Monday, July 29, 2013

Scotty McCreery Performs First USO Concert

Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Scotty McCreery performed a free, exclusive USO concert for troops and military families at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota today. This marked Scotty’s first USO concert, a day he has been looking forward to.
“It’s because of the men and women who defend this country, and the sacrifices of their families, that we are able to wake up everyday with the freedoms that we often take for granted,” he said. “I’m grateful to the USO for allowing me the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our troops and their families.”
During his first USO experience, he had the chance to spend some time learning about the history and mission of Minot Air Force Base as well as the men and women who serve there

Fans Came Early to see Scotty McCreery in concert at the ND State Fair

Early birds find best things come to those who wait

July 26, 2013
JILL SCHRAMM (jschramm@ , Minot Daily News
Some concert artists are worth the wait. At least, that's the belief of State Fair fans willing to spend hours waiting outside the grandstand to get choice standing areas next to the stage.
Rhonda Buckman, 16, and Keisha Custer, 15, of South Heart arrived at 10:40 a.m. Thursday to be among the first through the doors for the Scotty McCreery concert, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
"I have seen him on 'American Idol,' and ever since then, I just love him," Buckman said. She said she hadn't planned on attending the fair this year until she learned McCreery was coming.

Article Photos

Jill Schramm/MDN

Kira Holdaway, right, of Minot, wearing a Scotty McCreery shirt, waits at a grandstand entrance Thursday morning with Keisha Custer and Rhonda Buckman of South Heart to get choice standing room for that night’s concert.
Buckman and Custer were killing time outside one of the two grandstand entrances by playing iPad games and eating fair food. Friends were bringing a white board later so they could write messages during the concert to try to get McCreery's attention.
Larissa Kaiser, 16, of Bismarck had a neon yellow poster ready, displaying photos of herself and McCreery side by side and asking for a real photo of the two together. She wasn't sure the poster would get her a photo but she hoped it would get the singer's attention if screaming and exuberance failed.
"I love Scotty McCreery. He's a great singer and he's cute," she said. "The main reason I got tickets was because of him and Tim McGraw."
Kaiser arrived at the grandstand an hour behind Kira Holdaway, 15, of Minot, who came about 11 a.m. wearing a Scotty McCreery T-shirt. She said she likes "everything" about McCreery, calling him her favorite person.
Coming from a military family, Holdaway attended the McCreery concert Wednesday at Minot Air Force Base, where she had a front-row view.

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Scotty McCreery is a home-grown star

Scotty McCreery is a home-grown star
By Robert Kelly - Goss
The Daily Advance
Judy McCreery is at home in Garner. Her mother Janet Cooke is home here in Elizabeth City. The two women have been talking back and forth because they’re excited about Scotty McCreery’s upcoming Sept. 1 concert.  Scotty, the American Idol sensation who has been taking country music by storm, is at home in Garner, too. It’s summer break and the full-time North Carolina State University student has been off and on the road, on his 2013 Weekend Road Trip Tour.

That tour is bringing him back to northeast North Carolina, to Roanoke Island Festival Park on Sept. 1. It’s a concert Judy McCreery and her mother agree is Scotty’s homecoming of sorts.
“When our kids were growing up, we would always take them to Nags Head and Kitty Hawk,” said Judy McCreery, who graduated from Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City.  As for Scotty, well he’s pleased to be doing a show in a place that means a great deal to him.  “This’ll be a special show for me,” said Scotty from his parents’ home in Garner.  Back in 2009 Scotty McCreery says auditioning for American Idol was a fun idea that would give him “a cool story” to tell. He says he figured he would give the audition his best shot, but it wasn’t likely that he would make the cut.  “There were no delusions of placing in the show,” said Judy McCreery.

In his signature deep voice, Scotty recalled his experience easily, suggesting he’d told the story plenty in the past. He said when they started putting him through each audition, that’s when he began to take the competition seriously.  Judy McCreery is a former middle school teacher and real estate agent. She says at the time Scotty was auditioning for American Idol, she was preparing to go back to school and teach.

