Thursday, January 31, 2013

American Idol: The Education of Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery: He's going to Disney World -- and to college, as well.

Stay in school, don’t quit your day job. Those are two clich├ęs favored by people giving advice to youngsters interested in creative pursuits. And Scotty McCreery is heeding those warnings—despite having a music career that’s already in full bloom.

The 19-year-old singer won American Idol the year before last, scoring a record deal worth $250,000. His debut album, Clear As Day, came out in October 2011 and quickly earned platinum certification in the U.S. He toured with Brad Paisley and the Band Perry, sang the national anthem at a World Series game, released a Christmas album and pulled in an estimated $4 million last year.

But even as he begins his first solo tour, McCreery is continuing his college education. He’s entering his second semester as a Communications major at North Carolina State University, where he attends class every Monday through Wednesday. Starting in February, however, he’ll soon be heading out of town to play shows on his Weekend Road Trip Tour at the end of each week.

“This window of opportunity is only here once,” says McCreery. “Once it’s gone, it’s gone. So I wanted to make sure I got this experience [of touring] and got the chance to go to college. It’s not really for me, personally, about learning all the chemistry formulas or anything like that. I don’t really need that. But it’s more about the experience and becoming a lifelong learner.”

By working towards his degree, McCreery is following the footprints left by some of his country idols. He points out that some of the genre’s most celebrated artists attended college: Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley—“a lot of the guys that I look up to”—and that the knowledge accumulated at school should help him as he continues his music career.

McCreery also says he’s socking away as much cash as he can. While his gross earnings may look gaudy at $4 million, that number shrinks drastically after American Idol and any other managers, agents and lawyers, not to mention Uncle Sam, take their cut. McCreery probably pockets only one-fifth of the aforementioned sum at most.

“That’s why my parents and everybody else around me keeps telling me to save,” he says. “It’s all about what you keep, not what you make.”

Though McCreery’s career seems to be on very solid footing, music is a volatile business, and having other skills—and cash—to fall back on could serve him well should his progress as an artist stall. Whether it’s Dr. Dre launching a headphone line or a journeyman rocker teaching guitar lessons on the side, successful musicians of all earning levels have been finding that the key to financial stability is becoming a jack of multiple trades
Any entrepreneurial acumen picked up on campus could certainly help augment his earnings if his rise continues. It seems McCreery already has a few such goals in mind, inspired by the success of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar And Grill.
“I’ll tell you what, we could open up restaurants like that or something,” says McCreery. “I don’t know if it’d be a bar and grill, but it’d be something cool. Or maybe something sports-minded … we’ll see, down the road. If something comes up, we’ll jump at it.”

'Idol' winner Scott McCreery playing the Rapids Theatre Feb. 15

Niagara Gazette — Platinum-selling recording artist and Season 10 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery launches his first headline tour — Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013 on Valentine’s Day. The tour will stop in over 25 venues across the country through May. Sixteen dates of the tour have been announced with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
Niagara Falls is right at the top of the list as McCreery is set to play the Rapids Theatre on Main Street at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Tickets are $27.50 advance or $35 the day of the show.
"I've been lucky enough to play a lot of great cities over the last year with Brad Paisley and some other great country artists,” explains McCreery. “This time I get to play some new places with a show that's all my own. I can't wait for my fans to see what we've lined up for them on my Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013."
The tour will feature hits like “The Trouble With Girls,” “Water Tower Town” and “I Love You This Big” from McCreery's #1 Billboard debut album Clear As Day, as well as, a few classic covers. McCreery also plans to give his fans a sneak peek at some new music coming soon from his sophomore album scheduled for release later this year on 19/Interscope/Mercury Records.
The Academy of Country Music's reigning New Artist of the Year says the concept for this Tour was born from what's going on in his life at the moment. "Right now, I'm balancing my music career with my second semester at North Carolina State University. I go to school early in the week and get to play my music every weekend. So, calling this tour the Weekend Roadtrip Tour just made sense. Plus, what college student doesn't love a good roadtrip?"
McCreery has invited fellow country artist and Black River Entertainment's own Sarah Darling to open all shows on the tour. Touted by the New York Times as a “sophisticated songwriter” with a “crisp, powerful voice,” Sarah Darling has found success with three consecutive #1 videos - "Something To Do With Your Hands," "Blackbird," and her current single, "Home To Me".
World Vision will be the charitable sponsor for the Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013. The 63 year-old humanitarian organization is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
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Scotty McCreery talks Bojangles with Shannon Smith

It seems you see Scotty McCreery just about every where these days – on stage performing with big country music stars, returning to his roots by appearing on this season’s Charlotte episode of American Idol, singing on ESPN Game Day, and even in Bojangles commercials.
“So, it’s been really cool. I’ve gone there my whole life and grown up eating chicken, so for me to be part of that company… it’s a really cool thing,” McCreery said.
McCreery says now that he’s a freshman at NC State, he’s balancing being a country music singer and a student.
“I don’t think my professors really care about my outside life. Outside class, they may know about me or listen to themusic, but inside class they don’t give me any benefits – which is good. I want to get by on my own in college,” McCreery said.

