Friday, May 24, 2013

Y108 8 Man Jam: Rodney Atkins, Scottty McCreery, David Nail, Chris Janson, and Joe Grushecky

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Moving Out of ‘Idol’

May 23, 2013

Moving Out of ‘Idol’

VALDOSTA — Winning “American Idol” gave singer Scotty McCreery a country music career, but it didn’t go to his head.

This weekend, the season 10 “AI” winner brings his new country music to Wild Adventures.

With summer here, McCreery, 19, will spend most of his time touring and playing shows, but come fall, he will return for his sophomore year at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. Then, he will spend his weekdays attending classes for his communications major and spend weekends traveling to gigs.

School, family and friends are important to the rising country star. To compete in “America Idol” in early 2011, McCreery missed the second semester of his junior year in high school. In a phone interview with The Times, he said the show’s producers provided tutors for him. In winning the tenth season, McCreery had additional commitments that summer but did not want to miss the experience of his senior year in high school.

Through an arrangement with the high school administration, McCreery attended classes Mondays through Wednesdays but took school work with him as he traveled Thursdays and Fridays to open shows for country superstar Brad Paisley and fulfill other “AI” commitments. Through this arrangement, he also played baseball with his high school team.

His friends stuck with him through this period of going from being another high school junior to becoming a household name on “AI,” and McCreery remained true to his friends.

“I’ve been buddies with these guys since we were 2-year-olds,” McCreery says. “So they’re not impressed with the whole ‘American Idol’ thing.”

While high school administrators and teachers were understanding of McCreery’s changed schedule and new status, college professors have been less understanding and less impressed than his friends of his musical accomplishments and concert dates. Professors are more demanding and do not care if he’s been on the road, opening for Brad Paisley, enjoying a hit like “I Love You This Big,” or releasing a Christmas album. They want homework filed on time.

And McCreery complies. Since fulfilling his post-“Idol” obligations, he works on his own timetable.

“After winning ‘Idol,’ it was non-stop, a 24/7 job. It still is but not as intense,” McCreery says. “There wasn’t a day went by that we weren’t doing something. But now, instead of ‘Idol’ running the ship, I’m running the ship.”

He has his own deadlines. He will play and travel during his summer break. He will work on recording a new CD, which he hopes to see released by late September or early October.

“I don’t have a deadline,” he says of the new recording. He enjoys having the time to think about what songs he wants to include on the album, what songs he would like to record.

He also enjoys headlining his own tour, “working our way up and seeing the fans along the way.”

Overall, even with this weekend’s show falling on the two-year anniversary of his May 25, 2011, “American Idol” win, McCreery seems stunned by how much his life has changed.

“It’s pretty wild, really,” McCreery says. “For 17 years of my life, I’m an average normal teen going to school, doing homework, hanging out with my friends. ... It was all unexpected. I tried out for ‘American Idol’ not expecting much and it just kind of blew up on me.”


Country star and “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery performs.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

Where: Wild Adventures Theme Park, Old Clyattville Road.

Admission: Concert is included in the park’s regular admission price and with season passes. Reserved seating is available for an additional $15.

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Scotty McCreery will be on the Jay Leno Show June 3rd

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06/03/2013 11:34 PM 4470 - VINCE VAUGHN, KENNY SMITH, SCOTTY MCCREERY (TV-14) 

‘American Idol’ Scotty McCreery in Myrtle Beach to ‘sing some good music’

Since winning the 10th season of “American Idol” two years ago, Scotty McCreery still feels a rush seeing someone else win the crown.
Calling last Friday before a concert in Indiana, the day after a visit to Los Angeles, where he saw Candice Glover of St. Helena Island edge out Kree Harrison for the Season 12 title, McCreery couldn’t help reliving his moment.
“It was definitely bringing back memories of being there,” he said, complimentary of both finalists and grateful to meet and catch up with other contestants from his season on the Fox-TV series.
McCreery brought up the energy spanning a few seconds of “just being on stage at the last moment,” before one of the two is accorded the title, as he and Lauren Alaina experienced.
When the words “And the winner is” are uttered, he said, “you feel like it takes 30 minutes just to say the winner.”
McCreery brings his “Weekend Road Trip Tour” to House of Blues at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Excited about his new single out, “See You Tonight,” the Interscope Records artist said it’s one of 12 out of about 17 songs he expects to make up his third album.
“It’s looking like it’s going to be out in late September or early October,” McCreery said. “I’m just working hard on that right now.”
Promoting a new record, “it’s like starting fresh from the radio side of things,” he said.
His debut CD, “Clear As Day,” from 2011, included singles “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls,” and he released a Christmas collection last year. He also has garnered such honors as New Artist of the Year at the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards.
The native of Garner, N.C., in suburban Raleigh, described how vocal training, practice and performance as a working, academic-driven teen laid the groundwork for his focus on everything he pursues.
“That foundation is huge,” he said. “It definitely helped me throughout my childhood.”
McCreery said growing up and getting accustomed to performing for audiences groomed him, yet, “It’s really tough going from playing for nobody to 20 million people a night.”
Mound’s a stage
He spent many games on the mound during high school, and his faith and fortitude helped with that pressure as well, especially when giving up runs to the other team.
“Baseball and pitching equate to being on the stage and being in front of people,” he said. “When you’re in there pitching, you’re the guy in the spotlight, controlling the speed of the game.”
Although he hung up his glove from competitive play, McCreery continues his studies at N.C. State University for a major in communication, “with a focus on the media side.” Besides rooting for the Wolfpack, he follows the Boston Red Sox, because his father grew up in New England.
McCreery still likes to throw for fun, for a breather “now and then” from his “full-time career” underway in music, and he said he spent spring break last year in Myrtle Beach.
With an ice rink in his hometown, and others across Greater Raleigh, McCreery said skating provided a great “hangout spot back in the day.”
“I was never good at it,” he said, “but I’m always good for a few falls and bruises.”
Reacting to remarks about being a role model for youth, McCreery said, “That’s very flattering and very great to hear.”
It’s as routine as being himself, “to influence people’s lives positively,” he said, in contrast to “a crazy mess” the entertainment field can flash at times.
“That’s not me,” McCreery said. “I’m just trying to go out and sing some good music.”
Contact STEVE PALISIN at 444-1764.

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Scotty McCreery will be performing at the House of Blues tonight in Orland, FL

  • About House of Blues Orlando
  • House of Blues Orlando opened in 1997 and is located in Downtown Disney West Side. The famous water tower, which founder Isaac Tigrett spotted on a train ride through the mid–west, stands over 100 feet tall and is a recognizable landmark to the Downtown Disney promenade. Guests at the House of Blues Orlando are treated to the artwork of Mr. Imagination, including his famous Arch. In keeping with tradition, the House of Blues Orlando displays the "Crazy Quilt" and keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi underneath its stage.
Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery 

Friday 05/24/2013
Doors: 07:30 PM
Show: 08:30 PM
$29.00 - G.A. Standing Advance
$32.00 - DOS G.A. Standing
Ages: all 

House of Blues Orlando
1490 E. Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 934-BLUE (2583)

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