Friday, November 2, 2012

See What Country Star Scotty McCreery thinks would make a great president

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A Fan shares her pictures of Scotty McCreery signing CD's at Best Buy in Garner

I apologize these are late in getting posted but thank you Linda for sharing your memories of Scotty McCreery with all of us here at Fans of Scotty. Thank you for visiting the site daily - Hailey, Tarah, Gloria and myself appreciate it!

 700 people got to meet Scotty today and have him sign their CDs. I'm the one wearing the red and white, Super Star Scotty McCreery shirt. We waited about 1-1/2 hours but once inside, it went quickly. It was very well organized. Scotty's family was there with him.

I asked him if he knew of the FOS website and he said he did.  :w00twave:   I told him that I read it every day. I gave Scotty a copy of the comment a lady, who lost her husband to cancer, left on your post on Scotty's Relay for Life ad (Comment: Oct. 11, 2012, 7:14 PM). She wanted to let him know how much his music (especially ILYTB) has meant to her. It really touched my heart and I know it meant a lot to Scotty to read it. Thanks for all the work you ladies do to keep us informed because just like you, we love our Scotty!

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Clear as McCreery: ‘Idol’ star balances life in college and country music

By Rachel Hansen

WENATCHEE — A year ago, Scotty McCreery pitched high school baseball, sang in the choir and cashiered at a local grocery store in his hometown of Garner, N.C. With a deep-voiced Southern drawl, the 19-year-old superstar still talks like that guy.
Never mind that McCreery won the 2011 season of “American Idol,” then a month later, performed at the Grand Ole Opry. He broke a Guinness World Record as the youngest male to enter the U.S. album charts at No. 1. His first album, “Clear as Day,” went platinum in three months and was the highest-selling solo country album last year. He even released a Christmas album last month.
McCreery is caught between two worlds: his life as a college freshman at North Carolina State University, and his life on tour as a country music phenom. The stardom side began when he auditioned for “Idol” as a fresh-faced 16-year-old with an unusually deep voice.
“I’d been singing my whole life,” McCreery said. “ ‘Idol’ was something I’d watched for a few years. We had the frequent-flier miles and hotel points, so we treated it like a vacation.”
McCreery admits it took a while to get used to the limelight. His fans sometimes follow his tour bus out of town, or drive by his home to take pictures. He was once asked what his favorite candy was during an interview, and ever since, his fans give him Starburst and Tootsie Rolls at every show.
“They’re all very sweet to me, very kind,” he said, somewhat bashfully. “It’s always very flattering when they ask you to prom and the homecoming dance. I wish I could make them all, but this touring life and college life is kind of taking my schedule over for the next few or so.”
About 100 people waited outside the Town Toyota Center in late September to grab the first tickets to his show Nov. 8. The earliest fans showed up at 5:50 a.m. for the 1 p.m. release. The show was half-sold at press time.
“There was some great enthusiasm there, from people of all ages,” said marketing director Jennifer Bushong. “But there were definitely teenage girls who were first in line. There was a little smoke in the air still. They were dedicated.”
McCreery called in from Nashville last week to talk about how he keeps it real, despite his meteoric success:
Go: What was that moment when you realized that you’re a recognized celebrity?
Scotty McCreery: Oh, man. It probably didn’t strike all of us until maybe top 24 and top 13 when they called us to the blue carpet. That was the first time we were in the public eye and people were taking pictures of us. We were like, ‘Oh my goodness, this is really happening.’ From then on out, it was more and more every day.
Go: What was your reaction to the publicity?
SM: At first it was a little scary, but once you get kind of used to it and you realize this is the new normal, the new life, and you just kind of go with it, enjoy it and have fun with it. Got to.
Go: You’re a freshman in college, and a Nashville star. How are you able to do both?
SM: I just kind of do it. I don’t know if there’s a particular formula that I follow. I just have class Monday and Wednesday, and tour Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. For me, my music has to be my No. 1 priority. We’ll see how it works coming down the road, but so far so good.
Go: Why didn’t you postpone school?
SM: It wouldn’t have been the same if I’d gone back in a couple of years. For me, going to college and getting an education has been really important to me, so I wanted to go as long as I could work it out. I’ve lived 17 years of my life knowing my friends and waking up in my hometown, and all of a sudden I’m thrown in the public eye, and loving every second of it, but I didn’t want to kick everything I’ve known for my whole life to the curb and say I’m moving on now. It’s good to go home and stay somewhat normal and grounded, but also still having the crazy touring life.
Go: But you said music comes first, why is that?
SM: It has to. It’s my career, it’s something that I’ve loved my whole life. Now I finally have the chance of a lifetime to go out there and perform in front of the crowds and record my own music with a label in Nashville. I have to make that No. 1 priority. I work hard on my music, and on college. It’s just, in my mind, the way things have to be.
Go: Let’s talk about that voice for a second — did you train your voice to be that deep, or was it just genes?
SM: I guess it was genes. As far as training my voice for singing, I’ve had four years of classical training in chorus in high school. I was tenor my first few years there, so it wasn’t like I was trying to be deep. I guess you could say it was just genes, and I’m glad I got these genes. It got me a job.
Go: What is it like entering a genre where the average male country star tends to be older?
SM: I’m definitely young, I don’t think there’s been a teenage male to make it in country music. So, I’m still trying to create some longevity and make my mark. But I mean, we’ll see. I have some boundaries with my age. I’m not going to go out there and sing about drinking with the boys because number one, it ain’t legal and number two, it ain’t me. I have to be conscious of it.
Go: What do you think it’s going to take to establish yourself in country for the long term?
SM: Just some songs. Country music is all about the songs. Just in the last year or two, I won “Idol,” I won a couple New Artist of the Year awards, the Breakthrough Video award, I sold out shows around the country, but I haven’t had a No. 1 song yet. And country music, it’s all about the songs. I think if I get a couple big hits, I can be around for a while, but I’ve got to find them.

