Monday, July 2, 2012

'Idol' Scott McCreery, fans shine at Indian Ranch



By Courtney Little SPECIAL TO THE TELEGRAM & GAZETTE 

WEBSTER —  The sun shone brightly this afternoon as it warmed the 4,000 people at Indian Ranch for the sold-out show of Season 10 "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery. 

An excited New England audience ranging from children to teenage girls to grandparents decked out in Southern flair to watch the 18-year-old heartthrob perform songs from his debut album.

The show began at 2 p.m. with Tim Charron singing “God Bless America” to celebrate the first of two Fourth of July weekends. Then came Massachusetts native Jacy Dawn to kick off the show in her metallic high-heeled boots and subtle Nashville twang.

Not long after she exclaimed how hot it was before leaving the stage, the breezes started blowing, the skies became gray and the high-pitched screams for McCreery turned into reactions to the lightening bolts striking from across the lake. People in the undercover area looked pleasantly as the boats parked offshore on Webster Lake, their occupants initially ready to enjoy a swim and a free show, fled the scene. Unprotected people in the general admission seats looked up at the sky anxiously, hoping to stay dry.

Once McCreery’s band’s instruments were set up, the audience was told that the show would be postponed for a little while until the “Mother Nature’s special effects” eased up. But this didn’t put a damper on the spirits of the audience.

The stage crew covered equipment, spectators got refills on their drinks and chanted “Scotty, Scotty” over the country music that was playing as a filler. When McCreery came out just after 4 p.m., ear-piercing screams could be heard all around as virtually everyone stood up and those who were outside the performance area quickly shuffled back to their seats.

McCreery strolled onto the stage to join his five band members, most of whom were clad in plaid, and jumped right into the song “Walk In The Country” as bright yellow, orange and red lights flashed behind him. It seemed that though the skies were still dark, the sun was back. He whipped out his red-rimmed guitar for the next song as he shuffled round the stage punctuating with a subtle but signature leg kick.

Girls screamed. Women in pink tank tops with McCreery’s face screen-printed on them clapped, waved and held up signs saying “I love you this big.” And McCreery took a moment to catch his breath and reassure the audience that they made the right decision by staying.

“We don’t care about any rain. We don’t care about any weather. We’re not going to let that stop us,” he said. Cheers filled the stands as boats began to slowly fill up the lake again.

And with that, he sang his American Idol finale song, “I Love You This Big.” As the audience swayed in unison with the trees, they flung their arms open wide to let McCreery know that they loved him that much back.

His covers of songs by country favorites like George Straight, John Michael Montgomery, Garth Brooks and Travis Tritt seemed to have every mouth at Indian Ranch moving and singing, as did a song of his own called “The Trouble With Girls.”

The clouds moved out as the high-energy show went on. It was the first sellout of the season for Indian Ranch, according to Manager Dick Parent.

And it’s not hard to see why. McCreery’s genuine sincerity made him somehow even more likable, as he lost track of his words while talking about how thankful he was to be there and dropped the cordless microphone before singing his new single, “Water Tower Town.” His confidence and stage presence were well beyond his years, which is probably why women and men alike in the audience looked simply giddy.

During his encore song, a cover of Montgomery Gentry’s “Gone,” the speakers cut out for one verse and then the last chorus, but even that could not spoil the attitudes of fans who were determined to have fun and see McCreery live. And after that very fitting song, they were gone, and so were all the gray clouds. 



http://www.telegram.com/article/20120701/NEWS/120709974/

40 comments:

  1. great job Scotty . gaining new fans one at a time . one thing about Scottys fans they are full of class and I know Scotty wouldn't trade us for the world.

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  2. Scotty has so much charisma that he just has people going crazy for him and it's all natural no falseness here. Love hearing that the crowd loved him and that the show was sold out.

