Friday, October 26, 2012

Judy McCreery sees Scotty McCreery on Opry TV in the Nashville Airport

Catching a flight in Nashville & see on TV at the Opry Originals store!

Ryan Mathews tells Sports Spectrum he supports Scotty McCreery

 I know this isn't an "exclusive" Scotty article but anyone that is on twitter will know that Ryan Mathews played baseball at NC State last year and tweets encouraging scriptures and words for everyone to see. Just like Scotty, he is not afraid to let the world know he is a Christian.  I think it's great that he mentioned his support for Scotty in this article! Donna :)

 “Conversations” with Ryan Mathews
Courtesy: Ryan Mathews

This edition of Sports Spectrum “Conversations” features Ryan Mathews, an outfielder in the Oakland Athletics organization. This past spring, Mathews hit 17 HRs and helped his teammates at NC State advance to the Super-Regionals of the NCAA baseball tournament. Ryan joins us to talk about his faith, his NCAA tournament experience, getting drafted, and what life is like in the minor leagues. To hear the full interview, including Ryan’s thoughts on the A’s playoff run, if he’s ever faced a pitcher who throws as hard as Justin Verlander, and how he shares the Gospel though Twitter, click the link to the podcast or subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher.

Favorite music to listen to
I like to listen to Lecrae and Tenth Avenue North. Pretty wide genre from Christian rap to  Tenth Avenue North, but those are my two favorite bands. And I gotta support my boy, Scotty McCreary. I went and saw him in concert recently. For country he’d definitely be my favorite.

This is a pretty lengthy, so I only posted a couple parts of it  - but it is a very good article - I would recommend everyone clicking on the link below and reading the entire article. 

First 'Idol' winner with a holiday album Scotty McCreery charts in first!

Some are going to find this little piece of trivia almost too difficult to believe: "American Idol" Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery was the first "Idol" title holder to release a Christmas (a.k.a. holiday) album. And if that wasn't surprising enough on its own, he's also the first "Idol" finalist in the country music genre -- Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Bucky Covington, Josh Gracin, Danny Gokey -- to have a major label holiday album. That being said, he dropped the album last week and picked up where he left off, the new offering, Christmas with Scotty McCreery, placing first in sales on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart.

According to Billboard, McCreery's latest release, an 11-track collection that includes a couple of original holiday songs, pushed 41,000 copies its first week out. It was enough to displace Blake Shelton's Cheers, It's Christmas, which had held the top Holiday Albums spot for two consecutive weeks.

But you have to hand it to the recently turned 19-year-old singer -- he certainly knows how to come in first.

After winning the Fox Television singing competition and touring with the other "American Idol" finalists in 2011, McCreery released his first album, Clear As Day. The next week it was first in sales, topping the Billboard 200. It was also No. 1 on the Country albums chart. Not only that but it was the first time a country artist had seen their first album debut at No. 1. To add icing to the "first" cake, McCreery, who had just turned 18 when Clear As Day topped the charts, became the youngest artist in the Nielsen Soundscan era (since 1991) to have a No. 1 debut album.

In all, prior to Christmas with Scotty McCreery posting at the top spot, reported that McCreery had topped one of Billboard's charts 7 times. (That's a far cry from Kelly Clarkson's 79 but the Season 1 winner had a nine-year head start, so...)

McCreery also won the Best New Artist award at the 2nd Annual American Music Awards and the Best New Artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Both awards were determined by popular vote.

With the album at No. 1, McCreery isn't just the only "American Idol" winner to release an album of Christmas music, by default it makes him the first "Idol" winner with a No. 1 Holiday Albums chart-topper.

Of course, he's not the only "Idol" with a holiday album. In fact, Season 5's Mandisa just revamped her 2009 holiday collection, It's Christmas, re-releasing it on Oct. 9 with new material as It's Christmas: Christmas Angel Edition. Other "Idol" finalists with Christmas albums include Season 9's Michael Sarver (but only in digital format), Season 5's Elliott Yamin (who has two holiday albums to his credit), Season 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee, and Season 2's Kimberley Locke.

But the biggest sellers have been by another couple of runners-up. Season 8's David Archuleta's Christmas From The Heart has sold nearly 250,000 copies to date. Season 2's Clay Aiken, though, has the record to beat. His Merry Christmas with Love has sold over 1.4 million units to date.

It might take awhile, but given Scotty McCreery's apparent predilection for being first, there might come a day when he heads that list as well.

Christmas with Scotty McCreery also did well on two other charts, landing at the No. 2 position on the Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200, which lists the best selling albums in the U. S.

The young "Idol" star will appear on "CMA Country Christmas," a special being taped in Nashville on Nov. 3 and set to air sometime during the holidays. Along with other country music luminaries, McCreery will share the stage with current "American Idol" judge Keith Urban.

60 Seconds With Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery
Courtesy of Universal Music Group

Scotty McCreery is a busy young man these days. The ‘American Idol‘ winner is not only attending college, but he’s also touring to promote his platinum debut album, ‘Clear as Day,’ pushing his new Christmas record, and getting together the songs for his follow-up album.