Scotty was only 17 when he began his ascent on American Idol. What would happen next, Judy McCreery said, would catch the family off-guard. Scotty would become the season 10 winner and change not only his life, but the life of his family as well.  “It blew up and we were totally unprepared,” recalled Judy.  In an instant, Scotty, along with his family, was thrust into celebrity, a celebrity that could easily lead to stardom.  “We just kind of decided to put on our seatbelts and learn as much as we could and support him in this,” said Judy.

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New Concert: Scotty McCreery is headed to Winnie, TX Nov. 15th

Scotty McCreery

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(877) 643-7508
VIP Front Chairs $45
VIP Table Seats $35
Reserved $25

November 15
Doors: 7:00PM

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Scotty McCreery Coming to Pocahontas Live - Tonight

  Pocahontas Live has added another act to their summer concert lineup at Pocahontas State Park.
Scotty McCreery will be in concert with a special guest to be announced on Sunday, July 28. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The concert will be at the Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County.


About Pocahontas Live

Pocahontas Live will have concerts under the stars featuring national & local bands. Family friendly event at family friendly prices!

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Pocahontas State Park was the first recreational park in the Richmond-Petersburg-Hopewell area. The National Park Service donated the facility to Virginia State Parks in 1946, making it the largest Virginia state parks with more than 7,600 acres and two small lakes. The area was renamed Pocahontas State Park and Pocahontas State Forest and was operated under a cooperative management arrangement with the Department of Forestry. In 1989 a new master plan, funded jointly by the Commonwealth of Virginia and Chesterfield County, called for expansion of park facilities to accommodate the large urban population surrounding the park.

Pocahontas State Park is also home to the Heritage Amphitheater, which holds up to 4,000; it's perfect for concerts, stage performances and other large gatherings. The amphitheater has bench seating for up to 350, and additional spectators take seats on a gentle, grassy slope. The area has an elevated stage with backdrop, restrooms, walkways, a concession stand and a ticket booth. Vendors can set up booths, displays and have activities in an adjacent wooded area.

The Pocahontas Heritage Amphitheater is the perfect place to see nationally known bands at a reasonable cost. For more information on Pocahontas Live, please contact us at
Pocahontas Live is proudly presented by The Virginia Museum of Radio Entertainment, a Virginia 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created to archive, sustain, and perpetuate roots-based American music through the presentation of quality educational and community enrichment programs. For more information on the Virginia Museum of Radio Entertainment, please visit

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Scotty McCreery will be performing at the Danville Harvest Jubilee, Danville, VA tonight 

Danville Harvest Jubilee
Danville Harvest Jubilee, Inc. is a non-profit organization bringing regional and national entertainers to Danville for over 30 years. The group is best known for the Fridays at the Crossing Concert Series and the Danville Harvest Jubilee Concert Series.

Today, Danville Harvest Jubilee coordinates many entertainment based activities including the new River District Rhythm series at the Crossing and also provides sponsorship for other events, which benefits the community by improving the quality of life for Danville area residents.

Harvest Jubilee Concert Series
2013 Concert Schedule

   Scotty McCreery  

Scotty McCreery
Saturday, July 27

Friday, July 26, 2013

Scotty McCreery Reveals 'American Idol' Secrets on Twitter

The Season 10 winner says his famed audition of "Your Man" nearly didn't happen. Also: Did the country crooner actually sing Lady Gaga?

Scotty McCreery Idol return season 12 P
Ray Mickshaw / FOX
Three years ago, a country teenager from North Carolina walked into an American Idol audition and wound up winning the whole thing. That teenager was Season 10 alum Scotty McCreery. 

The biggest revelation? McCreery’s signature song, “Your Man,” by Josh Turner, nearly wasn’t cleared in time for the then 17-year-old’s big moment in front of judges Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez.  To hear McCreery tell it, it was a nail-biter to the end.

“Fun Fact: For the Idol auditions you have to sing a song that is cleared by the show for rights and stuff. Your Man wasn’t cleared my audition day,” he wrote on the micro-blogging site. “If you sang a song that wasn’t cleared they wouldn’t put your audition on tv, which makes it tough on ur chances of making the show. I told the producer’s I didn’t care, and I was singing 'Your Man'. Miraculously, about 15 mins b4 my audition they told me they got it cleared! If that had not happened, we would’ve never got to hear Stevens crazy line, and who knows if I’d be here today!”

