like for us, the fans. This one it´s a video for us too, but specially for Scotty; a video that allows him to show a little bit more about himself, where he´s from, his values, his faith... That´s why I think I´m gonna watch it over and over again, just like I did with ILYTB and TTWG videos.

    Also, I´d love to see a duet between Lauren and Scotty. Not really a Lauren fan, but I just love the way they sound together, so sweet! And I don´t think Scotty said he really wanted to do it just to be nice. I think he really wants to do it, Lauren is a good friend of his, they´ve known each other for a long time. That doesn´t mean they´ll date. Just like he said: "we´re like brother and sister" It´s not my intention to argue with the people who commented above, it´s just my personal opinion.

    Diane, CR

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    1. Don't worry Diane.. you are up to what you think.. as for me I will just always like Scotty on his own.. doing the musics that he likes without having to share it with anybody else. If you let Scotty doing a duet with some other teen such as Skylar or Rae lynn it will sound sweet too because Scotty himself is a good singer.. so no big deal.. I'll bet you and everybody else will agree..

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    2. Well said, 12:28am!!

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    3. Diane, I agree with you!...Scotty and Lauren are still close friends!...She doesn't seem to be his type romantically but they were so cute and so close on Idol!...And I loved their duets, especially "When You Say Nothing At All"! I still have a tiny hope that some day???. I think she does, too. But who knows? Probably just a silly fantasy like "Mclaina"! Would love to have them do a duet now!

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    4. Well said Diane. I too enjoy listening to Scotty solo but I also appreciate Lauren's talent. She's a typical teenage girl ... boy crazy, wears her emotions on her sleeve and a little rough around the edges. Maturity will soften that. But Lauren and Scotty sang beautifully together and that comes from being comfortable and confident with each other. Plus, their voices and accents blend so well. I hope we'll get a duet from them someday. God bless them both.

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    5. I agree with earlier replys...no more duets with LA. I think he got pulled in to the one recently and was being nice guy as usual, I don't even think they sound good together and duet w/LA wld be huge mistake. She's in the midst of bad press now for more immature inappropriate behavior and I pray Scotty is too smart to get near that scene again.

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    6. I so agree with you 12:09am!

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  5. Scotty looked like he enjoyed singing with LA recently. I don't think it was a slip of the tongue or just trying to please the interviewer. I am not her fan, but if he chooses to be friends and chooses to duet with her I will accept that. All you fans who love him may just have to get used to that being a possibility.Someone once said they wouldn't buy his music anymore if they sing together. I hope that isn't true. Whatever Scotty wants to do, I will accept. I think they both at fault for how things happened...he not having a girlfirend since he was 13 and having this girl's attention, he might have enjoyed it, and her being boy crazy. When the rumors started he pulled away and she got bitter. Hopefully, they both have grown and if it is what he wants then we have to deal with it. Personally not in a hurry to see him get serious, but a friendship, if they want it.

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  6. Yeah 1:47, a duet right now would be great and " When you say nothing at all" is my favorite duet. I also love "Up on the roof" and "I told you so"!
    And 12:28, of course Scotty is a great singer, but Lauren is as well. Otherwise their duets would be terrible. I love listening Scotty singing by himself, but sometimes is nice to listen to him singing with other artists, and I'm not talking just about Lauren, also he sounds amazing with josh turner, tim mcgraw, brad paisley and other country stars. That's a real artist. Someone who can sing whatever with whoever

    Diane, CR

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  7. Spent an hour this morning online waiting(in line I guess) to get tickets for my daughter to see Scotty. Guess I haven't bought tickets in awhile, not sure if it is done this way all over or was just this venue. You would have thought I just handed her keys to a new car when we got them finally. I was online 10 minutes before they opened and still waited that long. She has wanted to see him since idol and this is the closest he's been when we could go. Actually got fairly close to the stage, excited for her to get to see him. Anyways, I also was listening to the radio this morning on way home and dj was at Blossum(Cleveland) for Scottys concert with Brad. He made the comment that of all the concerts he has attended there he has never seen a bigger crowd. He never did say much about Scotty, you gotta wonder how long it is going to take these guys to get it.
    She showed me the video below on youtube tonight, check it out at 1:44, this has got to be a really cool feeling for Scotty I would think.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg7ZhvPLyHE

    Mike.

