Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Scotty McCreery Rooting for Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin


Like the rest of America — okay, the world — country’s own Scotty McCreery is currently entranced by the 2012 Olympic Games. And it seems he’s got his eye on one gold medalist swimmer in particular. Using his Twitter account as a platform, McCreery has come out in full support of Olympian Missy Franklin.
“I like how @franklinmissy wants to stay in high school even tho shes an olympian.. they were the best 4 years of my life for sure!” McCreery tweeted Monday afternoon (July 30).
Still hoping to express his admiration for the young athlete, the singer added a minute later: “We’re rooting for you @franklinmissy! Keep it up! #USA.”
Franklin, a 17-year-old native of California, has brought in a few medals already in the 2012 Olympics. So far, she has won the bronze as part of a relay in the American Olympic swim team, and she also earned an individual gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke, breaking her own previously-held record in the process.
While she’s unarguably one of the best swimmers in the world, it’s obvious that at heart, she’s still just a teenage girl, based on her response to McCreery’s message. “That means the world to me! Thank you so much!” she wrote back to ‘The Trouble With Girls’ singer.
The teen swimming star is in everyone’s view right now — she even got a tweet from Justin Bieber — and is loving every minute, as she attempts to become the first female swimmer ever to swim in seven event finals in a single Olympics.
Perhaps McCreery can relate to her in some way. He knows a little something about both winning, and staying in school. He shot to fame as the winner of the tenth season of ‘American Idol,’ and he is off to college in the fall, although he has promised to continue his music career.

http://tasteofcountry.com/olympic-swimmer-missy-franklin-scotty-mccreery/

A Few Reminders!

Tickets for Scotty McCreery's second concert at the NC State Fair will go on sale tomorrow August 1st at 10:00 am.
Scotty McCreery - Tuesday, Oct. 16 -  $25 -*6 ticket limit*

http://www.ncstatefair.org/2012/Entertainment/DortonConcerts.htm 





At 8:00 pm EST tonight (July 31st) Scotty McCreery will be on the AskAnything with CMT Radio Live's host Cody Alan.  Click on the link below & you can join the live chat!

http://www.cmtradiolive.com/

Monday, July 30, 2012

Scotty McCreery heads to Bay City for the Labadie Pig Gig

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery heads to Bay City for the Labadie Pig Gig

Published: Monday, July 30, 2012, 7:15 AM
Music CMA Fest.JPGView full sizeScotty McCreery performs at the 2012 CMA Music Festival on Sunday, June 10, 2012 in Nashville, Tenn.
 
BAY CITY, MI — Scotty McCreery is living the dream.  After winning the 10th season of American  Idol, the 18-year-old's life has become a whirlwind of tours and recordings. In a voice reminiscent of Elvis, McCreery expresses awe at how his life has changed in two short years.

Winning the title on May 25, he was in the studio recording his first album May 26. Released in October of 2011, the album, “Clear as Day,” has been certified platinum, selling more than 3 million copies.
“I'm still trying to catch up with everything,” he said. “It's been a crazy year, well, two years since I tried out (for Idol). It's been a wild ride ever since. I've been on tour with Brad Paisley, I had the chance to sing at the World Series. It's a dream a lot of little kids have, and it never comes true.”
When he hits the stage of the Labadie Pig Gig on Saturday, Aug. 4, McCreery will be singing all those songs and a few others.
“When you're a new guy like me and have one album, you don't have a lot to choose from,” he laughs. “I'm also going to do a little George Strait, Elvis and some Garth Brooks. It's going to be a fun-packed show. We're going to enjoy it, and I'm hoping the audience will, too.”
In addition to touring, McCreery is back in the studio working on a new release that may contain tunes he's written.
“I'm starting to write more,” he said. “That first album, there wasn't much time for me to write. Guys are sending me songs that are off the charts, a lot of good material. If I write a song I love, but a better song comes along, I'm going to record the best song.”
Although fast becoming a star, the teenager credits his small-town upbringing to keeping him grounded.
“I try to do my schedule so I'm out for a week or two,” he said. “I like to keep one foot back in my home life. It keeps me grounded, humbled and keeps me fairly normal. I'm your average teenager.”
When McCreery hit the screen on American Idol, he had the entire town of Garner behind him.

Bay City native Kurtis Pake, who now makes his home in Raleigh, N.C., and was McCreery's varsity pitching coach, says about 1,500 people gathered each evening at the high school to cheer McCreery on.
“Garner is a very small, tight-knit community,” he said. “There is only one high school. A lot of students and parents came out to see one of their own. It was a good community family event.”

On the final evening, Pake said, the event had to move to a bigger venue to accommodate everyone. Taking over PNC Arena, thousands of people showed up for the big night.

“When he won, the place erupted like the Stanley Cup finals,” he said. “It was incredibly loud in there.”
While it seems things happened overnight for the young singer, McCreery's rise to stardom started at his 1-year-old check up.

“My mom hummed me a nursery rhyme, and I hummed it back to the doctor,” he laughs. “It's something in my blood. I grew up singing in church. I worked my way up to the youth worship band.”  He also sang in choirs at Garner Magnet High School in North Carolina, becoming part of Die Meistersingers, a group that performs across the United States.

Branching out, McCreery won the Clayton Idol contest at the Clayton Harvest Festival before trying out for American Idol in Milwaukee.  Now in the thick of his dream, McCreery is in it for the long haul.

“I'm hoping I can do this for the rest of my life,” he said. “I'm passionate about it. It's not one of those things I want to do for five years and go do something else. I want to put my stamp on country music. I'm up for the challenge. It's all about the songs. We have to have those good tunes people will enjoy.”

Enjoyment is what McCreery is bringing to Pig Gig.
“I just want to say thanks to the fans for supporting me and being with me this last year,” he said, “it means the world to me. Get ready for a fun show. It's going to be a blast — good country music and a little rock and roll.”

