Sunday, January 8, 2012

Scotty McCreery Wins Online Poll From "The Word" Category "Entertainer Of The Year"

This is another poll that was held online that Scotty won. There were several rounds, and in the end Scotty won the online poll.
http://thewordwebzine.webs.com/entertainersoftheyear.htm

Scotty McCreery Wins The Word's Entertainers of the Year Tournament
#30. Scotty McCreery

2011 Highlights: Wins "American Idol," the most watched show on television, in what's considered to be one of the singing competition's most competitive seasons, releases debut album "Clear As Day," wins Best New Artist at American Country Awards


Final Round Results

Scotty McCreery - 83%

Mark Harmon - 10%
Johnny Depp - 7%

Fans Of Scotty Milestone!

We just reached our 1 MILLIONTH VIEW!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!, and we wanted to thank all the fans that visit here each day for all YOU do! We are always so appreciative of the many comments that are left here, and on behalf of DONNA, TARAH, AND MYSELF WE THANK YOU. 

We have fans from all over the world visit here daily, in the last hour alone the fans have visited from
Canada, Denmark, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, and the Philippines to mention a few.... To all of you from all of us we say!!!


We may be from all over the world, but we are joined together to support Scotty, and his music career. It is an honor and a joy to share updates about Scotty with all of you because we are all FANS OF SCOTTY.  Again We here thank you for all YOU DO EACH DAY to support Scotty McCreery!


 

Scotty McCreery Is Coming To Town


By Fran Paolinelli
LANCASTER – Baby, lock them doors and turn the lights down low, Scotty McCreery is coming to town! McCreery, who received the most votes during last year’s American Idol contest, is scheduled to appear Jan. 29 at the University of Antelope Valley Pioneer Events Center in Lancaster. After winning American Idol, McCreery released his first album and promptly became the American Country Award Winner for the New Artist of the Year. That album, “Clear as Day” featured his single “I Love You This Big”, which was a Top 15 Hit. The video for the song became Number One with a week of its release. McCreery has been described as an amazing singer with tremendous vocal control and depth, something his Antelope Valley fans will be able to hear for themselves. Singing is nothing new for the young man. Growing up in his hometown of Garner, NC, he and his older sister Ashley sang in the church choir with their parents. He also sang in his high school choir, which is known for consistently winning competitions. McCreery seems unchanged by his sudden fame. “I always told them on American Idol, What you see is what you get.” McCreery once said, adding that he really is the same on stage as off. Tickets for the performance, which begins at 8 p.m., are $35 to $75 and are available online at www.uavpec.com It has been reported that tickets are selling fast. PEC is located at 45000 Valley Central Way in Lancaster. PEC’s goal is to bring top-tier entertainment acts, conventions, sporting events, and other entertainment venues to the Valley.
For more information about PEC or the concert, call (661) 726-1911, Ext. 150.

http://www.avnewstodayonline.com/z_01032012_Scotty.html

Scotty McCreery honored to open for Brad Paisley


Published: Sunday, January 08, 2012, 6:00 AM
John Gonzalez GRAND RAPIDS — His confident grin, deep voice and teenage smile made country singer Scotty McCreery an instant favorite on “American Idol.” So, it was no surprise when he edged out another teenage country singer, Lauren Alaina, to win Season 10 of America’s top-rated singing competition. However — as any fifth-season winner Taylor Hicks fan will tell you — winning “American Idol” does not guarantee a No. 1 record. But it does guarantee instant fame. “It’s still unbelievable for me, and I’m still trying to figure out when I’m gonna wake up from this dream,” McCreery said in a recent interview. “We’re just gonna work hard, and who knows where this record goes.” McCreery’s debut CD, “Clear As Day,” was certified gold late last year for sales of more than 500,000 copies. It shot out to No. 1 on the country charts when it was released in early October and after two hit singles — “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls” — is making its way to platinum status. “We’re pretty pumped about (the gold record), and we’re hoping to make it to the next step,” McCreery said. The 18-year-old from Garner, N.C., is hoping to carve out a career post-“Idol.” He’s well on his way. On Thursday, he begins a high-profile tour with Brad Paisley on the country music superstar’s Virtual Reality World Tour, which kicks off at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Also on the bill is The Band Perry. The show is nearly sold out. "It's an incredible honor for me (to be on the tour),” said McCreery, who performed on numerous award shows and TV specials over the holidays. “I have grown up listening to both of their music. The Band Perry is fairly new, but Brad’s been around for a while, and I’ve been loving his music. I’ll be on the side of the stage every night singing his songs just like a fan.” He’ll also be glued to the TV set Jan. 18. That’s when the 11th season of “American Idol” gets under way on Fox. He plans to watch every single episode. "You can count on that,” he said. “Lucky for me, I’ll be on early (before The Band Perry) ... sing for 30 minutes and then go catch (‘American Idol’). I’ll know exactly what they’re going through.” Fans and critics alike marveled at McCreery’s composure on a show that attracted more than 20 million viewers each night. “You have to be confident to get on a stage and perform in front of others,” he said of making the leap from performing on coffeehouse stages to being critiqued by “American Idol” judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson. “I tried to NOT show the crowd I was nervous and do my best every week.” He will forever be thankful to those who supported him. “I love them; they voted for me — I’m doing this for them,” he said when asked what he would say to his followers. " We’ll see how long we can keep it going.”

