Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Scotty to be a part of 2012 CMA Country Christmas


Some of the most powerful and moving voices in music come together to celebrate the holidays as part of “CMA Country Christmas,” which tapes in front of a live audience Saturday, Nov. 3 (7:30 PM/CT) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The special, which features Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland as host for the third year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network.
“I am so excited to be hosting this year, and I love inviting the audience to get into the spirit of the season by bringing a toy for donation! It is such a joy to watch this holiday special grow —in not only its talent roster, but moreover in its charitable celebration of the season,” Nettles said.
Artists scheduled to perform and celebrate the season with songs and stories include Dierks BentleyColbie CaillatKatherine JenkinsLady AntebellumJohn LegendLittle Big TownMartina McBrideScotty McCreery, Nettles, The Band Perry, and Keith Urban.
Tickets for “CMA Country Christmas” are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets are $50 for Club Level and $100 for Lower Level reserved seating. Ticket prices include tax, but exclude applicable service fees.

57 comments:

  1. YEAH finally we know. I´ve longed to see this news.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yes! And to sing for the president. Double treat.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Unfortunately not such a treat to sing for the current president in the white house, but yes an honor to sing for the office of the presidency.

      Delete
    2. Your comment is un called for.

      Delete
  3. Yes! And to sing for the president. Double treat.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I thought LA Was singing to. Im just glad Scotty is hes my only artist I care about.

    ReplyDelete
  5. YEAH FOR SCOTTY! I will be watching along with all the other McCreerians. Our boy always does us proud !

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yay! great news! The CMA Country Christmas is televised I believe on ABC, so its a show many of us fans of Scotty will get to see! Another Yay!! I wonder what Scotty will sing. I want two songs, SCIBIT and MDYK but whatever he sings will be awesome .... all the songs on his album are good!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Does anyone know if Scotty will be performing at the CMA Awards on Nov. lst?
    I was certain he would be asked to perform at CMA Country Christmas, but what about the awards show?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's been on his calendar posted here for weeks, so I assume he will be performing. I hope it's not just some bit part: a song that fades away into commercial. But I am extremely relieved that he is being properly included and billed with the big guns for CMA Country Christmas. If CD sales of CWSM go as they should he may be a big gun by then as well. Sounds like just from all the buying I'm hearing about here, it should be plat. by Friday. Well exaggerating some but it's sounding good. Don't forget to consider buying one or more for the elderly, invalids, nursing homes, assisted living residents, churches, etc. Could be nice for charitable gifts at Holidays.I just don't understand why Wal Marts are not better stocked with his CD.

      Delete
  8. Im getting all excited about all this great stuff happening for Scotty im just so happy im his fan. He is amazing ill be a fan for life.

    ReplyDelete
  9. SOOOO HAPPY ABOUT THIS! I shouted out loud and started clapping. I was seriously debating whether to watch or not and now my decision is made.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Is hate to harsh a word for Billy DUKES AT Taste of Country or should I just say DISLIKE HIM.

    ReplyDelete
  11. 3::06 I came here to post excatly the same thing. Billy Dukes grrrrr. I´m fuming right now and I´m all too upset and darn angry at the jerk to make any comment. and to top it some commenters thank him for a "great" review. WHAT the ?????

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HAVE YOU EVER READ BILLY'S SCOTTY REVIEWS ? I'm not a fan of Mr Duke, but he normally has some really bad reviews for our boy...so this IS a good review....no one is more of a Scotty fan than I am..but w/ some of these people, I THINK WE JUST MIGHT GET MORE BEES W/HONEY,..he always gives most people low reviews.Think he loves controversy...don't think we should play that game..Scotty is the best and we all know it !!!

      Delete
    2. Yeah I´ve read his snarky and negative reviews. I see your point but I´m still frustrated and have to disagree with you. Scotty´s album is "that good" as reviewd by countryonline etc. BD´s article is snarky and negative as ever and I refuse to be thankful for the few positive parts

      Delete
    3. THAT BILLY DUKES IS SUCH A JERK. THIS IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS ALBUM I HAVE HEARD.

      Delete
    4. I sure do agree w/you 4:33..it is wonderful..I now have 6, need more for more gifts...He is just the light of my life,hopefully platinum is on it's way..can't wait till BB starts charting it..want him to "knock it out of the park"

      Delete
    5. I had to buy the Z Pack this morning and am waiting for my signed copy to come from UPS...said it shipped today but I wasn't going to wait to listen to Scotty's beautiful singing...and I wanted the calender and magazine anyway,lol, I've already listened to it 3 times. O Holy Night was my favorite Christmas song and Scotty's version is just beautiful...made my day hearing it.

