Friday, June 29, 2012

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Independence Day celebrations offer fun, family and an 'American Idol'

This is McCreery's second performance in Utah, after the "American Idol Live!" tour, so he already knows what to expect.  "I'm excited and can't wait to see you guys up there," he said.
Anticipation for the holiday creates its own kind of excitement in Utah. With a plethora of parades, pie-eating contests and firework shows to look forward to, the state isn't lacking any quantity of Independence Day celebrations.

Scotty McCreery Reflects on Life After ‘American Idol’ and What the Future Holds

Scotty McCreery
Courtesy of Universal Music Group
Scotty McCreery has been on a steady climb to the top since being crowned the winner of ‘American Idol.’ His debut album, ‘Clear as Day,’ became an instant hit with his loyal fanbase, which allowed it to reach platinum certification soon after its release. The album spawned three hit singles — ‘I Love You This Big’ and ‘The Trouble With Girls,’ both of which have been certified gold for digital sales exceeding 500,000 downloads — as well as his latest release, ‘Water Tower Town.’
In 2012 alone, McCreery has picked up multiple awards, achieved a dream with opening spot on Brad Paisley‘s Virtual Reality Tour, and perhaps most importantly, graduated from high school. With college in the near future, McCreery is also looking ahead to his sophomore album on 19/Interscope Records/Mercury Nashville.
Despite his busy schedule, Taste of Country managed to snag a few minutes with McCreery to get an update on all his current and future career plans. One thing is obvious — he is showing no signs of slowing down!
June has been a pretty special month for you with winning your first CMT Music Award for USA Breakthrough Video of the Year and graduating from high school all in the same week. How do you find balance between living a “normal life” and being a country music superstar?
Scotty McCreery: My hometown has really allowed me to come home and be normal whenever I am home. Going home to school, the kids didn’t treat me any different. They treated me like the same ol’ kid. Because of that, I got to kind of be normal and live life in both worlds. It was fun for me. High school’s over now and we’re on to college in the fall. It’s been a good couple of months for me.
With the CMT Music Awards being fan-voted and you having America on your side, did you feel like you had the advantage over the other artists in that category?
You never go into an award show thinking you have the upper-hand and that you’re going to win, but with it being fan voted, for me, I know that I had a good shot because my fans have been absolutely incredible to me. They got me through ‘American Idol’ and they’re still with me today. I see them all the time on Facebook and Twitter and stuff, and they’re so excited about what’s going on. It’s cool to have that kind of fanbase. I was anxious to see what happened [at the awards], and I was really glad to see that we got the belt buckle. I was in good graces with the company I was in. The rest of the artists [in that category] are so good and so deserving. It was definitely cool to get it.
Do you have a special place in your house where you are starting to put all of these trophies?
I don’t really get caught up with where I put them, but the family, they like to put them up on the TV stand. I think that’s where they’re at right now. That way all the neighbors can come by and see it. They’ve been really excited [about everything] as well.
Have you started the process of working on the next album yet?
Yeah, we’re just starting the process of getting songs in, and I’m starting to write a little bit. We’re starting it … the wheels are turning! We’ll see when we get it out.
Do you think the content on the next project will be more of the same, or are you planning on mixing it up a little?
No, we’re going to try and change it up a little bit. You don’t want to just keep doing a little bit of the same stuff. I think on the first album, we had a good-sounding country album and it showed who I was as an artist. This one, we want to dig a little deeper … talk about some real things in life and for me, not get caught up in all the love songs. There were a lot of them on the first album. I want to start talking about real things, and hopefully have a fun album with a few fun songs. I want to make an album that people want to listen to and want to hear and that they can relate to.

