Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Reality competition TV shows will make an imprint on the 2012 N.C. Azalea Festival.
Country crooner and 2011 "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery will play the headline concert at UNCW's Trask Coliseum April 12. McCreery, a high school baseball player from Garner, is currently touring nationally with Brad Paisley and The Band Perry.
The 65th Azalea Festival is scheduled for April 11-15 in Wilmington.
McCreery's deep voice and small-town sensibilities helped him win fans across the United States during his run on "American Idol." His success set off a firestorm when "American Idol" descended on his hometown, and the mayor of his small town even referred to him as the "economic development director" for all the attention he brought to Garner. Fans have built several websites devoted to McCreery, and he performed his first solo concert just before his 18th birthday in October at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek. McCreery's video for "I Love You This Big" rocketed to No. 1 and the single became a Top 15 hit. His debut album is titled "Clear as Day."
Tickets for McCreery's concert are $52.50 and $62.50.
Want to Go?
What: Scotty McCreery concert
When: 8 p.m. April 12
Where: Trask Coliseum
Tickets: $52.50 and $62.50, available at www.ncazaleafestival.org
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10 Biggest Song Releases of All Time on Taste of Country
Scotty McCreery, ‘I Love You This Big’
Brad Paisley Feat. Carrie Underwood, ‘Remind Me’
Toby Keith, ‘Red Solo Cup’
Jason Aldean Feat. Ludacris, ‘Dirt Road Anthem’
Scotty McCreery, ‘The Trouble With Girls’
Blake Shelton, ‘God Gave Me You’
George Strait, ‘Here for a Good Time’
Luke Bryan, ‘Country Girl (Shake It for Me)’
Lauren Alaina, ‘Like My Mother Does’
Martina McBride, ‘I’m Gonna Love You Through It’
I only posted the part about Scotty - you can click on the link below to read the full article
Credit to: @CountryTiger who posted this on Idol Forum
Top Five Country Albums for This Week with Six Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*
#7 – Tim McGraw – Emotional Traffic 29k (96,000)
#15 – Luke Bryan – tailgates & tanlines 19k (731,000)
#21 – Lady Antebellum – Own The Night 17k (1,286,000)
#23 – Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party 16k (2,333,000)
#31– Toby Keith – Clancy’s Tavern 12k (410,000)
#32 – Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day 12k (914,000)
#33 – The Band Perry – The Band Perry 12k (1,125,000)
#40 – Eric Church – Chief 10k (588,000)
#46 – Taylor Swift – Speak Now 9k (3,971,000)
#48 – Miranda Lambert – Four The Record 9k (409,000)
#84 – Pistol Annies – Pistol Annies 6k (260,000)
* data comes from Nielsen SoundScan, rounded to nearest thousandth. Each week, Roughstock presents the top five albums in Country Music/related, and five more notables.
Scotty McCreery’s “Clear As Day” lead notable albums this week
Scotty McCreery may not be a world-wide pop idol but he’s doing just fine as a countr y artist, thank you. This is in spite of the fact that his singles “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls” aren’t big charting hits (yet). The Band Perry’s The Band Perry features mega-hit “If I Die Young,” still one of country music’s best-selling digital singles, “You Lie” and the #1 hit of the week at Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, “All Your Life.”
COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR has confirmed its first round of UMG luncheon artists, which includes LAUREN ALAINA, LAURA BELL BUNDY, EASTON CORBIN, MALLARY HOPE, JOSH KELLEY, SCOTTY MCCREERY, RANDY MONTANA, KIP MOORE, KASEY MUSGRAVES, DAVID NAIL, RANDY ROGERS BAND, CANAAN SMITH, CHRIS STAPLETON, JOSH TURNER, DRAKE WHITE and LEE ANN WOMACK.
The UMG luncheon is held at noon (CT) on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, inside the RYMAN AUDITORIUM. A to-go lunch will be provided in the CONVENTION CENTER immediately prior to the event. More artists will be announced soon as well.