Saturday, May 4, 2013

Ducky Dynasty, Idol arrive for Bloom

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Scotty McCreery, Apple Blossom Festival grand marshal, speaks at press conference Friday. Rich Cooley/Daily


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Firefighter Parade marshals Jessica and Jep Robertson talk to news media on Friday. Rich Cooley/Daily

By Alex Bridges
WINCHESTER -- Reality TV came to the Bloom on Friday with the arrival of stars from two hit shows.
Country music artist Scott "Scotty" McCreery serves as the grand marshal of the 86th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. McCreery became the youngest male winner of American Idol in 2011 as well as the show's first top country music performer.

This year's picks to serve as marshals of the firefighers parade, Jep and Jessica Robertson, star in the A&E network reality show "Duck Dynasty" about the family that struck it rich with a duck-call business.
McCreery and the Robertsons spoke to local media at the press conference at First Presbyterian Church in Old Town Winchester.

McCreery spoke about his visit to the historic home of country music legend Patsy Cline, mixing his college studies with touring and his own idols.
"Any time you get the chance to stand where a legend used to stand you get the chills," McCreery said.

The singer hinted he might do his own take on a Cline hit.
"I think everybody would love to cover a Patsy song, so we may break out a 'Crazy' tune or two, but it'd be nice," McCreery said.

The artist is working on his next album, but this time he doesn't face the same recording deadline he did as an American Idol winner. That process had to happen quickly, he recalled. McCreery said his next album likely could come out in October.

The Garner, N.C., native said he looked forward to going out and meeting people during the festival.
"Already I've only been here a few hours and it's been a great experience and everybody's been so nice and warm and receptive of me," McCreery said, adding that he looks forward to "just seeing what this town's all about."

"So far it's been a really cool place," McCreery added.  After the festival, McCreery said he has to return to North Carolina State University where he majors in communications with a focus on media. McCreery said he has two exams Monday.  "Then it's summer time and the livin's easy," McCreery said.

The singer and his band hit the fair and festival circuit this summer. College limits McCreery to performing Thursday through Sunday, he said. The summer lets McCreery and the band go out for a few weeks at a time. This summer McCreery said with the addition of a second tour bus he plans to bring more of his friends to help along the tour.

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http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2013/05/duck-dynasty-idol-arrive-for-bloom.php

5 comments:

  1. Scotty is the sweetest guy and he can talk to anyone and everybody about almost anything just comes so natural to him. He said he may do a Pasty song one of these days I can definitely see him doing George Jones also. He can sing any Artist songs. Great Article and hey Brad has written a long documentary on George Jones on Taste of Country and it is so good and you know we think about so much that people do for us growing up after they are gone and its really so touching and ya'll go over and read it. Well Scotty the guy told you to wear pink or green well you did good Scotty, you look good in green!!!! Hey Good luck on your exams Monday!!!!! ILYTB

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  2. Scotty you have done well in all of your interviews, you know how to communicate with others. You are the best, and god bless you on your exams on Monday,I pray that God will bring all things back to your remembrance. GOD BLESS U. GRANDMA IN TX.

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  3. Scotty is getting a second tour bus and will be bringing friends along to help at his concerts. I would like to apply for a job. I would even work for free!! I'll bet a lot of McCreerians would be glad to work for free all summer! LOL! I can dream can't I?

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  4. Scotty is getting a second tour bus and will be bringing friends along to help at his concerts. I would like to apply for a job. I would even work for free!! I'll bet a lot of McCreerians would be glad to work for free all summer! LOL! I can dream can't I?

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  5. ANOTHER TOUR BUS ? MAKE A TOUR TO LOUISVILLE , CINCINNATI , OR LEXINGTON . PLEASE ! LOVE TO SEE YOU AGAIN. You look great in green but face it you look great whatever you wear. I love you this biggggggggg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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