Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Scotty McCreery will perform at The Great Frederick Fair, Maryland

The Great Frederick Fair
When: September 21, 2012

Where: The Great Frederick Fair
797 East Patrick Street 21705
Frederick, MD

Here is the fairs website for further information


Official Press Release Scotty McCreery to sing idol elimination song

Scotty joins David Cook, Will Young, Carrie Underwood, Ruben Studdard and Daughtry as Idol alums who have recorded boot songs for Idol seasons.

Check out the press release below:

NASHVILLE, TN – American Idol Season 10 winner and platinum-selling country artist Scotty McCreery has been chosen to perform the “goodbye” song for Season 11 of American Idol, FOX’s hit singing-competition series.

“It’s always a sad time whenever this song is played, but it’s definitely a really big part of the show,” Scotty says. “I never had to experience that feeling personally, but I always felt the pain because we became such a close family on the show. We were such a tight-knit group of people, so it was always sad to see people go. The send-off song was always a way to stay connected to the show. I’m glad they chose me to do it.”

Scotty selected the Tim McGraw hit “Please Remember Me” as the “goodbye” song that will be played after a contestant is eliminated and video highlights of the contestant’s experiences on Idol are shown. The song will debut on American Idol on Thursday.

Simon Fuller, creator/executive producer of American Idol and CEO of XIX Entertainment, says, “Once again this year I wanted to have one of Idol’s past winners sing our farewell song. The success Scotty has enjoyed since he won Idol last year is incredible. He has a platinum album selling over a million copies in just a few short months and has enjoyed a sell-out arena tour with Brad Paisley. With the release of this special song, ‘Please Remember Me,’ his success is set to continue and hit new highs. Idol is proud of all the incredible stars that have come from our show.”

Scotty says “Please Remember Me” is a great song with lyrics that are very appropriate for this setting. “When you are eliminated, whether it’s early on or down the road in the competition, you always want people to remember you. You want to get to work and put out some good music, and through that music, people will remember you. This is one way this lyric can be interpreted for this goodbye song.

“Tim did such a fantastic job with it when he cut it. Hopefully we will live up to his expectations and he will like it,’ Scotty says. “I sent Tim a message and told him that we cut it and I hope that he liked it. He told me, ‘Great man. I can’t wait to hear it. I’m sure you nailed it.’ It was cool hearing that feedback from a country superstar.”

Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia North America and American Idol executive producer, says, “Since being crowned the American Idol last year, Scotty has become a platinum-selling recording artist with legions of fans and immense popularity. He’s the ideal choice to sing the ‘goodbye’ song this season.”

Scotty will perform on American Idol later this season. “I am pumped!” he says. “That was my launching pad and what gave me my platform to do what I’m doing now. Anytime I can go back and see some familiar faces and say thanks, I will be the first one to do it.

“I am excited to go up there and sing and hopefully have some one-on-one time with contestants and see what they are up to and maybe have a chance to give them some advice and some of my ins and outs of the competition that I learned through my experience.”

Since winning Season 10 of American Idol in May, he has quickly emerged as one of the most successful country stars of the last year. His debut album, Clear As Day, was certified platinum for sales of more than 1 million units in just three months, and he was named No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s list of Top New Country Artists for 2011. He also won New Artist of the Year at the American Country Awards in December.

His debut album on Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope, Clear As Day, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. It also garnered the highest sales of any country solo album released last year and held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks.

The album’s first two singles, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls,” have been certified gold. He is currently touring the nation as part of Brad Paisley’s “Virtual Reality World Tour 2012″ presented by Chevrolet. Since mid-January, he has performed in front of nearly 225,000 people.

Scotty has been nominated for this year’s Academy of Country Music New Artist of the Year Award, which will be given out during the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 1.

Gifting Scotty McCreery's Idol Elimination Song

With the release of Please Remember Me, the newest song available from Scotty, we here at Fans Of Scotty would like to help those less fortunate to afford Scotty's new song. I would love to be able to gift it to everyone that would like one, but that's just not possible.

iTunes makes it possible to gift the iTunes version right on iTunes with a recipients email address. So, need a copy? Can you gift a copy? We'll match the gifter with the giftee. What you would need is a valid USA email, and iTunes to be able to give and receive.

Send your email to or tweet @Fansofscotty or Donna at @dkm0925 or Tarah at @tarahelise and indicate whether you would like to give or receive. I cannot predict how many people will want to give, or receive, but we'll do our best.

Scotty McCreery Records Tim McGraw Cover for ‘American Idol’ Exit Song

Each week on the remaining episodes of ‘American Idol‘ Season 11, one unfortunate hopeful will have to leave the stage for good. Rather than making that moment more awkward with silence or a peppy pop song spinning in the background, ‘Idol’ commissioned last season’s winner Scotty McCreery to record the farewell song to make it a memorable moment. McCreery chose to do a cover of Tim McGraw‘s 1999 hit, ‘Please Remember Me.’
Speaking of the song, McCreery told USA Today that he got the approval of the legendary hitmaker, who was excited to hear it make an appearance on the hit show. “I’ve known that song forever and loved it,” McCreery says. “I sent (him) a little message and told him we just cut it and it was going to be on ‘Idol’ every week. He said, ‘Oh, man. That’s really cool. I’m sure you nailed it.’ He gave me some good feedback.” In addition to debuting on ‘Idol,’ the new version of the song will be available for purchase on iTunes beginning tomorrow (March 8), which is the same day it first appears on the show. And while McCreery was the winner last season, and thus never had to walk off the stage in defeat, he does remember how tense those moments felt for everyone involved. ”Every week, when the song would play and we’d have to watch the goodbye video, it was always a tough time,” he says. “I never had to experience it, but I always felt it.” In addition to lending his vocal stylings to the farewell song, the young singer will make some in-person appearances on the show. “I was ecstatic and I’m glad to get to be on there,” he says. “It’s cool to still be connected to the show every week. Most likely, I’ll be able to come back and perform and get to see all those familiar faces and give the current Idols some advice.” Perhaps the ‘The Trouble With Girls’ singer, who recently pranked Brad Paisley on tour, will remind the nervous contestants to remain calm and, just like he has learned to do, enjoy the ride.

'Idol' album sales: Clarkson, Scotty McCreery, Daughtry

Just three Idols this week in The Billboard 200: Kelly Clarkson, Scotty McCreery and Daughtry. Of those, Kelly's the top seller, moving 17,000 copies of Stronger, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Scotty's the only one who sees his weekly sales go up, as Clear as Day gets a 2% bump. Daughtry sells 5,000 copies of Break the Spell, bringing its release-to-date total to 396,000.

Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (10,000, +2%, 958,000) (#64 BB200)