McCreery also said the producer he met at the first stages of auditions told him, “This isn’t Nashville Star" and asked him to sing a different song, not country. McCreery’s choice? “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra.  “Imagine that in my country voice, haha,” he tweeted. He then did a quick take on “In Color” by Jamey Johnson before he was awarded his first arena golden ticket and a homework assignment to learn a pop song. His choice? “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room,” by John Mayer.

After performing that in the second round of non-filmed auditions, the producers threw the Idol hopeful a curveball: “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. McCreery said he gave it a go with the rah-rah intros, but stopped midway and “told them “this aint on my country station back home, I don’t know this.”  He added that the producers “busted out laughing and said they just wanted to hear a country boy sing Lady Gaga, lol.“  McCreery said he holds no hard feelings, since they did sent him through to round three.  “Love all those producers 2, they're cool!” he wrote.
Twitter: @MicheleAmabile, @Idol_Worship 

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Videos of Scotty McCreery in Concert

Credit to: Pamela Syverson ND State Fair           Credit to missiboswell-7/17 Concert- Jacksonville, OR

Scotty McCreery will be performing at Celebrate Virginia Live tonight 

2013 Schedule


Scotty McCreery

with special guests
Hangin with Stogie
Kayla Conn

Friday July 26, 2013

Gates: 5:30 pm
Music Starts: 6 pm
Genre: Country

Artist websites:
Hangin with Stogie


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Scotty McCreery Gives Fans the ‘Inside Scoop’ on His ‘American Idol’ Experience

Amy Sciarretto Scotty McCreery is right up there with Carrie Underwood (and, to an extent, Kelly Clarkson) as one of the most successful country music alums from ‘American Idol.’ Over the weekend, McCreery — who won Season 10 back in 2011 and is prepping his sophomore album — took to Twitter to give fans the inside scoop on how the show works. He lived it, so he would know. McCreery won our hearts at the tender age of 17 when he delivered a rumbling, stirring rendition of Josh Turner‘s ‘Your Man’ for his initial audition, which was one of the most memorable of the season and of the series. But it almost didn’t happen. “Fun Fact: For the ‘Idol’ auditions you have to sing a song that is cleared by the show for rights and stuff. ‘Your Man’ wasn’t cleared my audition day,” McCreery shares. He further reveals, “If you sang a song that wasn’t cleared they wouldn’t put your audition on TV, which makes it tough on your chances of making the show. I told the producers I didn’t care, and I was singing ‘Your Man.’ Miraculously, about 15 minutes before my audition, they told me they got it cleared! If that had not happened, we would’ve never got to hear Steven’s crazy line, and who knows if I’d be here today!” McCreery is, of course, referring to then-judge Steven Tyler’s wacky response to his voice. If the clearance hadn’t come, it could have drastically changed the outcome of Season 10 and of McCreey’s life. The young star was also told that he was not auditioning for ‘Nashville Star,’ and the producers asked him to sing a non-country tune. He chose ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by crooner Frank Sinatra. “Imagine that in my country voice, haha,” he joked with his Twitter followers. It was on the show that McCreery sang Jamey Johnson‘s ‘In Color,’ which won him a golden ticket. He had to learn a pop song and picked John Mayer‘s ‘Slow Dancing in a Burning Room,’ which was performed in a non-filmed audition. Believe it or not, he was even asked to perform — get this! — Lady Gaga‘s ‘Bad Romance.’ Wait, what? Country crooner Scotty McCreery going Gaga? He was a good sport and tried it, but stopped at the midpoint, saying, “This ain’t on my country station back home, I don’t know this.” Turns out, the execs of the show weren’t serious. They simply wanted to hear a “country boy sing Lady Gaga, lol.”

Friday, July 19, 2013

Tickets to Scotty McCreery's 9/20 Concert go on sale Saturday, July 20 at 11 AM!

Concert is: Friday, September 20 at 8:00 P.M.
H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg, PA

Country music superstar Scotty McCreery has had a blindingly rapid rise to stardom since he became American Idol's youngest male winner at age 17, as well as the show’s first Country male winner in 2011. McCreery emerged as one of Country music’s most successful new artists after the release of his debut album, Clear As Day.  The album topped the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country charts, earning him a spot in the Guinness World Records Book for being the youngest male in history to score a No.1 album on the all-genre chart with a debut release.

