Friday, July 13, 2012

Scotty McCreery ,,, a solid Christian in mainstream music

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Scotty McCreery performs at American Music Theatre on July 12, 2012.
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Scotty McCreery's fame doesn't control him

At 17, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Bob Feller spent the summer pitching in the big leagues, winning five games. He even struck out 17 Philadelphia Athletics one memorable afternoon, which made it all the more difficult to return to high school that fall.

“I spent most of my senior year staring out the window, dreaming about what lay ahead,” Feller told me in 1993.

You'd think Scotty McCreery, the soulful country singer who finished first on “American Idol” in 2011, would have felt the same way. McCreery was only 16 when he became a singing sensation, but the affable North Carolina teenager said he looked forward to returning to Garner Magnet High School for his senior year.

“I have a lot of good friends from school, and I couldn't wait to see everyone again,” McCreery said by phone.

Never mind that he'd just finished touring with Brad Paisley, had signed a $250,000 contract with Mercury Nashville, cut an album that went platinum and even sang the national anthem before Game 1 of the World Series.

McCreery, who will perform Friday at 8:15 p.m. at Chautauqua Institution, said: “What a thrill it was to meet some of the players.”

McCreery is himself a baseball player who started on Garner's team this season, which advanced deep into the playoffs.

In August, he'll enroll at North Carolina State University and major in public relations. With his easygoing personality and self-​deprecating wit, that should be a simple challenge, even with a touring schedule that will likely keep him on the road up to three days a week.

He'll be running to a private jet the moment class lets out, but you can hear the excitement in McCreery's voice as he plans for college.

He talks about the house near campus he'll share with a fellow student. “We have a few signs and a big deer head to hang on the wall in the living room,” he said, sounding like a typical teenager.

But McCreery is anything but typical. He's already had a world of experience, starting with his long run on “Idol,” which ended with his victory over another country singer, 16-year-old Lauren Alaina.

Then it was on to the late-night TV talk shows where he sang such hits as “The Trouble with Girls” and “I Love You This Big.” He scored at several awards shows where he charmed reporters with his “aw shucks” demeanor.

Fame is fickle, however, and McCreery was soon catching flak for mispronouncing words of the national anthem and for poor lip-syncing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

“People will say what they want,” McCreery said. “I practiced the anthem for days, and it came off pretty well. But I'm from North Carolina and maybe the accent is a bit thick for some folks,” he said with good humor.

McCreery, who seems to have the perfect disposition for a country singer, said he understands the need to connect with fans. “The stars who reach out and build a fan base, person by person, are the ones who last,” he said.

“After all the buzz dies down and things kind of even out, as they always do, you still have that corps of fans who will stay with you through thick and thin.”

For a kid, McCreery sounds pretty grown up — especially when he lets loose with that deep, rich baritone.

Pictures of Scotty McCreery's Patriotic Festival Performance

This was from Scotty's Virginia Beach performance on June 3rd but there are over 500 pictures and they are amazing.  All I ask is if you choose to copy any of the pictures and post them on your website, FaceBook, Twitter, Tumbler, etc give Credit to the original photographer! Thank you & Enjoy.

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We attended the Scotty McCreery concert at the Virginia Beach, Virginia Oceanfront on Sunday June 3, 2012. The concert was part of the 2012 Patriotic Festival and presented by Whisper Concerts. The crowd was large and the concert was really good. If you are able, go see Scotty in concert, he puts on a great show and he has a great voice. To save a photo, right-click and save to your computer. Thousands of photos coming soon and will be posted over the next several days. Enjoy the photos ! 

Scotty McCreery having some fun with Bob949fm Crew

having some fun with the@bob949fm crew in Harrisburg PA


Canaan Smith will be the opening act for Scotty McCreery

pumped to be opening for the next three nights in a row! check out his tour dates for all the info. hope to see you there!

Possessing a distinctive voice that combines a breezy cool vibe with heart-on-his-sleeve emotional honesty, Canaan Smith has emerged as one of country music’s most compelling new artists. Behind his easy-going boy next door charm lies an accomplished storyteller equally gifted at romantic ballads, up tempo anthems and poignant slice of life songs that convey universal truths.

 The young artist’s ability to draw from such a vivid emotional canvas comes from a life well lived. Equal parts sensitive songwriter and fearless adventurer, Canaan was writing and performing around Music City when he was recruited to compete on the hit television reality show “The Amazing Race,” traveling to such locales as Dubai, Japan, Vietnam and Cambodia. However to  him the most exciting adventure was seeing his reputation as a songwriter grow as he scored cuts by Jason Aldean, Billy Ray Cyrus/Amy Grant, Love and Theft and other acts and scored his first top ten hit as a songwriter.

To continue reading Canaan's Biography click on the link below

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Scotty McCreery's performance tonight at the Chautauqua Institution is SOLD OUT!

Scotty McCreery Dates: Fri. July 13th, 2012 8:15pm Venue: Amphitheater Description: 2011 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery has burst upon the country music scene. This 18-year old with the amazing bass voice has just completed the Virtual Reality World Tour with Brad Paisley and The Band Perry. He has been nominated for the 2012 American Country Music New Artist and released his first album Clear As Day. He has accepted a few solo dates this summer and one of them is at Chautauqua.