Scotty McCreery to perform at Count Basie Theatre & AEG Live

Scotty McCreery
Tickets On Sale to The Public Friday 2/1 at Noon
Monday, May 13, 2013, 8:00 PM
Presented by: Count Basie Theatre and AEG Live

Tickets: $55, $45, $39.50, $29.50
Additional handling fees apply.*
America fell in love with Scotty in 2011 when he appeared on American Idol and immediately made a name for himself with his deep and undeniably country voice, strong sense of self, small—town roots, and unwavering integrity and conviction. In May, he won Season Ten of American Idol when a record—breaking 122.4 million votes were cast for the finale and nearly 39 million people tuned in to see the winner’s name announced. The album’s debut single, “I Love You This Big,” became a Top 15 hit and enjoyed the highest—charting debut for a new artist since at least 1984, while the video for the song hit No. 1 in just a week after its release. He recorded his debut album while starring in the American Idols Live! Tour, which Pollstar ranked as one of the nation’s Top 15 tours.
With Special Guest Sarah Darling

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Scotty McCreery Fox 8 Interview

I found this on Idol Forum and thought I would post it here for everyone to see!

Mary McDonald‏@MaryMcDonald16
@ScottyMcCreery on fox 8 news tomorrow night at 10! Country star and ncsu student #holla 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Taste of Country Music Festival – Scotty McCreery – 2013 Must-See Country Concerts

Scotty McCreery – 2013 Must-See Country Concerts

Scotty McCreery
Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Who: Scotty McCreery and Sarah Darling
What: 2013 Weekend Roadtrip Tour
Why: The Season 10 ‘American Idol’ winner will take Sarah Darling with him when he plays casinos and theaters across the country, beginning on Valentine’s Day in Pennsylvania. It’s a weekend-only tour while McCreery finishes his second semester at N.C. State University. The last listed date according to a press release is May 12, but with a rumored new album coming in 2013, it’s likely he’ll play well into the summer and fall.
Tickets: Available at Scotty McCreery’s official website.

Scotty McCreery’s Weekend Roadtrip 2013 Tour Dates:
2/14 – Bethlehem, Penn.
2/15 – Niagara Falls, N.Y.
2/16 – Atlantic City, N.J.
2/21 – Pittsburgh, Penn.
2/22 – Dover, Del.
2/23 – Charleston, W.V.
3/8 – Plant City, Fla.
3/9 – Kansas City, Mo.
3/28 – Aurora, Ill.
4/18 – Albany, N.Y.
4/19 – Wallingford, Conn.
4/20 – Wilkes-Barre, Penn.
4/26 – Robinsonville, Miss.
5/10 – Lancaster, Penn.
5/11 – Hampton, N.H.
5/12 – Morristown, N.J.

Scotty McCreery to perform on 2/8 at The Devilpalooza Concert

This concert is open to ASU students, faculty and staff. ASU students are allowed to bring one (1) guest.*
Devilpalooza Concert
The Devilpalooza Concert will feature artist Scotty McCreery with special guest Carolina Liar. Scotty debuted his first country album at Number 1 on the Billboard charts. McCreery was chosen as the 2011 American Idol.

See You At The Show!
Friday, February 8 2013
7042 East Utah Ave. - Mesa, AZ 85212 | Polytechnic Campus
Gates open at 6:00 PM. Show starts at 7:00 PM.
This concert is open to ASU students, faculty and staff. ASU students are allowed to bring one (1) guest.*
*Guests must be 18 years of age or older. Proof of identification will be required.
Tickets will become available for everyone – January 14, 2013 at 8 a.m. and will remain open through the concert

Scotty McCreery is one of the Top-Earning American Idols 2012

American Idol first aired on June 11, 2002—when Scotty McCreery was eight years old. Now 19, he’s nearly two years removed from winning the show, and he’s already living up to its lofty title.
After receiving a $250,000 record deal as part of his Idol victory package, McCreery smashed expectations with his debut album, Clear As Day, which sold over 1 million copies. The teenager quickly took advantage by hitting the road last year, opening for Brad Paisley. Next up: a solo tour and a new album later this year, all while continuing his college education. And he’ll be able to afford it, with an estimated $4 million in earnings last year, thanks largely to Idol.

