Friday, May 18, 2012

GAC: Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

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. hootPostID=869e445ab7bf2a9de1667299de48592a

Scotty to Appear on American Idol Tuesday and Wednesday

NASHVILLE, TN – Scotty McCreery will return to the stage of American Idol on Tuesday and Wednesday during the much-anticipated Season 11 finale of the popular FOX show.
On Tuesday, he will sing “Please Remember Me,” the song he recorded as this season’s “goodbye song” that was played after a contestant was eliminated andvideo highlights of the contestant’s experiences on Idol were shown. On Wednesday, he will help celebrate the winner of Season 11.
“I am so excited about going back to American Idol and seeing everyone again,” he says. “I hope to spend some time with the finalists, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez, and share some of my experiences with them. I can’t believe that it’s been a year since I was in their shoes.”
And what a year it has been. So far, he has earned a platinum debut album, two gold singles and two new artist awards. And now he has been nominated for two awards at the Teen Choice Awards, which will be held July 22 at the Gibson Ampitheater at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
His nominations are in the categories of Choice Male Country Artist and Choice TV: Male Reality Star (American Idol). The awards show, which airs live on FOX, honors the year’s biggest achievements in music, movies, sports, television, fashion and other aspects of popular culture.
“I am so grateful for all of my teen fans. Since I’m still a teenager myself, their support has meant everything to me over the last year,” he says.
This weekend will be a big one for Scotty, who returns tonight to Brad Paisley’s “Virtual Reality Tour 2012” presented by Chevrolet . On Sunday, he will be up for two awards—the all-genre Top New Artist and Top  Country Album for Clear As Day—at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
“The Trouble With Girls” video is nominated for the CMT Music Awards’ USA Weekend Breakthrough Video Award, which will be presented June 6 in Nashville. In addition, he recently received a nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 24th annual MusicRow Awards, which will be held on June 20 at BMI in Nashville.
Since winning Season Ten of American Idol in May 2011, he hasquickly emerged as one of the most successful country stars of the lastyear. He won New Artist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in April, the same award he received at the American Country Awards in December.
His debut album, Clear As Day, was certified platinum for sales ofmore than 1 million units in just three months, and he was namedNo. 1 on Billboard magazine’s list of Top New Country Artists for 2011.
Clear As Day debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top CountryAlbums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the topof the all-genre chart with a debut release. It also garnered the highestsales of any country solo album released last year and held the No. 1 spoton the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks.  The album’sfirst two singles, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls,” have also been certified gold, and his current single, “Water Tower Town,” is climbing the charts.

Tweeted pictures of Scotty & family from Missouri

n getting autographed CDs and 8x10s ready for tonight's show in Missouri

Scotty McCreery will be performing at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino June 18th

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!

'Idol' winner McCreery eager to learn

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.

Scotty nominated for Teen Choice Awards

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 Host(s), performers, presenters and additional nominees will be announced soon.

Choice Male Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Scotty McCreery
Blake Shelton

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"

Scotty McCreery & family tweeting from St. Louis

Good morning everyone. Going to be a great weekend.
Excited to be in st louis today! Show at Verizon wireless tonight in Maryland Heights!
n@ScottyMcCreery throwing football before lunch here in st louis

Back on the road w/ ! Me n pops are throwin the football on the lawn till things start up🎤🏈
Love seeing Gods creation above the clouds:)