Clear As Day also garnered the highest sales of any Country solo album released that year, held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks and earned Platinum status in just three months. The album’s first two singles, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls,” were also certified Gold.

The hot streak continued as Scotty went on to win New Artist of the Year at both the 2011 American Country Awards and the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards. He also picked up the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for "The Trouble With Girls" at the 2012 CMT Music Awards.  McCreery was ranked No. 1 on Billboard's list of Top New Country Artists in 2011 and also ranked No. 4 on Billboard’s list of “21 Under 21: Music’s Hottest Minors 2012,” for his second consecutive year.

Scotty McCreery will be performing at Country Explosion 2013 tonight


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Scotty McCreery Preparing for Free USO Concert

By Christina Venson

Troops and military families at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota are getting ready to say ‘See You Tonight’ to Scotty McCreery next Wednesday (July 24), as he prepares for his first-ever USO concert.
The 19-year-old North Carolina State University sophomore and ‘American Idol‘ winner is following in the footsteps of many of his fellow country crooners, who are always glad to entertain and thank the military families for their incredible service and sacrifice to our nation.
McCreery is looking forward to this free and exclusive event, saying, “It’s because of the men and women who defend this country, and the sacrifices of their families, that we are able to wake up everyday with the freedoms that we often take for granted.”
He adds, “I’m grateful to the USO for allowing me the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our troops and their families.”
Country music stars have been doing this for a long time. Toby Keith has performed USO concerts since 2002, including his most recent in the Philippines, Guam, and Hawaii. Brantley Gilbert headed out on his first oversees USO concert this past spring, while successful ‘Idol’ contestant Kellie Pickler has eagerly embarked on several USO tours.
Hopefully McCreery will treat the military families to a few songs off his upcoming sophomore album scheduled to be released this October.

Scotty cuts song titled 'Carolina Eyes'

Posted by Windmills over at MjsBigBlog:
For Scotty fans:A while ago, Music Row had an item confirming Scotty had cut a song cowritten by Aaron Goodvin for his upcoming album, and I posted that here.
I can confirm the song in question is called 'Carolina Eyes,' and it's written by Aaron Goodvin, Adam Sanders, and Cole Swindell. The song was originally writtten as 'Alabama Eyes' (and used to be posted on Cole Swindell's Reverb Nation page, so you might have heard it there), but Scotty asked for a change for obvious reasons. It's a romantic song.
Cole Swindell cowrote Scotty's Water Tower Town. Cole's a good buddy of Luke Bryan, and the same 3 guys who cowrote Scotty's cut also cowrote a Luke cut called '(Let's Go) Out Like That' for Luke's upcoming album. Cole has a single ('Chillin It') that's taken off in sales thanks to airplay on Sirius XM's The Highway, and he's about to announce (next week, I think) that he's signed to a Warner Music Nashville label, which will promote his single to country radio.

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CREDIT TO: DrDeb from Idol Forum for creating this list and keeping it updated!!

RADIO REQUESTING--------------------------------------------------------------------

You will find a complete list of Mediabase (monitored) radio stations here (post #1) :

You will find a complete list of Mediabase (activator) radio stations here (post #2):

COUNTDOWN SHOWS-------------------------------------------------

WEZL (Charleston, SC)
'Most Wanted at 6'
WEZL has now added Scotty to their voting list:

WOGK 93.7 KCOUNTRY (Ocala, FL)
After Hours All Request Show
Contact the DJ between 7-10 PM ET

Y108 ‏(Pittsburgh, PA)
Contact the DJ around 7 PM ET

KRTY (San Jose, CA)
Hot 9at9
Contact Al (DJ) between 11:15-11:45 PM ET
phone: KRTY On-Air Studio (408) 753-KRTY (5789)

KJUG (Visalia, CA)
#ThruTheNighShow #Requests
Contact Chad (DJ) after 10 PM ET

Jeremy Robinson now steps in to be the host of Taste of Country Nights, heard Monday through Friday on Townsquare Media stations nationwide from 7 PM to midnight. It seems that Jeremy both takes requests and does a Countdown.
Taste of Country Nights presents the 5 most-requested songs of the day. You decide which songs make the Top 5! To cast your vote, call (888) 678-9995.
email: [ask Jeremy to include SYT on the Top 5 voting list!!!!]
phone: 888.678.9995

GIVE SYT A 'THUMBS UP'---------------------------------------------------------


KAWO-FM (Boise, ID) -- They list ILYTB; we need to convince them to add SYT!

