Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter


from all of us at Fans of Scotty

Today in honor of the holiday, Fans Of Scotty will not be posting, so that everybody may enjoy a wonderful day with family and friends. Again, enjoy your holiday everybody! We are very thankful for everyone that helps with, and visit this site everyday! Thank you for being a part of our family here!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

‘Cookin’ something up with Scotty’ at Mystic Lake

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The old saying “needs more cowbell” could be applied to country music and its need for more McCreery. Scotty McCreery that is. The American Idol season 10 champ brought his Weekend Roadtrip Tour to the Mystic Lake Showroom Friday night to a full house.
Having seen McCreery open for Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality World Tour Jan. 14, 2012, at the Xcel Energy Center, admittedly mixed expectations were abound.
However, as with any opening slot on a tour, it can be hard for newer acts to truly introduce themselves to the audiences in the short time slots allotted.
McCreery performed a two-hour set Friday night at Mystic Lake, and hands down introduced himself to everyone in that room. He even went so far as to write his phone number on a couple lucky female fan’s hands during the catchy “Write My Number on Your Hand.”  (For those who weren’t able to be at the show, feel free to call (919) 800-7527 for a special message direct from McCreery).
Opening with “Rock This Night,” McCreery did just that – but maintained a true country showmanship throughout. He was mild-mannered, pleasantly interacting with the audience, but sticking to business on the stage with his five-piece backing band. He worked the stage like a pro, apparently having picked up a thing or two from Paisley when touring with the country hitmaker.

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McCreery took the audience to his hometown of Garner, NC, with “Watertower Town,” teased the crowd with the lyrics “baby lock the door and turn the lights down low,” and sang his first single “I Love You This Big.”
Grabbing a guitar, McCreery shared his Idol journey, and the fact he had to show that he was country. To prove the point, he did the George Strait hit “Check Yes or No” followed by his own “Dirty Dishes,” which shares the importance of family and recognizing the special moments in our day-to-day lives.
A rollicking version of the Garth Brooks hit “Papa Loved Mama” prefaced some new McCreery music.
His “Something About a Suntan” obviously sounds similar to the Kip Moore hit “Something About a Truck,” but it is a fun offering live – and made for a good opportunity for some larger-than-lifesize beachballs to float around the crowd. McCreery kept the summer theme going with “Out of Summertime.”
 
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Showcasing his band Dry County, the six musicians let their talent shine on the popular “Man of Constant Sorrow.”
His own “Better Than That,” and “Gotta See You Tonight” led into a story about being bored in Las Vegas and ending up at one of Garth Brooks’ shows at the Wynn. While he was sitting there watching one of his heroes perform, a girl came up and tapped him on the shoulder. He admitted he wasn’t sure where things were going, but the girl introduced himself as one of Brooks’ daughters, and brought McCreery backstage after the show to meet her famous father.
“Every good thing you have heard about Garth Brooks is 100 percent true,” McCreery told the crowd. The familiar intro to “The Dance” began, and opening act Sarah Darling came out for a duet with McCreery on one of Brooks’ most famous songs.
McCreery’s “You Make That Look Good,” his version of Tim McGraw’s “I Like it, I Love It,” and an acoustic version of the Jamey Johnson hit “In Color,” all followed, the latter which was one of the tunes McCreery sang for Idol judges.
He stopped midway through the song to recognize those serving overseas, and went on to play his hit “The Trouble With Girls” as his band filed back onto the stage.
An “interruption” to the show came when Brad Paisley’s face suddenly appeared on the large screen behind McCreery. They bantered about when they toured together, and Paisley encouraged McCreery to do Paisley’s hit “Celebrity,” to which he obliged the singer and the crowd.
What sealed the deal most of all was McCreery’s sincere appreciation of the country music he grew up on (think Travis Tritt, McGraw, Brooks, and Montgomery Gentry) to bona fide classics like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Hank Williams Sr.
A medley of those artists and more easily resonated with every single person in that audience – one song or another.
McCreery’s version of Travis Tritt’s “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” brought the show to its close, and McCreery encored with Montgomery Gentry’s “Gone.”

McCreery has hit his Weekend Roadtrip Tour out of the park. Hopefully the Weekend Roadtrip will become a full-scale summer vacation as McCreery is truly needed to bring his music, his country music, to as many fans as possible.

http://www.minnesotacountry.com/wp/cookin-something-up-with-scotty-at-mystic-lake/#.UVd98jdu3Kd

Tweeted Pictures from Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre


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@ScottyMcCreery 's & THE BAND #WRIGELYField this afternoon!
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Since is not here yet, we are auditioning for a replacement drummer. What do you all think?

