Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Scotty McCreery Gets in ‘T-R-O-U-B-L-E’ With Travis Tritt Cover on ‘CMA Music Festival’ Special

By Cory Stromblad

 Scotty McCreery broke the mold with his performance slot on tonight’s ABC special, ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,’ opting to perform Travis Tritt‘s 1993 country classic ‘T.R.O.U.B.L.E’ instead of a tune from his own country music debut record, ‘Clear as Day.’ Before the former ‘American Idol’ winner took the big stage, McCreery graciously sat down to answer a few pressing questions from his army of loyal fans. “I’m not a spender,” answered the ‘Water Tower Town’ singer when asked what he splurged on after his first big paycheck. “Probably went and got some chicken,” he added, referring to his favorite North Carolina chicken joint, Bojangles. As far as his dream duet partner, the young singer confessed he would love to share the stage with a legend like Dolly Parton or Loretta Lynn, but also has his eye on one of his contemporary counterparts. “I think Carrie Underwood would be pretty sweet,” the 19-year-old singer shared. Building on the success of his platinum-selling debut album, McCreery is gearing up for his first holiday-themed record, ‘Christmas With Scotty McCreery.’ The project is expected to be released on Oct. 16. http://tasteofcountry.com/scotty-mccreery-trouble-cma-music-festival/

Scotty McCreery will throw out the 1st pitch at the Triple A National Championship Game

 SING ALONG: The festivities for the Triple-A National Championship game Tuesday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park will include an appearance from American Idol winner Scotty McCreery of Garner.

McCreery, a North Carolina State student who was in high school when he won the 2011 American Idol competition, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and he will perform “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch.

The game pits the International League champion (Pawtucket Red Sox) against the Pacific Coast League champion (Omaha or Reno Aces). Durham is the first International League city to play host to the national title game, which ends the minor league season.