Sunday, April 7, 2013

Scotty McCreery: Next Duck Dynasty Cast Member

(Photo: Geno Knight/CBS Radio)
(Photo: Geno Knight/CBS Radio)

Scotty McCreery is getting ready to go back to the show that made him a household name. Watch for him to perform next week on American Idol. It’ll be a quiet night tonight for him at the ACMs after being nervous as a nominee last year.

Scotty has nothing but praise for the job Keith Urban is doing as a judge. “He gives solid critique. I would have liked to have had him my season.” Scotty isn’t so sure if it’s a chair he’d like to sit in though. He says being a judge himself is something he’d have to think about. Scotty says he tries to catch the show, but the 8pm time slot makes it tough given that he’s busy working on a new album while going to college.

Last month, Scotty packed ‘em in at The Florida Strawberry Festival. “That was quite the day for us,” Scotty told Dave McKay. Scotty did a video blog about his day at the festival and his visit to Universal Studios.

When Scotty drew a card from Dave & Veronica’s deck of questions, he was stumped on whether he would join the cast of The Kardashians or Jersey Shore. If he had to pick, Scotty says he’d rather have a part on Duck Dynasty.

 Click on the link below to listen to both the interviews they did with Scotty

Scotty McCreery's new single 'See You Tonight' sounds shockingly contemporary

Apr 7 2013 06:07 PM ET
Last year’s American Idol winner Phillip Phillips gets a lot of credit for reinvigorating the Idol crown’s significance, but people seem to forget that his predecessor, Scotty McCreery, has had a pretty darn impressive post-Idol career himself.

McCreery’s debut album Clear As Day sold 1.2 million copies and spawned two country hits, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls.” Today, an Amazon listing confirmed what many have recently speculated — that McCreery is about to unleash new music into the world. The deep-voiced country crooner, who’s currently enrolled at North Carolina State University, will release “See You Tonight” on April 9, and it’s safe to assume he’ll perform the song when he visits the American Idol results show two days later.

There’s no official audio for the song just yet, but MJ’s Big Blog shared the video below (with great audio) from a recent concert of McCreery singing “See You Tonight.”

My snap judgment? This is by far the best thing he’s ever put out. While much of Clear As Day felt dull and antiquated, both lyrically and musically, “See You Tonight” feels fresh, youthful, romantic, and perfect for the warm summer nights ahead. McCreery’s baritone laces the moonlit lyrics convincingly — especially that “Baby, it’s worth the drive/you’re worth the drive” lyric, which will have a lot of his female fans swooning. The song actually reminds me a bit of Eric Church’s “Springsteen,” another romantic,  torchy midtempo number. 

Scotty McCreery on the Red Carpet

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Let the games begin - with of GAC live on the Carpet!
is looking handsome tonight good job Mama Judy
Just saw on the red carpet & then the video cut off

Darius Rucker and Friends (Scotty McCreery) Swing for Charity

photos courtesy ACM

Scotty McCreery's new single will be See You Tonight

Scotty McCreery will be a presenter at the ACM Awards tonight

The ACM Awards airs at 8:00 pm et/pt on CBS

Reminder: To watch Scotty McCreery on Red Carpet Live tonight

 Here's the link to watch the Red Carpet Live

Fans can watch ACM Red Carpet Live on GAC with hosts Suzanne Alexander, Storme Warren and Nan Kelley’s lively interviews with many of the top ACM nominees and performers. ACM Red Carpet Live will air on Sunday, April 7th from 3:30 PM – 5:00PM PT. GAC’s red carpet show will also stream live Sunday at beginning at 3:00 PM PT and will move to the ACM Awards press room at 5:30 PM PT featuring press interviews with the winners. The live stream on is brought to you by Las Vegas.

WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 2013

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM PT GAC Red Carpet Live (also streaming at
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT ACM Awards Live Telecast on CBS
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM PT ACM Awards Press Room (streaming at