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  3. Wow, just watched a bunch of videos from his July 1st concert on the lake and I highly recomend everybody see the videos. Unfortunately they didn't post the whole song but so what, they are of Scoty and they're really close up. One in particular you have to see is Back On The Ground, they pan the camera over to show Scotty's Mom, Dad, and Ashley watching and it justs tugs at your heart. The look on his Mom's face...

    www..youtube.com/watch?v=sJ5jgV-qokk

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    1. I tried the link and nothing comes up. Is there any other link?

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    2. Delete the extra dot after www and it works. should be www.youtube etc.

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    3. I also cannot locate this video, and I deleted the extra dot

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    4. Thank you for the link. I just saw many of the Indian Ranch videos.
      They were clips of his songs, but wonderful!! He is such a cutie!!

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    5. For fans who are on a smartphone, to access this video google "youtube,mccreery,indian,back" . . . Always great to listen to Scotty!

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    6. www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ5jgV-qokk

      Type in the above link, hit enter, and the video, only 1.47 min. of it, will come up, of Back on the Ground.

      Or, you can copy the link and paste it in.

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  4. I just watched the Back on the Ground video and it is so very touching.... what a special family.... amazing love and support for one another!

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  5. Was adding an extra show for the N.J. State Fair the Big News?

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  6. Oops, N. C. Fair sorry

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  7. I was curious and looked at the comments that are posted on Ticketmaster Fan Reveiws for Scotty and Brad Paisley. Of course, they were fantastic for Scotty. I went back to the Feb shows on Brad Paisley's fan comments. He has over 7,000 comments and many talked about how great Scotty and The Band Perry are and that Brad Paisley is fantastic. More than many said that it was the best if not one of the best concerts that they have ever been to. It was nice to see how Brad Paisley fans have received Scotty. They were all quite impressed with Scotty and will follow his rising star.

    Here's the link directly to BP's comments on Ticketmaster. Most 5 stars and talk about Scotty. Brad Paisley 7100+ comments link: you can select
    Current Date first. Just copy and paste.

    http://www.ticketmaster.com/Brad-Paisley-tickets/artist/714837?tm_link=search_act_1_name#BVRRWidgetID


    Scotty's 66 Fan reviews for his recent concerts:

    http://www.ticketmaster.com/Scotty-McCreery-tickets/artist/1647050?tm_link=artist_act_3_name#BVRRWidgetID

    Way to go Scotty!!!

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  8. After hearing about all the bad storms around that area, it seemed that God was with Scotty and all, keeping the storms away!

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  9. Great article!! I love when people find themselves just as smitten with Scotty as we are!! Can't wait to see him on Wednesday!!

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  10. I AM SO HAPPY FOR SCOTTY GETTING MORE AND MORE FANS EVERYDAY.

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  11. The day was just perfect even with God exercising the power of nature. Scotty is so talented and caring for all. He was stunning musically and NewEngland loves him and considers him a son up here. Hope he returns to Indian Ranch because it is our Nashville -East and Scotty is part now of many beloved Country performances that have happened here. Thank you and return one day with Lauren. We love you both.

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  12. The voting ballot wont come up on GAC top 20 it says I need Adobe Flash Player click to down load ,I did and got Google chrome browser already includes Adobe Flash Player built in, will up date automatically how can I vote can anybody help me please!

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  13. NEW VIDEOS - CLOSE UP! - INDIAN RANCH.

    Published ON YouTube on Jul 2, 2012 by daniiirouuu


    MEET & GREET WITH FANS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm43SlESbA0&feature=relmfu


    WALK IN THE COUNTRY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT9Jsn4rD0Y


    YOU MAKE THAT LOOK GOOD

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxMm6VblgPU&feature=relmfu


    WRITE MY NUMBER ON YOUR HAND

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaoDtYbhRfQ&feature=relmfu


    I LOVE YOU THIS BIG

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OgFZfzzvT8&feature=relmfu


    CHECK YES OR NO

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCq0UqCpxqU&feature=relmfu


    BETTER THAN THAT

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2XS71ChU38&feature=relmfu


    LETTERS FROM HOME & TALKING TO THE CROWD

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fkKsaWfT8w&feature=relmfu


    BACK ON THE GROUND

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ5jgV-qokk&feature=relmfu


    THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGL70R6IJWM&feature=relmfu


    THE DANCE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Eyquh3wxN0&feature=relmfu


