Saturday, October 6, 2012

LifeWay Worship Song on Scotty McCreery's Christmas CD

Christmas with Scotty McCreery
Christmas with Scotty McCreery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Christmas in Heaven, a song written by LifeWay Worship songwriters, is on Scotty McCreery's Christmas album slated for release Oct. 16.
Christmas in Heaven, written by Paul Marino and Jeremy Johnson, is one of 11 holiday songs McCreery performs on his second album, Christmas with Scotty McCreery.
LifeWay Worship is a church worship resource provider and song publisher within LifeWay Christian Resources.
McCreery came to national fame after winning the 10th season of American Idol as well as prestigious industry awards, such as New Artist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards and Best New Artist at the American Country Awards in December 2010. He was also ranked No. 1 on Billboard's list of Top New Country Artists for 2011.
 These are exciting days for us at LifeWay Worship," said Craig Adams, manager of creative development and publishing for LifeWay Worship.
"Great songs always find their way," said Adams. "This one is distinctively Christmas. It will filter down through other artists, groups, churches, schools and choirs, even into other languages around the world."  Adams expects Christmas in Heaven to become a new perennial Christmas favorite because of McCreery's talent and the message of the song.  "It's the hope of heaven at Christmas," he said. 

This is a pretty lengthy article so you can click on the link below to read the full article

Pictures of Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley's concert in Columbus, OH

I uploaded all the pictures I took onto photobucket - just click the link below to see the pictures. As always, if you use any of the pictures for your personal use, twitter, facebook, tumbler, etc please give me (Donna) credit! Thanks

FYI - I do not claim to be a professional photographer or even a good one for that matter - so please remember that when you are viewing them.  Donna :)

"Idol" Scotty McCreery juggles college and music career

'American Idol' Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery has the best of both worlds. He attends North Carolina State University Monday through Wednesday and tours with Brad Paisley Thursday through Sunday. // Tour dates at SoundSpike
"American Idol" Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery has the best of both worlds. He attends North Carolina State University Monday through Wednesday and tours with Brad Paisley Thursday through Sunday.
"It's been three weeks since my first day," McCreery recently told SoundSpike via telephone from Virginia Beach, VA. "It's going really well for me so far."
McCreery, a communications/public relations major, is learning the media side of his career by going to NCSU. But there's no problem there. He's a thoughtful interview who's playful while passionate about what he does.
These days he's pumped about his holiday album, "Christmas with Scotty McCreery," which hits stores Oct. 16. The 11-song collection includes nine traditional songs and two originals, "Christmas in Heaven" and "Christmas is Coming Around Again."
"They're two cool songs that were pitched to me and they have great messages to them," McCreery said.
"I was blown away when I heard them. It was an easy choice to put them on the record. But we also have the traditionals -- 'Holly Jolly Christmas,' 'Jingle Bells,' 'Let it Snow,' 'Winter Wonderland.' It's a very 'holly jolly' kind of Christmas album."
McCreery said he enjoyed recording the album in August in Nashville. He said it was ironic to record in late summer as it was 100 degrees in the Tennessee city. However, the studio was decorated with Christmas lights and Christmas trees. He said he decided to record a Christmas album because "it's been awhile since we put out the first record."
That record is his history-making debut, "Clear As Day," which was certified platinum for sales of more than 1 million units in just three months. "Clear As Day" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. It also garnered the highest sales of any country solo album released last year and held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks. The album's first two singles, "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble With Girls," have also been certified gold.
"I was really pleased" with the album's success, McCreery said. "I never expected the way it really went out there and the fans, they treated us so well. I was blown away by the success it had."
As a matter of fact, he's been surprised by most things that have happened since that fateful May 25, 2011, day when he won "Idol."
"I didn't know what to expect, so it was all surprising to me," he said. "The Nashville community really accepted me. You hear different things about how they don't like the 'Idol' kids because they didn't come up through the clubs growing up, but everybody there has been so supportive of me, and appreciative and gracious.
"I've gotten to do so many cool things, like go to the World Series and sing. Right now, I'm on tour with Brad Paisley. It's been a crazy great year for me since 'Idol.'"
An avid baseball fan who played the sport in high school, McCreery said he's proud of "Christmas with Scotty McCreery." He described his favorite Christmas.
"Probably when I got my first guitar," he said. "I got my first guitar on Christmas morning when I was probably 11 or 12. My grandpa gave it to me. I wasn't no good at the beginning, but I took lessons and really tried to figure it out. Now it's taken me far with that one Christmas gift."

