By Sarah Wyland
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Lady Antebellum helps rebuild Henryville, Scotty McCreery reflects on an important anniversary andOprah visits Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher in Nashville. Plus, Reba tweets from the set of her new sitcom and Wynonna gets her marriage license! Here are our picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week.
Scotty McCreery – ScottyMcCreery: Crazy to think that 1 year ago today was one of the best days of my life.
Friday, May 18, 2012
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Scotty McCreery will be doing a free, invitation-only show for KISS Country 99.9 at GULFSTREAM PARK RACING & CASINO on Monday, June 18th in Hallendale! Kiss Country has all the details on how you can win your way in!
Posted by Donna at 5/18/2012 03:52:00 PM
By Chris Varias
Scotty McCreery’s commitment to higher education is something to idolize.
Last year, as a junior in high school, McCreery won Season 10 of “American Idol.” He then went on to release his debut album, which topped both the pop and country charts, all without dropping out of school.
McCreery opens a concert here Sunday for one of his academic role models, Brad Paisley.
Question: Your career is off to a great start, but winning “American Idol” doesn’t guarantee sustained career success. Have you looked at mistakes past “Idol” winners have made with their careers so you can avoid them?
Answer: I know it definitely doesn’t necessarily bring success. You got to work at it. I don’t think I’ve necessarily looked at what other “Idol” winners have done wrong more so than what they’ve done right, looked at people like Carrie Underwood, and she’s country as well, so that’s a good model to look at. We’re looking forward to working hard, staying on the road and making good music and staying around as long as we can.
Q: If I’m doing my math right, you have a Puerto Rican grandparent, so you’re 25 percent Puerto Rican. Do you have any interest in the music of other Hispanic country singers like Freddy Fender or Johnny Rodriguez?
A: I’ve heard their stuff, and I like it. For me, it’s pretty much 100 percent country on my iPod. My grandma – she’s wanting me to do a Spanish record with J-Lo – she’s the Puerto Rican one, my grandma. I don’t know if that will ever happen, but she’s pushing for it.
Q: Is country music popular at all in Puerto Rico?
A: I think so. From the responses I’ve got from the country and the Twitter followers once they found out I was Puerto Rican I’ve had a lot of further support behind me, and I appreciate it. It’s something to embrace. My sister, she got all the tan blood, she’s 25 percent as well. I guess I got my mom’s genes when it comes to tan, but it’s all good.
Q: I’m guessing you dropped out of high school.
A: No, sir. I just got back from school 30 minutes ago.
Q: You’re kidding. Why are you going to school?
A: Because I’m only 18 once, and I think so far we’ve done a really good job of balancing the career and school as far as time off and stuff. We’re gonna try and start college in the fall. It’s worked out well for high school and we’ll just have to see about college.
Q: When’s your graduation?
A: It’s early June. It’s 8 in the morning. I’m gonna be at the CMT awards the day before, and we’re flying home that night around midnight. I’m gonna get back for graduation, then we’re gonna fly back to Nashville that night or the next morning because it’s during Fan Fest, so it’s gonna be a busy week.
Q: Are you going to prom?
A: Yeah, prom was two or three weeks ago, so I was able to do that. I’ve been able to hit many of the key high school memories that most people look back on. I’ve had to miss a lot of things, but as far as the big things like homecoming or prom or graduation, I’ve been able to make those work. Some of the memories that I’ve had to miss, I’ve been OK because I’ve been making memories on my own on the music aspect of life.
Q: Where are you going to college?
A: I’m going to (North Carolina) State. It’s where my dad went. We were really looking at going to Nashville for school, like a Belmont or a Middle Tennessee State. We still might do that. I might do the two-year plan at State and go two years to Nashville. But at 18, I figured it was best to stay home, and Nashville’s just an hour flight, so if I need to get there, I can get there pretty quick.
Q: Why is college important to you?
A: It’s important to me as far as my career. It’s important to me as far as being a person. If you look at a lot of the greats that have really done well, like Garth Brooks, he has a major in marketing, and Carrie went to school for a while before she did “Idol.” Brad Paisley and Josh Turner, they both went to Belmont University and did the two-year thing, like I’m thinking of doing. As a person, you grow a lot in college and you learn about yourself, and you learn about life and become a lifelong learner.http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20120518/ENT03/305180020/-Idol-winner-McCreery-eager-learn?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CEntertainment%7Cs
Posted by Tarah at 5/18/2012 03:00:00 PM
TEEN CHOICE 2012 will once again celebrate the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web in the choicest, star-studded two-hour event airing live Sunday, July 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Starting today, fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2012 nominees at www.teenchoiceawards.com. Host(s), performers, presenters and additional nominees will be announced soon.
Choice Male Country Artist
Choice TV: Male Reality Star
Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, "Jersey Shore" and “The Pauly D Project”
Rob Dyrdek, “Fantasy Factory” and "Ridiculousness"
William Levy, "Dancing with the Stars"
Scotty McCreery, American Idol
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, "Jersey Shore"
Posted by Tarah at 5/18/2012 02:39:00 PM
@MikeMGarner n@ScottyMcCreery throwing football before lunch here in st louis http://pic.twitter.com/HGIaZqns
Good morning everyone. Going to be a great weekend.
Excited to be in st louis today! Show at Verizon wireless tonight in Maryland Heights!
Back on the road w/
@BradPaisley! Me n pops are throwin the football on the lawn till things start up http://t.co/C0mSp5RH
Posted by Donna at 5/18/2012 02:09:00 PM