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Scotty McCreery, Scotty McCreery on the Macy’s Walk of Stars red carpet at “The 46th Annual CMA Awards,” Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, live from Bridgestone Arena in Downtown Nashville and aired live on the ABC Television Network., 2012 Red Carpet
Scotty McCreery on the Macy’s Walk of Stars red carpet at “The 46th Annual CMA Awards,” Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, live from Bridgestone Arena in Downtown Nashville and aired live on the ABC Television Network.

Ashley & Mike McCreery share a picture from last night

Out on the town with at the CMA after party!

CMA Red Carpet pic!

Here is the Link to a pic of Scotty on the CMA Red Carpet Earlier this evening

 Edit by Donna:  I just wanted to add these pictures I found on twitter from last night

Backstage with and her co-presenter

The name is McCreery. .

Video of Scotty and Shawn presenting at the CMA Awards

McCreery Predicts CMA Award Winner

SheKnows has got the 2012 CMA Awards covered. We're bringing you the stars, as they dish on everything from love to competition. While on the red carpet, Scotty McCreery even revealed who he thinks will win in the Best New Artist category.

Scotty McCreery isn't the new kid on the block. At 19, he's no stranger to The CMA Awards or the music industry in general. After winning Season 10 of American Idol, he's stayed busy, both personally and professionally.

SheKnows spoke to the singer before tonight'sCMA Awards, where he dished on his latest obstacle — college. McCreery's pulling double duty, as a student by day and a performer by night.

He reveals, "Grades are good. The grades are good. I'm having to learn quick that time management is the biggest part of college, especially when you live your life on the road the other half of the week... I think I'll get through the first semester alright."
The singer's not as high maintenance as you might think, though. He currently lives with three roommates whom he's known for years. He credits them with keeping him humble and on his toes.

He jokes, "They hate on me more than anybody else."

As for the CMA Awards, McCreery has a good idea of who'll walk away as the year's Best New Artist.

"All of them are great. All of them, I've had the pleasure of seeing, doing shows and hear[ing] their music. If I have to pick, I would say B.G. [Brantley Gilbert]. He's on fire. I don't see how you could go against him."

Well, Gilbert — or B.G., as McCreery likes to call him — has some tough competition. He's up against Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Thompson Square and Love and Theft. CMA Awards Best Dressed