    DIRTY DISHES & TALKING TO THE CROWD

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RIGYGdOZbc&feature=relmfu


    SCOTTY LEAVING THE STAGE BEFORE THE ENCORE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTIIC90WsOc&feature=relmfu


    T.R.O.U.B.L.E.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trJMjTghx84&feature=relmfu


    ON STAGE AFTER ENCORE / GONE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjiaE8gyvLQ&feature=relmfu


    GONE & MICROPHONE NOT WORKING

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zINJ8z7JSK8&feature=relmfu


    ENJOY!!!!

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    1. Dirty Dishes -

      Scotty: "This song is about family & if you take it literal, it's about cleaning the dishes." - Hahahaha - he's funny!

      Fans: "Thank you, Mama!"

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    2. The Trouble With Girls -

      note: listen carefully at the end when he sings, "nobody loves trouble as much as Scotty!" hahahaha

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    3. You are awesome, Karee. I dont have to go and look for the videos one by one. You made it easy for me and all of us.

      mom4scm

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    4. thanks, mom4scm! just gotta help donna & tarah & everyone else here! :)

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  14. M4M have a picture of Scotty and a sailor hugging on stage with Jeffrey Harper, (A band member)watching with a look on his face that says so much to me. I love this. No words are needed when you see this.

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    1. I checked M4M. Yes, that was PRECIOUS! I hope we get to see a video esp when he sings letters from home to the vetetans. Maybe showing the expression on their faces too.

      Mom4scm

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  15. Just listened and watched the video of WTT, (as I often do), its a nice start to the day. Read some of the comments, and they are great, so many people reflecting on how this song reminds them of where they came from... me too! One said, he/she is painting pictures of water towers. Golly! What more can you ask for!! ha!ha!

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  16. Scotty will be the next generation and proves to everybody that believing in yourself and be what you are and not what the others want you to be is the signature of a great artist. My 18 year old daughter and myself love him "This Big" and hope that HE WILL INSPIRE US FOR A LONG TIME.

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  17. I met Scotty the other day in Boston, honestly I was so nervous I could hardly speak!

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    1. I would be too!!..Probably faint!...But it would be worth it!!!

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  18. That picture of Scotty and the Sailor hugging needs to be on here and Taste Of Country for the world to see how Scotty's music and personality is like a magnet you can't help but love him! We can't wait to see what he does next, he is so addicting and Blessed!

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  19. The story behind the picture of Scotty and the Sailor really touches your heart!

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    1. Where is this story and picture on the Internet? I can't find it....

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  20. I saw it on the Moms4McCreery site!

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    1. oh, okay - thanks! will check their site -- would be nice if that picture & story could be posted here --

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    2. just came from M4M -- that was so heartwarming!

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  21. I want to give it up for the employess at the Hard Rock who let the sailors in for free, thats great and I hope its always that way, they deserve the VIP treatment. When scotty finished the song, an employee came up to him and said they were there, then let them up on stage. The one who is in the picture with the backpack was crying. Scotty sat back down and you could just tell, he was moved. Watching that moment really does bring home how he has no idea how great he is, how he can touch a heart, its not just the song, its how much he means every word. Great show in Boston, I hope everyone gets to see him live someday!!

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    1. I tried Moms4McCreery and I could not find the picture of the Sailor and Scotty. Do I have to type in something different then just Moms4 McCreery? Please help me on this. Thank you

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  22. When you type in

    When you type in Moms4McCreery and get to the site click on Moms4McCreery -Scotty McCreery Facebook, you may have sign up if you did not before hope you find it!

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