Friday, August 3, 2012

Scotty McCreery Covers Garth Brooks’ ‘The Dance’ at the Opry

Scotty McCreery Covers Garth Brooks’ ‘The Dance’ at the Opry
By: Amy Sciarretto | 1 hour ago

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The Grand Ole Opry has been digging through its vaults and posting performances on its YouTube page. One of the highlights is Scotty McCreery‘s rousing rendition of Garth Brooks’ No. 1 hit from 1990, the ballad ‘The Dance.’

McCreery — being the total, consummate pro that he is — treats the song with utmost respect and delivers it as though he wrote it and has been performing it for eons. He handles ‘The Dance’ beautifully, from how he hits the notes to how he uses his hands and arms expressively while performing.

Dressed in a crisp white shirt, the 18-year-old country crooner introduces the song by sharing some details about his history with Brooks, revealing that he met the singer in Las Vegas after catching one of his shows. Those comments were met with a chorus of cheers from the Opry crowd. He then prefaced the tune by declaring, “It’s a little bit about heartbreak, a little bit about love.”

McCreery really nailed the performance and the essence of the song. His rendition demonstrates why he has become a country superstar and why his ‘American Idol’ Season 10 win is really a mere footnote in his career at this point.

In other Scotty news, the singer is working on holiday songs in the studio. We can’t wait to hear his twangy take on Christmas classics.




30 comments:

  1. What a great article!!!..I agree 1000%!!!..I get chills when he sings this version!

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  2. Wonderful article. Next to hearing him sing, talk or seeing his face, is reading great articles about Scotty. Just warms my heart at the recognition he is getting and look forward to more people joining us as fans.

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    1. I totally agree with you 1000%. It is a great article!!! I love it when Scotty sings this song it makes me feel inside.I Can't wait intil they make him a member of the grand ole Opry.now when that happens I will be Crying,I bet the rest of ya'll will be too.He will be the greatest supperstar ever in country music. I can't wait for the Christmas cd.

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  3. Wasn't it in a singing contest, he first sang this song way before AI? Little did he know then, that he'd be singing it at the Grand Ole Opry, to rave reviews, where commenters say things like, "no doubt in my mind, he'll be one of the greatest"! Agree totally with this review and with the commenter's comment! Yay! Scotty!

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  4. 6:42 PM Yes he sung the Dance at his Clayton Idol performance, I think. Please correct me if I'm wrong, also I think he was only 14 to 15 years old at the time. I seen the video and was amazed at how well he performed this song. I thought then, give this kid the right song and he is going to soar. This is my all time favorite song of Garth Brooks and I think Scotty does amazing on it. He sings this with such emotion.

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  5. I think you are right and one guy said he was a breath of fresh air other people wewe surprised how good he was! I just listened to it again!

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  6. i have a co-worker who told me today that he sounded so good and such a deep voice he was very impressed :) Brenda TX

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  7. I already commented on his beautiful rendition of 'The Dance'! But isn't it
    amazing how far Scotty has come, the reviewer refers to Scotty as being a "country superstar" and his AI win as a mere footnote! He's sure come a long way, in what is really a short time! And more and more he's being referred to as a country superstar. Wow! Way to go, Scotty!

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  8. I JUST LOVE WHEN SCOTTY SINGS THIS SONG HE JUST DOES AN AMAZING JOB. SCOTTY SURE CAN PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE EVERYTIME HE SINGS THESE GREAT SONGS.

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  9. Scotty won Clayton Idol by singing "In Color". He performed "The Dance" at another singing contest and probably would have won but they went broke, or couldn't get the financing to continue is what I read somewhere. Scotty was 15yrs old, I believe. He spent a year as Clayton Idol, singing wherever they wanted him, then went to American Idol try-outs and we all know how that went. He is "the whole package and will go far"(quoting one judge from Clayton Idol). She knew what she was talking about...........and later J-Lo and Randy, "He's ledgendary" and "this kid can have a long, long career"......And here we all are today in awe over his personal conduct, morals and beautiful captivating voice. Way to go, Scotty!!

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  10. I sit here in the dark, 2:00 A.M., with my head phones, listening to him and he just takes me to a very special place, Dr, says I need to relax, but this is about the only thing that makes relax. Love his voice and this song. I hope he puts it on his album. It's just too beautiful not to. Sure hope we hear sometime soon if he'll go on tour with someone next year. I would love him to tour with Keith Urban. He has seen some of what Scotty does and being friends with Brad he's probably gotten some rave reviews about Scotty. I like the way treats his fans and I love his voice, and he draws a huge crowd, How about a Garth/Scotty tour? Josh/Scotty tour? Would love a Reba/Scotty show. That would be awesome.