“It’s meant everything,” says McCreery of the show. “I didn’t have a career before, so it was the starting point for my career and it got me going. … They reach like 16 million fans on a bad night.”

More recent winners must turn over somewhere in the neighborhood of half of their income to Idol—before paying any remaining agents, managers and attorneys, not to mention Uncle Sam.

For McCreery, that probably means pocketing only about one-fifth of his $4 million payday. He’s fine with that.  “It’s depressing when you look at it, but I’m still making a good amount,” says McCreery. “I’m not in any way complaining I’m doing a lot better than I was a few summers ago, living off the coin jar in my truck.”

 I only posted the parts about Scotty you can Click on the link below to read the full article

Scotty McCreery will perform at the Music For Memories Concert

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Music for Memories 2013

This year's Jud C Hickey's benefit concert with feature Montgomery Gentry, Scotty McCreery, and Joe Stevenson. It will be held at the country club Feb 7 at 7:00. Come out for a night of music, memories, and magic!

Regular admission tickets
$25 in advance at
$30 at the door
VIP tickets
$75 below
Raffle Tickets
$100 below
*VIP tickets will not be mailed. Patron names will be at the door.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Scotty McCreery ticket giveaway

Posted: Jan 29, 2013 10:54 AM EST Updated: Jan 29, 2013 11:19 AM EST
WVNS is giving away two tickets to one lucky winner to see Scotty McCreery perform live at the Clay Center!
The concert is Feb. 23 at The Clay Center in Charleston.  The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Entries are being accepted now until midnight on Thursday, Jan. 31.  The winner will be announced by Merrily McAuliffe during 59News This Morning on Friday, Feb. 1.
Enter below for a chance to win!  Click here for official rules.

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'Outta My Head'

I love hearing about songs that were almost recorded by one artist before being recorded and released by a different artist. Thought I'd pass along one of those facts that involves Scotty.
Taken from
"Outta My Head" almost was recorded by another artist, Campbell says. "When we were getting ready to cut the new album, we put the word out that we were looking for hit songs, and this one made its' way to my email. But, it actually was sent to me by mistake. It was on hold by Scotty McCreery, but we 'sweet-talked' him into letting us have it. We went in, recorded it, and got it out as fast as we could."

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Another picture and video from the NC State Game

Credit to: jdustinhill

This is such a great picture of Scotty & his dad that was on twitter this morning
Niki McCreery ♥ ‏@ForeverMcCreery @MikeMGarner I love this pic of you & @ScottyMcCreery

Fans pack PNC Arena for first visit by 'College GameDay''

RALEIGH -- Despite icy roads and below freezing temperatures, fans flocked to PNC Arena Saturday morning to be a part of the first ever ESPN College GameDay held in Raleigh.
Though the show started at 10 a.m., N.C. State fans, along with a handful of North Carolina fans, were waiting hours beforehand.

For Wolfpack senior Ryan Abernathy, the wait to get into the arena started at 4:30 a.m. after being denied a chance at sleeping out on the ice on Friday night.

“We’re ready to beat Carolina,” Abernathy said. “We came out here at 9 p.m. with a tent and sleeping bags and were going to camp out, but security told us to go home. College GameDay’s here, so we had to be here.”

Fans who arrived early were treated to a speech from new football coach Dave Doeren along with performances by the dance team and cheerleading squad.

American Idol winner and N.C. State student Scotty McCreery took a break from recording in Nashville, Tenn., to attend the game and be a part of the event. The Garner native performed “Wagon Wheel,” by Old Crow Medicine Show with Doeren and fullback Logan Winkles on the court.

 Click on the link below to read the complete article and see pictures

Read more here:“I was supposed to be in Nashville today, but this is huge,” McCreery said. “I thought, we can pack everything into two days instead of three and make it work. With this being the first time GameDay has ever been to N.C. State, I’m just happy to be a part of it.
McCreery also had a prediction for the game.
“I really think the Pack’s got the edge tonight,” he said. “We’re in a slump right now, but I think a big game like this will help us turn it around and get the fire back. If they play with passion, they’ll get the W.”