Chautauqua Institution is a 750-acre expanse in Western New York on the shores of Chautauqua Lake that comes alive with activity during a nine-week season each summer. The 2012 Season opens June 23 and runs through August 26. Over the course of a season, over 170,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in the outstanding programs, events, lectures and activities offered in the arts, education, religion and recreation areas. (seats 5,000 people)

Scotty McCreery has sold out for the date(s): 07/13/2012 at 8:15pm

There are no more Gold Circle Tickets available for Scotty McCreery's July 21st performance

Get close to California State Fair musical acts
One of the great things about the California State Fair, which starts Thursday, is seeing well-known musical acts free, with the price of fair admission.
But music fans who want prime spots close to the stage can buy a Gold Circle tickets to Golden 1 stage shows. Tickets range from $13-$22, and are available through the State Fair's ticket office at Cal Expo, or through the fair website.
Gold Circle tickets still are available for every show beside Scotty McCreery 's on July 21. Fans already snapped up all the Gold Circle tickets to see the country singer and 2011 "American Idol" winner.
Gold Circle ticket buyers still have to pay for admission to the fair.
Here are the acts performing on the Golden 1 stage, and Gold Circle prices for their shows. All shows start at 8 p.m.:

Thursday -- The Fab Four ($13)
Friday - Happy Together Tour ($19)
July 18 - Cody Simpson ($19)
July 19 - Rick Springfield ($19)
July 20 - Landau Eugene Murph. ($15)
July 21 - Scotty McCreery (Golden Circle tickets sold out)
July 23--Dave Mason ($13)
July 24--Hot Chelle Rae ($19)
July 25--Jim Messina ($13)
July 27--Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ($22)
Radio Disney singer Coco Joness also will perform on the Golden 1 stage, at 4 p.m. Saturday. That show is free.

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Scotty McCreery relishes life after 'Idol'

McCreery – who, at age 17, became the youngest Idol to date – is on solo tour across the country.
McCreery – who, at age 17, became the youngest Idol to date – is on solo tour across the country. / Associated Press


When: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
Tickets: $47-$87
Call: 973-539-8008 or
It’s been about two months since Phillip Phillips was named the winner of the 2012 season of “American Idol.”
So how does that make Scotty McCreery, the 2011 “Idol” feel?
Pretty good, actually. “I’m not the American Idol,” he says with a chuckle. “I’m an American Idol, and that’s fine.”
“I’d be told that once a new Idol was named, the previous Idol supposedly has to fight a bit more for attention,” continues McCreery. “I don’t see it. I feel like I’m still on the ride.”
McCreery – who, at age 17, became the youngest Idol to date – is now on solo tour across the country. His next stop will be the Mayo Performing Arts Center this Saturday.
Previous winners, immediately after their “coronations,” have been part of the summer-long “American Idol” tour with the runners-up, immediately followed by a solo tour. But last fall, McCreery opted to return home to Garner, N.C., so he could finish high school.
“That was important to me,” he says. Even when he had the opportunity to go on tour with country star Brad Paisley, he was able to arrange the schedule. He could attend school from Monday through Thursday, leaving him with long weeks for the Paisley tour.
McCreery admits that the past 14 months have been much more than he expected when he auditioned for the 10th season of “American Idol.” “I was just hoping I’d get past the first arena audition, so I’d have a great story to tell my friends,” he says.
Even before the show, however, McCreery had loved music. From his father, who was half-Puerto Rican, he was exposed to Latin rhythms. His mother’s side of the family introduced him to classic country and rockabilly.
“Elvis Presley was my guy,” he says. “The rest of my friends listened to ’N Sync. My (maternal) grandmother gave me a book, ‘How to Be Like Elvis.’ I even dressed like him for Halloween when I was 8.”
McCreery started singing at a young age. He sang at his 8th grade promotion ceremony, and in high school he toured the country with a high school vocal group called Die Meistersingers.|head&nclick_check=1

Fans love Scotty McCreery's down-to-earth talent


Concert Review: Lancaster, PA
Jan Baderak of Ephrata was sitting off to the side of the American Music Theatre, a bemused smile on her face, as a huge swarm of people headed in Thursday night.
But she understood why the sellout crowd at the 1,600-seat theater was in such a hurry to see headliner Scotty McCreery.
McCreery is not just a great singer, but the teen also gives her hope for the future.
"You can just tell he was brought up right," she said. "It's reassuring to hear someone like him."
McCreery, whose "American Idol" victory in 2011 propelled him to fame, did not disappoint his fans at AMT Thursday night.
With a maturity beyond his years and a talented bass voice like no other, McCreery wowed his enthusiastic fans.
Wearing a T-shirt, blue jeans, boots and his trademark cross necklace, McCreery hit the ground running with the song "Walk in the Country," and roared through a 70-minute concert that was riveting from start to finish.
"He sounds like a great young man," said Carl Caruthers of Conestoga. "And when he sings, he sounds a young Alan Jackson."
While you'd expect a good-looking teen to draw 1,600 screaming girls, the crowd Thursday was a mix of families, teens and older adults.
McCreery's songs are about simple, small-town pleasures and strong values, as spelled out in "Water Tower Town," his newest single.
He did that one to a rousing ovation Thursday, as well as his hits "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble With Girls."
Thursday's concert was just the latest show in a busy early summer for the 18-year-old McCreery.
He has been on the road opening for country megastar Brad Paisley, and is returning to this area for a concert — along with The Band Perry, and Paisley headlining — Oct. 6, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
McCreery recently graduated from high school in North Carolina, where, among other things, he pitched for the baseball team. He plans to begin classes at North Carolina State this fall.
He told Billboard magazine that performing is what he wants to do for the rest of his life.
"I Love You This Big" is from McCreery's full-length debut album, "Clear as Day," released last fall. It went platinum in January.
McCreery also has started working on what will be his second album, and is starting to write songs of his own, after his first CD was penned by others.
And when he comes back to AMT or a larger venue, you just know that many of the fans at Thursday's show will be back, cheering him on.