Friday, August 3, 2012

Scotty McCreery is the top draw at Bay City's Labadie Pig Gig

“American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery, performing Saturday, is the top draw, he said, with 1,800 to 2,000 expected in the VIP section and another 3,000 to 4,000 in general admission. Closing the Labadie Pig Gig Sunday is Diamond Rio.

I only posted the portion about Scotty - you can click on the link below to read the full article.

More Information on the ICM Awards

Credit goes to @Dusty125 for finding this information!!

2012 ICM Award Process The annual Inspirational Country Music Awards are voted on by the professional and media members of the Inspirational Country Music Association. This includes: musicians, songwriters, artists, ministers, managers, publicity agents and firms, producers, etc. (anyone who derives their living from music and is actively involved in music or ministry). Radio and other media professionals are also part of the voting process. Our radio members are not paid subscribers. The membership is a benefit for their support and hard work in the genre of Christian and Inspirational Country Music. These professional and media members are eligible to vote in all rounds and all categories of the awards process. The second level is our Fan Membership. These include fans from around the globe that appreciate Christian and Inspirational Country Music. They are not eligible to vote in the first round. The first round is ONLY for professional and media members. This process ensures that only industry professionals define the most eligible nominees. Fans are eligible to vote in rounds two and three of the process. Fans are only allowed to vote in FIVE categories of their choice. They may choose any five categories to vote in. Once the ballot reaches the accounting firm, any fan ballot with more than five votes is voided. Our ballots are all sent to Frost Accounting in Chattanooga, TN. Frost accounting is responsible for tabulating ALL ballots. Frost will then report the results to the Inspirational Country Music Association executive offices in Nashville, TN.

2012 ICM Awards Voting Schedule Round one is a fill in ballot and is only mailed to professional members   Round 1: Ballot Mail Date: June 13 Ballot Postmark Date: July 13 TOP 10: Ballot Mail Date: August 1 Ballot Postmark Date: August 24 TOP 5: Ballot Mail Date: September 3 Ballot Postmark Date: September 28

Scotty will be in San Diego, CA with Brad Paisley on October 18th, so I doubt he will be one of the performers.
Purchase your tickets to the 18th Annual ICM AWARDS
A night of Faith, Family & Country

Location: Schermerhorn Nashville Symphony
Nashville, TN

Date/Time: October 18th, Doors open at 6p.m.
(Pre-show starts at 6:30p.m.)

Tickets can be purchased online or by phone through the Schermerhorn Nashville Symphony.

If you purchase online, you must have open a free account first. Once you create an account, you may then select and purchase your seats!

You may also purchase them in person or by phone at the Schermerhorn Box Office
The Nashville Symphony Box Office
One Symphony Place
Nashville, TN 37201-2031
Phone: 615.687.6400
Normal Window and Phone Hours:
Monday – Friday - 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m

The ICM Awards have aired on Great American Country (GAC), Gospel Music Channel, TCT Networks, The Worship Network, Cornerstone TeleVision, NRB Network, My Family TV, CTS Television Canada, Angel Two Network, Total Living Network, Golden Eagle Broadcasting (Oral Roberts University) and DayStar Television Network.

Scotty McCreery Covers Garth Brooks’ ‘The Dance’ at the Opry

Scotty McCreery Covers Garth Brooks’ ‘The Dance’ at the Opry
By: Amy Sciarretto | 1 hour ago

The Grand Ole Opry has been digging through its vaults and posting performances on its YouTube page. One of the highlights is Scotty McCreery‘s rousing rendition of Garth Brooks’ No. 1 hit from 1990, the ballad ‘The Dance.’

McCreery — being the total, consummate pro that he is — treats the song with utmost respect and delivers it as though he wrote it and has been performing it for eons. He handles ‘The Dance’ beautifully, from how he hits the notes to how he uses his hands and arms expressively while performing.

Dressed in a crisp white shirt, the 18-year-old country crooner introduces the song by sharing some details about his history with Brooks, revealing that he met the singer in Las Vegas after catching one of his shows. Those comments were met with a chorus of cheers from the Opry crowd. He then prefaced the tune by declaring, “It’s a little bit about heartbreak, a little bit about love.”

McCreery really nailed the performance and the essence of the song. His rendition demonstrates why he has become a country superstar and why his ‘American Idol’ Season 10 win is really a mere footnote in his career at this point.

In other Scotty news, the singer is working on holiday songs in the studio. We can’t wait to hear his twangy take on Christmas classics.

Scotty McCreery nominated for an ICM Award

Nashville, TN (August 2, 2012) – The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards, to be held Oct. 18 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (One Symphony Place), is pleased to announce this year’s Top Ten Candidates for Nomination. The 18thAnnual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards are dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Inspirational Country Music. In addition to the awards ceremony, this year the Inspirational Country Music Association will pay a special tribute to the past twenty years of Inspirational and Christian Country music during the ICM Faith, Family & Country™ 20 Year Home Coming Concert Celebration, Oct., 14 at the Cornerstone Church Madison Campus (726 W. Old Hickory Blvd) in Madison, Tenn., a free event that is open to the public. The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel (2025 Rosa L. Parks Blvd) in Nashville will host the convention Oct 15-18 where festivities will include music showcases, a songwriting contest, seminars, a talent competition and much more.

Mainstream Country Artist
Alan Jackson
Craig Morgan
Jeff Bates
Josh Turner
Lee Brice
Martina McBride
Ricky Skaggs
Scotty McCreery
Tim McGraw
Vince Gill
Click on the link below to see all the nominees & categories

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Will Scotty McCreery keep dominating GAC's Top 20 Country Countdown?

Scotty McCreery has dominated GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown lately, debuting at No. 1 with “Water Tower Town” and staying there for the last four weeks. Can he keep his streak alive this again this week? Host Nan Kelley will count down this week’s videos, chosen by you, from No. 20 all the way down to No. 1 to reveal the answer. Tune in tonight at 8/7 p.m. CT to see if Scotty remains at the top!
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If you missed the last few episodes or want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews, head over to our Top 20 section for videos, photos and more! You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes, and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. Visit Top 20 » 
Remember, GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown is chosen by you, the viewers. Be sure to head over to our voting page and vote daily for your favorite videos!

Videos of Scotty McCreery

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 WTT-Opry Credit to: GrandOleOpry

On The Prowl With Mike Allan Credit to: 1019TheWolf