Friday, February 22, 2013

Whole Lotta Scotty Going On! McCreery and band hop on the “Harlem Shake” rage
First it was "planking," then "flash mobs," then "photo bombs" and "Gangnam Style." Now, it's the "Harlem Shake"! And country music has joined the rest of the world in this craze. Scotty McCreery, who is typically shy, enlisted the help of his band and a throng of fans at his Feb. 21 show in Pittsburgh for their own "Harlem Shake" video. First he explained what would happen.
 And then, they shook!

Scotty McCreery Gives in to the Harlem Shake Craze

Scotty McCreery has been keeping busy on his 2013 Weekend Road Trip Tour, but he’s not too busy to have a bit of fun. While he was performing in Pittsburgh, he showed everyone how to ‘Rock This Night,’ by breaking out the popular ‘Harlem Shake’ with his band members and all of his fans. 
The well-planned video begins with McCreery and his band members innocently tuning their instruments (along with one member dancing around in a wolf mask), when all of a sudden, the whole band and the fans — who appear out of thin air — are shakin’ it with all they’ve got.
McCreery, a North Carolina native who found his success through winning Season 10 of ‘American Idol,’ continues to make huge strides ahead in his music career with the promise of an upcoming sophomore album.
It seems that despite his fast rise in stardom, the 19-year-old manages to keep a lighthearted perspective toward it all, portrayed through his spontaneous concert-turned-dance party.

Scotty McCreery in Pittsburgh

I wanted to post this video because it shows Scotty talking to the crowd before they do the Harlem Shake!  

Credit to: BritBrat0506 Credit to: Katherine Brittner

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Scotty McCreery & Dry County doing the Harlem Shake

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Scotty McCreery's booked solid

February 20, 2013
Scotty McCreery's booked solid
'American Idol' winner juggles college, touring
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Balancing school work and potential superstardom, Scotty McCreery is attending college during the week and performing to crowds of country fans on the weekends. (Andrew Southam photo)
Scotty McCreery
With Sarah Darling
WHERE: Clay Center
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
TICKETS: $30, $35, $40 and $45
INFO: 304-561-3570 or

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Country singer Scotty McCreery was running a little behind when his mom called to ask if it would be OK if the interview could get pushed back maybe an hour.  It wasn't a problem, but the 19-year-old singer groaned, "Oh, God," and then laughed when he heard she'd been the one to call. Just the same, he said he really appreciated the extra help.  McCreery, who performs Saturday at the Clay Center, is probably a little bit busier than your average country artist. Outside of touring and trying to squeeze in production for his upcoming, still untitled sophomore record, McCreery is a freshman at North Carolina State University, where he's studying communications.
"College ain't no joke," he laughed. "I'm taking a full course load. It's 13 hours. It's Monday through Wednesday, and then we tour Thursday through Sunday."  The schedule, McCreery acknowledged, makes for a lot of long days and occasionally having to do homework on the bus. That's what he said he was supposed to do, anyway, but he acknowledged it's sometimes hard to make it happen.
"It's all time management," he said. "I have to get that down, and once I get into a rhythm, it will all go smoothly."  But right now, he's struggling, trying to strike that balance between being a college student and a country star.

Of course, there's nothing that says McCreery has to do both. Since his "American Idol" win in 2011, he's been one of the major success stories from the TV talent show.
His debut record, "Clear as Day," went platinum, selling more than a million copies. A Christmas record, "Christmas with Scotty McCreery," released last October, was certified gold.

Scotty McCreery with FROGGY

Credit to: DangerShowFroggy

Scotty McCreery hosting ACM New Artist of the Year Concert-looking for Audience Members

Pictures of Scotty McCreery and Sarah Darling at Stage AE

Click on the link below to see pictures from last nights performance.
Credit to: Pittsburgh Country Y108

had so much fun at your show! Pittsburgh fans are the best fans, ain't that right?!

‘American Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery does the 'Harlem Shake'

On Feb. 21, “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery took his 2013 Weekend Roadtrip Tour to Pittsburgh and took his fans by surprise. That’s because in the middle of his concert, he busted in to the “Harlem Shake,” a new dance craze that’s gone viral and has replaced "Gangnam Style.”
At the beginning of the YouTube video, Scotty and his band tune up their instruments, while one member dances around in a wolf mask. Several seconds later, McCreery and his band begin dancing, as well as the entire Pittsburgh audience. Seeing a country singer do the “Harlem Shake” is just one of those classic moments you have to see and share with others. Be sure to check it out below.
Scotty posted the video close to midnight on Feb. 22, right after the show. There are already hundreds of positive comments posted on Facebook about Scotty’s “Harlem Shake.” Below are a few from Friday.
  • “I love it. What a great sense of humor!” – Patricia Link
  • “Not what I expected from Scotty!” – Donna Castleberry
  • “By far, the best I’ve seen.” – Amanda Grace Elliott
  • “Love it. Country star doing the Harlem Shake.” – Jessica Espinosa
  • “That was epic. Just epic! This is why we all love you so much.” – Raisa Mahjabin
In 2011, Scotty McCreery defeated Lauren Alaina to become “American Idol’s” youngest male winner, as well as the show's first country male winner. Since then, he quickly emerged as country music's most successful new artist.
McCreery's first studio album, “Clear As Day,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts. He became the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. The album garnered the highest sales of any country solo album released last year, held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks, and earned Platinum status in just thirteen weeks.
Scotty won New Artist of the Year at both the 2011 American Country Awards and the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards. He also won 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 for 2011 also earned the No. 4 spot on Billboard's 2012 List of the Top 21 Under 21. Scotty spent most of 2012 opening for Brad Paisley's Virtual Reality Tour 2012. He's currently on the road with his Weekend Roadtrip Tour.

Scotty's Surprise

Scotty was Hinting of a Surprise on twitter recently! Well Here it is! Scotty and band doing the Harlem Shake!!

Scotty McCreery's Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013 will be at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino tonight

Scotty McCreery

Friday, February 22, 2013 at 9 p.m.

Performing songs from his Platinum hit album “Clear as Day.” 
This Academy of Country Music New Artist of the year award recipient will rock the Rollins Center this February.