Friday, July 6, 2012

Scotty McCreery Says Brad Paisley Is ‘A Good Teacher’ to Mirror in Country Music

Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley

 By: Alanna Conaway
When it came time to book his opening acts for his Virtual Reality Tour, Brad Paisley took a chance on one of country music’s hottest newcomers, Scotty McCreery. McCreery, who was fresh off his ‘American Idol’ win when he accepted the kind offer, says the experience thus far has been nothing short of amazing.

“Brad is a great guy,” McCreery tells Taste of Country. “He treats his opening acts well and treats the people who work for him well. I haven’t been on any other tours, but I’ve heard horror stories about the headliners not talking to their opening acts and don’t want anything to do with them … they just brush off all their workers and it’s all about them. But Brad, he’s the total opposite.”

Because the ‘Waitin’ on a Woman’ hitmaker welcomed him with open arms, McCreery, 19, has made himself a sponge. The ‘Water Tower Town’ singer is learning how to be a country star by watching everything from the way Paisley performs, right down to how he treats everyone involved with the tour.

“Brad will walk around and eat dinner with anybody,” McCreery says with a smile. “Sometimes, he’ll ask me to come eat dinner or lunch with him. He’s just an all-around good guy. You can talk to him about anything.”

He adds, “That’s how I want to be. I don’t want anybody to feel intimidated before they come talk to me. I want to be open with anybody, kind of like Brad. He’s a good teacher for me. If I’m in school, he’s a great professor.”

Like with most tours — especially those that Paisley is involved with — the road run comes with its share of pranks, and McCreery says both parties have already tested the waters. “There’s been a little bit going on already,” he admits, laughing. “He [Paisley] has those big video boards behind him, so he’ll throw a shot up there with my head on a naked guy’s body or something like that. He’s funny with that. I’ve got him once or twice with little things. We’ll see if I get him again anytime soon!”

McCreery still has the whole summer to come up with a clever way to trick Paisley, as the Virtual Reality Tour continues through early fall. Click here for a full list of dates where the tour will be stopping.


http://tasteofcountry.com/scotty-mccreery-brad-paisley-idol/

21 comments:

  1. TOC seems to have a lot of nice articles about Scotty. But it also seems like they could update their photo archive.

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    1. Karee, Right on as usual!..I say that every time I read or see anything about Scotty!.."Why do they pick the worst pics of him?!"
      Not that any are ugly but there are so many better ones!

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    2. It isn't that the pic are not nice - they just are not current - there are so many newer and nicer pic of Scotty & the other artists/stars as well - just sayin'

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    3. Maybe we should all leave comments on TOC asking for more updated pics

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  2. Just watched CMT's Top 20 and Scotty did not make it into the top 20 with WTT. Anybody know how this all works. Been voting like crazy as have most of you.

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    1. Thanks TOC for the great articles on "our Scotty". I, too, sat through the entire CMT 20 Countdown this morning and couldn't believe WTT didn't even make it into the top 20 videos. I vote every day on this site, but am wondering if other criteria is used to determine the top videos???? Could not believe he didn't make is again this week. Oh well, will continue voting and hopefully next week he will be included. Did see WTT right before the top 20 came on, so CMT is televising it some. Thankful for that!

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    2. I never can understand how CMT works - I hope the video on VEVO continues to get increased views, because this also helps.

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    3. So many comments from Scotty fans say excactly the same. Everybody is voting and yet it won´t show. Nobody gets how their system is working.

      GAC on the other hand you only can vote once pr. day and seems much more reliable.
      We can´t really do much but to keep voting and crossing fingers.

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    4. I agree!...Scotty did make #1 on Gac!.. I'm sure you've seen that by now!..I really don't understand CMT. He did make #1 on pure 12 pack!

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  3. MORE VIDEOS - SCOTTY MCCREERY - CONCERT AT INDIAN RANCH, MA.

    Really cool videos showing the crowd! Awesome concert!

