Sunday, March 3, 2013

2013: A Big Year for Scotty McCreery

[GUEST POST] 2013: A Big Year for Scotty McCreery

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It’s only February, and already American Idol winner and fledgling country superstar Scotty McCreery is having arguably the biggest year of his relatively new career.  After winning season 10 of Idol, McCreery has gone from strength to strength, and having releasing an incredibly successful Christmas album in 2012, he has used that success to propel him into an even more spectacular 2013.

It’s important to remember, of course, that this is a very young artist we’re talking about.  When McCreery won Idol, he was just a junior in high school, and to his credit, stayed in school even after his win, heading into his senior year just as his debut single, “I Love You This Big,” was certified gold.  Now having graduated from Garner High School in North Carolina, McCreery has made another unusual choice – he’s going to college in his home state, choosing to have an education as well instead of just letting his music success carry him through.  McCreery is majoring in communications at North Carolina State, taking classes three days a week while touring the other four days.  In his spare time, he’s recording a new album, to be released later in the year.

Given how brutal that schedule must be, it’s a good thing McCreery has youth on his side.  One, his energy helps him keep going, and two, his naïveté about how much sleep humans need is keeping him from realizing that he’s not supposed to be able to do as much as he’s doing.  Still, he needs to be careful, because too many young artists, and especially those who have such a meteoric rise to the top try to do too much too soon, and end up burning themselves out in the process.  McCreery seems like a great guy, and he’s contributing a lot to the country music world, so it would be a shame to see him wreck it all by overdoing it.

Speaking of contributions, Scotty McCreery is also giving back to the music community.  Just this week, he hosted an event where he presented a donation of $1.2 million from the CMA Foundation to the Nashville public school system, where 81,000 students will benefit.  The money will be used to purchase instruments and fund music programs for the students.  The fact that McCreery is getting involved in philanthropic projects so early in his career is a good sign, as he is likely to be in a very good position to give some money of his own as his career progresses.

It may be a little worrying that things are going so well for Scotty McCreery.  With two successful albums and a third on the way, sold out tour dates, and a promising educational future, it’s hard to imagine how things could get any better for the young star.  Still, some people just live charmed lives, and with such a strong sense of roots and a good head on his shoulders, McCreery seems like just the sort of person who could easily keep his feet on the ground while still reaching for the stars.

When she’s not busy seeking out new music and artists, BJ spreads her love for music across the web as a blogger and small business marketer.

11 comments:

  1. There is a video out there of Scotty peforming his song Gotta see see you tonight at the Gran old opry showcase at CRS 2013.Nashvlle Tenn.maybe Donna can pull it up.Here goes..R RedCowhill @redcowhill.Scotty McCreery-Gotta see you tonight (Live H D) Via Redcowhills-httpll red-cowhills.com/ He was awesome. So clear ,I hope you all can get to see it

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    1. Got the video posted - thanks for the heads up!!!

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  2. I love this picture and this article. Suds - thanks for the post about Opry video. It's really really good I think. It's redcowhills.com/scott-mccreery-gotta-see-you-tonight-live-hd. Says it was posted 10 hrs ago.

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  3. So glad you got it posted ...Isn't it awesome...Thanks.

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  4. This is a really good article on Scotty I think a lot of people are reconizing how much he is doing himself I think by now he has did enough to show these people what he has done himself without radio and stuff getting him where he is today. I love it that some of these interviewers are noticing what all he is doin and plus going to college. Now he is writing some of his songs and I'm lovin every bit of the ride right there with him. He is a Great Artist and I think he will be around forever he is young but my goodness he is prerfection already so the older he gets well all I can say he is going to be ONE IN A MILLION PLUS!!!!!!!! Congrats Scotty lovin it this BIG!!!!!!!!

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  5. Thank you all ! It was G...R...E...A...T !!!!!!!!

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  6. I can't thank Donna enough for all the great posting of articles and videos. Scotty did a super fantastic performance of Suntan and Gotta See You Tonight. I am really amazed at how he is always on the go with college and touring, not to mention preparing for the tour. Hope he finds time to sleep. I was never a country music fan but I sure am now. I have also saved many of Scotty's performances on my DVR.

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  7. this is a great review of our Scotty. It is going to be a huge big year for our buddy Scotty. I'm looking forward to It to A whole lot of stuff happening. hope he does fine time to sleep cause that is important thing. we worry about you if you are getting enough of rest. we want him to take things slow and not get overtired. he did A super job on the performance on both the songs at the radio Seminar. thanks donna for posting them.

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