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  11. There is something special in Scotty's voice that just draws you in to the lyrics and emotions of whatever song he sings or when he speaks - his voice also draws you to some special place in the heart/soul -- I really can't explain it -

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  12. I am 63 years old and the first time in my life that I became interested in country music it's because I was inspired by Scotty Mccreery. From day 1 in AI10 until he won the title I am with him voting. I love all his music and I not only bought 1 but almost 5 copies of his songs and one of which has picture but unfortunately the one sent to me by mail was not been signed by Scotty. Hope to see him in one of his concert to present his picture for signature. Love you Scotty and way to go. God Bless YOU.

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  13. I am from Malaysia and I watched AI every year whenever I could from seasons 4-10. It was season 10 that stopped me in my tracks when I came home from work to watch Scotty auditioning with a song I had never heard before. Wow, that was a great voice and from that moment on, he was the only one I watched the whole season. I never cared for the other contestants whose voices or behavior were not to my liking. Like the rest of you, I knew he would win with his golden voice with his wise songs selection. He was so cool and collected on stage and so damned cute and fresh-faced. But most of all I love his voice, oh so silky and velvety and I became a great fan every since. This young man will become one of the greatest country singers one day, that's for sure. - Kooka

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    1. I totally agree!!! Nice comment!!

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    2. I also agree, felt the same way the first time I heard Scotty; I don't think I caught his performance until the one after "Letters from Home" or maybe that was it....point was, that I didn't watch AI and was bored one night when nothing else on, so I flipped to AI cause of something a friend had commented about...and I was so hooked on Scotty, then I went back to see his audition and became avid follower...like you 11:12, there was no other choice for me. I really feared at one time that James Durbin might beat him b/c Judges were so taken w/him...Don't get me wrong, I like Durbin as a person and I admired his courage despite difficulties he fought to overcome, but his music style just was not at all my thing, even though I thought he had nice voice when I could hear it beyond all the hoopla....but it didn't take long at all to see that Scotty was special in the many ways beyond just his music....First time I heard the Milwalkee snip of The Dance, it was soooooooooooo goood and sooooo disappointing only to hear small portion of song. So glad he has chosen this song for touring. Talk about his voice being velvety and silky, someone else described it as buttery....must be something, I've never heard live...maybe someday.

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  14. He is everything you guys say about him, a real southern gentleman, a real charmer.

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  15. As far as next Scotty tour, I think Keith Urban would be good also (in a way) because he does have nice appreciative fans and believe him to be a class act as well. I just don't know about that mix. As for Garth, I don't think he tours anymore does he? Josh is a big no for me, b/c of the similarities and I don't see that mix either...maybe I just don't "feel" that mix would be better way to phase it b/c I can't explain it. Reba would be great, but I was hoping to see her support Skylar Laine but that wouldn't prevent a Reba, Scotty, Skylar tour....it's just going to be hard to beat Brad as he and Scotty have been such a great compliment to each other without duplication if that makes sense. I'm sure Scotty or his mgrs. will have someone in mind....maybe Lady Antebellum...they seem like classy group, but maybe not traditional country enough.....Since Brantley Gilbert has such a big fanbase when he comes up against Scotty, I checked him out a bit today to see what the big deal was and how he generated that large of fan support. I'm a little surprised, but he is so not like Scotty...kinda like a mini Aldean. Speaking of big fan base; those Swifters are hard to get ahead of....in most passionate fan TOC contest. We have got to have all McCreerians out in full force daily to top this. When's it end? But problem there is she's getting ton of support outside of Country music, b/c she crosses so many genres...I think she is lovely classy young lady and good enough vocalist I suppose, but I don't like seeing her take so many country awards for work that is not country and wonder why she gets so much support from country music. I had once thought of Carrie as ideal (for Scotty tour), but lately she is getting more and more away from country as well....or maybe pure country is just getting away from us. Alan Jackson might be good?

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    1. Its fun to try and guess who Scotty might tour with next! My first guess would be Tim McGraw! I agree, I don't see Josh and Scotty as a good mix. Maybe like you suggested Reba, Skylar and Scotty. I loved Skylar's countrified version of "where do broken hearts go". What about with Dolly Parton, that would be fantastic, or maybe Taylor Swift??? Only time will tell but its fun surmising!

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    2. You think it's too soon for his own tour??..Maybe when his album comes out!

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    3. I like the idea of Reba, Sklar and Scotty - would be awesome - 3 super duper artists together - great great entertainment.

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    4. So looking forward to Scotty's new album. An early release of a new single from his new album would be awesome! And, who knows, maybe he will have his own tour next! With maybe Skylar as his opening act! What a show that would be!!!Wow!

