Wednesday, May 22, 2013

See You Tonight on Billboard Country & Country Aircheck

 CREDIT TO: Windmills from MJSBIGBLOG for the following information

windmills a day ago
Reporting in from Billboard Country Update and Country Aircheck:
Scotty's See You Tonight had a strong week gaining 658k and moving up 6 spots to #44, passing Phil Vassar, Chris Janson, Jon Pardi, Lennon & Maisy, Tate Stevens, and Eric Paslay while Keith Urban debuted ahead. With another week like this one, SYT will likely make Billboard t40 in its 6th week on the chart. For comparison's sake it took Water Tower Town 15 weeks to limp into the t40. It's key for SYT to waste as few weeks as possible making t40, so making it in 6 weeks would be a good start.

As far as how likely it is SYT will make t40, 3 Billboard recurrents this week (there will definitely be 2, and looking at Miranda's drop rate there will likely be 3) means he really only has to pass 1 song in front of him to make t40. Candidates for SYT to pass include Pistol Annies's Hush Hush (116k ahead but SYT outgained it by 334k this week), Drake White's Simple Life (164k ahead but SYT outgained it by 115k this week), and Parmalee's Carolina (568k ahead but SYT outgained it by 722k). Pistol Annies may pick up a little this week now that Miranda's single is headed to recurrency but this morning's update favored Scotty relative to the Annies, Drake White, and Parmalee. Looking at threats from behind Chris Young's Aw Naw actually gained 50k less than SYT last week and trails by 214k. But this morning's MB update points to Aw Naw picking up the pace this week and I do expect Aw Naw to pass either this week or next week. Also likely to pass in a couple weeks if not this week is Florida-Georgia Line's new single Round Here. My guess is Chris Young will pass Scotty this week but Scotty will pass 2 songs in front of him and end the week at #40. But he could go as high #38. Scotty is #10 on Billboard's most added this week with 8 more adds.

At MB/Aircheck, SYT debuted at #50 with 1019 points (+282 points). SYT trails Joe Nichols's Sunny And 75 by 35 points but Joe's song actually outgained and passed SYT on its way onto the chart and also had a better update this morning. Chris Young's song started out the week 128 points ahead and has likely extended that lead too. Eric Paslay and Lennon & Maisy are within reach though: Eric's Friday Night is 257 points ahead and SYT outgained it by 178 points last week, and Lennon & Maisy are 271 points ahead with SYT outgaining them by 92 points last week. Scotty will end the week somewhere between #46 and #49 (depending on whether Florida-Georgia Line really surges).

Looks like Scotty McCreery & friends have a lot of fun on tour

These videos were taken a couple weeks ago when Ashley, Gabi & Trent went along with Scotty on the tour - 


Ashley McCreery: "PA Bound:)"
https://vine.co/v/b2lMmdEHlVp

Gabi Dugal: "My #firstpost on Vine" (featuring Scotty)
https://vine.co/v/b2leM0jqqgM

Scotty McCreery: "My #firstpost on Vine"
https://vine.co/v/b2ljMJm1juv

Scotty McCreery: "traffic"
https://vine.co/v/b2lTFVPj3bI

Scotty McCreery roadtrips to Myrtle Beach this weekend

If you’re still kicking yourself for  missing North Carolina native and “American Idol” Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery at last year’s Azalea Festival, you can finally give yourself a break. With a tour opening for Brad Paisley and a year at North Carolina State University under his belt,  the Academy of Country Music’s 2012 New Artist of the Year is coming to the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach this Sunday as part of his Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013.

The tour will feature mostly hits from McCreery’s first album, 2011′s “Clear As Day,” including “The Trouble With Girls,” “Water Tower Town,” and “I Love You This Big.” Fans will also get a sneak peek at some new material that’s set to be released later this year.

The 19-year-old has released two studio albums, his debut “Clear As Day” as well as “Christmas with Scotty McCreery,” which was released last October. “Day” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, earning McCreery the title of both first country act to debut at No. 1 with its first studio album, as well as youngest man to open at the top of the charts with his debut (McCreery also holds the title of youngest winner of “American Idol”). The debut album went on the garner No. 1 spots on five separate Billboard charts and is certified platinum. “Christmas,” certified gold, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

Catch a full listing of this summer’s regional concerts here.

What:      Scotty McCreery’s Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013
When:    Sunday, May 26, ­ 8:30pm
Where:  The House of Blues, 4640 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Tickets: $29-$55.50
Details: www.HOB.com, (843) 272-300

http://wae.blogs.starnewsonline.com/34859/scotty-mccreery-roadtrips-to-myrtle-beach-this-weekend/

Scotty McCreary gives back to Garner


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Scotty McCreery delivers cases of peanut butter to Amy White, founder and director of development of Community of Hope Ministries in Garner.
Contributed Scotty McCreery delivers cases of peanut butter to Amy White, founder and director of development of Community of Hope Ministries in Garner.
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McCreery learns more about Garner's All-America City campaign from Mayor Ronnie Williams (left) and Town Manager Hardin Watkins.
Contributed McCreery learns more about Garner's All-America City campaign from Mayor Ronnie Williams (left) and Town Manager Hardin Watkins.
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McCreery presents flowers to his former music teacher, Beth Palmieri, during a surprise visit to Timber Drive Elementary School on Tuesday. McCreery donated seven new Lenovo computers to Ms. Palmieri's classroom.
Contributed McCreery presents flowers to his former music teacher, Beth Palmieri, during a surprise visit to Timber Drive Elementary School on Tuesday. McCreery donated seven new Lenovo computers to Ms. Palmieri's classroom.
 