Scotty McCreery Plays Teacher at Illinois Tour Stop


Tricia DespresPublished: Mar 29, 2013 by Tricia Despres
Accomplishing more in a 90-minute set than most 19-year-old college kids accomplish in the entirety of their spring break, country crooner Scotty McCreery took his “Weekend Roadtrip Tour” at Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Ill., as the perfect opportunity to teach us all a little something.
He introduced the music of Strait, Haggard and Cash to 12-year-old girls with flowers in their hair. He sang the music of Elvis and Garth Brooks to mothers and grandmothers. And as he has done since the moment he introduced himself to the world on American Idol as Scott McCreery, he spoke without saying a word via a cross bouncing up and down from around his neck. Yet there were also moments throughout the evening when Scotty reminded us all that he is still just a freshman in college with some insatiable cravings.
“Here I am in Chicago and I didn’t get any dad-gum deep-dish pizza,’ he said with the “aww shucks” attitude that made America fall in love with him in the first place.
Kicking off the night with the older sounding, yet still purely innocent new single “Rock the Night," Scotty and his fans were off for the ride. Fronting a five-piece band and wiping the sweat off his brow like a major league pitcher, Scotty pleased the sold-out crowd with favorites such as “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls,” and created a tween frenzy by signing a handful of autographs on “Write Your Number on my Hand.” He also gave anxious fans an early listen to some new material, including “Suntan” [with the line nothing better than a hot girl with cool shades] and what he called "the first good song I think I have written,"  “See U Tonight."
“All I have ever wanted to do was wave the country music flag loud and proud for y’all,” he exclaimed towards the end of the evening.
So far, you have, Scotty. We give you an A.

http://www.countryweekly.com/reviews/scotty-mccreery-plays-teacher-illinois-tour-stop

Scotty McCreery at Mystic Lake Casino

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Scotty McCreery takes the Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013 to Indiana





2011 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery appears at Star Plaza Theatre on Saturday, March 30th. It’s just one stop on his Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013.  Don’t miss Scotty as he performs the hits off his debut country album Clear as Day. 

Seating
Star Plaza Theatre is a 3400-seat intimate theatre with two seating levels in a semi-circle around the stage. The Main Floor Level seats 2,000 people and the Mezzanine Level,which overhangs the main level about midway, seats 1,400. The furthest seat in the auditorium is only 120 feet from the stage thrust.
 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Vote for Scotty McCreery - 2013 Country Cutie

It's that time of year again.  These Country Cuties are going head to head in a winner take all showdown!  You know them, you love them, and now is your chance to propel your favorites into the next round.  It will come down to one girl and one guy in the finals.

The 2012 bracket wrapped up with a close face-off between Champion Lauren Alaina and two-time defending champ Jason Michael Carroll.  Whose fans will step up this year and make them the Country Cuties 2013 Champion?

Click on the link below to cast your vote
http://www.wkktfm.com/pages/countrycuties.html

Scotty McCreery takes the Weekend RoadTrip Tour 2013 to Mystic Lake Casino tonight

The biggest names in show business have helped make Mystic Lake Casino Hotel® the Twin Cities’ premier entertainment destination. For intimate shows in the 2,100-seat Mystic Showroom®, Mystic Lake® provides Minnesota’s best concert experience. Plus, enjoy free music every weekend at the Promenade Stage on the gaming floor. Country, rock, soul, comedy – there’s always a performance in store for all fans of live entertainment at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.

Mystic Showroom - Friday, March 29, 2013 - 8:00pm 

with special guest Sarah Darling

 

Mystic Showroom Seating Chart

 



http://www.mysticlake.com/entertainment

Scotty McCreery previews upcoming album in concert

  • Singer Scotty McCreery will be at House of Blues for a show on May 24.
Singer Scotty McCreery will be at House of Blues for a show on… (Getty Images )
March 28, 2013
When it comes to generating country stars, the "American Idol" franchise delivered a grand-slam home run with Carrie Underwood, but relative newcomer Scotty McCreery is making hits, too.
At age 19, McCreery is juggling his first headlining tour and his freshman year at North Carolina State University. The Season 10 "Idol" winner also is working on the follow-up to his 2011 "Clear As Day" debut.