And, if the singing career doesn't work out, there is always baseball, McCreery's second love.
“He's got a great curve ball and mixes in a good little fast ball,” says Pake. “He finished the year with below a 1.00 ERA. That's really good.”

If you go
Who: Scotty McCreery
What: Labadie Pig Gig
When: 8:15 p.m. Aug. 4
Where: Veterans Memorial Park
Tickets: $25 general admission, $49 platinum ticket, includes festival admission
Info: 989-684-0254, Labadie Pig Gig






Brad Paisley featuring Scotty McCreery - "Celebrity" live at the Grand Ole Opry

Not Sure How We missed this but this Aired A Month ago! Enjoy!!!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Chance to Win Ticket's To See Scotty McCreery, Brad & TBP Oct 12th


Who will find, and be, the star of Bustin’ Loose 2012?

Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2012 4:04 am | Updated: 4:25 pm, Fri Jul 27, 2012.
Hey, all you Bustin’ Loose super sleuths, the big pay-off is just around the corner for the one of you who’s correctly deciphered each Bustin’ Loose contest clue and has the answers collected and ready for presentation to the Journal’s Bustin’ Loose jury. The final clue will be somewhere in the Wednesday, Aug. 1, edition. Correctly solved, the clue will lead to the prized Bustin’ Loose star.
So, get ready to get boot-scootin’ and find that star!
The first contestant to find the star and present it and their list of correct clue answers will be grand prize winner.

Grand prize is two tickets to see Brad Paisley, The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery in concert at the CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, Friday night, Oct. 12.

To present the star and your list of answers, come to the Journal starting 8 a.m. Wednesday. The Journal is at 306 W. Main, Atlanta.
The Journal Bustin’ Loose jury will check answers and crown the big winner.
Everyone presenting a list of correct answers after the grand prize winner is named will be entered in a drawing for runners-up prizes that include a $50 gift certificate to Terrell Brothers Furniture, an area rug from All About Floors, memberships to New Attitudes fitness center and a gift from Harp’s Jewelers.

http://www.news-journal.com/atlanta/life/who-will-find-and-be-the-star-of-bustin-loose/article_d6cb1db1-8b7e-5c46-b1f0-9d9acee8920c.html




The big question now is, “Who will find, and be, the star of Bustin’ Loose 2012?”

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Scotty McCreery Working on Christmas Album


ScottyXmasStudio

We may have been slightly misled when we reported that Scotty McCreery was working on a new studio album. After the ‘American Idol’ Season 10 winner and legit country star tweeted a photo of himself wearing a fuzzy red Santa hat in the studio, we’re more inclined to believe that it’s actually a Christmas album McCreery is preparing to spit out.
“Well its still 90 some degrees outside, but its Christmas in July here in the studio….. ” the 18-year-old singer said to caption the picture, further inking the probability of a holiday release.
Ace Showbiz reports that Nashville songwriter Nick Autry seemed to confirm that McCreery wasn’t just cutting a one-off holiday song on a studio mic, and that he is working on a full record. Autry’s tweet has since been deleted, since he may have let the Christmas cat out of the bag a bit too soon. However, Scotty’s generous share certainly confirms, straight from the horse’s mouth, that there is holiday music being created.
Another source claims that McCreery is recording ‘All I Want Is You,’ which was written by none other than pop heartthrob Justin Bieber. It’s not been determined if that song will appear on McCreery’s reported holiday album, or if it’s just buzz.
There are so many songs, traditional and otherwise, at his disposal for a Christmas album, or he could go another route and team up with some songwriters to provide brand new Christmas cheer. In any case, McCreery won’t be the only country crooner with a holiday album on the shelves in 2012, as Blake Shelton is also going to deck the halls when the cold air hits.

http://tasteofcountry.com/scotty-mccreery-christmas-album/

Does Scotty McCreery have the most fanatical fans in Country Music?

Fanatical Fans Award Who has the most fanatical fans in Country Music? And by fanatical, we mean the fans who buy every record, see every show and go to the extreme to support their favorite artist. You know who you are!


Click on the link below to vote for Scotty
 http://www.aftermidnite.com/pages/3rdshiftawards.html?article=10290936

Just adding 2 more polls to this post because I didn't want to create another post for them! :)
 

Best Under 30 – Readers Poll

http://tasteofcountry.com/best-under-30-readers-poll/

Vote For Your Favorite Artists on Nixa Country

http://www.nixacountry.com/

Scotty McCreery Keeps His Grip on No. 1

On the chart this week, Scotty McCreery makes it a full month at No. 1 with “Water Tower Town” while Katie Armiger jumps from No. 9 to No. 3 with her latest, “Better In A Black Dress.” Blake Shelton’s “Over” debuts at No. 5 and Pistol Annies debut at No. 17 with their new video, “Takin’ Pills.”


This Week’s Chart:
1. Scotty McCreery – “Water Tower Town”
2. Little Big Town – “Pontoon”
3. Katie Armiger – “Better In A Black Dress”
4. Chris Young – “Neon”
5. Blake Shelton – “Over”
6. Kenny Chesney – “Come Over”
7. Dustin Lynch – “Cowboys and Angels”
8. Eric Church – “Springsteen”
9. Dierks Bentley – “5-1-5-0”
10. Kelly Clarkson – “Mr. Know It All”
11. The Band Perry – “Postcard From Paris”
12. Bucky Covington – “I Wanna Be That Feeling”
13. Lady Antebellum – “Wanted You More”
14. Jana Kramer – “Why Ya Wanna”
15. Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
16. Joey + Rory – “When I’m Gone”
17. Pistol Annies – “Takin’ Pills”
18. Big & Rich – “That’s Why I Pray”
19. Lee Brice – “Hard To Love”
20. Jerrod Niemann – “Shinin’ On Me”


http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2012/07/27/scotty-mccreery-keeps-his-grip-on-no-1/

