Sunday, March 10, 2013

Singer Scotty McCreery says no matter how busy he is, he’ll never forget his fans



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From taking college classes — to touring — to trying to put the finishing touches on his second album — Scotty McCreery is a busy man.
“I’m trying to keep up,” McCreery said just hours before he took to the stage at the Uptown Saturday night.
The young singer says he will never forget how he got his start and how his fans made it all happen.
“It’s been pretty wild, non-stop crazy, traveling half way around the world,” said McCreery. “But it’s been a lot of fun.”
The 19-year-old amazed the “American Idol” judges with his deep voice and ability to sing not only country music, but songs from many other artists.  He won season 10 of the nationally televised singing competition only years ago.
Since then, his debut studio album,” Clear As Day,” has been certified platinum for one million copies sold.
McCreery is now doing all of the things he had dreamed of doing.  He told FOX 4 News that he’s still trying to keep up with the show and the new judges.
“It’s a new flavor to the show having Nicki (Minaj) there and Mariah (Carey) there, and Keith (Urban) there as well,” he said.
In fact, he wished Urban had been a judge when he was performing on the show.
“Country music is such a tight nit family or community.  It is tough to really get in if you are outside of it.  They didn’t give me bad advice, but I think Keith could have honed in on it,” he said.
A freshman at North Carolina State, McCreery said it’s a balancing act between trying to finish his second album, his tour and college.
“We do Monday – Wednesday classes.  Tuesday is the in between days, which I am either making up work or going to Nashville.  It’s definitely a lot.  It’s a load, but its fun,” he explained.
McCreery is also trying his hand at something new.
“Webisodes — we are just starting those up at Scott TV.  We have a camera guy on the road with us, catching behind the scenes action of me and my band.  We have a big sense of humor.  You have to be able to take a joke to be in this band and the camera is kind of catching that side of things,” he said.
With dreams of singing for the rest of his life, McCreery says he will never forget how he got to where is is now in his career.
“A lot of artists get to come up here and say, ‘It’s all because of the fans. You are the reason I am here.’  But for me it’s literal.  They put me thru Idol and they have stayed by my side thru these last two years.  I will never lose my appreciation for them,” he said.
MCCreery told FOX 4 News that he arrived in Kansas City only a couple of hours before his show, so he didn’t have a lot of time to look around town.  But he did get to sample some famous KC barbeque.  He said he loved it and even went back for more.  However, he has no idea from what establishment it came from.
Last week, “American Idol” announced the final 10 singers in the competition.
“Once you got to the top 10 it was game on. You had to bring it,” said McCreery recalling the days when he was in the same situation.
This season’s “American Idol” is back with the top ten this Wednesday night at 7:00 on FOX 4, followed by FOX 4 News at 9:00.

7 comments:

  1. We love you so much Scotty. Ill be a loyal fan for life.

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  2. Me too .His road tour is awesome.You forget he's only beginning,and that he only nineteen years old,and he is so,so good. We need to hear him on the radio every day he's the best.


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  3. I love you So,So much Scotty too. I am so glad that you haven't forget us cause we will support you forever.and care about you too. I will be A Loyal fan for life. we do need to hear you on the radio more cause you are and I mean you are the best to us. cause we got you where you are and we are so happy we did. I"M AM!!!!!.

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  4. Now Scotty is up against Toby Keith in 2013 103.7 hottest men contest. please post and everyone vote. Scotty now has 60% thanks. janfan

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  6. I am buying tickets to Wild Adventures to see you, including reserved seats, I have my i-tunes account ready to buy your next single and video and I will be running to the store to buy when your album comes out as well as buying on i-tunes!! I love your beautiful voice and your wonderful heart, and it is a thrill and an honor to be your devoted fan, and I am willing to put my money where my mouth is because you are destined for this and I am obeying the Lord supporting you just like you are following the Lord with your life and career!!

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  7. Scotty doesnt just talk about appreciating his fans, he treats them as friends & gives each one his full attention for the brief time he is meeting them. One of the nicest celebrities you'll ever meet! One of the reasons fans are so dedicated to him.

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