Scotty McCreery featured in TOC October 2012 Country Music Birthday's article

Scotty McCreery – October 2012 Country Music Birthdays

Scotty McCreery
Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

Scotty McCreery will celebrate his 19th birthday from his new home at North Carolina State University on Oct. 9, 2012. He’s been successfully balancing his studies with tour dates across the country, although he’ll be able to play two shows close to home in mid-October, when he’s scheduled to play the North Carolina State Fair.

McCreery will have to work hard to top a year that included the release of his debut album and a tour with Brad Paisley. A new Christmas album called ‘Christmas With Scotty McCreery’ will be in stores on Oct. 16.

Scotty McCreery talks about the Roots of Country Music & the Grand Ole Opry

"Honor Our Roots" Noteworthy at the Opry: 87th Birthday Webisode
Credit to: GrandOleOpry
Scotty starts talking about the 1:33 mark. Various artists reflect on their roots and what the Opry means to the history of country music as part of GAC - Great American Country's Noteworthy at the Opry: 87th Birthday Bash episode airing live October 6. Visit for tune in times and more information.

Tweets from Judy, Ashley & Scotty McCreery from Columbus, Ohio

Judy, Ashley & Scotty McCreery tweet about being in Hershey, PA today

Judy Cooke McCreery@JudyMacGarner
In Hershey Pa today w@ashleymccreery2 --Big day for chocolate lovers!

So excited to be in Hershey, PA!!

Scotty McCreery - interview with Life Way Christian on 10/18

The Choir Room

The Choir Room is a free monthly online reading session where you can see and hear the very latest music from LifeWay Worship in the comfort of your home, office, or favorite coffeehouse. Host Mike Harland welcomes special guests – writers, arrangers, Christian artists, ministers of music – to discuss new music and ministry-related issues, plus answer your questions live! Special discounts and giveaways are always included!

October In The Choir Room

The Choir Room is a free online reading session where you can see and hear the very latest music from your favorite publishers in the comfort of your home, office, or favorite coffeehouse.
Join host Mike Harland and special guest, Daywind songwriter Kenna Turner West as they preview new music for your choir and answer your music and ministry-related questions live! Other special guests include David Hamilton, Jeremy Johnson, Paul Marino, Rick Shelton, and Scotty McCreery. Special discounts and giveaways are always included. Sign-up below to receive reminders and other important info by email.


The Choir Room

October 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm CDT (Thursday)
The Choir Room is a FREE online reading session where ministers of music can see and hear the very latest releases from LifeWay Worship without having to leave the comfort of their office, home, or favorite coffeehouse.
For more information on this event:


The Choir Room provides all of the benefits of attending a typical reading session, plus the opportunity to:

Meet arrangers, writers, and recording artists
Chat with other worship leaders and special guests
As ministry questions and have experts respond LIVE
Take advantage of special discounts
Win fabulous prizes

Access the broadcast on-demand after the event in the archives 

Click on the link below for all the details

Scotty McCreery, TBP, Brad Paisley will perform in Hershey, PA tonight

In addition to Hershey Bears hockey, Giant Center also hosts a sensational line-up of star-studded performances including professional ice shows, family events, and special attractions. Many shows offer discounts for groups of fifteen or more, such as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

 Fast Facts

Center Size:

306,000 total square feet in the main arena.
100 feet from ice to ceiling
17,000 square feet floor area
85’ x 200’ ice rink


12,500 for in-the-round concerts
10,000 for end staging
10,500 for hockey


7,700 seats in Level 100 (lower level and suites)
2,800 seats in Level 200 (upper level)

Premium Seating:

40 Luxury Suites
688 Club Seats

Accessible Seating:

98 accessible seats & 98 adjoining seats for companions. Wheelchair and companion seating is available on all levels of Giant Center.    

Christmas with Scotty McCreery & Friends general public tickets go on sale today

On sale to General Public Start: Sat, 10/06/12 10:00 AM EDT

Scotty McCreery & Friends (Christmas Show)

Fri, Nov 16, 2012 7:30 pm tickets

Location: Exhibition Hall
Ticket Prices: $45.00, VIP $109.00, Combo $60, VIP Combo $200 (price includes $2 facility fee)

Some pictures of Scotty McCreery from tonights concert in Columbus, Ohio

 EDIT: I added this picture that The Band Perry tweeted last night I was trying to get a picture of it but there were to many tall people standing in front of me to get a picture of it. Donna

 Scotty (@scottymccreery) and me having a blast in Columbus tonight... Thx OH for a gr8 time! -np (@neilcperryiii)

Just thought I'd post a few pictures from tonight's concert on here, I have a few more that I'll try to post tomorrow when I get back home. Once again Scotty did an amazing job. He was so full of energy tonight and gave 100% as usual!! :) Donna