Friday, July 27, 2012

Scotty McCreery will be part of Summer's Hottest Concert Special

Summer's Hottest Concert Special, "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock" Features Superstar Performances From A To Z, With Jason Aldean To Zac Brown Band And Everyone In Between 

Hosted for the First Time by Luke Bryan and The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry, The Three-Hour Special Airs Monday, Sept. 17 on the ABC Television Network

Luke Bryan and The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry host the summer's hottest television music event "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" airing Monday, Sept. 17 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The three-hour special features the A to Z of Country Music's hottest stars with a stellar lineup including:Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Hank Williams Jr., andZac Brown Band.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/summers-hottest-concert-special-cma-170000311.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CSl0g5Qi10AKpDQtDMD 

 

See Scotty McCreery at Jimmy V Celeb Golf Classic

 See Scotty McCreery at Jimmy V Celeb Golf Classic for $5

"American Idol" winner and Garner native Scotty McCreery will be among the celebs taking part in the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic next month.
V Foundation CEO and Jimmy V's brother, Nick Valvano, stopped by WRAL News this morning to talk about the 19th annual event planned for Aug. 26 at Lonnie Poole Golf Course on Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University. 

McCreery isn't the only celeb taking a swing for charity. The celeb golfer list also includes NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, singer/actor Joey Fatone, "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison, Carolina Hurricane Chad LaRose, ESPN's Stuart Scott, Jay Harris and Trey Wingo and former "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro.
Gallery tickets to view the action are only $5 each.

http://www.wral.com/entertainment/out_and_about/blogpost/11358509/

How many fans came out to see Scotty McCreery at the CA State Fair

State Fair stats: Produce, piglets, parking and performers


Published: Friday, Jul. 27, 2012 - 7:24 am
Last Modified: Friday, Jul. 27, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/27/4666223/state-fair-stats-produce-piglets.html#storylink=cpy
The California State Fair ends its 2012 run on Sunday.
Courtesy of the fair's media department, here's the fair by numbers when it comes to veggies, piglets, parking and singers:
• About 1,400 pounds of produce grown at the fair's 3.5-acre demonstration garden has been donated to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.
• 41 piglets, five lambs, one Boer goat and 15 calves born in the livestock nursery.
• 112,438 fair-goer vehicles parked on the grounds.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/27/4666223/state-fair-stats-produce-piglets.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/27/4666223/state-fair-stats-produce-piglets.html#storylink=cpy

• Biggest draw by a musical act: Scotty McCreery, 6,500 fans


 



Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/27/4666223/state-fair-stats-produce-piglets.html#storylink=cpy

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Scotty McCreery is celebrating Christmas in July

I seriously do not even know where to begin - 117 Comments on one post??? It has been said many times again on this site we will not tolerate negative comments or fighting in the comments with each other!!! It hasn't even been 24 hrs since one of us have checked the site and this is what happens.

Obviously, some of you did not read Tarah's article very well and did not listen when I've said that the McCreery family is very aware of this site & that should be all the more reason for someone to want to post positive things and not negative things.

Just for the record - we are not "censoring" this site to keep people from having an opinion - we are "monitoring" this site to be sure it stays positive! Just like it's been posted before - this site was not created by Hailey to be in competition with other Scotty fansites to see who has the most followers or the most people posting on it - it was created so Scotty's fans would have a place to go to get the latest news about Scotty, watch his videos and chat with other Scotty fans! If that is not what you come to this site for - then maybe you should find a site that will allow you to fight and argue and bash people - because it's not going to happen on this site! This post isn't for all the fans that post on here - but you know if it's meant for you! Donna :)

 
well its still 90 some degrees outside, but its Christmas in July here in the studio…..

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A fan created a video of Scotty McCreery's California Concerts

Thank you once again Linda for sharing your memories of Scotty's concert with all of us here at Fansofscotty.  Credit goes to: i52tennis aka @LindaChen168 on twitter

Pictures I took from two California concerts - OC Fair in Costa Mesa and Cal State Fair in Sacramento. Scotty puts out 110% effort every time. He is just getting better and better. Sky is the limit for this wonderful young man.

Video: Scotty goes to bat for American Red Cross

Thanks for posting this in the comments!


Watch Scotty McCreery explain why he goes to bat for American Red Cross. Then, visit www.statefarm.com/gotobat to play an online home run derby game for your chance to win a trip to the World Series AND help Scotty's cause win $18,000 this week!

credit: statefarm

Studio related tweets from the McCreery's


Sitting in the studio just blown away by the recording process. Such a cool experience!

In the studio w @ashleymccreery2 listening to@ScottyMcCreery.TEARS FALLING! Just speechless! Cannot wait to share some incredible music..

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Scotty McCreery in Studio Working on New Album


By: Sterling Whitaker  
Breakout country star Scotty McCreery announced that he’s in the studio working on his next album in a post to Twitter Monday morning. “Back in the studio today! Im so pumped about this!” the singer tweeted just before 11AM.
The 2011 ‘American Idol’ winner’s debut album, ‘Clear as Day,’ went platinum and and scored two Top 20 hits, but he’s made it clear that he intends to try to push himself in new directions on his sophomore effort. McCreery has been writing some of his own songs for the next album, working with some of Nashville’s top writers.
“I was never a huge writer growing up, but it’s definitely growing,” McCreery told Taste of Country a few weeks ago. “I think now, getting a chance to be around those guys, it’s starting to develop.”
The young star, who’s currently on tour with Brad Paisley, has been working on songs while on the road. “It’s been great — we’ve had a writer’s bus come out and follow us on the road sometimes, and I’ve kind of gone back and forth from there and just writing some tunes, and writing some of my own back home,” McCreery told On The Red Carpet. “So we’ll see what I’ll get on there, and how many – I don’t know. But it’s kind of fun — it’s more creative and more unique for me that way.”
Of course, that’s not the only thing on the singer’s plate these days. The recent high school graduate will head off to college in the fall, but he makes it clear that he’ll continue with music. “Oh, of course – this is what I want to do for the rest of my life,” he said in an interview in June.