    (Published on YouTube on Jul 5, 2012 by hannahcro15)


    Walk In The Country, You Make That Look Good, and I Love You This Big

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIlMAQ6O5Jo&feature=related


    Write My Number On Your Hand, Back On The Ground, and Out Of Summertime

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfeNl3HSsHY&feature=relmfu


    The Trouble With Girls and Water Tower Town

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofLm3vkGB6g&feature=relmfu


    Letters From Home

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueljTF0u6TM&feature=relmfu


    Gone - (crowd sings!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51D4wY_WaSc&feature=relmfu

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    1. In GONE, something goes wrong with the microphone/sound, so the crowd sings with Scotty! :)

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  4. Scotty McCreery's dedication to the US Military

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOQvXHOQk1Y&feature=related

    LETTERS FROM HOME

    My Dearest son, it's almost June
    I hope this letter catches up with you
    And finds you well
    It's been dry
    But they're callin' for rain
    And everything's the same old same
    In Johnsonville
    Your stubborn old daddy
    Ain't said too much
    But I'm sure you know
    He sends his love

    And she goes on
    In a letter from home

    I hold it up and show my buddies
    Like we ain't scared
    And our boots ain't muddy
    And they all laugh
    Like there's something funny
    'Bout the way I talk
    When I say, "Mamma sends her best, y'all"

    I fold it up and put it in my shirt
    Pick up my gun and get back to work
    And it keeps me drivin' on
    Waitin' on letters from home

    My dearest love, it's almost dawn
    I've been lyin' here all night long
    Wonderin' where you might be
    I saw your mamma
    And I showed her the ring
    Man on the television
    Said something
    So I couldn't sleep
    But I'll be alright,
    I'm just missin' you
    And this is me kissin' you
    X's and O's in a letter from home

    I hold it up and show my buddies
    Like we ain't scared
    And our boots ain't muddy
    And they all laugh
    'Cause she calls me honey,
    But they take it hard
    'Cause I don't read the good parts

    I fold it up and put it in my shirt
    Pick up my gun and get back to work
    And it keeps me drivin' on
    Waitin' on letters from home

    Dear son, I know I ain't written
    I'm Sittin' here tonight alone in the kitchen
    It occurs to me
    I might not have said it
    So I'll say it now
    "Son, You make me proud"

    I hold it up and show my buddies
    Like we ain't scared
    And our boots ain't muddy
    But no one laughs
    'Cause there's ain't nothin' funny
    When a soldier cries
    And I just wipe my eyes

    I fold it up and put it in my shirt
    Pick up my gun and get back to work
    And it keeps me drivin' on
    Waitin' on letters from home.

    (Published on YouTube Jul 2, 2012 by itsbeckaaa)

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  5. Thanks Karee for the videos! Scotty is fantastic!!!

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  6. Scotty is beginning to age, lol, in this article he's 19 already! Just kidding! Its a great interview, and its nice to see Scotty has nothing but praise for Brad Paisley and being on tour with him! What a great way to start out, touring with someone that makes you feel right at home. Kudos to Brad Paisley!!

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    1. lol 3:27 PM I caught that too. Oh! well I bet if Scotty sees this he will get a charge out of it too.

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  7. CMT top 20 is not fan voted they don't count, it goes by Billboard charts,video sales,CD sales,singles sales,etc!

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  8. Then why does it say to vote? how can we find out the truth?

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    1. Go to CMT page and scroll down to the bottom to frequently asked questions. The site has posted an answer to to how videos are seletcted, which is how 4:26 pm posted. Yet when I read the top 20 countdown page it appears that they do count votes, probably part of the process but would like clarification.

      Does anyone know how to contact CMT. I've looked at the web page but can't find an e-mail address. Any assistance would be appreicated.

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  9. #1 ON GAC JUST KEEP VOTING.ON CMT HOME PAGE #2 MOST VIEWED VIDEO.

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  10. Aside from voting on CMT, the number of viewer hits on VEVO also count - because the more the video gets views, the more likely sales will increase and also airplay - I think WTT is slowly climbing the charts, same way TTWG did - WTT is a "hometown song!"

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