      Delete
  12. everyone go check out youtube scotty at the n carolina fair singing christmas in heaven he teared up . i was crying like a baby at the end of the song when he was finished he wiped a tear off his cheek that did me in . i thought of my dad mom and sister that have passed how my mom would of loved Scotty . thank you Scotty for your gift of music this holiday christmas was my moms favorite time of year and since shes been gone 14 years ive had a hard time celibrating until this year . god bless you Scotty love you this big.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just watched him perform Christmas in Heaven on youtube. I too started to
      cry, words cannot describe how beautifully he sings this song. so much
      emotion! I received my cd today, I know I will wear it out before Christmas.
      We are truly blessed to have this young man as part of our lives!

      Delete
  13. GRRRRRRR!
    Everyone be sure to go to Taste of Country and vote Billy Dukes WRONG. He needs to leave Scotty alone! What is his problem?

    ReplyDelete
  14. I AM SO EXCITED THAT SCOTTY'S GOING TO BE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS AGAIN THIS YEAR GOING TO BE AN AWESOME SHOW.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree with you Tina It's going to be Extremely awesome. I Am to excited about too. It's going to be fun with Lady A,Keith Urbum,Martina McBride,Dierks Bentley.Cause I haven't seen Dierk's sing Christmas.

      Delete
  15. It would have been a travesty had Scotty not been performing for Country Christmas. I am thrilled to finally know for sure on this one and to see how he's billed with some of the other major artists. I'm glad to see Martina McBride as well because she is about the only female from the mega group females to still sing country, or at least she's not doing country/rock. I'm voting for her in all categories of ACA for which she is nominated too as I'm sick of the females in country not doing country...some of the males too for that matter. Of course glad to see Keith Urban performing, Lady A. and several others, although there were couple I didn't recognize. Is the White House performance a done deal for sure?
    I haven't read Billy Duke's article yet but at least I'm now prepared. May be back to scream with ya'll
    Scotty said to go to his website for view of his new shows, but I still haven't found em there. Put em where I can find em Scotty! Has anybody found the location yet? There could be other big things there which we don't know about yet.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I found it! First on the CWSM site! And there was a link to the other one!

      Delete


  16. billy dukes is a jerk.He gave Blake 3'and a half stars and his album is not half as nice as Scottys,I guess he'll give lady A. four stars.All his nit-picking he's nothing but an old scrooge.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Blake has three stars from Billy and a real lousy review....I agree not anywhere as good as Scotty's..don't care for Jason..on or off the stage...

      Delete
    2. SORRY I put Blake..meant Jason ,as his review was today also....:)

      Delete
    3. I call Billy Dukes "Billy Goat"! But really it was a pretty good review for him! I'm sure he's gonna be surprised how well this album does!

      Delete
    4. I do not care for Jason, on or off stage, do not like his voice.

      Delete
    5. I have yet to figure out why he is so popular. I agree, after his recent indiscretions, I really don't care for his character nor was I impressed by how he handled the situation. His fans seem like they could care less. I have to appreciate an artist's personality, character, values, etc. before I become die hard fan of their music. I was surprised to learn that many on taste of country just care about whether they like the music. To each his own as the saying goes.

      Delete
  17. I went to my local Walmart this morning to get more copies of Scotty's FANTASTIC new Christmas CD, but they don't have it in yet. NOT HAPPY! At least on the drive in and back I was listening to my first copy. He's even made me a fan of two songs I never much cared for. Must agree that Christmas in Heaven will be a new classic..it's that good.

    This whole album is great, and Billy Dukes is in for a shock when this thing goes platinum WAY before Christmas. Maybe he just doesn't appreciate all the diversity of song styles, but mostly he's just a jerk and has proved it before.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Well Billy rarely gives a 5 to anyone! When you consider that Blake has the help of two famous singers like Reba and Michael B. and he gets a 3.5. Scotty got a 3 I'd say overall Billy's impressed! He thought the whole album is like a "warm holiday hug"!.... SCIBIT,JB and HJC were a joy and candy under the tree! Christmas in Heaven a moment worth holding onto with emotional depth and maturity. The classics Scotty sang were fine vocal performances. Sure he had one song he thought was flat CICA, that one's debatable, the story will mean a lot to many. So really I don't get the beef here!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Further Allmusic.com's review Jason Aldean got a 2.5, Blake Sheldon a 3, and Scotty a 3 (and as someone pointed out the guy has never liked Scotty, so one's got think, thats really good, coming from this very critical dude)!

      Delete
    2. I actually thought for Billy it was a pretty decent review - he said some very complimentary things.

      Delete
    3. BD is a snark master which shows in between the nice parts

      Delete
    4. Billy is blunt and honest with his opinion when he gives a review, and that can only be helpful to Scotty. I agree, my least favorite song is CICA, the story is good, the melody is a little ho-hum! Billy gave far more praise then he did criticize...I thought the review was well thought out!

      Delete
    5. Whatever you and Billy have issues I don't care what he or you have to say I disagree there's always one in every crowd. So your saying Scotty only deserved a 3star who are you people. Coming from a fan yeah sure. what a joke.