Despite his incredibly busy schedule, McCreery took a minute — literally — to answer a series of rapid-fire questions for us, graciously opening up about everything from his early Christmas memories, to Rod Stewart, the importance of Rice Krispies on a grueling road trip, politics and more.

60 Seconds With Scotty McCreery

Question 1: What did you ever do to get grounded growing up?
I think one time I actually tried to run away. I packed a bag of Rice Krispies and hit the road [Laughs]. And then I got to the end of the neighborhood and came back ’cause I got scared. I don’t think my parents took too kindly to that.  All I took was Rice Krispies — no clothes or anything, just Rice Krispies.

Question 2: What is your most memorable Christmas gift?
I’d put it between two: my first guitar that my grandfather got me when I was about ten, or, I got a pretty big telescope when I was younger. I’m a huge moon and stars guy; I love sitting out at night checking out the constellations, so when I got that, I was pretty ecstatic. The guitar is probably number one, though.

Question 3: Have you decided who you’re going to vote for, and why?
Oh [Laughs]. Uh, you know, for me, I’m going to keep my politics kinda to myself. I’m a singer and entertainer, not a political analyst on the news. But I’m definitely trying to get informed and watch the debates and stuff. This will be an interesting presidential election, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it pans out.

Question 4: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever autographed?
There was this one time I had this really, really big guy come up to me, and I think he’d had a few to drink that night. And he came up to me and lifted up his shirt and had this hairy belly just hanging out, and he said, “Sign my belly, man.” And I said, “Are you kidding me?” And he said, “No.” So I signed his big old belly.
Taste of Country: Oh lord.
That’s what I was thinking!

Question 5: When was the last time you were starstruck?
It was a couple of days ago. I was in L.A. going to my EMG, checking out my vocal chords, making sure everything was healthy, and as I walked in, Rod Stewart was walking out. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh!’

Taste of Country: Did you speak to him?
No, I didn’t. He’s Rod Stewart — I let him go on his merry way. But it was definitely, we all turned around, and our jaws were on the floor, like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ It was cool.

Scotty McCreery fans are getting into the holiday spirit

Brian Mansfield, Idol Chatter 11:43AM EDT October 24. 2012 

Scotty McCreery fans are getting into the holiday spirit, giving the American Idol Season 10 an early Christmas present in the form of a Top Five debut for Christmas With Scotty. The young singer's holiday album debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, selling 41,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Here are sales updates for several additional titles from Idol acts.

Idol albums

Scotty McCreery, Christmas With Scotty (41,000, debut, 41,000) (#4 Billboard 200)
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (14,000, +8%, 864,000) (#25 BB200)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (3,000, +3%, 946,000) (#145 BB200)
Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, +12%, 222,000)
Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (2,000, +16%, 1.119 million)
Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (1,000, -19%, 7.243 million)
Carrie Underwood, Play On (1,000, -6%, 2.144 million)
Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (1,000, -2%, 3.287 million)
Casey James, Casey James (less than 1,000, +1%, 55,000)
Daughtry, Daughtry (less than 1,000, -27%)
Mandisa, It's Christmas (less than 1,000, -2%, 33,000)
Casey Abrams, Casey Abrams (less than 1,000, +19%, 17,000)
Jason Castro, Starting Line EP (less than 1,000, +30%, 2,000)

Idol-related albums

One Direction, Up All Night (15,000, -16%, 1.302 million) (#21 Billboard 200)
Various, WOW Hits 2013 (feat. tracks from Mandisa and Jason Castro) (10,000, -3%, 43,000) (#41 BB200)
Soundtrack, Rock of Ages (8,000, +22%, 215,000) (#48 BB200)
Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (7,000, +27%, 2.787 million) (#57 BB200)
David Guetta, Nothing but the Beat (3,000, -37%, 407,000) (#133 BB200)

Find out more about Scotty's Christmas album, along with his favorite holiday traditions, in the Nov. 5 issue of Country Weekly, on sale Oct. 29. 

 This is from - just added it to this post instead of creating a new post.
Scoring a big debut with his Christmas release is Scotty McCreery with Christmas With Scotty. The album moved 41,000 copies and its sure to find the 2011 Idol winner in the top 10 of the country charts through most of this upcoming Christmas shopping season. 

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

American Idol Scotty McCreery visits Live at Five at 4

Scott McCreery, the Lost Trailers and Rodney Atkins will take part in the Mike Hammond Concert for Charity, to benefit Helen Ross McNabb Center and Bethany Christian Services on October 25 at the Valarium. Show starts at 7pm (Doors open at 6pm).
McCreery has a new Christmas album out.
For more information visit

Scotty McCreery & Dry County on QVC

Credit to: myscottymccreery

Scotty McCreery Talks Fantasy Football

The Fantasy Football Today crew is joined by American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery to talk all things Fantasy. See how McCreery's team is holding up this season.