Thursday, April 5, 2012

Scotty McCreery to Room With Longtime Friends at North Carolina State This Fall

Scotty McCreery

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Lots of country stars have managed to juggle touring schedules and family life without too many problems. But this fall, Scotty McCreery will try a new kind of juggling act when he joins the Wolfpack at North Carolina State University on the weekdays and continues playing shows on weekends.

Luckily, Scotty will be living in the dorms with a few guys who know him well and can keep him grounded enough to pull off this balancing act. The country star wunderkind recently told CMT that he wants to live with four longtime friends whom he can trust completely.

“I’ve got four guys I know pretty well that I’m gonna room with. Guys I can trust. I don’t know what dorm life will be like, and I for sure didn’t know what a random roommate would be like,” he says.

With a busy touring schedule and the workload of a first-year college student, it sounds like the ‘American Idol’ alum will need trustworthy pals around to keep him focused. McCreery has told several reporters that he likes living two lives. On one hand, he pulls all-nighters traveling from state to state to showcase his music — but when he returns to his hometown of Garner, N.C., he likes to fit back in with his friends.

Just this past week, the deep-voiced singer found himself enjoying Spring Break with friends in Myrtle Beach, S.C. So far, this schedule seems to be working for McCreery, who was named Best New Artist at the 2012 ACM Awards on Sunday (April 1). To boot, his debut album, ‘Clear as Day,’ sold more than 1 million albums in its first three months. His first two singles, ‘I Love You This Big’ and ‘The Trouble With Girls,’ have sold more than 500,000 downloads each.

It sounds to us like this rising star has a good head on his shoulders — we wish him all the best at NC State this fall.

Social Media Sites for Scotty McCreery's official fan club

Scotty's official fan club joined the FaceBook and Twitter world today. I've provided the links below for their FaceBook page, twitter account and the official fan club site.


Scotty McCreery Water Tower Town, Radio, Requesting, Frustration .. OH MY

I've been reading the comments and can see the fans are frustrated, but I hope I can help shed a little light, and ease the concern.

From what I understand WTT doesn't go for official adds until April 9th.

1. Radio DOES love Scotty and have been very very kind to him
2.  A song gets played on TOP 40 COUNTRY WHEN it enters the TOP 40.

Request once a day to your LOCAL COUNTRY station. Don't over do it. DJ's HATE that. 

Check your stations websites for "Kick or Pick" battles.. That's where a song will start many times.

Be patient, he's had 2 hits of his first album and that IS BECAUSE RADIO AND PEOPLE LOVE HIM! :)

I understand how passionate everyone is about Scotty, and want the best for him.  WTT will get it's play, it's the beginning it just takes a little time. Together we can do it!! <3

New Show: July 12 in Lancaster, PA

  • Lancaster, PA at American Music Theatre
  • Thursday, July 12th, 2012, 8:00 pm
  • Ticket prices:
  • $67.00 All Seats

This show goes on sale to AMT Members on Tuesday April 10 and to the Public on Saturday April 14 @ 9am.
America fell in love with Scotty McCreery in 2011 when he appeared on Season Ten of American Idol, and in May of that year, was ultimately named the American Idol winner. Scotty immediately made a name for himself with his deep and undeniably country voice. Scotty has been touring with Brad Paisley, and was recently named New Artist of the Year at the 2012 ACM Awards.

Scotty McCreery, ‘Water Tower Town’ – Lyrics Uncovered

If you come from a small town, chances are you can relate to the lyrics to Scotty McCreery‘s new single, ‘Water Tower Town.’ The tune was penned by songwriters Cole Swindell, Tammi Kidd and Lynn Hutton, who each pulled from their own experiences growing up in the south for the song.

“I remember I was watching a movie with a girl I was dating at the time,” Swindell tells Taste of Country, “and it had a water tower in it. She asked me if my town I grew up had a water tower like that. I remember picking up my phone — before I even answered her — and wrote ‘Water Tower Town’ in it, and I said, ‘Yep!’”

“I brought it up in the writing session with Lynn and Tammi not long after that,” he continues. “They’re both great writers. It was the first day and the first song we wrote. We are all from small towns, so it was something that came easy for all three of us that day.”

“In a water tower town /Everybody waves / Church doors are the only thing / That’s open on Sundays / Word travels fast / The wheels turn slow / Yeah, workin’ hard and livin’ right / Is the only life we know,” they wrote in the song’s opening lyrics.

“We were just all talking about people we knew growing up from our towns,” notes Swindell. “In my town, everybody you passed on the road, they’d wave. My granddad walked into town every day. People would be coming from behind him, and he’d wave anyway, not knowing who it was, because everyone knew everyone. He owned a convenience store that was always closed on Sunday. He’d hang a little sign that said, ‘Come worship with us next door,’ because the church was right there.”

Scotty McCreery's SAT Scores

OFFSTAGE: Scotty McCreery's SAT Scores
Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery
Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that's happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

I know I should have only asked Scotty McCreery questions about his ACM nomination. But come on. Aren't you a little curious about his upcoming college life and how he ended up making the choice he did? Me, too. So when he came walking down the red carpet at Sunday's (April 1) awards show, I first asked him how he did on his SATs. "I did pretty well. The score was up there, and enough to get me into college," McCreery told me. Then I asked McCreery if he will be doing the whole college experience for real. Will he eat in the cafeteria? Be a Lambda Chi? Pull all-nighters studying for psych finals? And he said as much as possible, yes. "I've got four guys I know pretty well that I'm gonna room with. Guys I can trust. I don't know what dorm life will be like, and I for sure didn't know what a random roommate would be like," he admitted. He also told me he'd try to maintain a schedule of school during the week and shows on weekends. I know country stars are so good at balancing families and life on the road. But has anyone ever done what McCreery is going to do: balance college and life on the road?