      Delete
    6. No! 6:07pm the album for me is a "5"! My only mention of CICA as not my favorite is because I really would like to see "Christmas In Heaven" or "Santa Claus is Back In Town" or "Mary Did You Know" or Jingle Bells" or "Have a Jolly Christmas" or even "Let It Snow" be the one Scotty makes a video of! As you can see I love them all but prefer some over CICA for a video or a single! That's my point in agreeing with Billy.

      Delete
    7. okay sorry I jumped the gun it hurt my feelings I just love Scotty so much I love everything he does .

      Delete


  19. I also went to wal=mart this morning to get a copy of the c.d.,they did have any ,they didn't have to much of anything'.They told me the vendor should be there by 9 or 9;30.I stuck around until 10.30,and they weren't there yet,gave up and went home empty handed.Also the pre-orders from amazon never came either,so the last resort I purchased it from i-tunes,Will see what happen tomorrow

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've experieced same problem with Wal-Mart and clerks looks at u like u just landed from moon and r asking for green cheese. Scotty whooo? Where??? It doesn't seem good for Scotty if they won't get his dang CD's shelved (or know which box to dig em out of) and he loses the sales for that week's count if people don't buy some where else that wk. However, I guess that goes on with all artists in regard for new releases.

      Delete
  20. I Just bought 4 copies of Christmas With Scotty McCreery at Best Buy. This is a GREAT CD!!! Think I need to go buy a couple more for Christmas presents!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Anxious to learn of the weekend sales results of CWSM. If Mike Mccreery tweeted that CWSM preorders exceeded that of CAD, then I should say an instant gold as a starter? WOW! Whatever it is, I know the figures will get better as we approach Black Friday and Christmas season.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am so confused about how sales stats will be calculated. The new post about Lifeway song, states that on it's first day, CWSM ranked 3rd in sales, I'm wondering if this means we can't still hope for a #1 debut on BB 200. I think they will count sales from Tues through next Sun. at least perhaps on Hits Daily double, as they are always calculating weekly sales on Mon and Tues. But then again if he hasn't had full wk that doesn't sound good. Maybe sales run from Tues through Mon as HDD starts first with projected wkly sales total and the typically sometime Tues they give a word that totals are final. Anybody else wondering or actually know? Also I would assume pre-orders would count in first wks sales total.

      Delete
  22. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3chf-ejsXAI christmas in heaven scotty nc fair

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for the link. He just posted another video from 10/16/12 NC concert with Scotty helping a person he knows ask his girlfriend the big question on stage then Scotty sang ILYTB. Awesome!!!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH0PwsYp8eM&feature=plcp

      I love when Scotty sang Christmas In Heaven and shed a tear in the end for his grandfather. Scotty is so wonderful.

      Delete
  23. nice interview with Scotty after the fair last night in the Scotty 24/7 site. band members comment about Scotty. sweet. I always hoped we'd hear from them.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Got my ZPack from Wallmart today and found it exceptional. What fun. Loved being included in the family's Christmas history. And the content will reach out to all ages. I found myself laughing out loud. Received two and immediately ordered two more. Looking forward to Springfield but a little disappointed that it isn't all Scotty.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Unfortunately my Walmart here in CT didn't have the Z Pack and only received 5 cds which I bought all of them. The employee showed me how many they received and it was only 5 and no ZPack. I was surprised because Scotty sold CAD and Idol cd very well here. They also had the ZPack for CAD which I bought.

      Hopefully now that I bought them all they will ship more ASAP and the ZPack.

      Delete
  25. Anyone knows if we can get the ZPack for CWSM here in the Philippines? And where in PH? Thanks.

    KroltnTx

    ReplyDelete
  26. Well, I just bought 2 at our Walmart in Kentucky and they had 2 more left on the shelf. I wish I had went ahead and bought them. I had already ordered 3 from Scotty's website on the 5th and I already got them but like you ,I decided to give them as birthday presents and I may go back and get 2 more for people for Christmas presents. I'm going too buy another one for my car because I have one in my Tv in the kitchen because I have played it over and over and I think its the most amazing CD ever. He sounds so good on these songs. If anyone hasn't bought it, your missing out because its the best Christmas CD ever. I think it will be his one in a million Cd. ILYTH

    ReplyDelete
  27. I feel the same way!!!! I was jammin a little at a traffic light to SCIBIT and this guy walking by smiled at me with big thumbs up because I was having such a good time!! That's Scotty - always makes me smile!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. That's a cute story 7:35pm! Scotty shocked me singing SCIBIT..he explodes with rythme and emotion when he sings that song. Its so good.. and the band, the drumming (wow)! Another one I especially like is "Holly Jolly Christmas"! I love "Christmas in Heaven"! Out of the classics "Winter Wonderland". And the carols "Mary Did You Know"!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I played the CD for my 71 yr old Dad yesterday and when it got to SCIBIT my Dad immediately said that if Scotty put that out as a single people would go crazy and it would be a huge hit....lol, then he started dancing on the sidewalk.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha!Ha! I think your Dad is right!!!!

      Delete

Blogger is having some difficulties with comment posting. Preview your post then click publish, and it should work.