"Nothing's really set in stone about what's going to make the record yet," he tells country music blog The Boot. "That's why we're playing some of the new stuff in the live shows and feeling out what the fans are digging."
So help the guy with his new album. Maybe he'll thank you in the liner notes.
Scotty McCreery will perform May 24 at House of Blues at Downtown Disney. Tickets are $29 advance, $32 day of show, on sale Friday, March 29.

 http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-03-28/entertainment/os-new-tix-scotty-mccreery-orlando-20130328_1_scotty-mccreery-country-music-country-stars

Scotty McCreery brings bass sounds to Merrillville


Scotty McCreery captured the music audience's attention while competing on Season 10 of "American Idol" in 2011.
The Garner, N.C. native also won the hearts of female teen viewers with his bass vocals and charming personality. McCreery went on to win "Idol"  that year becoming the youngest male winner at 17 and the youngest country artist to take top prize in the popular television vocal competition.
These days, McCreery, 19, is a college student at North Carolina State University, and is also busy touring the nation bringing his fresh country sounds to crowds. He'll perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.
"We're definitely looking forward to going up there and playing the music for the fans," said McCreery, during a recent telephone interview.
McCreery's  Weekend Roadtrip Tour is his first headlining tour, which currently has dates scheduled through October. Last year, the country singer toured as an opening act for Brad Paisley. Opening for McCreery on this tour will be Sarah Darling.
"I love touring and I've got a great band. I love getting out there and taking the bus on the road," he said, adding he'll be performing tunes from his hit first album "Clear as Day" as well as songs by artists who have influenced him.
That debut CD "Clear as Day" hit the top of the Billboard 200 when it came out and remained at No. 1 for six weeks.
"It's been wonderful to sit back and watch this CD take on a life of its own," McCreery said. "I never could have expected the success that happened with it."
While McCreery released "Christmas with Scotty McCreery" last season, he said he's also currently hard at work on a new album.
"It's going to come out in late summer or early fall," the singer said.
"One of the things that's going to be different with this album is I get to write and get to put my own stamp on it."
When writing songs, McCreery said he's influenced by situations in "everyday" life.
In addition to enjoying the touring and the creation of new music, McCreery is also having fun working on his "ScotTV" project, a new webisode series that can be accessed at scottymccreery.com.
"We have a camera on the road with us and the fans get a chance to see me offstage and backstage. So far, the fans are enjoying it," he said. There are a few episodes completed already and they'll be released weekly.
Being a contestant on "American Idol," McCreery said, was quite an experience and an honor.
"'Idol' was a huge stepping stone for me. It's the reason I'm here. It was my platform," he said. Through "Idol," he said the general public has the opportunity to see new artists who may not have the chance to be seen by the outside world through other platforms.
"It helps us in a big way," he said.
McCreery is thankful for the positive response he's gotten from audiences for not only his recorded music but his concerts.
"The fans have been incredible. We've had packed houses and I like seeing the smiles on their faces." McCreery said he's intent on trying to bring a little joy to people.
"It's nice to be able to put a smile on their faces for the night because you never know what's going on in their lives."

http://www.nwitimes.com/entertainment/music/scotty-mccreery-brings-bass-sounds-to-merrillville/article_d3a58634-5a54-50e0-8adf-5c486a466269.html

Pictures of Scotty McCreery at the Paramount Theater, Aurora, IL

Edit: Wanted to add this news clip video I found onto this post.
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My view of the show most of the night and I couldn't be any happier!
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Dirty Dishes here in Aurora for the Weekend Roadtrip Tour!



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The view from the stage at the Paramount Theatre here in Aurora. Almost time to resume the Weekend Roadtrip!
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ScotTV Eposide 5 - About The Harlem Shake

Published on Mar 28, 2013 Scotty decides it's time to do his own version of the "Harlem Shake" with the help of his band and the Pittsburgh fans. See how it all goes down, in Episode 5. For more, go to www.scottymccreery.com.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Scotty McCreery's Interview with Fox 32

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I'm having trouble getting the actual video to load on the site but if you click the link below
 to view the video - This new caster and the anchor woman LOVE Scotty!!!

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/video?clipId=8718814&autostart=true

“Idol’s” Scotty McCreery Joins Trish In Studio, Talks New Music, Tour, & Paisley Pranks!



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Trish Biondo & Scotty McCreery in Studio before his sold-out concert at the Paramount in Aurora March 28th, 2013
Trish Biondo & Scotty McCreery in Studio before his sold-out concert at the Paramount in Aurora March 28th, 2013


Scotty McCreery jumped into super stardom when he won the 10th season of American Idol, the same talent show that skyrocketed the careers of Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson.
He’s playing a sold-out show at the Paramount Arts Centre in Aurora tonight, but tickets are still available for his Star Plaza Theatre show in Merrillville this Saturday, March 30th.
Before he had to head to the show at the Paramount, Scotty stopped by the US99.5 studios to chat with Trish all afternoon. Listen to the interview below!