http://tasteofcountry.com/scotty-mccreery-in-the-studio-new-album/

Scotty McCreery singing the NC State fight song

 Thanks for the heads up Angela

Credit to: robertelvington1

Christopher Renteria's interview with Scotty McCreery

I'm not sure this has been posted on the site - I'm not sure when the interview took place - but hey it's Scotty - so it has to be posted on here! LOL

 EDIT: Chris tweeted me the information on when the interview took place! 

Christopher Renteria @ChrisRenteria
Btw the interview took place about a week back in regards to him coming to perform at the California State Fair on July 21

 For those of you who don't know me, my name is Christopher Renteria and I am an up and coming Celebrity Entertainment Reporter. Here is one of my most recent interviews with Scotty McCreery. I hope you all enjoy it and be sure to check out my website since I will be uploading a lot of interviews over these next few weeks. Follow me on Twitter @ChrisRenteria

http://misterhollywood209.wordpress.com/

Credit to: Christopher Renteria's

Scotty McCreery's interview with Thunder 102

Scotty McCreery Interview - July 23, 2012

itunes pic
Scotty McCreery calls into Ciliberto & Friends to talk about his show with Brad Paisley at Bethel Woods on August 10, 2012.

Click on the link to hear the interview
http://thunder102.podomatic.com/

Scotty McCreery will perform at the 2012 Guitar-B-Que on August 16th

Scotty will participate in the 2012 Guitar-B-Que

AUGUST 16, 2012 | 6PM
Winner’s / Loser’s Downtown Nashville




 Click on the link below to read more about it!
http://www.drinko4oxygen.com/attach2012/2012%20GUITAR-B-QUE_BLUE04_PG1-2.pdf

Pictures of Scotty McCreery's performance 7/18 at the Pacific Amphitheatre

I've just posted the link to the site - there are 44 pictures some of Scotty, Atwater (his opening act) and fan pictures! There are some great pictures of Scotty and you can see how much he's enjoying himself! 

http://www.ocweekly.com/slideshow/scotty-mccreery-the-pacific-amphitheatre-37356968/#17

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tarah's California State Fair experience

Hi everyone,

Finally finished my review/ summary. I thought the first one was too long so I tried to edit it but wound up adding another page. So it's extra long but I couldn't get myself to cut anything else out!

I tried to video ILYTB but I'm just not a video person so sorry about that. But I got great pictures so I hope that helps make up for it! I uploaded 47 pictures here.

Follow the jump for the full review and some of my favorite pictures :)

Touching Letter Lands Lakewood Girl With Chance To Meet Scotty McCreery

Meeting An Idol

Touching Letter Lands Lakewood Girl With Chance To Meet Scotty McCreery

 

Abby Adam with Scotty McCreery at the Chautauqua Ins
 
July 21, 2012 By Dusten Rader (drader@post-journal.com) , The Post-Journal
Abby Adam, 11, has loved Scotty McCreery ever since the country singer's American Idol days.
On Friday, the Lakewood girl got the chance to meet McCreery before his concert at Chautauqua Institution.
According to Abby, it was a magical night.
"She was just thrilled," said Abby's mother, Amy. "When she spotted him she was jumping up and down and shouting Scotty. He was just a gentleman and signed her autograph book. She wrote I love you in the book and he responded with 'Dear Abby, I love you too.' It was a very tender moment."
Abby, who had been following McCreery's career on American Idol, became a huge fan of his. When she heard he was going to play a show at the Chautauqua Institution, she had to go.
"We watch American Idol on our girls night," said Amy. "We talk about who we like and want to vote for. Abby was a Scotty fan all along, and wanted to vote for him, even when he wasn't competing this season."
So, Amy wrote a letter on behalf of Abby to McCreery's fan club explaining what a fan she was and that she'd like an autograph. Amy also spoke about some of the challenges Abby faces including Down syndrome and surviving open heart surgery to correct a life-threatening heart defect at 15 months old.
"I emailed the letter, and within hours they had responded back to me that they would have two passes waiting at will call," said Amy. "Abby was standing at the security rope at the stage clapping and dancing and having a ball. At one point she was standing on her chair waving her arms back and fourth. The show was fabulous."

 http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/607345/Meeting-An-Idol.html?nav=5192#.UApwC_vzN7Q.twitter

 

Major tease tweet


Back in the studio today! Im so pumped about this!

Videos of Scotty McCreery's performance at the Juke Box Festival, Anderson, CA

Credit to: shaunaelovesyou for all the following videos 

Scotty McCreery Raw interview footage at the Juke Box Festival

Thanks for the heads up Angela

Credit to: robertlevington1 I interview Scotty McCreery in his tour bus at the Juke Box Music festival in Anderson, California

A little bit of info on how CAD is doing

This was posted on the goldderby.com site May 28th, 17:07
Here are the top-selling albums released since October 1, 2011 (when Grammy eligibility period started), with release dates, to-date sales, Metacritic scores, as well as tracks from the album that hit the Billboard Hot 100 (songs that hit the Top 10 are listed in bold).  Titles in blue appear in the most recent listing of the Billboard 200, and have updated sales figures.  