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Scotty McCreery at the NC State Game

Behind-The-Scenes at College Game Day Credit to: ncstateathletics

Thank you Kathy for e-mailing this picture of Scotty & Will to us! This picture was tweeted by Will Privette. He is the young man(NC State student) who got "famous" after the Duke/NC State game for "storming" the court in his wheelchair. He was being pushed by the NC State student body president. Will got knocked out of his wheelchair and the star of the NC State basketball team scooped him up and held him while they both cheered for several minutes. The basketball player probably saved Will's life! The story has been all over the internet and on national news shows. Thought it was nice that Will got this photo with Scotty today before the UNC/NC State game. Will Privette @Thrill21 @ScottyMcCreery and me chillin on the court #rollpack

Scotty McCreery will be performing at the Country Radio Seminar on Feb 27th

Scotty McCreery has signed on to perform at the upcoming Country Radio Seminar, to be held on Feb. 27 inside the Performance Hall at the Nashville Convention Center. He joins Dustin Lynch and Grand Ole Opry members Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Vince Gill as part of the all-star lineup. This special performance of Country music's institution will kick-off the two-hour event, which follows the annual CRS Artist/Attendee Welcome Reception, for the first time in the seminar's history.
“Every week, the Grand Ole Opry showcases an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind mix of country music’s new stars, superstars, and legends for country music fans from around the world," Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher said, in a statement, as reported by Music Row. "We’re excited to deliver a special show featuring some of radio’s biggest current hit-makers who are also some of the most popular artists who visit our stage for all our friends in country radio when CRS returns to town next month."
CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne boasts:
“This marks the first time in the history of the seminar, which is over 40 years, that we welcome the Grand Ole Opry to our stage. It has been a long time coming, but will be well worth the wait. My thanks to Pete Fisher and the Opry staff for allowing me to present this show on the opening night of CRS 2013, as both events are such a great fit for each other.”
More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Scotty McCreery jamming at the NC State game

Tune in today to ESPN College Game might catch this...
Tune in today to  ESPN College Game might catch this...
IPB ImageWalshpack Andy Walsh 40m @ScottyMcCreery with team #rollpack @Thrill21 #espngameday 
 Credit to: NCStateathletics

Friday, January 25, 2013

Scotty on College GameDay TOMORROW

Have been told that coach Doeren @StateCoachD and Scotty McCreery @ScottyMcCreery will be performing at 9 AM tomorrow on College Gameday.

College GameDay can be seen on ESPN. I live on the west coast and it's showing up as airing at 8am, if your TV isn't showing a 9am start time. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Scotty McCreery set to play Mystic Lake Showroom


He’s one of country music’s youngest new superstars, and now 19-year-old Scotty McCreery is bringing his “Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013” with special guest Sarah Darling to the Mystic Showroom stage Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m.
After becoming the youngest male singer ever to win American Idol in 2011, Scotty McCreery’s star has risen rapidly. McCreery’s first album Clear as Day debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, and was certified Platinum in just 13 weeks. McCreery went on to win New Artist of the Year at both the 2011 American Country Awards and the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards. He was ranked No. 1 on Billboard‘s list of Top New Country Artists for 2011 and landed the No. 4 spot on Billboard‘s “21 Under 21: Music’s Hottest Minors 2012.”
Date:  Friday, March 29
Time:  8 p.m.
Place:  Mystic Showroom®
Tickets:  $24, $34
On Sale Date:  Saturday, January 26
On Sale Time:  10 a.m.
Tickets to see Scotty McCreery with special guest Sarah Darling at 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Mystic Showroom are available for $24 and $34. Contact the Mystic Box Office at 952-445-9000 or go to for more details. 

Scotty McCreery at 2013 American Idol Auditions in Charolette,NC

Credit to: Nathan Pennington

Scotty McCreery Kicks Off the Charlotte Auditions on ‘American Idol’

By Sterling Whitaker

Making his triumphant return to the show that made him famous, rising country star Scotty McCreery was on hand on Wednesday night (Jan. 23) to help ‘American Idol‘ kick off its twelfth season audition rounds in Charlotte, NC.

McCreery came out to Charlotte Motor Speedway, where ‘Idol’ was holding its huge open cattle call auditions. He addressed the throng of hopefuls with an endearingly self-deprecating joke. “Two years ago this year I was sitting in the stands like y’all, and Ryan Seacrest came out and said, ‘The next American Idol could be in this room,’” he recalled. “And I said, ‘Yeah — yeah, right.”

Of course, the next American Idol was sitting in that room — McCreery went on to win the entire thing, and has since launched a hugely successful country music career. His debut album ‘Clear as Day’ has sold more than a million copies on the strength of singles like ‘The Trouble With Girls,’ ‘I Love You This Big’ and ‘Water Tower Town.’ He recently released a Christmas album that’s also been certified gold.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Reminders from the McCreery's

Based on comments on here and on Twitter, I don't think I'm the only McCreerian frustrated with the Taste of Country Bowl. But tonight, Scotty accompanied by his family let us know that it's not worth being frustrated about. Feel free to vote, but as the McCreery's say- McCreerians rock without a pole, so let's let it go and look forward to more important things- like a single soon?!

