Friday, October 19, 2012

Country Star Scotty McCreery Sings Good Holiday Chear

 Below is another video from Scotty's interview in LA today. I've also included a link to some photos of Scotty. Enjoy :)
 Click on the link below to see pictures of Scotty


Scotty McCreery Aiming For Top Five Debuts On Billboard 200 Chart

Brandy, Scotty McCreery Aiming For Top Five Debuts On Billboard 200 Chart

October 19, 2012   |    By Keith Caulfield (@keith_caulfield), Los Angeles
As previously reported, country star Jason Aldean is charging his way to a big debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the singer's Night Train is on course to shift around 400,000 (if not more) copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Oct. 21. It will likely secure Aldean the second-largest debut of the year and his first No. 1 album.

The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 24.

R&B diva Brandy is on the comeback trail as her new Two Eleven is set for a top five start with perhaps 60,000 or so. Brandy's last studio release, 2008's Human, started at No. 15 with 73,000 sold. She was last in the top 10 with 2004's Afrodisiac, which debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the July 17, 2004 chart.

2011 "American Idol" winner Scott McCreery should also make a top five entry with his first holiday effort, Christmas With Scott McCreery. It's aiming to bow with around 35,000. It'll mark the first new top 10 Christmas album of 2012.

Another album that's on track for a possible top 10 start is Jamey Johnson's Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochrane. The album, saluting the famed country songwriter of such hits as "I Fall to Pieces," could sell around 25,000.

On Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart (below), Aldean's Train ranks at No. 1, followed by Brandy's Two (No. 2), Mumford & Sons' current No. 1, Babel (No. 3), McCreery's Christmas (No. 4) and Jamey Johnson's Living (No. 5).

As for the rest of the Building chart's top 10, P!nk's former topper The Truth About Love places at No. 6, followed by Anberlin's new Vital (No. 7), Miguel's Kaleidoscope Dream (No. 8), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' The Heist (No. 9) and Little Big Town's Tornado (No. 10).
Nielsen SoundScan Building Chart
Rank LW
BB 200
Artist Title
1 NEW Jason Aldean "Night Train"
2 NEW Brandy "Two Eleven"
3 1 Mumford & Sons "Babel"
4 NEW Scotty McCreery "Christmas With Scott McCreery"
5 NEW Jamey Johnson "Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochrane"
6 8 P!nk "The Truth About Love"
7 NEW Anberlin "Vital"
8 11 Miguel "Kaleidoscope Dream"
9 2 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "The Heist"
10 14 Little Big Town "Tornado"
The Building Chart reflects the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week (which ends Sunday) as reported by six major merchants: iTunes, Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target and Anderson Merchandisers. Billboard estimates that they make up about 85% of all U.S. album sales.

CMT Goes Behind The Scenes With Scotty McCreery

CMT Behind the scenes with Scotty McCreery

Click on the link below to see the video

Christmas With Scotty McCreery

 Just wanted to bring over some information that was posted on Idol Forum around 6:30 this morning.  Big thank you to dusty125 for keeping track of the numbers for all of Scotty's fans.
CWSM: #10 Country
#61 all gendre
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#20 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
#1 in Music > Miscellaneous > Holiday > General AAS
#3 in Music > Miscellaneous > Holiday > Opera & Vocal
#4 in Music > Pop > Vocal Pop > General
#5 zin new releases
#9 new releases
# 34 Best sellers
#5 Best sellers ZIN PACK NEW!!!
#2 Zin Pack new releases COUNTRY!
#6 new releases Country
#1 Best Selling Country
 Best Buy
#1 New Releases Holiday!
 Barnes & Noble

Scotty McCreery's interview on Good Day LA this morning

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What's Your Favorite Song on Christmas With Scotty McCreery?

So now that we've all had the CD for a few days and have been able to listen to it, some of us several times, why don't you take a few minutes and share with us what is your favorite song and why you like it so much.   (thank you for suggesting this in the comments)

Well, I guess I'll start this off. I like every song on the CD but will try to narrow it down to just a couple that I really LOVE (this is gonna be hard).  Christmas in Heaven hits very close to home for me.  I lost my mother 15 years ago and Christmas was her favorite time of the year. She had actually purchased all her Christmas gifts for her children, grandchildren and my father before she passed away in July. So, needless to say when we were sitting around the Christmas Tree at my dad's house that Christmas morning, it was very hard but also comforting to see her handwriting on our gift tags and open the presents that she had picked out for us.  She not only shopped for all our gifts, but made sure she wrote our names on every gift she purchased, one last thing she could do for the ones she loved dearly. I also was very fortunate to be at the NC State Fair when Scotty performed it live for the first time.  Words cannot express the feeling and emotions that Scotty put into singing that song! AMAZING - doesn't even come close to describing it.  OK my next favorite is: Santa Claus Is Back In Town - I have already played the video out in my mind for this song.  We all know Scotty loves Elvis, but his rendition of this song shows another side of Scotty that we didn't get to see on Clear As Day.  I would've loved to been a fly on the wall in the studio the day they were recording this one!  On the way home from the fair Monday night we were playing the CD & I have to say when this song came on there were 4 ladies dancing away in the car - that little gas station we stopped at for gas, as we were dancing away, will never forget us, that's for sure!!  Jingle Bells This is definitely not your Mother's or your Father's Jingle Bells - this is Scotty McCreery's all the way!  I loved the musical arrangements and his rendition of it was just perfect!  One of the ladies I was with summed it up like this, it was a very masculine rendition of Jingle Bells and that it was! I am going to stop at these 3 only because I could write a whole post on what I love about this CD - which I can sum up in a few short words I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS CD!!  Scotty McCreery wrote his name all over this CD - he took each song and made it his own! Donna :)