B93 (Grand Rapids, MI)

WGAR (Cleveland, OH) -- Scotty's baaaaaaaaaaaack

WMAD 96.3Star (Madison, WI)

WSIX (Nashville)

WUSY-FM (Chattanooga, TN) -- SYT (7/15/13)

WYNK (Baton Rough, LA)

COUNTRY 92-5 (Hartford, CT)

The New 93Q (Houston) -- Scotty's baaaaaaaaaaack
[I'll retain the following information just in case we need to use it again: call at (713) 963-1200 (station) OR call Christi Brooks Music Director (713) 963-1283]


WPOC - Baltimore, MD
[Most Wanted at 8 -- they probably use the 'thumbs up' list (and our 'typed in' request) to generate the 8 songs ]

WHKO-FM – Dayton, OH

KWOF-FM – Denver-Boulder, CO

COUNTRY 97.1 (Indianapolis, IN) added SYT (7/15/13)
[It appears as though we must 'call in' our requests: Request/Contest line -- 317-239-9797 or try tweeting at ]

KWNR (Las Vegas) -- added SYT (7/15/13)
[must 'type in' a "shoutout" -- top center of page under announcements]

WQNU-FM – Louisville, KY

KJKE-FM – Oklahoma City, OK

WWKA-FM – Orlando, FL

KCYY-FM – San Antonio, TX

KSD-FM (St. Louis) -- added SYT (7/15/13)
[must 'type in' a "shoutout" -- top center of page under announcements]

WMQZ-FM - Washington DC
[Hot 9 @ 9 -- they probably use the 'thumbs up' list (and our 'typed in' request) to generate the 9 songs]

WBTU-FM - Fort Wayne, IN
Pick It 'n' Click It allows you to select what songs play on U.S. 93.3 in real time. Pick It 'n' Click It happens weeknights from 7pm-10pm.

HEADS UP------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It's come to my attention that Scotty lost spins at the following stations last week -- we need to get these spins back UP!!

KJKE (Oklahoma City)
Vote in the JAKE TAKEOVER 7 PM - Midnight (a 'fun' way to get our Scotty some more spins)

KMNB (Minneapolis)
Request and Contest: (651) 989-1029 | Text: 20769 | BUZ'N@102.9 is the Twin Cities New Country Choice! |

WOGK (Gainesville/Ocala, FL) 877-937-7883

THE HIGHWAY--------------------------------------------------------------------------
New Country

Tell us what you want to hear
Email Alerts:
Get COUNTRY Email Alerts;n=205&a=0
Request SYT on The Highway's Mediabase list (you will need to 'write in' Scotty/SYT):

Request SYT at the following stations: (Seattle) -- type in request (upper right-hand corner of page) (Portland) (Rochester) -- type in request (upper right-hand corner of page) (Kansas City) -- type in request (upper right-hand corner of page) (Wilkes-Barre) -- type in request (upper right-hand corner of page) -- type in request (upper right-hand corner of page)

SYT RADIO VOTING------------------------------------------------------------------

Cody Alan's TOP 5

US995 New Country Challenge: Scotty McCreery vs Love & Theft -- Over wo/ a legitimate result

[b]US995 New Country Challenge: Scotty McCreery Vs. Cassadee Pope
-- Scotty won!

US 99.5 New Country Challenge: Scotty McCreery Vs. Maggie Rose Scotty Won BIG TIME!

WSOC 103.7 Kick It Or Pick It: Scotty McCreery Vs Lady Antebellum Scotty Won BIG TIME!

Nashville Country Club: Listen to New Songs and Cast Your Vote
-- After holding the #1 spot for weeks, SYT has now been removed from this poll!

