Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery to Return to ‘American Idol’ This Week

Kelly Clarkson Scotty McCreery
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Season 1 and Season 10 ‘American Idol‘ winners Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery will perform on the stage where it all started once again. Thursday (April 11) is the results episode for the Top 6 of Season 12, and two of the show’s biggest and most successful winners will teach the last half-dozen hopefuls how it’s done.

First-ever ‘Idol’ Clarkson will perform her new single ‘People Like Us’ from her ‘Greatest Hits’ collection. It has not yet been confirmed which track McCreery — who took the crown during Season 10 in 2011 — will sing, but it’s likely to be his just-released new single, ‘See You Tonight.’
Both stars are considered favorites in country, with Clarkson slowly but surely crossing into a more permanent twang, while McCreery helped further solidify the genre’s legitimacy on reality singing shows.

McCreery and Clarkson’s ‘American Idol’ appearance airs at 8PM ET on your local Fox affiliate.

North Dakota State Fair Tickets go on sale: Scotty McCreery will perfrom on July 25h

North Dakota State Fair tickets go on sale

Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:14 am
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State Fair tickets are going on sale.
The fair scheduled the start of ticket sales for 8 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets include the grandstand show pass, rock concert tickets, the mega-ride carnival pass, gate admission, camping passes and others.
The grandstand show pass includes seven events, including concerts by country stars Tim McGraw, Scotty McCreery and Toby Keith. The scheduled rock concerts are Journey and Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

The fair in Minot is July 19-27. More information on tickets can be found at

Scotty McCreery To Premiere New Song On American Idol

Scotty McCreery has released a brand-new single, “See You Tonight” to Country radio this week. “See You Tonight” is the lead single off of his forthcoming sophomore album, scheduled for release later this year on Mercury Records/19/Interscope. The song, written by McCreery, Ashley Gorley, and Zach Crowell, is one of several tracks on his upcoming project that Scotty has co-written. The new album follows his Platinum debut album Clear As Day, which was the best-selling solo Country album of 2011 and spent six weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country chart.

“I’ve been fortunate to be able to take my time making this record, and it’s been fun for me to have a hand in writing songs for the album, which I wasn’t able to do with Clear As Day,” says McCreery. “I’m really proud of what we are working on in the studio right now and excited for the fans to hear new music that I’ve put my own stamp on.”

Scotty will premiere “See You Tonight” live when he returns to perform on the American Idol stage this Thursday, April 11th at 8/7c on FOX. Fans can get a first listen by purchasing the track which is now available on iTunes here.

In between recording the new album and taking classes as a full-time college freshman at North Carolina State, Scotty is busy on the road with his first headline tour, The Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013, which will continue to make stops around the country through the end of May