5.Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (10/04) - 1,088,000 [55] *** Still the highest ranking Country Artist!!***
• "I Love You This Big" (#11)
• "The Trouble with Girls" (#55)

Click on the link below to see the full list & article
http://www.goldderby.com/forum/topics/view/2344/page:1#


Found some numbers on how Scotty is doing on the charts on Idol forum and thought I'd post them here.  Thank you DrDeb & Dusty125 for all the work you do in gathering the numbers for Scotty's sales! 

Scotty's recent concerts have helped his iTunes bump continue into this week:

iTunes
184 CAD Overall
026 CAD Country
[WTT #94 Country]
*************************************************************************
 41 162 121 93 * MCCREERY*SCOTTY CLEAR AS DAY 5114 28 4006 1088378

UP 28% for a total of 1,088,378 albums scanned!!

These were last weeks numbers and after 10 months Scotty is still in the top 100 - sitting at number 93!!!!

American Idol Alum Scotty McCreery: 7 Questions

Scotty McCreery's performance at the California State Fair7-21-12

Credit goes to i52tennis for all the following videos. Thank you Linda for sharing your night with all of us here at Fansofscotty 

Dirty Dishes



Man of Constant Sorrow

Out Of Summertime

The Trouble With Girls

The Dance      


Friday, July 20, 2012

Last call for letters

If you are still wanting to include a letter in the binder I will be giving Scotty during the meet and greet tomorrow, you can still email one in today. 


For those wondering, I so far have 28 letters for Scotty (plus 2 for family). 


Thanks :)

Squealing fans greet Scotty McCreery at impressive Pacific show



The rare country-geared 'American Idol' winner proved he's a neo-traditionalist with a big future during his headlining debut in O.C.
By BEN WENER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Not that any critic with half a brain would think to do so, but there needs to be a moratorium on any music nabobs comparing Scotty McCreery to his prize-grabbing American Idol brethren. He’s simply not like the rest, and that’s a very good thing.
The fact that men alone have been victorious during the second half of that singing competition’s unstoppable 11-season run is lamentable but also utterly predictable from a show that pretends to be for everyone yet principally caters to teenage girls. For five years now it has produced exciting drama mid-season and totally boring results by the end of finale night, as one bland rocker after another has been crowned champ by viewers, then sent off into the (more or less) real world of pop music to capitalize quickly, then steadily fade from view.
McCreery, who impressed in his first headlining appearance in O.C., Wednesday night at Pacific Amphitheatre, is so much – and so refreshingly – the opposite of all that, it’s a wonder he emerged from the same contest. He’s straight-up country with zero pop affectations, an instant Academy of Country Music award-winner (albeit for a fan-voted trophy) who ought to be compared not to the David Cooks of Idol but to his fellow Nashville newcomers.Ironically, edgier (for Idol) stars who didn’t make it to the finals, like Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert, are those who have remained on the ascendency, whereas nice guys like Kris Allen and Lee DeWyze are faring no better than Taylor Hicks at maintaining the fan bases they acquired from the program. Phillip Phillips, aka Dave Matthews Jr., is only the latest cute clone to sneak past more promising talents, in this case two powerhouses, Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet, who can sing circles around him.
As such, he measures up as a fast-rising talent who seems transported from a gentler age.
He understandably padded out his roughly hour-long set at Pacific with a handful of covers, concluding with a run from Elvis Presley’s breakout single “That’s All Right” to a kickin’ favorite from Travis Tritt (“T.R.O.U.B.L.E.”) and, for the encore, Montgomery Gentry’s “Gone.” Yet it was most fitting that earlier in the performance he tackled both George Strait (via a charming handling of “Check Yes or No”) and Garth Brooks (an acoustic reading of “The Dance”), for McCreery, at just 18, is already a consummate throwback traditionalist. He has more in common with the plainspoken pleasures of those two superstars, not to mention a rich vocal resemblance to Randy Travis, than he does the parade of country-rock hybrids dominating radio these days.
And still his stuff fits right in, modern enough to slot seamlessly alongside rowdier fare yet rooted in the thoughtful sentimentality that made country crossover music so timeless in the ’70s and ’80s. There are enough “Scotty’s Hotties” who follow him from gig to gig that he easily could macho it up a bit on stage, yet he gratefullly doesn’t peddle heartthrob swooning. He’s subtler and nobler: When he sings about the opposite sex, as in “The Trouble with Girls,” he basks in their beauty and mysteries while still making smiling eyes at his admirers, rather than indulge in love-’em-and-leave-’em, you-can’t-tame-me puffery.
Likewise, whether he’s reflecting on dysfunctional family (the noisy children and slamming doors of “Dirty Dishes”), the sacrifices of military people (the restorative joy of “Letters from Home”), the yearning of adolescence (central to the power ballad “Back on the Ground”) or the benefits of faith (“Old King James”), McCreery approaches his themes with an uncanny knack for conveying realism even when the lyrics turn hokey. There’s plenty formula to his material, yet his delivery helps to downplay clichés, patriotic grandstanding or worn-out homilies about how the good life is anywhere but here.
And what poise from such a young performer; he commands the stage with more maturity than most stars twice his age. His down-home demeanor, evident not just in his songs but the folksy storytelling between them, already shows signs of the stateliness of Alan Jackson without sacrificing any sense of fun (more than a few of his tunes, notably “Out of Summertime” and “Better Than That,” clearly draw some inspiration from the good-time vibe of Kenny Chesney).
Above all, what’s most promising about McCreery is what propelled him to the Idol throne in the first place: his remarkable, pure-country voice, as smooth as a fine tenor but with the richness of a baritone. He’s one of those rare ducks whose every utterance sounds like another melody starting up; he sings as he speaks and vice versa. (Unlike opening act Erika Attwater, a pleasantly generic Sacramento vocalist whose 20-minute turn proved she's stuck trying too hard to emulate the country-pop feel of LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.)
McCreery still requires considerably more hit-bound material if he’s going to outlast the initial Idol boost. But there hasn’t been an emerging star from that sing-off so destined for enduring popularity since Underwood was instantly crowned a country princess. He won’t succeed simply because Nashville takes care of its own, either; he’s a natural, plain and simple. Greater heights await.
Setlist: Scotty McCreery at Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, July 18, 2012
Main set: Walk in the Country / You Make That Look Good / I Love You This Big / Write My Number on Your Hand / Check Yes or No (George Strait cover) / Old King James / Back on the Ground / OUt of Summertime / Dirty Dishes / I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (traditional) / Better Than That / Letters from Home (acoustic) / The Dance (Garth Brooks cover, acoustic) / The Trouble with Girls / Water Tower Town / That's All Right (Elvis Presley cover) / T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (Travis Tritt cover)Encore: Gone (Montgomery Gentry cover)