1. Let It Snow
2. The First Noel
3. Jingle Bells
4. Holly Jolly Christmas
5. Winter Wonderland
6. Christmas In Heaven
7. Mary Did You Know
8. Christmas Comin' Round Again
9. O Holy Night
10. The Christmas Song
11. Santa Claus Is Back in Town

HITS Daily Double predicts 35-40k in sales for Christmas With Scotty McCreery

So great to see Scotty projected to be in the top 5 and for a CHRISTMAS album to boot! :thumbs: :w00twave:

NEXT WEEK'S TOP 15: Jason Aldean will give RED the top two albums of the week, the top two debuts of the year and fourth week at #1 behind three weeks for Mumford & Sons. A different Red will take over next week, however, as Taylor Swift's new album is expected to push 1m in first-week sales. Oh, and Sony could see as many as six titles in the Top 10. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend.

* Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 400-420k
Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 75-80k
* Brandy (RCA) 65-70k
* Scotty McCreery (19/Mercury Nashville/Interscope) 35-40k :w00t:

P!nk (RCA) 30-35k
* Jamey Johnson (Mercury Nashville) 27-30k
Miguel (RCA) 21-24k
Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) 21-24k
Adele (XL/Columbia) 19-22k
Kiss (UMe) 17-20k
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore) 17-20k
* Anberlin (Republic) 17-20k
Muse (Warner Bros.) 17-20k
MGK (Interscope) 17-20k
Metalocalypse: Dethklok (Williams Street) 15-18k
* Debuts

Like we said, numbers are sexy. (10/18p)

Link to listen to Scotty McCreery live on Good Day LA

Link to listen to Scotty McCreery on Good Day LA - he should be coming on pretty soon

Christmas with Scotty McCreery Review

I really enjoyed listening to Christmas with Scotty McCreery. This album reminded me of a throwback classic country Christmas. The CD features many Christmas classics and Scotty’s voice makes these songs so perfect! As I was listening, I was transported back into time, visioning those classic Christmastime stories of shopping along the streets and family get-togethers. I pictured the Christmas decorations in the stores and snow outside.

I was happy to see Mary did you Know? on this album. That song has been one of my favorite Christmas songs for a while and I was excited that Scotty recorded it. I also enjoyed Scotty’s “Elvis styled” Santa Claus is Back in Town. It is hard for me to name my favorite songs because I enjoyed so many of them! I think Christmas in Heaven is going to be a favorite for many people off this album because of the message the song holds.

Like I said, this album is really well done and I love what Scotty’s voice brings to the album. I am looking forward to listening to this CD through the Christmas season!

 Thank you Zac for sharing your review of Scotty's Christmas CD with all of us here at Fans of Scotty

Click on the link below to see more great articles on Zac's blog

Music Review: "Christmas With Scotty McCreery" (2012)

Music Review: "Christmas With Scotty McCreery" (2012)

(c) 2012 Interscope Records
Review by: Gary Wright
In 2011, Scotty McCreery was crowned the 10th winner of the iconic singing competition, American Idol. Following the apparently established "White Guy With Guitar" trend that the fandom has come to name the five consequent male winners of the show, David Cook (2008), Kris Allen (2009), Lee Dewyze (2010) and most recently, Phillip Phillips (2012), most people were skeptical of the seventeen year old's success. But the young North Carolina native went on to prove all naysayers wrong. His debut single "I Love You This Big" charted high on the Hot 100 (#11), and his debut album, "Clear as Day" was a hit, selling more than a million copies and being certified Platinum. American Idol seemed to have found another legitimate star after years. This week, McCreery releases his second studio album and first holiday album, Christmas With Scotty McCreery.

Earlier this year, when I heard that Scotty would be releasing a Christmas album as his second effort, I'll be honest, I was skeptical. ermm.gif Why on earth would you want to release a Christmas album for your second release? Doesn't that just smell of desperation? :no: Sure, it's easy: get a star to sing popular songs and sell another million albums. On listening to this album, though, every doubt in my mind was done away with.ohyeah.gif Using every bit of his Idol-winning talent, Scotty shines on this collection, which turns out to be honest, sincere and a commendable effort.

