Monday, February 4, 2013

Catching up with Scotty McCreery backstage at the Opry

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Season 10 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery is gearing up to launch his first headline tour. I caught up with the platinum-selling recording artist backstage at the Opry to chat about what fans can expect of the “Weekend Roadtrip Tour.” McCreery also talks about touring with Brad Paisley, his new music and how he plans to continue his education in school. The “Weekend Roadtrip Tour” 2013 kicks off on VDAY at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA, with Sarah Darling opening. Since becoming American Idol’s youngest male winner in 2011, as well as the show’s first country male winner, Garner, NC native Scotty McCreery has quickly emerged as country music’s most successful new artist.

Click on the link below to view the video interview

Scotty McCreery Devilpalooza Promo

2013 Devilpalooza welcomes Scotty McCreery. ASU's Programming and Activities Board presents Scotty McCreery with special guest Carolina Liar. The event will be held on Friday, February 8th at the Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Arizona.
Scotty McCreery Devilpalooza Promo from Zac Donohoe on Vimeo.

Scotty McCreery Covers Elvis Presley’s ‘That’s All Right’ at the Grand Ole Opry

video credit: Sivie Clark

By Cory Stromblad

Scotty McCreery took a well-deserved study break over the weekend (Feb. 2) to grace the Grand Ole Opry stage, offering the crowd an electrifying performance of Elvis Presley‘s 1954 classic, ‘That’s All Right.’

Often credited as the first true rock and roll record, ‘That’s All Right’ was the very first track Presley released as a recording artist. The song failed to chart, but earned Gold certification due to its popularity on local Memphis radio stations. Presley eventually charted a total of 20 No. 1 singles, including 11 that also reached the top spot on the country charts.

McCreery first performed ‘That’s All Right’ during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-themed episode of ‘American Idol’ in 2011. The singer went on to win Season 10 of the competition and earned his own Platinum certification for his debut album, ‘Clear as Day.’ McCreery is currently in the studio putting the final touches on his sophomore release.