Have a great night, y'all!


Scotty McCreery ‏@ScottyMcCreery
Hey yall, we dont needa poll to prove McCreerians are the best fans! It aint that important! Were about good music and good times. Not drama

I know and the world knows yall are the best, and thats all that matters! Love yall!

@Amy_Grubbs: If Scotty doesn't care if he wins, neither should his fans. It's okay not to vote. More important things to look forward to!

@JudyMacGarner: Yep... what Scotty said...LET IT GO... Exactly everyone, let it go. Life is too short. We know who the best fans are!

Yep... what Scotty said...LET IT GO...

@CarleyMcCulloch: I really want @ScottyMcCreery to win tho@MikeMGarner @JudyMacGarner” seriously, don't sweat it!

@ashleymccreery2 Do you really want us to vote? Given this outrageous decision, many of us were considering a boycott of TOC. It's your call
@DrDeb17 @ashleymccreery2 I would rather boycott & let the world know Y we're doing it. I'll vote until McCreerys let us no what they want.
@Sinycalone I don't think we're going to worry about it this time around

Tune into Idol THIS Wednesday

Charlotte takes the stage on Wednesday’s “American Idol.”

Auditions were held at Time Warner Cable Arena in June for the popular Fox talent contest; thousands took a shot at stardom and got a glimpse of stardom in return.

Host Ryan Seacrest worked the mob and then Season 10 champion Scotty McCreery of Garner led cheers for the cameras from atop a scissor lift.

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Only ions were held at Time Warner Cable Arena in June for the popular Fox talent contest; thousands took a shot at stardom and got a glimpse of stardom in return.
Host Ryan Seacrest worked the mob and then Season 10 champion Scotty McCreery of Garner led cheers for the cameras from atop a scissor lift.

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Taste of Country Semi Finals

Taste of Country Bowl Semi-Finals Begin With Five Teams After Round 2 Discrepancies

Almost a quarter of a million votes were cast during Round 2 of the 2013 Taste of Country Bowl. All four matchups came down to the final day, with one being decided by a close margin, and another producing two winners. The Semi-Finals promise to be just as contested, with just six days for each team to prove that they’re best in country music.

After nearly 50,000 votes, Taylor Swift‘s fans outvoted Lady Antebellum‘s by just 51 votes. It was the closest finish in ToC Bowl history, but not the one that has fans in shock on as we move in to the third round. That honor goes to the matchup between Scotty McCreery and Brantley Gilbert.

McCreerians surged to a late lead, but a closer look at voting totals from both sides revealed that some fans finagled their way around the once-per-hour voting rule, giving their team an unfair advantage. Dedicated followers of both artists spent hours rooting for their favorite to win, and it’d be wrong to penalize either group. So, both McCreeriansand BG Nation will move on to the Semi-Finals round against Team Swifties in an unprecedented three-way matchup.

The other side of the bracket was formatted in a more decisive fashion, with Eric Church‘s Church Choir taking 58 percent of the vote against Blake Shelton‘s 42 percent. Church’s team will face Carrie Underwood this round, as she squeaked by her friend Brad Paisley by seven percentage points.

The 2013 Taste of Country Bowl Semi-Finals will produce two winners for the finals, which will begin next Monday (Jan. 28). Voting for the current round will end on Jan. 27 at 11:59PM ET.

Note: Anyone found to be using a technological advantage to outpace the one vote per hour rule will be deemed ineligible and his or her votes will be removed.

Taylor Swift vs. Brantley Gilbert vs. Scotty McCreery – Taste of Country Bowl Semi-Finals 2013

The most hotly-contested round of the 2013 Taste of Country Bowl ended Sunday evening (Jan. 20), with Scotty McCreery sitting just ahead of Brantley Gilbert. Close inspection of the voting revealed some discrepancies however, and as a result, these Semi-Finals will put forth an unprecedented three-way challenge in the name of fairness. McCreery, Gilbert and Taylor Swift – who topped Lady Antebellum during Round 2 voting — will face off to see which team can move forward into the final round.

The rules are the same. Each singer and his or her fans will battle to push their team forward by working together to tally votes. All three of these superstars are adept at galvanizing their fans in a fight to the very end. It will be a true test of dedication to see who has the best team.

The winner of this Round 3 matchup will get to face either Eric Church or Carrie Underwood in the ToC Bowl finals. Fans are allowed to vote only once every hour. Any voter found to be outpacing that rule will be deemed ineligible, forfeiting their votes. Voting for the Semi-Finals matchups will end on Sunday Jan. 27 at 11:59PT ET.