http://mobile.mlive.com/advannarbor/pm_103377/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=XCfUjz1e

What's Bo Bice think about Scotty McCreery

This is a Bo Bice interview from Nov but he says some nice things about Scotty.

Bo starts talking about Scotty around the 4:06

Watch live video from bobice on Justin.tv

No idle moments for Scotty McCreery


Article by: JON BREAM , Star Tribune
Updated: January 7, 2012 - 10:43 PM

"American Idol" champ Scotty McCreery is balancing high school and country music, including a tour with Brad Paisley that brings him to the Twin Cities Saturday.
Scotty McCreery had just come home from school with an assignment: write essays for college applications.
Wait a minute. Isn't he the reigning American Idol? Isn't he about to go on tour with Brad Paisley?
The high school senior plans to be on campus in the fall. Last month, he was putting the finishing touches on applications for four or five schools. He's committed to his career but determined to go to college part-time, too.
"College is important to me. Education is important to me. You never know how far your job can take you," said McCreery, who plans to study marketing or communications -- something that will help in his profession.
At the same time, he has been more aggressive about launching his career than other recent "Idol" champs. The previous two winners, Lee DeWyze and Kris Allen, waited until after the next Idol was crowned before making their first solo appearance in the Twin Cities. By the time Season 11 begins Jan. 18, McCreery will have performed twice here -- two months ago at Mystic Lake Casino and this Saturday with Paisley at Xcel Energy Center.
"Being aggressive is something that needs to happen," McCreery said from his family home in Garner, N.C., just south of Raleigh. "Even when I was on the show, I remember talking to the producers saying that I want my album to come out quickly because I don't want the people forgetting about me. I'm going to work my tail off.
"One of my sayings from my baseball days is 'Go big or go home.' We want to go big. Right now, we're just trying to get out there and make sure people know we're still around."
Album sets two records
The people have certainly responded. McCreery's album, "Clear as Day," established two records: the first country newcomer and the youngest male to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
"That was something different," McCreery said in his typically modest, aw-shucks way. "I was extremely humbled by it, but we were ecstatic. When I heard the news, I was running all around the house."
Tastemakers in the music biz are warming to another "Idol" finalist jumping into country music.
"He's a hard kid not to pull for," said Gregg Swedberg, program director of K102, Minnesota's top country radio station, which hosted McCreery in November as part of its Class of 2011 showcase. "He's smarter than people think he is. It starts with the parents. They're 'parent' parents, not show-business parents. When he was doing radio appearances here, he had to get home to do his honors English test."
Neither of McCreery's singles -- "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble With Girls" -- has set country radio on fire, but he's selling albums like a big-name star. In fact, he's outselling the latest by "Idol" hitmakers Kelly Clarkson and Chris Daughtry.
"It's a fairly safe first record," Swedberg said of McCreery's collection of radio-ready ballads and medium-tempo ditties. "His fans like it. It's a good start," but "not as crazy nuts" as when Carrie Underwood exploded from 2004 "Idol" champ to a superstar with the fastest-selling country debut ever.
Of course, not everybody has warmed to the languid Southern crooner with the strikingly deep voice, Mad-magazine face and goofy eyebrow-raising gestures. Entertainment Weekly magazine named "Clear as Day" one of the five worst albums of 2011.
"Is that so?" McCreery said the day after the magazine came out. "There you go. You can't win 'em all. Maybe they're R&B fans or something. You can't please everybody."
He let the high-profile cheap shot roll off him like NFL quarterback Drew Brees dodging would-be sackers. He's heard the cracks about looking like Mad mascot Alfred E. Neuman since he was a kid. It's no big deal.
Never mind his ears, what really stands out about McCreery is his poise, his maturity. On "American Idol," he exhibited the confidence and charisma of someone twice his age. He credits baseball.
"My dad pitched in college and he raised me on the pitcher's mound," McCreery reflected. "If you're the pitcher, all eyes are on you -- everybody in the stands and the team is depending on you. Being onstage and having all eyes on me, it's kind of a transition from baseball to the stage for me."