It was Scotty McCreery Day in Garner on May 14, and McCreery – who took time off from his busy schedule to return home – marked the occasion by giving back to his hometown in several ways.
The season 10 “American Idol” winner first paid a surprise visit to his old elementary school, Timber Drive Elementary, and donated seven new Lenovo computers to his former music teacher, Beth Palmieri.
The donation was made possible by a partnership between McCreery and the Morrisville-based computer maker.
The country music star next went to the Community of Hope Ministries food pantry at First Baptist Church of Garner and delivered several cases of peanut butter. The offering was part of McCreery’s efforts to promote DoSomething.org’s Peanut Butter and Jam Slam, a campaign running through May 21 that encourages young people to help fight hunger in their communities by donating peanut butter, jelly or other non-perishable food items to local food pantries.
McCreery then went to Garner Town Hall and made a contribution to the town’s All-America City campaign after learning more about it from Mayor Ronnie Williams and Town Manager Hardin Watkins. The donation helped Garner exceed its $25,000 fundraising goal for All-America City efforts.
“This town’s given a lot to me through the years,” McCreery said. “It’s important for me to give back to the town.”
McCreery’s tour bus dropped him off at his home in Garner on Tuesday after two days of recording in Nashville and four shows in the Northeast.
The Town has designated May 14 as Scotty McCreery Day because on May 14, 2011, Garner organized a massive homecoming parade and concert for McCreery while he was competing for the “Idol” crown.
McCreery said he was optimistic about Garner’s chances of snagging an All-America City award next month.
“I think Garner’s the best town in America,” he said.
A contingent of citizens – including Community of Hope organizers – and town officials will travel to Denver June 14-16 to try to win the prestigious award, which recognizes citizen engagement and grassroots solutions to pressing community problems. Garner is one of 20 finalists for the award this year.

Scotty McCreery Day, All America-style


Scotty McCreery presents flowers to his former music teacher, Beth Palmieri, during a surprise visit to Timber Drive Elementary School on Tuesday. McCreery also donated seven new Lenovo computers to her classroom.

Town of Garner
Scotty McCreery put a bigger national spotlight on Garner during his run to win American Idol than anyone ever has before. On Scotty McCreery Day in Garner, he tried to help the town draw some more national recognition.
The young country star pitched in $10,000 toward the city’s fundraising efforts to send an entourage to the All America City competition in Denver during a multi-stop charity jaunt around town.  The donation helped Garner exceed its fundraising goal.
“The All America City stuff, it’s a huge thing to the town and to us. To me it’s the best city I could have ever dreamed of growing up in,” McCreery said. “I’m glad I had the opportunity to help. I really didn’t think twice about it.”

McCreery also donated seven new Lenovo computers to the classroom of his former music teacher, Beth Palmieri, in a surprise visit to Timber Drive Elementary. McCreery partnered with the Morrisville-based computer company on the contribution after singing for employees at a corporate event. He said he hand’t been to the school in a long time 

Later he visited Community of Hope Ministries at Garner First Baptist Church to deliver cases of peanut butter – a highly sought item for food pantries. McCreery hoped to promote DoSomething.org’s Peanut Butter and Jam Slam, which encourages young people to donate nonperishable food items to pantries.  “We’re very blessed folks, so to spread those blessings is important,” McCreery said.

But the big check came out at Town Hall where he met with Mayor Ronnie Williams and Town Manager Hardin Watkins, who told him about the All America City campaign.
After an application process, the National Civic League tabbed Garner to be one of 20 finalists to attend the competition in Denver, where 10 winners will be named. Travel and other cost associated with the presentation have been estimated at $50,000 to send roughly 40 representatives to Denver, a roughly average cohort for the competition.
The town had been working to raise half of the money through funds – the rest would be covered in the budget. Garner leaders quickly raised more than $21,000, so McCreery’s donation pushed the town well over the $25,000 it had hoped to raise.
The theme of the year involves honoring service men and women and veterans. Garner’s just-dedicated Vetereans Memorial played a large role in its candidacy, and the town believes it has a great chance at becoming the first in Wake County to win the honor in 38 years. Garner is the first finalist from the Triangle since Chapel Hill in 1989, and would be the first winner since Durham in 1983.
May 14 was declared Scotty McCreery Day by the town a year after winning Season 10 of American Idol. His stay in Garner for the occasion was short; McCreery, who had bused in from New Jersey the morning of the donations, had to fly to Los Angeles the next morning after the donations. McCreery finished his second semester at North Carolina State University while balancing a tour schedule in the spring.

http://www.garnercleveland.com/2013/05/21/2908429/scotty-mccreery-day-all-america.html#storylink=misearch