The overall Taste of Country Bowl winner for 2013 will be announced on Feb. 4 — one day after Super Bowl XLVII is played in New Orleans.

Vote NOW once an hour over at Taste of Country.

Note: Please keep the comments positive. We understand this could potentially be viewed as something negative against Scotty and McCreerians. But let's show everyone what McCreerians are made of and win this one too!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Keep voting!

Just a reminder to vote for Scotty over at Taste of Country in the Taste of Country Bowl 2013. He's still up against Brantley Gilbert. Voting ends today at 11:59 EST. Currently at 9:43 EST, Scotty is leading but it's not over yet. 

Head over here to submit your vote!

Also, over on Twitter McCreerians are trending #VoteForScotty. Mr and Mrs McCreery as well as Ashley have joined in on the trending. And Scotty promised a TP tomorrow, win or lose. Currently #VoteForScotty is trending in the US:

Poll is closed and McCreerians prove once again that "Scotty is No. 1 and always will be". Rest up tonight, we take on Taylor Swift and the Swifties this next week!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Scotty McCreery Is One of the Most Famous College Kids Right Now

By Cory Stromblad

Scotty McCreery is one of the brightest new stars in country music, but it’s the ‘Water Tower Town’ singer’s academic work that is bringing him some well-deserved attention these days.
According to Yahoo! Finance, the North Carolina State freshman is one of the 16 most famous college co-eds to be enrolled in classes this semester. The singer handles his double life with grace, but admits that life as a student is a tad more stressful than he had originally anticipated.

“I’ve been studying non-stop. But it was a lot tougher than I was anticipating going into it,” McCreery reveals of his journey in higher education. “When I was doing this in high school, balancing it all was nothing. But college was definitely a huge step. I’ve had to learn how to study again.”

The singer’s chaotic schedule is about to be elevated to a higher level as McCreery continues to work on his sophomore project, his follow-up to the 2010 platinum-selling ‘Clear as Day’ album. The process has been slow-going, but McCreery planned it out that way.
“The first one I did was a little rushed, I didn’t get to enjoy it or get creative with it,” he acknowledges. “This one we’re going to take our time and really make a good album.”
New music from McCreery is expected to be released later this year. The singer continues to tour when his schedule permits, having just announced his Weekend Roadtrip tour.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Who is Scotty McCreery's opening act? Who has he been writing songs in Nashville with?

 Offical Sarah Darling website

Click on the link below to learn more about Sarah Darling

According to Scotty has written a song called Prayed For with Ashley Gorley and Kelley Lovelace.  I thought it would be interesting to know more about these 2 guys that's been helping write songs with Scotty for his new album.

ashley gorley

Ashley Gorley - Songwriter/Producer

  • Co-wrote Brett Eldredge's current single, "Don't Ya"
  • Has earned 8 #1 Singles - Most recently with Carrie Underwood's 'Good Girl'
  • Co-Wrote Tim McGraw's top 5 single "Better Than I Used To Be"
  • Co-wrote Jana Kramer's debut single 'Why Ya Wanna'
  • Recent cuts by Chris Young, Brad Paisley, Billy Currington, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, Easton Corbin
  • Co-wrote Brad Paisley's 3-week #1 "Then"
  • Co-wrote Trace Adkins' 3-week #1 "You're Gonna Miss This"
  • 2008 NSAI Song of The Year
  • Nominated for ACM and CMA Song of The Year
  • Nominated for Grammy Best Country Song
  • Co-wrote Darius Rucker's 3-week #1 "It Won't Be Like This For Long"
  • Co-wrote the #1 Brad Paisley / Keith Urban duet "Start A Band"
  • Co-wrote Carrie Underwood's 2-week #1 "All-American Girl"
  • First #1 with Carrie Underwood's single "Don't Forget to Remember Me"
  • Carrie's debut album "Some Hearts" certified 7x platinum
  • Co-wrote Jason Aldean's Top 5 single "Laughed Until We Cried"
  • Co-wrote Randy Travis' "Dig Two Graves" 
Click on the link below to read more about Ashley Gorley

Kelley Lovelace-As a writer, he has had many songs recorded by artists such as Brad Paisley, Tracy Byrd, Teri Clark, David Ball, Mark Chesnutt, Clay Walker, Joe Nichols, and others. Among these recordings are 10 Top 5 Billboard hits:

He Didn't Have To Be / Brad Paisley #1
(Brad Paisley / Kelley Lovelace)

Wrapped Around / Brad Paisley #2
(Brad Paisley / Kelley Lovelace / Chris DuBois)