QDR and only QDR (Scotty's hometown radio station):

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Country Music Superstar Scotty McCreery to perform USO Concert 7/27

One of today's hottest new country music vocalists and "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery will put on a free, exclusive USO concert for troops and military families at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, July 24, 2013. This will be McCreery's first USO concert. Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota: 6:30 PM USO Presser 6:55 PM USO Presser Ends 7:30 PM USO Concert Since winning "American Idol" in 2011, McCreery has released two studio albums.

His first album was certified platinum and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Album charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. McCreery was also named American Country Awards 2011 New Artist of the Year.

In 2012, McCreery set out on the road with fellow USO tour veteran Brad Paisley and opened for Paisley's Virtual Reality Tour. As part of his first USO tour experience, McCreery will spend some time learning about the history and mission of Minot Air Force Base and the men and women who serve there.

QUOTE: Attributed to Scotty McCreery: "It's because of the men and women who defend this country, and the sacrifices of their families, that we are able to wake up everyday with the freedoms that we often take for granted. I'm grateful to the USO for allowing me the opportunity to say 'thank you' to our troops and their families." USO entertainment tours are one of the many ways that the USO celebrates the bravery, service and dedication of our men and women in uniform and their families.

VIDEOS From Craven

you Make that look good Write my Number on your Hand Thank you Jenniene Greenbank

Scotty McCreery will perform in Jacksonville, OR tonight

Scotty McCreery -Wed. July 17 • 7:30 p.m.


Total capacity: 2,200.
Reserved: numbered bench-style seating for 662.
Premium Reserved Lawn: blanket seating for 108. Twenty-four blankets for groups of four and six blankets for groups of two are available on the lawn between the stage and the reserved benches. Premium Reserved Lawn seating is not available for Classical performances.
Lawn: space is available on a first-come, first-served basis on Britt's grassy hillside. 1,430 Spaces behind reserved seats. We suggest you bring a blanket for lawn seating.

America fell in love with Scotty McCreery in 2011 when he won American Idol and immediately made a name for himself with his deep, undeniably country voice, strong sense of self, small-town roots, and unwavering integrity and conviction.

While recording his album, Clear As Day, Scotty was driven by the desire to blend both classic and contemporary, to create a fresh sound that is simultaneously new and timeless. The album is a collection of appealing songs with universal themes, whether they’re exploring topics such as girls, family dinners or the Bible. “I chose these songs because they mean a lot to me, but I think everybody can also relate to them,” Scotty says. Special guest TBA.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Scotty spends day in Montana

White water rafting w/ the band and crew in the beautiful state of Montana today. Gonna be a fun one.

Incredible day out here in Montana rafting the Flathead river with the band and crew. Making memories.

Beautiful day here in Montana!

Great day white water rafting in Montana! Actually ran the Gauntlet from River Wild, (seriously.)

Craven review: Scotty McCreery makes impressive Jamboree debut

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July 14

Craven Country Jamboree

CRAVEN — Making his Craven Country Jamboree debut, American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery showed he belonged and then some on the big outdoor stage Sunday night.

Introduced by a backing track and recordings of him being announced as winner of Idol, and various other awards, McCreery bolted down the stage, starting with Rock This Night off his upcoming sophomore record. Dressed in a tight-black T-shirt, blue jeans, and a medium-sized crucifix hanging from a silver chain around his neck, the 19-year old North Carolinian earned a hearty welcome from the Craven faithful.

With a notoriety larger than his musical catalogue, the North Carolina State student stuck to a number of upbeat tracks off his debut Clear as Day, some new singles off its yet unnamed followup, and smattering of covers to keep things peppy. Even when he did throw in the odd ballad, his vocal chops were more than enough to keep all eyes glued on the youthful entertainer.

His set was largely flawless as his backing band was top notch, and McCreery has a vocal maturity that exceeds his years. He’s fortunate to have such a mature singing voice at such a young age, as he’ll be able to refine it further as he builds on his career.

Noting his time on Idol, before covering the George Strait hit Check Yes or No, McCreery stated, “During American Idol they kept wanting to do songs like Lady Gaga. I was like, ‘What the heck?’ Finally about Week 7, I told those producers I am country. Here’s a song by the King of Country, George Strait.” The 61-year old Texan would have approved of the rendition.

