Saturday, March 9, 2013

Country star Scotty McCreery plays at the Strawberry Festival

Tampa Bay News, Weather, and Sports | WFLA
Posted: Mar 08, 2013 4:51 PM EST Updated: Mar 08, 2013 5:00 PM EST
Plant City - Country music star Scotty McCreery burst onto the music scene when he won the 10th season of American Idol back in May 2011. The 19-year-old hasn't slowed down since then, and his most recent tour is making a stop at the Florida Strawberry Festival.
"It's a huge festival," McCreery said before his show. "Me and the band are pumped up and it will be a good night."
McCreery said his time on American Idol taught him a lot about the music industry.
"It wasn't easy," he said. "It was fun, but it was the most stressful time of my life."
For now, McCreery is doing what he loves best, performing live and meeting fans.
"This is country music. This is what it's all about. Seeing the people, and seeing the fans," he said.
McCreery tries to get a taste for every local community he visits. He said he planned on going to a local theme park, and he'll be going to a college basketball game during his next tour stop in Kansas.
McCreery mixes up life on the road with college. He's currently enrolled as a student at North Carolina State in Raleigh, North Carolina.
"I've already got a career going, so I'm not looking for a back up plan or anything," he said. "But to get the experience, I think it's important for me to become a well-rounded person."
And he definitely plans to make the most of the Strawberry Festival.
"You better believe I'm having some strawberry shortcake. I'll be chowing down all day," he said with a laugh.
McCreery's performance starts at 7:30 tonight.

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16 comments:

  1. http://youtu.be/TGXy7qRZsWU Hopefully you can see what I recorded of Scotty signing girls hands at the Strawberry festival and post. What a wonderful concert!! janfan

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    1. I just posted your video - it was very good thanks for sharing!

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    www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVXpHzJsVdU Please post this if you want to Donna. I got Papa Loves Mama at Strawberry Festival last night, and audio came out pretty clear. Thanks janfan

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    1. Loved the video. Finally a clear version..he sounded so good. Thanks for recording it.

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  3. I love all the videos and reading the comments. The only sad thing is there are so few commenters with having to go thru google. I appreciate why it was needed and I don't miss the drama. But I miss hearing from more people and I hate having Scotty and family seeing how few people comment now. Please fans come back and share your wonderful comments.

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    1. I know Joyce I hate that it had to come to this also, but with my work schedule and Tarah being in Australia for school this semester there was no way I could control the comments by myself. I wish there was another way to handle this, but I can't think of any. It was a very hard decision for me to have to make but when there are over a 100 comments on one post and there is a lot of negative comments and fighting with others that are posting comments, I felt I had no choice.

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    2. Donna i think the comments are great .i think its was the same people over and over . When i come to this site i read the articles comment on them and dont have to worry about negative comments or have to defend our boy all the time im literally calmer. Some just came to argue . If people want to comment its not that hard . All of his fan sites you have to sign in under a screen name . Dont you worry im just glad for you and the girls who bring us scotty news .this site is nothing but positive and scotty and his friends and family can come here and enjoy it now .thanks again.

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    3. You absolutely did the right thing. I miss some of them too, like the grandpa that was 75, and others, but I was sooooo tired of the bickering. It's much better now. Thanks, Donna. Love, love, love Scotty!

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  4. Scotty McCreery at Strawberry Festival writing number on girls ...





    www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGXy7qRZsWU

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  5. Scotty is a born artist and a performer....with excellence and perfection. This is the second time that I saw him perform. The first time was in Tampa with BP and TBP. It was rather short and I promised myself that I would watch his solo concert if given the chance. So when I found out that he would be gracing the Plant City strawberry festival which is 45a min from us. I didnt hesistate to buy myself and my husband tkts. To my dismay I couldnt get any seats close to the stage on the 2nd day they started toto sell online.

    Just the same we went. I was very excited and anxious to see him. My family and friends know how crazy I am about Scotty. There was a mix of young and old audience. I learned from the concessioners that they have a big turnout of people yesterday because of "The American Idol", as one of them described Scotty. I was kinda doing some detective work. I ask if the attendance rate of other big name stars before him was as good as Scotty's .... they said no. Besides his ticket price is higher than some who have been in the business before him.

    Overall performance was outstanding. He would sing fast songs and slow down and go fast again and serenade us again with love songs. My husband loved his version of The Dance. He comnented that sometimes the band would drown his beautiful voice which is not his fault but it was the sound mixing territory.

    What I love with Scotty was when he talks to the audience... he did this several times. He was very engaging and funny most of the time. I was able to re ord a portion but dont know how to download it. It was a good thing that a lot of videos have come out because mine were not clear and great. I thank these people for sharing them.

    He is full of energy...he didnt have any intermission at all. His voice was strong from beginning til his last song.
    And to tell you frankly, he is so cute, adorable and sexy in person. You could hear every teenage girls giggling and older ladies swooning over our idol.

    I am still starstruck. I told my husband that I am going to his next concert in Orlando in May, 2 hrs away from us. This time I will see to it I will be up front and maybe buy meet and greet passes. I have never been a fan of anyone and followed the life and career of an artist. I pray that he stays grounded and be faithful to his faith.

    SCOTTY is amazing!

    (Donna : i have a video of the full set of his covers. Please tell me the email address again of FOS)

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    1. fosupdates01@gmail.com

      Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  6. Donna, I fully understand why you had to change things. It was nasty. I just would like to appeal to those fans who are no longer commenting to please return. I miss thrie comments. Do it for Scotty and his family.

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  7. I Love both of the video's that donna post for us. I also love the review of our Scotty. I just love it that people are finding out how great Scotty is as a performer. and all of us knew all alone. our sweet young Scotty whom we all come to love so much. that color shirt is great on him.

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  8. not sure how to comment now.....but read all positive post,watch all videos.....love this site,love our Scotty....

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  9. YAY...I did it....hey,you guys that aren't commenting.....If I can figure it out ,anyone can.....got to do it for Scotty :)

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  10. Amen to that, because I'm the world's worse on the computer and I did it and I guess I'm doin it right I'm on here Ha!!!! Yes I am totally enjoying all of the videos and the people that are lucky enough to go to these concerts that are coming back and giving us these great videos and how Amazing Scotty is doing on hid First Headlining Tour. Love It Donna and I appreciate everything you all are doin I too miss the one's that use to comment on here and I haven't been coming to this as long as some but I'm so glad I found it it is so good for me to just read and enjoy since My husband passed away Scotty has touched me so much with his songs it just really lifts me up about scotty. Thanks Guys and Donna even giving him a message I wrote on here was very nice of her at his North Caralina Best Buy signing for his Christmas Album. One of these days I will meet him in Kentucky somewhere I just know it but for now I'm loving it here, THANKS, and Scotty is getting such great reviews on here!!!! ILYTB SCOTTY

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