Friday, March 2, 2012

Scotty McCreery Goes on ‘High Alert’ After Pranking Brad Paisley

By: Brittany Joy Cooper
Suspicion is running high on Brad Paisley‘s tour with Scotty McCreery and the Band Perry. After McCreery pranked Paisley last Saturday night (Feb. 25) at their Springfield, Mo. show, the young singer started watching his back more than normal. And, with only today and tomorrow (March 3) left in their run together, McCreery must just be itching to see if Paisley’s going to retaliate.

Saturday night, McCreery came out onstage during Paisley’s song ‘Celebrity’ dressed exactly like the headliner, even down to a fake goatee and the white cowboy hat. Responding playfully to the gesture, Paisley tweeted later that night, “So some young smart@$& who looked a little like me & a lot like @ScottyMcCreery showed up tonight…”

Since then, McCreery has been left wondering what prankster blow might be coming his way this week. While he may be playing it cool in person, the young star belied his true feelings by leaving a chalkboard in his dressing room that read “High alert for any suspicious activity from BP’s camp.” After seeing this message, Paisley tweeted, “Think the @ScottyMcCreery crew is a wee bit scared I’m gonna retaliate for his prank? This was in his dressing room,” followed by a picture of the sign.

Responding to Paisley’s tweet, McCreery hit Twitter and wrote, “@BradPaisley hahaha, guess that never got erased… But not gonna lie, I was singing scared tonight!” McCreery only has to make it through tonight’s Knoxville, Tenn. show and then Saturday night’s appearance in Lexington, Ky. We’ll have to keep an eye on Twitter to see if the ‘Remind Me’ singer dishes it back or simply lets the younger singer simmer in suspense.

Scott McCreery readies a return to his high school baseball team

(CBS/AP) "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery is trading the stage for the pitcher's mound this spring. He's going to play on his high school's baseball team in Garner, N.C., as soon as Brad Paisley's "Virtual Reality" tour ends mid-March.
McCreery, 18, has been on the team for four years, but he couldn't play last year because he was competing on "American Idol."

McCreery tells ABC he doesn't expect special treatment from his coach because "singing don't really mean you can really play ball well." So they had to see whether he "had a little something left" in him.

"I'm a pitcher, so I have a feeling when I get on the mound, guys are gonna be taunting me," he said. "I'm just gonna blow it off and strike 'em out!"

McCreery, who's completing school work while on the road, won new artist of the year at the American Country Awards in December. He's also nominated for this year's Academy of Country Music new artist of the year Award. Winners will be announced in Las Vegas on April 1.

The North Carolina native has been on tour behind his debut album, "Clear As Day," featuring the singles "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble With Girls."

New Concert videos of Scotty McCreery

Thanks to Karee in the Comments for the Alert!


Credit to tvdprincess

The Trouble with girls (Springfield, Mo)

Credit to MsJanaMac

Credit: Clearasdaywildflower

Scotty McCreery will perform at the ACM Weekend at Fremont Street

The Academy of Country Music is hosting two days of all-star concerts at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas during The Week Vegas Goes Country®! The weekend-long party leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by three-time ACM On-Air Personality of the Year Award winner Blair Garner, host of After MidNite with Blair Garner, and will feature performances by ACM New Artist of the Year nominees Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery as well as Love and Theft and headliner Luke Bryan on Friday, March 30th, and Laura Bell Bundy, Craig Campbell, Eli Young Band, Jana Kramer, and headliner Eric Church on Saturday, March 31st. ACM Weekend on Fremont Street Experience is sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Friday, March 30, 2012
3rd Street Stage
9:45pm Scotty McCreery (New Artist of the Year Nominee) 1st Street Stage

For more info and other performers:

Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment zone in downtown Las Vegas that is one of the world's most-visited attractions. Fremont Street Experience features the world's largest video screen at 1,500 feet long 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. VivaVision, with 12.5 million digital lights and a 550,000-watt sound system, dazzles visitors nightly with light & sound shows. Encompassing 10 hotel-casinos, 60 restaurants and free entertainment, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 18 million annual visitors. Visit for more information.

Scotty McCreery and his crew are on high alert

Brad Paisley ‏ @BradPaisley

Think the @ScottyMcCreery crew is a wee bit scared I'm gonna retaliate for his prank?this was in his dressing room:

hahaha, guess that never got erased... But not gonna lie, I was singing scared tonight!

Taste of Country- Top 40 Songs for March

The Trouble With Girls comes in at number 19 on Taste of Country's top 40 songs for March. According to the site, "the top of the list includes songs that benefit from positive reviews, fan reaction and sales figures".