As always, I will review each individual song and give my overall thoughts at the end.

1. Let It Snow: I love this song and it was a great way to ease us into the album. A fun, delightful version of a song we all know and love.

2. The First Noel: What a sincere, heartfelt rendition! I really felt the emotion seeping through. One of my all-time favorite songs, and Scotty just made it even better! I'm never going to forget this version.

3. Jingle Bells: Way to turn up the fun! If you're expecting the traditional version, prepare yourself to be blown away! Another fun, carefree version of the classic song. I could almost see Scotty holding his mic to the side and singing the way he does!

4. Holly Jolly Christmas: Again! Awesome! The "Oh, oh, the mistletoe" part is my favorite. Scotty sounds so effortless, so comfortable, it's hard to imagine he's only nineteen!

5. Winter Wonderland: Scotty makes sure he has fun, first and foremost. and that shows here. Nothing pretentious or forced, just natural, cheery singing. Again, Scotty's comfort level is amazing.

6. Christmas In Heaven: Can I just say, best song on the album? I was just speechless after listening to this. A beautiful, amazing song with heart. Scotty's talent is beyond his years. This is a gift. Even if you don't buy the entire album, please do buy this song, as it is the shining moment of the album.

7. Mary Did You Know: A song I have not heard that many times to be familiar with. But it is a great song and Scotty just makes it his own and delivers. I love when he touches his higher register.

8. Christmas Comin' Round Again: It sure is! Another original song, and it's very good. Really makes you remember the true meaning of the season. Can I get a Halleluiah?

9. O Holy Night: Another one of my favorites on this album. And one of my all-time favorite songs too. We have heard this song over and over, done by so many artists. I still think the best version of this song was by Mariah Carey, but Scotty's version is amazing too. I love how it's sincere, honest and straighforward. No melisma, no rifts, no vocal gimmickry. Just Scotty, his voice and this legendary song. Wait for the final "Night divine." I can listen to it many times over. Too good.

10. The Christmas Song: Yes. Everyone's favorite. I loved the tone in Scotty's voice. So clear. Made me want to pull out our Christmas decorations in October!

11. Santa Claus Is Back in Town:  ELVIS! Big shoes to fill there. We all know that channeling Elvis is near impossible. But you know what!? Scotty kills this song and I don't mean the bad way! It's like he's back on American Idol. Pure talent.
The bad points? A bit too many covers. I wish there were some more originals on this album. Also, not a single guest artist! Of course, minor problems because as a whole the album is really good.:w00twave:

It takes a certain amount of emotion, charisma and conviction to carry off a Christmas album. After all, these aren't ordinary songs. On every front, Scotty McCreery delivers. His smooth baritone is the bloodline, full and complete with richness and velvety texture. The level of maturity he shows is incredible.

This is the kind of album that grips you, you just want to keep listening to it. I've already listened to the entire album twice and it's only October! This album is a perfect addition to your country Christmas collection and perfect to listen to on cold winter evenings.If you love country, get this. If you like Christmas music, then also get this. The Best Christmas album of the year. So far!

Scotty McCreery won American Idol  for a reason. And he shows every level of his talent on here. A unique voice that has a brilliant future ahead.

 You can't help but think, American Idol has created yet another star.

RATING: ★  ohyeah.gif  clap.gifthumbup.gif

2 FLOOR SEATS for Scotty McCreery's solo concert at Harrah's Cherokee Resort in Cherokee, NC

These are great floor seats and the only ones left at this price!!!

 Below is the seating information for the tickets. If you are interested in purchasing them please send an e-mail to:

Scotty McCreery Harrah's Cherokee Resort Event Center, Cherokee, NC Sat, Dec 15, 2012 07:30 PM

Ticket Information
Section 101 Row G Seats 3

Section 101 Row I Seats 3

Scotty McCreery - Pleads the 5th

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ICM Awards

Just wanted to post and let everyone know that Vince Gill won the Main Stream Country Artist Award. Even though Scotty did not win, it is still a great thing for him to have been nominated.

Scotty McCreery tweets that he will be on Fox News & Good Day LA

Scotty McCreery ‏@ScottyMcCreery Catch me this morning in LA on FOX news and later on GoodDayLA!

Scotty McCreery 12/13 concert tickets on sale to general public today

Scotty McCreery 

More Info AboutScotty McCreery


700 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801

Thu, Dec 13, 2012 08:00 PM
Onsale to General Public Start: Fri, 10/19/12 10:00 AM CDT

Fan Club Presale Special Start: Wed, 09/26/12 10:00 AM CDT
End: Thu, 10/18/12 11:59 PM CDT

 Click on the link below to order tickets 

End Stage
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