Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Concert: Scotty McCreery - Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA

Found this posted on Idol Forum

SUN JUN 30, 2013 - 7:00 PM Scotty McCreery

 Busch Gardens 1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg, VA

It's also listed on Scotty's official site, as well


Videos from Kansas City Tip-Off Benefit

Credit to: Jillian8 Credit to: Missy173001

Scotty McCreery impresses at Medicine Cabinet benefit

March 10
Special to The Star

Scotty McCreery demonstrated that he's much more than a personable singer with an enormous voice Saturday at the Uptown Theater. The winner of the 2011 season of the television competition American Idol gave a remarkably mature performance that belied his age. The concert was a benefit for the Medicine Cabinet, a locally-based charity that provides emergency medical assistance for people who can not otherwise afford such services. About 1,600 people attended the event
McCreery, 19, was a suitable match for the upbeat tone of the fundraiser. The wholesome demeanor and lustrous singing that propelled the North Carolinian to victory on “American Idol” were readily apparent. Many of the teen-age girls and young women that dominated the audience screamed in delight each time McCreery's deep rumble of a voice struck an improbably low note. “You are so cute!” -- the shouted proclamation of one woman during a momentarily lull between songs -- summarized the gist of the fans' enthusiasm.
McCreery gracefully acknowledged the fawning attention as he worked the stage with the expertise of a seasoned veteran. The charming teen told self-deprecating stories and shared behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
He suggested that the production of his popular 2011 album -- he noted that “in 13 weeks y'all helped make that platinum” -- was rushed. In spite of its success, the project contains an alarming lack of substance. McCreery satisfied the audience with faithful renderings of the wispy hits "The Trouble with Girls" and “I Love You This Big,” yet he seemed determined to prove that he's much more than a twangy version of Justin Bieber.
Abetted by a sturdy five-piece band, McCreery sounded substantially more vital Saturday than on his inconsequential recordings. Surprisingly rough Southern rock shadings served as a complementary backdrop for McCreery's magnificent voice. In addition to three selections from his forthcoming album, McCreery filled out his 75-minute set with several cover songs. Readings of two Garth Brooks hits stood out. "Papa Loved Mama" was delivered with rowdy enthusiasm. An appropriately deft rendering of “The Dance was similarly effective. An interpretation of the traditional “Man of Constant Sorrow” proved that McCreery is capable of singing with palpable soul.
In his introduction to a credible medley of material associated with Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, McCreery said that he “grew up listening to that old stuff.”
The admission is unusual for a teenager and is an encouraging signal that McCreery possesses a broad perspective that should serve him well as he strives to sustain his fledgling career.