Monday, July 1, 2013

Scotty McCreery will perform 2 shows at the NC State Fair - tickets go on Sale August 1st

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013


Andrea Ashby, assistant director
N.C. State Fair Press Office
(919) 707-3004

N.C. State Fair announces 2013 concert lineup

RALEIGH – The 2013 State Fair fall concert lineup will feature performances by rock, country, contemporary Christian and bluegrass musicians, along with a unique Michael Jackson tribute band.

Sister Hazel will kickoff the series on Thursday, Oct. 17. The alternative rock band has been entertaining since 1993 and has created such hits as “All for You” and “Change Your Mind.”

Friday, Oct. 18, will feature two contemporary Christian artists, both of whom are Dove Award winners. Francesca Battistelli was a Grammy nominee, and is well known for her singles “This is the Stuff” and “Free to Be Me.” The band Building 429, which includes Fayetteville natives, will perform such hits as “We Won’t Be Shaken” and “Where I Belong.”

Country music artist Joe Nichols will take the stage Saturday, Oct. 19. The Grammy-nominated musician is known for his hits “Gimme That Girl” and “Brokenheartsville.”

North Carolina’s own country star, Scotty McCreery, will perform Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. McCreery shot to fame by winning "American Idol" and followed up with several Country Music Association and Country Music Television awards. Now a student at N.C. State University, McCreery has hit the charts with “The Trouble with Girls” and “See You Tonight.”

Bluegrass Band of the Year for 2013, Dailey and Vincent, will perform on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The group has also won many International Bluegrass Music Association awards.

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band, Who’s Bad, also native to North Carolina, will perform on Thursday, Oct. 24. The group was founded in 2005 and received the opportunity to play in 2010 at the London O2 arena, which was the venue for what would have been Jackson’s final concert series.

Christian rock group MercyMe will perform Friday, Oct. 25. MercyMe has won several Dove and American Music Awards and is best known for the songs “I Can Only Imagine,” “Spoken For” and “All of Creation."

Randy Houser, another country music artist, will perform Saturday, Oct. 26. Houser has co-written several songs for other artists, including Trace Adkin’s “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” and is also well known for his own hit singles “Anything Goes” and “How Country Feels.”

The Eli Young Band will close out the 2013 N.C. State Fair concert series on Sunday, Oct. 27. The band won the 2012 Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year for its hit “Crazy Girl.”

All shows will begin at 7:30 p.m., and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 online at Prices are outlined below.

Thursday, Oct. 17: Sister Hazel, $5
Friday, Oct. 18: Francesca Battistelli and Building 429, $10
Saturday, Oct. 19: Joe Nichols, $10
Sunday, Oct. 20: TBA
Monday, Oct. 21: Scotty McCreery, $25*
Tuesday, Oct. 22: Scotty McCreery, $25*

Wednesday, Oct. 23: Dailey and Vincent, $5
Thursday, Oct. 24: Who’s Bad, $5
Friday, Oct. 25: MercyMe, $15
Saturday, Oct. 26: Randy Houser, $10
Sunday, Oct. 27: Eli Young Band, $15

*There will be a 10-ticket limit per transaction when tickets go on sale.

Scotty McCreery Sailing With ‘Duck Dynasty’ Crew on 2014 Cruise

Scotty McCreery teased fans on Twitter over the weekend, saying that he had some big news about future summer fun. We’ll, the cat’s been let out of the bag — or, more fittingly, the duck’s been let out of the bag. McCreery will join the A&E ‘Duck Dynasty’ crew on a cruise in 2014.

While fans of the star know the 19-year-old played at the 16th birthday party of Sadie Robertson, one of the cast members, it’s quite a surprise that McCreery will be boarding ship with the entire cast of one of (country) America’s favorite families.

“So here’s the news yall! I’ll be joining the @DuckCruise with @DuckDynastyAE next summer!” McCreery wrote on Twitter on Monday (July 1) .”Gonna be tons of fun! Come out and sail with us!”

The excitement goes both ways, as Korie Robertson shared, “Exciting news! @ScottyMcCreery is going to sail the seas with us next summer on our @DuckCruise! We’re gonna have a blast!”

At this moment, there are probably thousands of McCreery fans who are begging their parents for the opportunity to sail with this slew of entertainers — and it sounds like it will be pretty amazing. The Duck Commander Cruise is a five-day trip on the Carnival Victory that will head to Key West and Cozumel in July of 2014. More information is available here.

Now is your chance to hit the high water with McCreery and some of the biggest reality television stars. All aboard!

Scotty joins the Duck Dynasty family on their Duck Cruise

Sailing on the Carnival Victory out of Miami to Key West & Cozumel

Scotty McCreery (via Facebook)
Can't wait to join the Duck Dynasty family on their DuckCruise next July. Details at Come join us!

Scotty McCreery ‏@ScottyMcCreery
So here’s the news yall! Ill be joining the @DuckCruise with @DuckDynastyAE next summer! Gonna be tons of fun! Come out and sail with us!

Sadie Robertson ‏@sadierob
@ScottyMcCreery is going to sail the seas with us next summer on our @DuckCruise ! Can not wait!!!

Korie Robertson ‏@bosshogswife
Exciting news! @ScottyMcCreery is going to sail the seas with us next summer on our @DuckCruise ! We're gonna have a blast!