Click on the link below to listen to the six part interview and see pictures of Scotty's visit
http://us995.cbslocal.com/2013/03/28/idols-scotty-mccreery-joins-trish-in-studio-talks-new-music-tour-paisley-pranks/

Scotty McCreery to be in the US 99.5 studio today

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So excited! joining us in the studio today!! 12:10!! (Central Time Zone)

Click on the link below to listen to the interview live




Interview: 'American Idol' Scotty McCreery is not your average college kid


 
Scotty McCreery performs in concert at
 Dorton Arena at the North Carolina State Fair last year.

Scotty McCreery's decision to enroll at North Carolina State University last fall might not have created as big of a buzz in the media as James Franco's and Emma Watson's pursuit of a college education, but that doesn't mean the 2011 “American Idol” winner has been able to blend in easily his freshman year at the Raleigh, N.C., school.
McCreery — whose debut album, 2011's “Clear as Day,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and who opened last year for Brad Paisley on Paisley's “Virtual Reality” tour — said his classmates will ask him for photos and autographs before and after class.
When is the last time it happened?
“Yesterday,” McCreery said on the phone from Nashville, Tenn., last week. “It happens pretty frequently. For the most part, they come up to me apologetically, like, ‘So sorry to bother you,' (and I'll say) ‘It's all good, man.' It's before or after class, not during. They know class is class.”
The communications major takes classes Monday through Wednesday and spends the rest of the week touring (his first headlining tour comes to the Paramount Arts Centre in Aurora Thursday and the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind., Saturday) and recording his next album, which he expects to release by early fall. And although he doesn't live in the dorms and have as much of an opportunity to socialize with other students, he does live in an apartment with three roommates and attends Wolfpack basketball games when his schedule permits.
“I'm focusing on the media side,” McCreery said of his major. “I'm always the person getting interviewed, so I wanted to see the other side of things. It's cool. I'm not looking for a backup plan. I want to do music the rest of my life. I more so wanted to get a degree to be a more well-rounded person. And you're only 19 once. I wanted to experience it. I'll revisit (this decision) every year.”
So far, McCreery says, one of his biggest challenges has been his online Spanish course. His grandmother is Puerto Rican but McCreery was raised speaking only English. Asked if he will ever conduct interviews in Spanish, McCreery said, “I did a thing (in English) with Latina magazine. I think they said I was the first person with Latino blood to win ‘Idol.' I embrace it, but that day is a long ways away.”
McCreery emerged on the scene when he flew out to “Idol” auditions in Milwaukee and sang Josh Turner's “Your Man” in front of then-judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler and current judge Randy Jackson. (Also at that Milwaukee audition? Wheeling native Haley Reinhart, who finished third, and Oak Forest resident Chris Medina, whose loyalty to his fiancee Juliana, who suffered brain damage in a car accident, made him one of the biggest stars of the audition episodes.) McCreery acknowledges it would have been nice to have current “Idol” judge and country singer Keith Urban on the judges panel when he was competing on the show, if only for his country music expertise, but added “rubbing elbows with Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler wasn't too bad, either.”
Things have worked out just fine for McCreery — never a given for “Idol” winners. Five of the nine winners before McCreery, including Mount Prospect native Lee DeWyze, have been dropped from the original, show-facilitated record deals they signed to. This fact hasn't been lost on the Season 10 champion.
“You never know — especially with ‘Idol,'” McCreery said. “Fortunately, I worked hard and was able to keep my career going, not to say the others weren't working hard. I kind of figured out what worked for me. Also, I was extremely blessed that country fans are so loyal.”
If you're worried McCreery might eventually let his success at such a young age go to his head, he said his friends do a good job humbling him. They bust his chops when his songs come on the radio like only college-age men can. Of course, they're also the same ones enjoying the perks of having a friend on the radio. McCreery says he sometimes brings his friends with him on the road, including to The Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Awards' Fan Fest week in Nashville.
Speaking of touring, McCreery said he felt better prepared for his current tour, dubbed the “Weekend Roadtrip,” thanks to his shows with Paisley. It was how Paisley carried himself backstage that especially stuck with McCreery. “I learned a few things, including how to treat the crew,” McCreery said. And how has McCreery's approach to performing changed since going from opener to headliner? “When you're the opener, you're the guy getting the crowd warmed up. But when you're the headliner, you're the main dude. People come to see you, and you have to deliver. It's a cool position to be in.”

Scotty McCreery will perform at the Paramount Theater in Aurora, IL tonight