Monday, April 8, 2013

Scotty McCreery arrives at the Academy Country Music Awards In Las Vegaas

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Scotty McCreery shines at 2013 ACM Awards moves on to American Idol

Country crooner Scotty McCreery kicked off a big week on April 6 when he attended the 2013 ACM Awards. He looked fresh and current when he hit the red carpet on Sunday night to pose for the cameras and greet thousands of screaming fans. It was just the beginning of an exciting week. On Thursday, McCreery returns to the “American Idol” stage to perform live, along with fellow winner Kelly Clarkson.

Scotty’s first stop was in Las Vegas to attend the 2013 American Country Music Awards. Every year, the Academy honors and showcases the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. Luke Bryan was a huge winner on Sunday, scoring the biggest award of the night. He defeated familiar favorites Taylor Swift, fellow co-host Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean to win Entertainer of the Year. “This is a defining moment in my life,” he said emotionally. Miranda Lambert took home three awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year, and Song of the Year. Below are the other 2013 ACM Award winners.

  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean
  • Vocal Duo of the Year: Thompson Square
  • Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
  • New Artist of the Year: Florida Georgia Line
  • Album of the Year: “Chief” by Eric Church
  • Songwriter of the Year: Dallas Davidson
  • Video of the Year: “Tornado” by Little Big Town
  • Vocal Event of the Year: “The Only Way I Know” – Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church
On Thursday, Scotty McCreery returns to the very stage that made him the big star he is today. In May 2011, he won the tenth season of “American Idol,” defeating Lauren Alaina in the finals. His debut album, “Clear As Day,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 and sold 197,000 copies in the first week alone. It reached the top position on five different billboard charts. In 2011, Scotty won ACM and ACA Awards, plus a CMT Award in 2012. He opened for Brad Paisley in 2012 and embarked on a “Weekend Roadtrip” headline tour in January 2013.

This week on “American Idol,” Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb and Angie Miller must perform two songs each. On Thursday, another talented contestant will be sent home. Past winners Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery will both perform. “American Idol” airs at 8 p.m. EST on April 10 and 11 on FOX.

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Exclusive: Scotty McCreery Credits Garth Brooks For Reason He Attends College

When Scotty McCreery took home the title for 2011's 'American Idol' winner, he had his career path all in place. The young star finished high school, and then joined fellow superstars on the road where he performed all across the country night after night. After rubbing elbows with some of music's greatest artists of our time, McCreery had pondered what it would be like to attend college back home in North Carolina.

"College was always big for me before this thing happened," McCreery tells Roughstock. "It was one of those things where I had to think about it and wonder if I was going to sacrifice anything."

After touring with Brad Paisley, McCreery was leaning more and more toward college after the superstar told the 'Idol' winner it is something he definitely had to do. "Then the biggest guy who kind of sold me on college was Garth Brooks," reveals McCreery. "We were in Vegas, and I got the chance to go see him and meet him, and that was before I even applied or enrolled. I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m thinking about going to college, but I’m getting mixed reviews from people around me.’ He was like, ‘Man, you better go to college and you better do it while you’re this age.’ Garth is doing pretty good for himself, so I thought alright man [laughs]! He kind of sold me on it."

However, advice on schooling isn't the only useful bits of knowledge that McCreery has been soaking up from the likes of Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley. "I tell you what … especially from those two guys," says McCreery, "they really just live by something that we all get taught from being a toddler, and that’s pretty much in a roundabout way, treat others like you want to be treated. That’s probably the biggest thing that I’ve learned from Paisley throughout his tour. I would go out in a ballcap and hoodie to watch him perform pretty much every night with the fans. They didn’t know it was me, but I was out there with them seeing him perform. I learned more from him backstage and how he treated his crew and how he ran his tour and was just such a class act. He was the biggest star there, headlining arena tours and selling them out, but he still treats people like they’re his brother. Being on my own headlining tour now, obviously we’re not doing arenas, but I’m trying to take the same traits I’ve learned from him and do them on my tour."

McCreery's current headlining trek -- Weekend Roadtrip Tour -- also features Sarah Darling. Visit McCreery's official website at for a complete list of dates where the tour will be stopping along the way.

By: Alanna Conaway

Last Updated: April 8, 2013 12:04 PM

Scotty McCreery Steps Up for Fight Against Hunger

Scotty McCreery is teaming up with and Walmart in a project that's fun and, even better, helps a great cause. Scotty is encouraging teens to join him in the “Peanut Butter & Jam Slam” in an effort to collect one of the top-requested items at food banks across the country: peanut butter.
The campaign's goal is to collect as many jars of peanut butter and jelly as possible by the campaign deadline of May 14. Scotty is appearing in a special public service announcement, which you can see below, to encourage teens to get started on their peanut butter and jam drives.

“Millions of kids experience hunger every day, but it doesn't have to be this way,” Scotty said in a release about the program. “That’s why I’m lending my voice (yes, very low voice) to help motivate teens to collect jars of peanut butter and jelly to help fight hunger.”

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Scotty McCreery is helping fight hunger

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Scotty McCreery's fashion fits him like chicken fits a Bojangles biscuit

2013 ACM Awards Best Dressed Pictures

Best Dressed ACM Awards
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Superstars played it safe, while country newcomers took chances that mostly paid off to make the Best Dressed List at the 2013 ACM Awards in Las Vegas. Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift looked great, but all three came with looks fans have seen before. Newcomers like Scotty McCreery and Easton Corbin showed the style this season calls for.

Scotty McCreery has found a red carpet fashion that fits him like chicken fits a Bojangles biscuit with this navy two piece suit and checkered tie. He seemed comfortable and devastatingly handsome in this outfit, which embraces his wholesome appeal. This is the confident young man millions fell for on ‘American Idol.’
Scotty McCreery Best Dressed ACM Awards

Scotty McCreery - 2013 ACM Red Carpet

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