You’re currently out on the road on Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality Tour. How has that been going so far?
Brad is the man. He really is. He’s such a class act and a classy guy. I’m extremely honored and humbled to be on this tour. He’s a funny guy. He definitely doesn’t take himself too seriously or the tour too seriously. He likes to just go out there and have fun and play music. That’s what it’s all about. He’s a good guy to learn from on my first tour.
You are no stranger to playing for the masses, coming from ‘Idol,’ but actually seeing the size of the crowds on Brad’s tour… Do you get nervous at all before taking the stage?
The nervousness kind of hits me before I take the stage. Once I get out there, it kind of calms down, and it feels like that’s where I’m supposed to be and what I’m supposed to be doing. But before I take the stage, that’s when the butterflies start flying for me.
Has there been any talk of musical collaborations with anybody on that tour, or outside of the tour, in the near future?
I’d love to. We haven’t really talked about that kind of stuff yet. If it comes around, doing something like that with Brad or anybody else in the industry that has really put a stamp on it … I’d love to.
So you have hit singles, a hit album, are on a major tour and are winning awards. What are some other immediate goals that you are reaching for right now?
I’m just looking forward to this next year. I’m really trying to reach out to the fans and stuff. The second album, I’m not sure if we’re going to get it out by the end of this year or next year, but we are hoping to really get across what we want to get across on it and make new fans off of it. I think we’ve got a lot of the ‘American Idol’ fans and a lot of people who are out on the road following me and stuff.
Every day I’m singing for somebody who might have not heard of me before or who may have not seen me play live before, so you’ve got to bring it every night and try to bring them over to your side. That’s kind of what I’m doing right now and what I’ll plan to keep on trying to do. We’ll see how that goes for me in the next year.

Big Scotty McCreery news coming soon

Mike has tweeted a hint about the big news - but says we still have to wait to find out what it is!

Ok kids, the hint is... It won't affect everybody, but some of you! Depends if ur willing or not!

Mike is part of the morning crew at 94.7 QDR out of Raleigh. They have been huge supporters of Scotty since his journey began on American Idol!

 Mike Wheless ‏@mikewheless Big @ScottyMcCreery news a-coming soon! That's all I can say for now! ‪#hatemeifyouwill

Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley & The Band Perry will be performing in NY at the SPAC

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley 
FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 7:30 PM
With Special Guest: Scotty McCreery & The Band Perry

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Exterior of SPAC
Address 108 Avenue of Pines, Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Location Saratoga Springs, New York
Type Outdoor amphitheatre
Built 1964-1965
Opened July 9, 1966
Seating type reserved, lawn
Capacity 25,100
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is complex consisting of a large amphitheater and a smaller indoor theater in Saratoga Springs, New York. It is on the grounds of Saratoga Spa State Park. It presents summer performances of classical music, jazz, pop and rock, dance, opera, as well as a Wine & Food Festival. It opened on July 9, 1966, with a presentation of George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream by the New York City Ballet 

The Center is the official summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra, both of which are in residence for two or three weeks during the summer.
SPAC also serves as the common grounds for high school graduations, particularly for Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake, Saratoga Springs, Shenendehowa, and Ballston Spa High Schools.
SPAC is the summer home of Live Nation in the Capital District.

American Idol Scotty McCreery is coming to O.C.

June 28, 2012|By Heather Youmans, Special to the Daily Pilot

American Idol Scotty McCreery — the TV show's youngest male winner — has continued to gain momentum during his ongoing national tour, which will play the Orange County Fair's Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on July 18.  According to McCreery, 18, the tour set list will feature a few Elvis Presley and George Strait covers, along with every song from his 2011 debut album "Clear As Day."  The album was certified platinum, selling more than one million copies three months after its release on Interscope Records.  "I was pumped [when the album went platinum]," McCreery said in a phone interview. "It's something that every artist strives for. You don't think it's going to happen when you put the album out. You just kind of hope people will go and listen to it. It was a huge milestone for us."  McCreery first won America over during the early rounds of "American Idol" with his laid back, down-to-Earth personality. The small town country crooner soon became known as the all-American kid with the deep voice.

Scotty McCreery videos

 Hello everyone - I just wanted to explain to everyone why the videos from the San Diego Fair were late in being posted.  My hours at work changed this week and I will now be working 1st shift Mon-Wed. I also had a major final exam on Thursday that I was studying for this week.  Some of you know that there have been some health issues with some family members, that I have had to assist in their care. I apologize that the videos were not posted the minute they were uploaded on YouTube or e-mailed to me, but there was no possible way for me to get them posted.  I appreciate everyone posting links to videos and sending them to me via e-mail.  I hope you understand that things may not get posted until later in the evening, but Gloria, Hailey, Tarah and myself are doing the best to get the site updated as soon as we can.   Thanks for visiting the site - Scotty does have the best fans! 
Donna :)

I Love You This Big Del Mar Fair - June 26, 2012 credit to: dougsfield Sharon catches up with Scotty McCreery! Credit to: FaceoffFox30