It was apparent the younger members of the crowd, particularly many of the female ones, appreciated his appearance, with one young lady in particular handing him a handful of flowers as he prowled up and down the catwalk.

The only criticism, albeit minor, was when the young star pushed his vocals a bit beyond his range during covers of Garth Brooks’ Papa Loved Mama and Tim McGraw’s I Like It, I Love It. To quote Randy Jackson, it was a little pitchy dawg. Regardless, when singing his own songs, or others in his wheelhouse, McCreery is in the company of new stars like Easton Corbin that a vocal tone that other artists would sell their souls for.

Having spent a few days north of the border already, he earned a few more points with the crowd sharing, “I’ve been up here for two days now and I’ve learned a couple things now. For one, you people love your Roughriders huh? I found that out. Number two y’all got some looking ladies up here,” as his band played the opening notes to The Trouble With Girls. Nothing earns you more cheers in Craven than talking about the Riders and the cute girls, so he’s already mastered the art of stage banter.

Without a signature song to close his set, McCreery wisely chose a medley of songs he grew up on featuring Hank Sr., Johnny Cash, Elvis, Travis Tritt, and Montgomery Gentry that was fully appreciated by all as dancing and singing along became the norm.

Although McCreery isn’t a superstar at the level of Brooks, Strait, McGraw, or Chesney who followed the 19-year old’s set, the only thing stopping a further rise to the top is a top-notch catalogue of hits. Don’t count that out and definitely count on seeing him again in the next couple years.


1. Rock This Night

2. Water Tower Town

3. Walkin’ The Country

4. I Love You This Big

5. Check Yes or No

6. Write My Number on Your Hand

7. Papa Loved Mama

8. Suntan

9. See You Tonight

10. You Make That Look Good

11. I Like It, I Love It

12. The Trouble With Girls

13. Hey Good Lookin’/Folsom Prison Blues/That’s Alright Now Momma/T.R.O.U.B.L.E/Gone (medley)

Scotty McCreery Interviews For Internship At Country 92-5

Listen to the interviews here.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Scotty McCreery performs tonight at the Craven Country Jamboree

Friday, July 12, 2013

Scotty McCreery at Heartland Event Center Tonight

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Craven: Scotty McCreery knows where he stands in country music

Craven: Scotty McCreery knows where he stands in country music
 Scotty McCreery will be performing Sunday night at the Craven Country Jamboree. Photograph by: Kris Connor , Getty Images for Capital Concert
Scotty McCreery
7 p.m., July 14
Craven Country Jamboree

REGINA — Scotty McCreery has been labelled by some as a country artist that straddles the line between classic and contemporary country.  The 19-year-old singer, who is scheduled to appear at the Craven Country Jamboree on Sunday night, can live with that label.

“I love that comparison,” said McCreery in a recent telephone interview before an appearance in Grand Island, Neb. “I’d rather be straddling that line than the country and country pop line. I grew up with classic country, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, all those guys. Elvis Presley was another big one. He wasn’t country but he had some country influences. I love that. I try and have those roots in my music but I have to be smart about it. I couldn’t put out a classic country album — it wouldn’t sell. But we try to keep those little nuances of classic country in there.

McCreery is on the cusp of releasing his second album and given the success of his debut disc, many in the music business feel the 19-year-old is facing increased pressure and expectations. He doesn’t see it that way.
“People will look at it that way but I don’t see it that way,” said McCreery. “I’m just trying to get my music out there. When you’re putting a new record out you’re starting from scratch again. You’re not putting your career on the line but you’re putting all these songs out there, hoping the fans will like them. You can like them all you want but if the fans hate them, then you’ve got nothing.
“So we put a lot of time into it. Whether it goes out there and does what the first record did, or even if it doesn’t, I’m going to be extremely proud of this record.”