Click HERE for photos from the night


http://www.ocregister.com/entertainment/mccreery-364489-ocregister-pacificcontact.html

Scotty McCreery will be performing at the Jukebox Festival tonight

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More videos of Scotty McCreery's OC Fair performance

Credit goes to: burningup4nickj for all the videos posted below

 Water Tower Town

Dirty Dishes

Trouble

Out of Summer Time

Thursday, July 19, 2012

videos of Scotty McCreery's performance at OC Fair

Thanks again Doug for sharing your experience with all of us here at Fansofscotty!

 Scotty McCreery - OC Fair - Walk in the Country - July 18, 2012 - With Introduction Credit to: Dougsfield

Scotty McCreery - OC Fair - That Old King James July 18, 2012 Credit to: Dougsfield

Great Review of Scotty McCreery's Solo Performance

Pacific 2012: Scotty McCreery impresses with poise

July 19th, 2012, 10:30 am · · posted by

Scotty McCreery smiles at his adoring crowd at Pacific Amphitheatre. Photo: Kelly A. Swift, for the Register. Click the pic for more.

Not that any critic with half a brain would think to do so, but there needs to be a moratorium on any music nabobs comparing Scotty McCreery to his prize-grabbing American Idol brethren. He’s simply not like the rest, and that’s a very good thing.
The fact that men alone have been victorious during the second half of that singing competition’s unstoppable 11-season run is lamentable but also utterly predictable from a show that pretends to be for everyone yet principally caters to teenage girls. For five years now it has produced exciting drama mid-season and totally boring results by the end of finale night, as one bland rocker after another has been crowned champ by viewers, then sent off into the (more or less) real world of pop music to capitalize quickly, then steadily fade from view.
Ironically, edgier (for Idol) stars who didn’t make it to the finals, like Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert, are those who have remained on the ascendency, whereas nice guys like Kris Allen and Lee DeWyze are faring no better than Taylor Hicks at maintaining the fan bases they acquired from the program. Phillip Phillips, aka Dave Matthews Jr., is only the latest cute clone to sneak past more promising talents, in this case two powerhouses, Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet, who can sing circles around him.
McCreery, who impressed in his first headlining appearance in O.C., Wednesday night at Pacific Amphitheatre, is so much – and so refreshingly – the opposite of all that, it’s a wonder he emerged from the same contest. He’s straight-up country with zero pop affectations, an instant Academy of Country Music award-winner (albeit for a fan-voted trophy) who ought to be compared not to the David Cooks of Idol but to his fellow Nashville newcomers.
As such, he measures up as a fast-rising talent who seems transported from a gentler age.
He understandably padded out his roughly hour-long set at Pacific with a handful of covers, concluding with a run from Elvis Presley’s breakout single “That’s All Right” to a kickin’ favorite from Travis Tritt (“T.R.O.U.B.L.E.”) and, for the encore, Montgomery Gentry’s “Gone.” Yet it was most fitting that earlier in the performance he tackled both George Strait (via a charming handling of “Check Yes or No”) and Garth Brooks (an acoustic reading of “The Dance”), for McCreery, at just 18, is already a consummate throwback traditionalist. He has more in common with the plainspoken pleasures of those two superstars, not to mention a rich vocal resemblance to Randy Travis, than he does the parade of country-rock hybrids dominating radio these days.
And still his stuff fits right in, modern enough to slot seamlessly alongside rowdier fare yet rooted in the thoughtful sentimentality that made country crossover music so timeless in the ’70s and ’80s. There are enough “Scotty’s Hotties” who follow him from gig to gig that he easily could macho it up a bit on stage, yet he gratefullly doesn’t peddle heartthrob swooning. He’s subtler and nobler: When he sings about the opposite sex, as in “The Trouble with Girls,” he basks in their beauty and mysteries while still making smiling eyes at his admirers, rather than indulge in love-’em-and-leave-’em, you-can’t-tame-me puffery.
Likewise, whether he’s reflecting on dysfunctional family (the noisy children and slamming doors of “Dirty Dishes”), the sacrifices of military people (the restorative joy of “Letters from Home”), the yearning of adolescence (central to the power ballad “Back on the Ground”) or the benefits of faith (“Old King James”), McCreery approaches his themes with an uncanny knack for conveying realism even when the lyrics turn hokey. There’s plenty formula to his material, yet his delivery helps to downplay clichés, patriotic grandstanding or worn-out homilies about how the good life is anywhere but here.
And what poise from such a young performer; he commands the stage with more maturity than most stars twice his age. His down-home demeanor, evident not just in his songs but the folksy storytelling between them, already shows signs of the stateliness of Alan Jackson without sacrificing any sense of fun (more than a few of his tunes, notably “Out of Summertime” and “Better Than That,” clearly draw some inspiration from the good-time vibe of Kenny Chesney).
Above all, what’s most promising about McCreery is what propelled him to the Idol throne in the first place: his remarkable, pure-country voice, as smooth as a fine tenor but with the richness of a baritone. He’s one of those rare ducks whose every utterance sounds like another melody starting up; he sings as he speaks and vice versa. (Unlike opening act Erika Attwater, a pleasantly generic Sacramento vocalist whose 20-minute turn proved she’s stuck trying too hard to emulate the country-pop feel of LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.)
McCreery still requires considerably more hit-bound material if he’s going to outlast the initial Idol boost. But there hasn’t been an emerging star from that sing-off so destined for enduring popularity since Underwood was instantly crowned a country princess. He won’t succeed simply because Nashville takes care of its own, either; he’s a natural, plain and simple. Greater heights await.
Setlist: Scotty McCreery at Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, July 18, 2012
Main set: Walk in the Country / You Make That Look Good / I Love You This Big / Write My Number on Your Hand / Check Yes or No (George Strait cover) / Old King James / Back on the Ground / OUt of Summertime / Dirty Dishes / I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (traditional) / Better Than That / Letters from Home (acoustic) / The Dance (Garth Brooks cover, acoustic) / The Trouble with Girls / Water Tower Town / That’s All Right (Elvis Presley cover) / T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (Travis Tritt cover)
Encore: Gone (Montgomery Gentry cover)