Age-appropriate songs
Although he's writing songs, McCreery didn't contribute any material to "Clear as Day." Working with producer Mark Bright (Underwood, Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire), he picked pieces by such Nashville stalwarts as Craig Wiseman, Rhett Akins and Chris Tompkins.
There's nothing about drinking or cheating, though. McCreery, who turned 18 in October, stuck with age-appropriate material -- singing about writing a girl's number on his hand, living in a small town and appreciating the demands on his mom.
"Going into the song-picking process, we all thought it was going to be a bigger challenge than it really was," he said. "They had to be songs I could relate to. I don't think there was one song on there that when I recorded it, I had to fake it or make something up in my mind to really believe it. All the songs speak to my life.
"I've only had one serious girlfriend," he said matter-of-factly. "And it was a 13-year-old serious relationship, so it wasn't too much. I've kind of been flying solo for the last few years. But heartbreak is heartbreak, whether you're 18 or whether you're 40."
Soft-spoken but thoughtful, McCreery is intent on enjoying his senior year at Garner Magnet High School. "My friends don't treat me any different," he said. And he made sure that this leg of the Paisley tour would be done before baseball begins.
He'll pitch if the North Carolina High School Athletic Association approves of his regimen of attending some classes and being tutored by his mother, a certified high school teacher, on the road.
If he had his choice of being the American Idol or the winning pitcher in the final game of the World Series, McCreery would opt for vocal champ.
"Baseball is something I've enjoyed doing but singing has been a passion for me since I was little," said McCreery, who sang the national anthem at the first game of the 2011 World Series. "This is what I want to do, be out there with the music and the guitar, making art."
However, there was no grand plan. He went to Milwaukee for the "American Idol" audition on a whim. And now he's taking it all in stride.
"I'm going to have to go out there and work hard and show them that I deserve to be here," he said.
K102 programmer Swedberg, who has met McCreery and his parents a few times, thinks the youngster is well grounded. He's the kind of eager-to-learn rookie who stood at the side of the stage during concerts in Raleigh, N.C., studying how Taylor Swift and Paisley perform. Similarly, he watched from the wings at the K102 Class of 2011 event in November, observing the more experienced but lesser known acts on the bill.
"It's kind of like watching the film for game day," he said, using a sports analogy.
The night that McCreery performed at Mystic Lake, Swedberg overheard his parents debating when to get their famous son an iPhone.
Said a dumbfounded Swedberg: "My daughter is not the 'American Idol' [she's a high school freshman] and she has an iPhone. But his mom said, 'No, let's wait until Christmas.' They understand that this could go away tomorrow."
That's why this American Idol is going to college.

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/136775228.html?page=1&c=y

Scotty McCreery has eye on diploma


Scotty McCreery has only one semester left in his senior year, and he’s going to spend much of it on the road with Brad Paisley. Not that McCreery is complaining — he’s just working around it.
The tour starts this week, and McCreery has made arrangements with his teachers to hand his schoolwork in on schedule. However, the American Idol winner says that he wants to go to college this fall and that he realizes his professors might not be as accommodating of his work schedule.
“That’s going to be a whole another monster,” he says. “But we’re going to figure out a way to do. It might take me 50 years to get a degree, but I want to get there and go to college.”
McCreery’s mother is a certified high school teacher, and he says education has “always had a big value in our lives.” But he says it’s the fickle nature of the music business that’s motivating him.
“In the music business today, you’ll be around and in a few months everybody forgets about you,” he says. “I want an education to lean back on.”
But McCreery isn’t too worried about that right now — he’s focused on his opening spot on Paisley’s tour.
“I’m pumped,” he says. “I think this is going to be kind of laid back and fun. Brad is an easygoing guy.” — Cindy Watts


http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120108/ENTERTAINMENT03/301080078/Celebrity-Column-Scotty-McCreery-has-eye-on-diploma