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Scotty McCreery's Christmas CD Lands In Billboard Top 5

Scotty McCreery's Christmas CD lands in Billboard Top 5

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Even though we haven't celebrated Halloween yet, enough Scotty McCreery fans are apparently in the Christmas spirit to push his holiday CD into the Billboard Top 5 in its first week of sales.
"Christmas with Scotty McCreery," released last week, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The CD, which features the Garner "American Idol" winner singing holiday classics and a couple of new songs, sold 41,000 copies in its first week.

The chart was topped by another country singer, Jason Aldean, whose "Night Train" debuted with 409,000 copies sold. Mumford & Sons' "Babel" ranked second, and Brandy's "Two Eleven" debuted in third.

On the country album chart, McCreery's CD was second, with Aldean again on top. "Christmas with Scotty McCreery" topped the Billboard holiday album chart. It dislodged Blake Shelton's holiday CD, "Cheers, It's Christmas."

McCreery, now a freshman at N.C. State University, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and country album charts last year with his first CD, "Clear As Day." It has since gone platinum, selling more than 1 million copies. His next non-holiday CD is due next year.
The "American Idol" finalist with the top all-time holiday CD also has a Triangle tie — "Merry Christmas with Love" from Clay Aiken, a 2004 album, has sold more than 1.4 million copies.

Scotty McCreery talking about the concert tonight

Tracking the success of CWSM

Excerpted from the Hollywood Reporter:
By Fred Bronson

Season 10's McCreery has three new No. 1s, all thanks to his first holiday album, Christmas With Scotty McCreery. The set opens in pole position on Top Holiday Albums and Top Internet Albums. The lead single from the album, “Christmas in Heaven,” bows at No. 1 on the Holiday Digital Songs tally. These three new No. 1s, added to McCreery’s previous seven, bring his total of chart-toppers to ten.

McCreery now joins [Adam Lambert] in the top ten [among all Idols with the most No. 1 songs] (see current ranking below):
Kelly Clarkson 79
Carrie Underwood 65
Chris Daughtry (Daughtry) 39
Fantasia 31
Ruben Studdard 16
Jennifer Hudson 15
Mandisa 15
Clay Aiken 12
Adam Lambert 10
Scotty McCreery 10
Being No. 1 on Holiday Digital Songs is just part of the good news for McCreery on that chart. In addition to “Christmas In Heaven,” McCreery has six other songs from his seasonal set debut, including “Mary Did You Know?” (No. 18), “Let It Snow” (No. 31), “First Noel” (No. 38), “Christmas Comin’ Round Again” (No. 39), “O Holy Night” (No. 43) and “Santa Claus Is Back in Town” (No. 49). That means seven of the 11 tracks on the album are charting on Holiday Digital Songs.

Tweets from IdolsNow (@idolsnow), an account that tracks the chart successes of all AI contestants:

BREAKING NEWS: SCOTTY McCREERY's "Christmas In Heaven" debuts at #1 on the Holiday Digital Songs chart. @ScottyMcCreery

BREAKING NEWS: SCOTTY McCREERY's "Christmas With Scotty McCreery" debuts at #1 on Top Holiday Albums. @ScottyMcCreery

SCOTTY McCREERY's "Christmas With Scotty McCreery" debuts at #2 on Top Country Albums. @ScottyMcCreery

SCOTTY McCREERY's "Christmas With Scotty McCreery" debuts at #4 on The Billboard 200 album chart. @ScottyMcCreery

With 3 new #1s, SCOTTY McCREERY's total of Billboard #1s increases to 10. He's now tied with ADAM LAMBERT.

Scotty McCreery Scheduled to Appear at the ACAs

Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Casey James, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Brice, Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch and Chris Young Among Stars Scheduled to Appear.

Additional performers and presenters to be announced soon.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS (ACA) will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Read the press release here.

AI10 Alum Paul McDonald joining Scotty at Von Braun Center show

EDIT: Judy Cooke McCreery ‏@JudyMacGarner “@JamieP120: @JudyMacGarner @ScottyMcCreery I'll be at the B'ham show Dec. 14. Is Paul opening for that show too?” YES!
I wanted to add this tweet from Judy on here to let everyone know that Paul will also be opening for Scotty's Birmingham, AL show! Donna

By Matt Wake
Last seen in a September episode of the NBC TV series "Parenthood," Huntsville High grad and "American Idol" alum Paul McDonald has been added to a Dec. 13 bill headlined by another "Idol" vet, Scotty McCreery.

Vocalist Hailey Steele, a South Dakota native whose influences range from Faith Hill to Tom Petty, will open the Von Braun Center show. Tickets ($28, $35.50 and $41.50) are available via the VBC Box Office (700 Monroe St.), or by calling 800-745-3000.

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Scotty McCreery to perform at Q93 Benefit Concert tonight

Q93 Benefit Concert
Thursday, October 25th
Doors Open at 6, Show Starts at 7