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Write a letter to Scotty

Hi all you fans of Scotty :)

I am attending Scotty's California State Fair show this Saturday and through the official fan club, I will be able to meet Scotty before the show. I had an idea and am hoping some of you can help me out with it. 


I hoping to be able to give Scotty a binder full of letters from his fans here. If you want to participate, please email me your letters by Thursday (7/19) 12 at night PST. I will print the letters I receive and add them to the binder. I'm also going to print all of our graduation and birthday wishes from here on the site to add in. We're not sure if Scotty ever saw those and want to make sure he does! Also, if you want to write something to Mr or Mrs McCreery or Ashley you can email me those too and I will add a section to the binder for letters to the family. 


Your letters can be as long as you want. Please format (font color, font type, pictures, etc.) it as you would like it to look. If you are unfamiliar with formatting, just let me know in the email and I can do that for you. 


Email: tarah.fansofscotty@gmail.com 


Thanks! I will definitely post my pictures and review and M&G experience sometime next week :) Hope you guys like this idea!


Tarah


ps: If you have questions, ask away in the comments. 

Win tickets to see Scotty McCreery at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom!

America fell in love with Scotty in 2011 when he appeared on American Idol and immediately made a name for himself with his deep and undeniably country voice, strong sense of self, small-town roots, and unwavering integrity and conviction. In May, he won Season Ten of American Idol when a record-breaking 122.4 million votes were cast for the finale and nearly 39 million people tuned in to see the winner's name announced.
Clear As Day is the perfect title for Scotty McCreery's debut country album because this impressive collection of songs clearly and vividly captures who Scotty is as an artist and a young man.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Scotty McCreery will be on CMT Radio Live July 31st


Join me for 1st ever 7/31 w/my bud click here to send in your questions



Ask Anything with Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery is going to sit down and answer your questions. Get registered and submit your questions now for this exclusive event.
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Fill out the form below with all your information and your questions might just be answered by Scotty McCreery.





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Scotty McCreery's fan from CT recaps his Morristown, NJ Concert


I wanted to post this as a separate post in case someone may have missed seeing it in the comment section.  Thank you so much for sharing your memories and experience with all of us here at Fansofscotty! Donna

Morristown Concerty by Big Fan from CT
Hi ya’ll
I just got home from my trip to see Scotty last night at his Morristown, NJ concert. Wow!!! What can I say, he has so much energy!! Oh my goodness the pace was incredible. He kept the crowd so engaged you were afraid to take your eyes off of him. He put it all out there! You could feel the electricity and excitement when he came out onto the stage which continued throughout the entire concert! I don't know how long he played, but we were so mesmerized by him that it seemed like only minutes - the time flew by. I would need to hear him sing each song 2 to 3 times to take it all in. Scotty is definitely a great singer and performer. He makes a statement! The show suited his age, energy, and enthusiasm. I can’t wait to see him again at BP’s show on 8/10I can see why he is already selling out 5000 seat venues because he is putting so much effort into each performance like Brad, Tim, Kenny, and Luke Bryan. He was pumped the entire show and made the fast numbers even more electric, but he did slow it down to sing a heartfelt Dirty Dishes, Letters from Home and The Dance. The only song off his album he did not sing was Clear as Day. I love that song, but can understand why he wouldn’t play it at some of his shows. He does such a wonderful job especially for an 18 year old. I know that it was his 3rd show in 3 days in different towns, but you would never know it on stage. He seemed so happy and enthusiastic to be there. He did change some songs up just a little bit. As any performer, I think he has the songs down and then changes them slightly here or there as he’s out there like in Gone, TWG and ILYTB to keep it fresh and to go with how he is feeling, the stage, and crowd that night. He feels his music and communicates it to the audience very, very well. He definitely has “it”. Even if you weren’t an adoring fan (like me), you wouldn’t be able to deny the tremendous effort he puts in to his show!

He also spoke to the audience in different spots. He was very nice and sincere. I love his deep speaking voice. He said how much he appreciated his family and that his mom was there with him which everyone clapped and cheered for Judy (didn’t see her, but she was there). You could tell he really meant it. My husband thought it was wonderful for him to say it especially for the young ones in the audience to hear him say how much he loved and respected and appreciated his parents, family, friends, the USA, and the troops that defend our country. He also thanked us for coming and supporting him from idol to now and knowing that the economy has been tough that he appreciated us spending our hard earned money to see him. The crowd really lit up even more when he said these things. You could really hear the men cheering and clapping in support of the things he said just as loud as the women. We were all on our feet most of the night so it was a very enthusiastic audience. I didn’t ask any of the ushers (and should have), but I would venture to say it was one of the livelier and supportive audiences they have had there.