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    1. Wow...audience is singing with him. Thank you for the sharing with us the video. I love it.

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  8. A lot of videos from Scotty's solo concert in Chicago can now be seen on You Tube ( downloaded by Kayllanicole ) or else you can go to moms4mccreery and they have already posted almost half of the show. Wonderful video. Good audio. He is really good. He can sing live...no auto tune and excellent pitch and every superlative words that you can think of. He is just that good.

    Enjoy...

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  9. Scotty was a charmer in those videos. Watched the Va. Beach ones too and they both had the crowd singing. That's awesome for a singer to hear people singing his songs. That video of him singing TROUBLE at LP Field is priceless, makes me giddy seeing him stomping his foot...really cute leg movement...really getting in to his music. He just keeps getting more comfortable all the time. The band is awesome,too. I hope they get their accolades. Scotty really makes people happy and that's what you like in an entertainer.

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  10. love scotty love lauren respect for both of them love seeing them friends best duet evvvvvvvvver good on their own but together amazing your only young once let not us judge them

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  11. need to say one more thing i love how scotty has a mind of his own and stands up for what is right he is strong. Am in love with his voice not his life thats his own this fan only needs you to keep singing

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  12. Just a reminder for all our young McCreerians, VOTE FOR SCOTTY on the Teens Choice Awards. Those unable to vote might "talk it up" with nieces, nephews, neighbors, etc.

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  13. Ditto to 4:05 AM

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  14. 3:57am duet for Lauren may have been her best, not for Scotty. Scotty's best duet ever was with the great Tim McGraw! Respect has to be earned, Lauren hasn't done that for me, and for Scotty, I get nervous as to what the girl will say or do next...a polite friendly distance is best. Since Scotty is such a good singer a duet with the classy Taylor Swift might be something I'd enjoy or even one with Skylar Laine may be interesting. All in all, forget duets, Scotty is best on his own!

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    1. I agree Taylor would be great because she would blend with Scottys voice not over power him. That would also help his popularity. She has so many fans.

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  15. only 5 questions !!!!
    what Every Scotty wants to do is his business
    We all know Scotty knows what he wants in life

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  16. No twist their arm make them vote. Lol. 8:23

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  17. The brat packs have returned Wish they would go Beiber somewhere. Scotty and Lauren have become a permanent part now of the country music scene. Their talents are part of the established vision of country music of the future. Interscope knows the next step is to blend these two professionally because their abilities together are extremely powerful and unique. Check out the LA reunion. If only the slosh from the kiddie brats would dissipate. Scotty and Lauren will trump the country music world when they unite. Nothing will match it . Mega hits and superstardom will await and plenty of $$ for their producers.

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    1. Lauren's promotional crew have returned and the focus is $$$$$! It figures! Scotty, like Bieber and Taylor Swift, is building his OWN IDENTITY and his OWN IMAGE as a country superstar in the music business. I hope he keeps it that way. His accomplishments to-date are amazing! Your pie in the sky idea for a Lauren/Scotty thing, brings with it so many problems for Scotty, I can't even begin to mention them! I know the competition is going to become tough for Lauren, with Skylar and RaeLynn about to record, but thems-the-breaks!

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    2. 8:22 I totally disagree . Scotty needs to be by himself he has surpased Lauren in mega stardom she doesn't even compare . Taylor swift meranda Lambert Jennifer from Sugarland only mega stars are worthy of singing duets with Scotty . not Lauren Skyler and defentley not Raelynn give me a break that girl can't sing. so call me snide but it is what it is.

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