Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tweets from Indian Ranch show

The McCreery's have definitely kept us in the loop for today's show tweeting many pictures and comments. Follow the 'read more' link and there are a ton more pictures and tweets!


Mike McCreery ‏@MikeMGarner
While the rest sleep I am at the banks of Lake Chaugog...just remembered I don't have enough letters left to finish.
Mike McCreery ‏@MikeMGarner
By the end of the day in going to know how to say the name of this Lake. Such a beautiful place. View from venue.

Mike McCreery ‏@MikeMGarner
Thank you and we are glad to be here.

Mike McCreery ‏@MikeMGarner
@JustinWard77: Lake Chaubunagungamaug!” You left out half the letters!
Mike McCreery ‏@MikeMGarner
View from the water of the Indian Ranch venue

Scotty McCreery will perform a solo concert at Indian Ranch today

Some information about Indian Ranch
Indian Ranch is the most intimate live concert venue in New England. The Summer Concert Series at Indian Ranch offers our music audience an opportunity to see their favorite artist in an intimate setting. Every seat nestled between the scent of pine trees has a premier view of the stunning amphitheatre stage with the backdrop of the portrait cove of scenic Webster Lake.  For the past 65 years Indian Ranch has been known as the County Music Capital of New England. This is truly Nashville north and from Traditional country artists to the New Nashville Sound we simply provide the best in the business for your live intimate outdoor concert experience.  Over the years our fans have asked us to expand into other types of music bringing the Indian Ranch experience to a new audience of music fans. While we have had a few classic rock acts in the past, we are expanding this year to include more classic rock, roots rock and acoustic music.
Sixty Five Years of Music Tradition
Indian Ranch has been New England’s premier country music destination for decades and this is our 65 Year Anniversary Celebration season.  Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Dolly Parton, George Jones…The giants of Country Music all part of the Indian Ranch Tradition.  Indian Ranch has been the launching pad for emerging country artists paving their way to stardom. Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Lee Ann Rimes, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Billy Ray Cyrus…all names that went on as the future of Country Music from Indian Ranch.  Please join us as we celebrate this anniversary year milestone at each concert this coming season.


Jacy Dawn will be the opening act for the concert.  She has opened for other country artist such as; Martina McBride, Kelly Lang, LeeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Wynonna, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, plus many others.   You can click on the link below to find out more about Jacy.
http://www.jacydawn.com/web-pages#!__web-pages


Tim Charron will be singing The National Anthem at the concert today. Charron has hosted 2 Miami based television series as well as an episode from Entertainment Tonight. Currently, he is a TV Show co-host with Jenna Staufer on the Morning Show and working on his developing his own Travel/music/culture TV show that he describes as "Anthony Bourdain with a guitar".  You can click on the link below to find out more about Tim.
http://www.timcharron.com/bio/ 

The continuing education of Scotty McCreery

GARNER -- When Scotty McCreery was in Hollywood to crown his “American Idol” successor in late May, he had a bit of advice: Don’t get too cocky.  McCreery, who won Season 10 of the popular TV singing competition, told Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips that even though the “Idol” victory marks the end of that competition, it’s just the beginning if you want a career in music.
“There’s a whole ’nother world out there – a huge business that I’m still learning about,” said McCreery, an 18-year-old Garner resident. “So I told him, just go out there looking to learn and looking for people who can help you out.”   “Looking to learn” has been something of a mantra for McCreery since his “Idol” win last year.  It’s why the country singer with the deep-beyond-his-years voice has reached out to others in Nashville for guidance and is now touring with one of his idols, country singer Brad Paisley.  It’s why he returned for his senior year at Garner High School last fall, even though he could have picked up the few credits he needed to graduate from a private tutor.
And it’s why McCreery – at a time when others in his position might put career above all else – will enroll as a freshman at N.C. State University in a few weeks. He’s looking for a major – maybe communications or public relations – that will help make him a more well-rounded performer.
“I love what I do,” McCreery said. “As long as that’s the case and as long as I’m having a good ole time, I’ll keep on doing it, keep on trying to balance this life.”

‘A jam-packed year’
Winning “American Idol” brings instant fame and a rush of offers, but that celebrity can die down just as quickly as it arises. Sure, some previous winners – particularly Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson – have gone on to become music superstars. But some other past “Idol” champs are hardly household names these days. Lee DeWyze, who won Season 9, had minimal music success and did not appear on the live show the night McCreery succeeded him.  McCreery – the show’s first male country winner – won bigger acclaim out of the gate than other recent winners. His first album, “Clear As Day,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in October. It has since gone platinum, with sales of more than 1 million, and spawned two gold singles – “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls.”  Lisa McKay, station manager of Raleigh’s WQDR, said the country radio station has seen a “phenomenal” response to McCreery’s music that transcends just local pride.
“I think America’s speaking pretty clearly, and Scotty’s a winner,” McKay said. McCreery has been named best new artist at three different country music award shows in the past six months, has appeared on most every TV talk show, has performed atop a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  “We’ve had a jam-packed year,” McCreery said.  McCreery, who pitched for his high school baseball team this year, particularly recalled his performance of the national anthem before Game 1 of last year’s World Series. “Me being a baseball nut, that was big for me.”  At least one family member – mother Judy, father Mike or sister Ashley – is usually with McCreery on the road; sometimes all three when they can make it work. At awards shows, they rotate who gets to sit beside him on camera when he’s nominated. (Ashley, a college student, had the choice spot last month when her brother was honored at the CMT Music Awards.) Each member of the family has seen collateral fame, too. They all have Twitter accounts with thousands of followers. Some rabid young fans worldwide even want to know about the comings and goings of the family dogs, Becky and Junior.

This is a very long but very good article - so follow the link below to finish reading the entire article

 http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/30/2171001/the-continuing-education-of-scotty.html


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Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/30/2171001/the-continuing-education-of-scotty.html#storylink=cpy