 I would like to step back a second and tell you about the crowd. He has the most wonderful fans of all ages. I was very excited to be there as were many others to support him. I saw him on the Idol tour, but had not gotten a chance to see him live since last August and was thrilled to finally see him do his very OWN show! I know most in the crowd felt the same way I did. The excitement and anticipation was palpable.

As I looked around the theater before the opening act came out, I was not surprised to see all the seats full anxiously waiting for him. Being that this is a more formal theater, I thought it would bring out some of his older fans and it did. He had a lot of older and younger Grandmoms and Granddads. Some who came out despite it being physically challenging for them. It was very touching to see because I know that it definitely wasn't easy for them. In addition, he had lots of married couples on a date night, Moms and Dads with their young children (cute little girls with pig tails and cowgirl hats and little boys cleaned up for the show) and lots older children and preteens. He also had many groups of very pretty high school girls dressed in sun dresses and boots or plaid shirts, boots, straw cowboy hats, and daisy dukes. I also saw an entire row of one family including Grandmom, Granddad, Mom, Dad, and their preteens to young children. It was wonderful to see the multigenerational family interact together. I was also pleased to see some high school guys and 20ish year old guys with their dates there as well. It is wonderful to see such a mix of age groups. In fact, my husband went to the men’s room and there was an 11 or 12 year old boy who was a little nervous because he just lost a baby tooth. He didn’t want to miss Scotty and didn’t know when the bleeding would stop. My husband folded a few pieces of paper pieces for him and told him to hold them on the area and the bleeding should stop soon and he could go back out to his seat. He said the boy was so relieved because he didn’t want to miss the show. Needless to say, we were all looking forward to seeing Scotty. You could feel it in the air!

After the quieter acoustic performance by the opening act, Scotty’s band took the stage and immediately started playing Walk in the Country. When Scotty came out singing, the crowd went crazy!! We were all on our feet! I was sitting in the middle section of the theater a little more than 1/2 way back and you had to stand to see him on stage even though the theater rises as it goes back. After Walk in the Country, I think he did YMTLG and the crowd was still on their feet. He had many large groups of older high school girls in the audience scattered around who did not sit the entire show. They were enthralled with Scotty. As you can see by an earlier post, the venue is a more formal theater (not an outdoor show or coliseum type venue) where you would normally stand a few times maybe, but then sit, but they were up the entire show. They did not take their eyes off of him. I was fine with it because I have been to many concerts and normally you end up standing. I was very concerned with the older age group who can’t stand very easily or for very long who would think at this kind of venue and rightful so that it should be mainly sitting, but the ushers didn’t seem to mind and I didn’t see anyone complain about it as I very briefly looked around. I was also concerned about my 10 year old son, who is tall for his age, but couldn’t see Scotty in our original seats. We were sitting just behind and to the side of the sound mix area which was in the center of the theater with the open seats behind it (I guess they choose not to sell them) which was lucky for us because we moved over a few seats and was able to see most of the show seated and when we stood because the rest of the audience stood to clap and dance a little, my son could see Scotty. I saw many who did not have that option and just stood or were forced to sit in their seats and listen to him.
The high school girls were very excited and completely enthralled with him and definitely adore him. It was very cute! 

My husband and 10 year old son enjoyed the show, too. My husband liked Scotty when he sang Letters from Home, TROUBLE, That's Alright Mama, Gone, YMTLG, and OKJ. He was very impressed with how well Scotty sang Elvis and Letters from Home. My son loves Elvis so he always likes when Scotty sings That's Alright Mama, TROUBLE, and Gone. He doesn’t like the gushy girl songs at his age, but loves the others on CAD and he reached over and held my hand when Scotty sang Dirty Dishes! Scotty truly has songs for everyone. He doesn’t miss anyone.

I will mention too that I forgot to inquire about Meet and Greets until Friday late afternoon. They got back to me on Sat and unfortunately didn’t have any additional Meet and Greets. She said that you need to request them several weeks in advance and then they are met on a lottery basis so we didn’t get to meet him, but I put a request in to meet him on 8/10. Hopefully, we will get to say hello to him and thank him. Unfortunately, Scotty can’t just go out into the lobby and see his fans like Canaan Smith. Canaan signed autographs and took pictures in the lobby after the show. He had a group around him, but nothing like Scotty would have if he tried to do it now. It was a small lobby and already difficult to get by with Canaan on one side and the souvenir vendor selling Scotty’s stuff on the other side. I wish Scotty could do Meet and Greet 1500+ seat venue, but I understand why it would be difficult for him and potentially unsafe for him and his fans.

Also, I want to mention that Morristown is nice town. We had a wonderful time. The people were very friendly. We got there around 3:15, checked into our hotel and relaxed for a few minutes, then went to dinner and walked down the street to the concert. The street the theater is on is very lively and has a lot of shops and restaurants. Today, before leaving we took a tour of Morristown Historical National Park. It was the first Historical National Park in the US. It was acquired by the Federal Government from a private historical society in the 1930’s. The Ford Mansion (no relation to Ford Motor) is where General George Washington commanded and set up winter camp from Dec.1, 1779 through June 1, 1780. It turned out to be the coldest winter on record with 5 major snowfalls for the area prior to Dec 1st and about 23 large snowfalls for the winter with 5 blizzards. It was extremely difficult because the snow cut off supplies for about 10,000 troops stationed to thwart the British who were station in NYC. We took a tour through the house and saw some of the huts the soldiers built for the winter at Jockey Hollow. The soldiers wintered there for 3 winters. It was much bigger and better laid out than the winter camp at Valley Forge several years earlier where they lost a lot of men due to illnesses. It was very educational and definitely worth the trip if you are near Morristown and like history.