Thursday, January 17, 2013

Who is Scotty McCreery's opening act? Who has he been writing songs in Nashville with?

 Offical Sarah Darling website

Click on the link below to learn more about Sarah Darling

According to Scotty has written a song called Prayed For with Ashley Gorley and Kelley Lovelace.  I thought it would be interesting to know more about these 2 guys that's been helping write songs with Scotty for his new album.

ashley gorley

Ashley Gorley - Songwriter/Producer

  • Co-wrote Brett Eldredge's current single, "Don't Ya"
  • Has earned 8 #1 Singles - Most recently with Carrie Underwood's 'Good Girl'
  • Co-Wrote Tim McGraw's top 5 single "Better Than I Used To Be"
  • Co-wrote Jana Kramer's debut single 'Why Ya Wanna'
  • Recent cuts by Chris Young, Brad Paisley, Billy Currington, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, Easton Corbin
  • Co-wrote Brad Paisley's 3-week #1 "Then"
  • Co-wrote Trace Adkins' 3-week #1 "You're Gonna Miss This"
  • 2008 NSAI Song of The Year
  • Nominated for ACM and CMA Song of The Year
  • Nominated for Grammy Best Country Song
  • Co-wrote Darius Rucker's 3-week #1 "It Won't Be Like This For Long"
  • Co-wrote the #1 Brad Paisley / Keith Urban duet "Start A Band"
  • Co-wrote Carrie Underwood's 2-week #1 "All-American Girl"
  • First #1 with Carrie Underwood's single "Don't Forget to Remember Me"
  • Carrie's debut album "Some Hearts" certified 7x platinum
  • Co-wrote Jason Aldean's Top 5 single "Laughed Until We Cried"
  • Co-wrote Randy Travis' "Dig Two Graves" 
Click on the link below to read more about Ashley Gorley

Kelley Lovelace-As a writer, he has had many songs recorded by artists such as Brad Paisley, Tracy Byrd, Teri Clark, David Ball, Mark Chesnutt, Clay Walker, Joe Nichols, and others. Among these recordings are 10 Top 5 Billboard hits:

He Didn't Have To Be / Brad Paisley #1
(Brad Paisley / Kelley Lovelace)

Wrapped Around / Brad Paisley #2
(Brad Paisley / Kelley Lovelace / Chris DuBois)

Two People Fell In Love / Brad Paisley #4
(Brad Paisley / Kelley Lovelace / Tim Owens)

The Impossible / Joe Nichols #1
(Kelley Lovelace / Lee Thomas Miller)

I Just Wanna Be Mad / Terri Clark #1
(Kelley Lovelace / Lee Thomas Miller)

What's A Guy Gotta Do / Joe Nichols #3
(Kelley Lovelace/Joe Nichols/Don Sampson)

The World / Brad Paisley #1
(Kelley Lovelace / Lee Thomas Miller / Brad Paisley)

Don't Forget To Remember Me / Carrie Underwood #1
(Kelley Lovelace / Morgane Hayes)

Kelley Lovelace (left), Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois
Kelley Lovelace (left), Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois
Photo Credit: Marilu White

Click on the link below to read more about Kelley Lovelace

Scotty McCreery announces his 2013 Headlining Tour

Scotty McCreery Plans First Headlining Tour
Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013 Will Begin Feb. 14 in Bethlehem, Pa.
Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery will launch his headlining Weekend Roadtrip tour 2013 on Feb. 14 in Bethlehem, Pa.

Sarah Darling ("Home to Me") will open the shows. World Vision will be the charitable sponsor of the tour. Although only 16 stops have been announced, the tour is expected to play 25 cities.

"I've been lucky enough to play a lot of great cities over the last year with Brad Paisley and some other great country artists," McCreery said. "This time, I get to play some new places with a show that's all my own. I can't wait for my fans to see what we've lined up for them on my Weekend Roadtrip tour 2013."

McCreery will incorporate new material into his summer tour. He is expected to release a new album later this year.

"Right now, I'm balancing my music career with my second semester at North Carolina State University," he said. "I go to school early in the week and get to play my music every weekend. So, calling this tour the Weekend Roadtrip tour just made sense. Plus, what college student doesn't love a good road trip?"

Here are the dates for the Weekend Roadtrip tour:

Feb. 14: Bethlehem, Pa.
Feb. 15: Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Feb. 16: Atlantic City, N.J.
Feb. 21: Pittsburgh
Feb. 22: Dover, Del.
Feb. 23: Charleston, W.Va.

March 8: Plant City, Fla.
March 9: Kansas City, Mo.
March 28: Aurora, Ill.

April 18: Albany, N.Y.
April 19: Wallingford, Conn.
April 20: Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
April 26: Robinsonville, Miss.

May 10: Lancaster, Pa.
May 11: Hampton, N.H.
May 12: Morristown, N.J.