Two People Fell In Love / Brad Paisley #4
(Brad Paisley / Kelley Lovelace / Tim Owens)

The Impossible / Joe Nichols #1
(Kelley Lovelace / Lee Thomas Miller)

I Just Wanna Be Mad / Terri Clark #1
(Kelley Lovelace / Lee Thomas Miller)

What's A Guy Gotta Do / Joe Nichols #3
(Kelley Lovelace/Joe Nichols/Don Sampson)

The World / Brad Paisley #1
(Kelley Lovelace / Lee Thomas Miller / Brad Paisley)

Don't Forget To Remember Me / Carrie Underwood #1
(Kelley Lovelace / Morgane Hayes)

Kelley Lovelace (left), Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois
Kelley Lovelace (left), Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois
Photo Credit: Marilu White

Click on the link below to read more about Kelley Lovelace

Scotty McCreery announces his 2013 Headlining Tour

Scotty McCreery Plans First Headlining Tour
Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013 Will Begin Feb. 14 in Bethlehem, Pa.
Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery will launch his headlining Weekend Roadtrip tour 2013 on Feb. 14 in Bethlehem, Pa.

Sarah Darling ("Home to Me") will open the shows. World Vision will be the charitable sponsor of the tour. Although only 16 stops have been announced, the tour is expected to play 25 cities.

"I've been lucky enough to play a lot of great cities over the last year with Brad Paisley and some other great country artists," McCreery said. "This time, I get to play some new places with a show that's all my own. I can't wait for my fans to see what we've lined up for them on my Weekend Roadtrip tour 2013."

McCreery will incorporate new material into his summer tour. He is expected to release a new album later this year.

"Right now, I'm balancing my music career with my second semester at North Carolina State University," he said. "I go to school early in the week and get to play my music every weekend. So, calling this tour the Weekend Roadtrip tour just made sense. Plus, what college student doesn't love a good road trip?"

Here are the dates for the Weekend Roadtrip tour:

Feb. 14: Bethlehem, Pa.
Feb. 15: Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Feb. 16: Atlantic City, N.J.
Feb. 21: Pittsburgh
Feb. 22: Dover, Del.
Feb. 23: Charleston, W.Va.

March 8: Plant City, Fla.
March 9: Kansas City, Mo.
March 28: Aurora, Ill.

April 18: Albany, N.Y.
April 19: Wallingford, Conn.
April 20: Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
April 26: Robinsonville, Miss.

May 10: Lancaster, Pa.
May 11: Hampton, N.H.
May 12: Morristown, N.J. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Scotty McCreery one of 16 famous kids in college right now

 The 16 Most Famous Kids in College Right Now

A new college semester is about to begin and that means that students are preparing to head back to school for the spring semester. But some students have to juggle a bit more than just classes and schoolwork.

We've found the 16 most famous kids in college this semester. These celebrities are pursuing their college degrees, juggling class and exams with the responsibilities of public life.

They're musicians, actors, models and athletes who somehow find a way to balance their college careers with their professional ones—an impressive feat for such young people.

They go to school all over America, from New York City's School of Visual Arts to California's University of Southern California.

We've listed them here in alphabetical order. Let us know who we missed!

Scott McCreery

Flickr/insidethemagicCollege: North Carolina State University

Year: Freshman

McCreery won the 10th season of American Idol in 2011— while he was in high school. Since then, he's come out with his own country album "Clear as Day" and he's won numerous awards, including the best Breakthrough Video of the Year from the CMT Music Awards for his song "The Trouble with Girls" — just hours before he donned a cap and gown for his high school graduation.

McCreery is a freshman at NC State, majoring in communications/public relations. Meanwhile he is still recording new songs when he's not studying.

I've only posted Scotty's part you can click on the link below to read the entire story

Monday, January 14, 2013

Scotty McCreery vs Brantley Gilbert TOC Bowl 2013, Round 2

Brantley Gilbert vs. Scotty McCreery – Taste of Country Bowl 2013, Round 2

Brantley Gilbert Scotty McCreery
Frazer Harrison / Rick Diamond, Getty Images
The Round 2 matchup between Brantley Gilbert and Scotty McCreery may break the internet. The two artists have very different fanbases — both willing to stand up and be counted again and again. If this Taste of Country Bowl pairing was a real football game, each play would fall in the “three yards and a cloud of dust” variety. Who can score the winning touchdown?
Gilbert and his fans proved they’re a force to be reckoned with by doubling up Miranda Lambert and her followers last round. Luke Bryan and his team were persistent, but McCreerians used social media to make sure Team Scotty stayed out in front. The winner of this Round 2 matchup moves on to the semi-finals to face either Taylor Swift or Lady Antebellum.
Voting for all Round 2 matches will end on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 11:59PM ET. Vote up to once every hour until then.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Another Place to vote for Scotty McCreery


2013 Evening of Champions

Rex Hospital Open Community Spirit Award
The Rex Hospital Open Community Spirit Award is presented to a Triangle-area individual or corporation for their leadership in the promotion of sports and community service.