Click on the link below to read the complete interview 

McCreery enthusiastic about performing at Hall County Fair

By Sarah Schulz
Posted:  07/05/2013 10:10 PM
Scotty McCreery — the young country star with the amazingly deep voice — is looking forward to his first trip to Grand Island.  The 19-year-old, who will perform next Friday at the Hall County Fair, said he enjoys live performances.  “Everyone is having a good time,” McCreery said. “I can see the crowd smiling, dancing and singing along with me. It hypes me up. Singing live is a rush, seeing people have fun. When I’m in the studio, I’m thinking about the live audience.”  Taking the stage at a county fair also reminds him of his roots.
“It has a home feel for me,” he said. “I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.”  McCreery grew up in Garner, N.C., which has a population of about 25,000, he said.  “It’s a big small town,” he said.

McCreery, who grew up singing in school choirs and at church, also enjoyed pitching for his baseball team. He grew up around  country music, listening to country classics with his mother, who is a Hank Williams and Conway Twitty fan. When he was just a preschooler, his grandmother also introduced him to the music of Elvis Presley.  “He had rock, country and gospel influences in his music,” McCreery said of Presley. “He’s a cool cat to listen to.”

Audiences were introduced to McCreery’s distinct voice when he was featured on “American Idol,” ultimately winning the competition. The then 16-year-old auditioned in Milwaukee and showcased his vocal range and deep speaking voice.  “I tried out not expecting to make it past the first round,” he said. “I was just asking for a chance and was lucky to make it to the live rounds.”

According to his biography, he had been singing since he was a toddler and doing well in local competitions when his voice dropped dramatically at about age 13.  “I didn’t notice a difference, but my mom said it fell off a cliff,” he said. “There was no real cracking.”  In 2009, he won “Clayton Idol,” a North Carolina competition modeled after the national TV show, and performed in showcases around his hometown.  “That was fun,” he said. “It was my first real experience outside of churches.”  On “American Idol,” he impressed the judges with his voice and his confidence and soon found himself performing live on national TV.

In May 2011, when he was 17, McCreery became the youngest person to win “American Idol.” He was also the first male country singer to earn the title. According to his biography, a record-breaking 122.4 million votes were cast for the finale, and nearly 39 million people tuned in to see the winner announced.
His first album, “Clear as Day,” premiered in 2011 at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified platinum for sales of 1 million copies in three months. It has since gone gold.

His quick rise to the top of the charts earned him entry into the Guinness World Records Book for being the youngest male to enter the U.S. album charts at No. 1. The album includes his debut single, “I Love You This Big,” which he sang on the “American Idol” finale, and the songs “Clear as Day,” “Out of Summertime,” “Write My Number on Your Hand” and “You Make That Look Good.”

He released “Christmas With Scotty McCreery” in 2012 and is working on another studio album.
In the last two years, he has performed before the president, at the World Series and in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He was named the Top New Artist by Billboard magazine and won Best New Artist awards at the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMT Awards.
His current single, “See You Tonight,” is one he co-wrote. He said he enjoys writing songs but didn’t have a chance to get any of his own work on his first album. When it comes to penning a song, the teen said he draws on everyday life and his own experiences. He also collaborates with others to see what does and doesn’t work.

McCreery is currently on a “weekend tour” that began in January and will wrap up this fall. He has been attending North Caroline State University, majoring in communications. He goes to class during the week and performs on the weekends, sometimes with other country acts such as Dierks Bentley.
He hopes that his young age and his exposure on “American Idol” might be bringing new fans to country music.

“That’s the goal of any artist, to bring in new fans,” McCreery said.

Country star Scotty McCreery chats music, his tour Friday at 2 p.m.

Country star Scotty McCreery chats music, his tour Friday at 2 p.m.

Posted by Emily Wright  July 9, 2013 09:41 AM

This Friday, 19-year-old Scotty McCreery will chat with readers about new music and his "Weekend Roadtrip" tour with upcoming stops at the Cape Cod Melody Tent (Aug. 9) and South Shore Music Circus (Aug. 11).

 Scotty quickly rose to fame after auditioning for season 10 of "American Idol," with Josh Turner's "Your Man." He went on to win the reality show competition and has since put out two albums, one of which peaked at the top spot on the Billboard country chart.

If you want to relive Scotty's audition, check out the video above, and get your questions ready for Friday!

 Click on the link below to be directed to the website and you will be able to watch the interview

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