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    5. I don't know about Scotty doing his own tour yet...don't know how the timing of those things work in industry. I sorta thought he'd probably be the second up next time, like taking step up to where Band Perry level is now....Knowing Scotty he won't rush it. Better to have sell-outs than start out on something before his time. Yeah, I kinda think the Reba, Scotty, Skylar thing would do well or Tim McGraw. I hope Skylar gets due attention, she's on tour but TOC is not mentioning her; yet her AI Walmart EP album was # 30 on country charts (last wk I think) and it was #96 on one all genre chart I saw so I'm thinking that's worthy of at least a TOC mention. As far as I know she doesn't have contract yet, but she is such a professional on stage that she will surely get signed in Nashville. It took the other AI winners a while to get signed but Haley, Stephano, Casey, Durbin, Pia eventually did. On another note, I had to compare Garth to Scotty on The Dance and I almost think Scotty does it better. It was hard to find Garth originals. He's had all his stuff removed from youtube etc, never heard of artist doing that? Anyone know why? Sorry, I'm getting little off Scotty topic, but I'm just rambling til Scotty videos from pig gig are up.

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    6. 4:21pm Yes! why doesn't TOC mention Skylar? Maybe because she hasn't been signed yet, anywhere. In talking about her, I went and listened to one of her songs called 'Listen'. When the video started up, I thought this girl is so good but its not Skylar. But it was Skylar, when she was about fifteen in a singing competition, what a perfect figure she had back then, she was so petite, I didn't recognize her.

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    7. 4:21, the fact that she's not been signed is only reason I can figure, but they were giving her time when she was on AI....but looks like her charting w/ AI album wld garner some attn....I too saw her perform "Listen" and couldn't help but notice cute little figure....She'll probably get back to it...but one of things I like about Skylar is that she immediately strikes as one who has depth to her personality...reading on her facebook, she indicates she's not thrilled w/some aspects of her appearance, but she's not obsessed w/herself in that regard. She is a very strong person I think and has priorities straight...she doesn't advertise her faith (for media attn.) but I catch it in a few of the things she says. I see her like a female version of Scotty in terms of just being such a good-hearted, not take ur self too seriously, kind of person. Note, I'm not talking bout anything romantic here...don't see her and Scotty as potential for that...but could see them connecting as fellow artists, tour mates maybe, just like Scotty connects w/other good ppl. Actually, Skylar's BF broke up w/her same day she was eliminated on Idol so I read...Ouch! but if I were going to match-make, I'd put her w/Colton...as he's so cute and Island in the Stream was fantastic...wish he sang country...well he did and he can but doesn't care to pursue apparently. I liked him for his strong faith and good-ppl deal as well. They had a lot of real nice kids on AI this yr. and tour reviews are indicating super talent as well. Anyway, if u get chance, give Skylar a mention at TOC, maybe they'll take the hint that we'd like to keep up w/her.

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  16. In reading the wonderful article in TOC, I read the comments, 103 of them. Only 3 negative. The rest either just loved Scotty or they were Garth fans but praised Scotty for his singing. I personally think he does it better. But I was so impressed how well he was received doing a Garth classic. Big times ahead. I'd like to see a Keith/Scotty tour or an Alan/Scotty tour. Not Taylor, she's so not country. Agree that Josh and Scotty would be too much alike. How about Tim/Scotty? LadyA/Scotty might work. I guess we have to wait. Brad has been so good for Scotty and I think they have a brother and brother relationship.

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    1. Any of these sound good to me - just do not like Gilbert or Aldean - although they are great artists, just not my style to listen to for several reasons. Sound of their voice is not comparable to Scotty.

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  17. Scotty and Lauren are what the public are waiting for and when that happens it will be superstar level! Scotty has Lready learned from the best this year -Brad and others the next step is Scotty headlining. He can't play second everyyear..the learning process is important but this kid learns fast and now he will lead and do that with grace, kindness and his talent and he will do it so well!

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  18. He could tour with Brad again - Band Perry toured with Brad last year & this is their 2nd tour with Brad - it could happen next year since the crowds seem to enjoy Brad-Scotty -- Tim McGraw would be a great tour to be on -

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  19. 2:12, that's not a bad idea at all since the three seem to make for a great team and as Randy says "If it ain't broke, don't even think about fixing it." Only thing is, Brad may be joining AI as Judge...He has been at least entertaining the idea according to TOC and other news reports...If he were judge, it would keep me interested in watching. However, I have mixed feelings about that for Brad. He's so low-key, honest and sincere and AI can be somewhat hyped and drama oriented...No doubt a country judge is needed for AI, but uncertain as to wheather or not Brad wld go fot AI...we'll see. It worked well for Blake on The Voice. But the Voice seems a bit more professional IMO; more than AI. I think AI got real lucky w/Scotty's success and this yr's talent also made them look better, but think they are still losing viewers. One thing I thought of in regard to prior comment about Scotty headlining his own tour is that I doubt he'd attempt that his first year in college...might move in that direction a bit more gradually next summer. Who Knows? just speculating.

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