Scotty McCreery – Garner High School Graduate
Connor Mitch Scotty McCreery was advised to go straight to Nashville and focus on his music but he wanted to play for his Garner High School baseball team. He missed his junior season because he was competing on American Idol, and he returned to pitch for the Trojans his senior year. He gracefully balanced the demands of his singing career with his commitment to his team and in doing so demonstrated the true spirit of high school athletics.

The winners will be announced on February 16th

 Click on the link below and you will be redirected to the website to vote for Scotty

WZTV Fox 17 Interviews Scotty McCreery

There is a video of the interview with Scotty but it does not have an embedded code for me to copy & post on here. But if you click on the link below it will take you to the page so you can view it.

American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery has had a busy couple of
years. His debut album topped the Billboard 200 and went platinum, he
performed at the Grand Ole Opry and released a Christmas album!

After singing the holiday classics, McCreery says he is now ready to send
fans some new tunes, "We're getting ready for it, you know I was just
talking to my manager we are getting the songs compiled in one spot so I
can keep listening to them and picking the ones I like" he says.

At 19, Scotty is also concentrating on school! Especially when it comes to
his toughest subjects, "Math!! I would love to just learn about history
and english and all that stuff, but math who needs to know those
chemistry formulas? Math or calculus that ain't me" laughs the country

Scotty plans to keep an eye on Idol and says that maybe
his next album will come in handy for that! "It would be cool if
somebody covered a song of mine. That's one thing I haven't gotten yet
is a big hit song.  I've won awards and I've got platinum gold records
but I haven't had a hit song yet, so that's what we're looking for for
this sophomore album."

Look out for more music from sSotty on the radio in the months ahead.
Friday, January 11 2013, 09:59 PM CST

Friday, January 11, 2013

Scotty McCreery Makes Top 3 of Country American idol's

At Least he made top 3!!

Top 10 Country ‘American Idol’ Singers

Edit:  I went in and shortened the post to only include the top 5 because when the whole story was printed it was the only story showing on the site.  Donna
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Bucky Covington

The country favorite from the fifth season of ‘American Idol’ was Bucky Covington, who finished eighth that year. The singer from Rockingham, N.C. was as charming as any in the show’s history, and he turned that into radio gold — his debut album peaked at No. 1 while selling nearly 500,000 copies. A follow-up was expected in 2010, but Lyric Street closed, leaving this singer professionally homeless. Along with James, he is one who came prepared to play live after the series ended.
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Josh Gracin

Country music’s first ‘American Idol’ star was Josh Gracin, who released the Top 5 song ‘I Want to Live’ shortly after finishing fourth following the show’s second season. Gracin has a Gold record, three Top 5 singles — including the chart-topping ‘Nothing to Lose’ — and a number of other songs that earned significant radio play. While he parted ways with Lyric Street Records, he has since signed with Average Joes.
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Scotty McCreery

There was little doubt that Scotty McCreery would win Season 10 of ‘American Idol.’ The Garner, N.C. native delivered dominating performances each week, and his humble charm swept fans off their feet. His debut album went Platinum, and he’s followed that with a Gold Christmas album. Over time, McCreery could eclipse the No. 2 singer on this list, but he’ll need to find more success on the radio. ‘I Love You This Big’ is his highest charting song to date, peaking inside the Top 20. McCreery earned his spot as a top country ‘American Idol’ singer.
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Kellie Pickler

While with BNA Records, Kellie Pickler made a living from mid-charting songs that peopled rushed to buy. However, her best album came as she was splitting from the label. ‘Tough’ was named one of the top records of 2012 by many critics. Much like the No. 1 singer on this list of the top country singers from ‘American Idol,’ this North Carolinian combines artistry with commercial success – not to mention a telegenic personality. Now with Black River Entertainment, the future looks bright for Pickler. 
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Carrie Underwood

It’s impossible to ignore Carrie Underwood as the all-time best country singer from ‘American Idol.’ She’s sold more albums than any other singer of any genre that appeared on the show. ‘Blown Away’ will be her fourth album to go muti-Platinum, and she has a dozen No. 1 hits. Underwood is arguably the most recognizable star in the format — something you’d never realize if you ran into her at the supermarket or church. Despite the fame from the show, she has remained humble