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Craven: Scotty McCreery knows where he stands in country music

Craven: Scotty McCreery knows where he stands in country music
 Scotty McCreery will be performing Sunday night at the Craven Country Jamboree. Photograph by: Kris Connor , Getty Images for Capital Concert
Scotty McCreery
7 p.m., July 14
Craven Country Jamboree

REGINA — Scotty McCreery has been labelled by some as a country artist that straddles the line between classic and contemporary country.  The 19-year-old singer, who is scheduled to appear at the Craven Country Jamboree on Sunday night, can live with that label.

“I love that comparison,” said McCreery in a recent telephone interview before an appearance in Grand Island, Neb. “I’d rather be straddling that line than the country and country pop line. I grew up with classic country, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, all those guys. Elvis Presley was another big one. He wasn’t country but he had some country influences. I love that. I try and have those roots in my music but I have to be smart about it. I couldn’t put out a classic country album — it wouldn’t sell. But we try to keep those little nuances of classic country in there.

McCreery is on the cusp of releasing his second album and given the success of his debut disc, many in the music business feel the 19-year-old is facing increased pressure and expectations. He doesn’t see it that way.
“People will look at it that way but I don’t see it that way,” said McCreery. “I’m just trying to get my music out there. When you’re putting a new record out you’re starting from scratch again. You’re not putting your career on the line but you’re putting all these songs out there, hoping the fans will like them. You can like them all you want but if the fans hate them, then you’ve got nothing.
“So we put a lot of time into it. Whether it goes out there and does what the first record did, or even if it doesn’t, I’m going to be extremely proud of this record.”

Click on the link below to read the complete interview 

McCreery enthusiastic about performing at Hall County Fair

By Sarah Schulz
Posted:  07/05/2013 10:10 PM
Scotty McCreery — the young country star with the amazingly deep voice — is looking forward to his first trip to Grand Island.  The 19-year-old, who will perform next Friday at the Hall County Fair, said he enjoys live performances.  “Everyone is having a good time,” McCreery said. “I can see the crowd smiling, dancing and singing along with me. It hypes me up. Singing live is a rush, seeing people have fun. When I’m in the studio, I’m thinking about the live audience.”  Taking the stage at a county fair also reminds him of his roots.
“It has a home feel for me,” he said. “I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.”  McCreery grew up in Garner, N.C., which has a population of about 25,000, he said.  “It’s a big small town,” he said.

McCreery, who grew up singing in school choirs and at church, also enjoyed pitching for his baseball team. He grew up around  country music, listening to country classics with his mother, who is a Hank Williams and Conway Twitty fan. When he was just a preschooler, his grandmother also introduced him to the music of Elvis Presley.  “He had rock, country and gospel influences in his music,” McCreery said of Presley. “He’s a cool cat to listen to.”

Audiences were introduced to McCreery’s distinct voice when he was featured on “American Idol,” ultimately winning the competition. The then 16-year-old auditioned in Milwaukee and showcased his vocal range and deep speaking voice.  “I tried out not expecting to make it past the first round,” he said. “I was just asking for a chance and was lucky to make it to the live rounds.”

According to his biography, he had been singing since he was a toddler and doing well in local competitions when his voice dropped dramatically at about age 13.  “I didn’t notice a difference, but my mom said it fell off a cliff,” he said. “There was no real cracking.”  In 2009, he won “Clayton Idol,” a North Carolina competition modeled after the national TV show, and performed in showcases around his hometown.  “That was fun,” he said. “It was my first real experience outside of churches.”  On “American Idol,” he impressed the judges with his voice and his confidence and soon found himself performing live on national TV.

In May 2011, when he was 17, McCreery became the youngest person to win “American Idol.” He was also the first male country singer to earn the title. According to his biography, a record-breaking 122.4 million votes were cast for the finale, and nearly 39 million people tuned in to see the winner announced.
His first album, “Clear as Day,” premiered in 2011 at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified platinum for sales of 1 million copies in three months. It has since gone gold.

His quick rise to the top of the charts earned him entry into the Guinness World Records Book for being the youngest male to enter the U.S. album charts at No. 1. The album includes his debut single, “I Love You This Big,” which he sang on the “American Idol” finale, and the songs “Clear as Day,” “Out of Summertime,” “Write My Number on Your Hand” and “You Make That Look Good.”

He released “Christmas With Scotty McCreery” in 2012 and is working on another studio album.
In the last two years, he has performed before the president, at the World Series and in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He was named the Top New Artist by Billboard magazine and won Best New Artist awards at the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMT Awards.
His current single, “See You Tonight,” is one he co-wrote. He said he enjoys writing songs but didn’t have a chance to get any of his own work on his first album. When it comes to penning a song, the teen said he draws on everyday life and his own experiences. He also collaborates with others to see what does and doesn’t work.

McCreery is currently on a “weekend tour” that began in January and will wrap up this fall. He has been attending North Caroline State University, majoring in communications. He goes to class during the week and performs on the weekends, sometimes with other country acts such as Dierks Bentley.
He hopes that his young age and his exposure on “American Idol” might be bringing new fans to country music.

“That’s the goal of any artist, to bring in new fans,” McCreery said.

Country star Scotty McCreery chats music, his tour Friday at 2 p.m.

Country star Scotty McCreery chats music, his tour Friday at 2 p.m.

Posted by Emily Wright  July 9, 2013 09:41 AM

This Friday, 19-year-old Scotty McCreery will chat with readers about new music and his "Weekend Roadtrip" tour with upcoming stops at the Cape Cod Melody Tent (Aug. 9) and South Shore Music Circus (Aug. 11).

 Scotty quickly rose to fame after auditioning for season 10 of "American Idol," with Josh Turner's "Your Man." He went on to win the reality show competition and has since put out two albums, one of which peaked at the top spot on the Billboard country chart.

If you want to relive Scotty's audition, check out the video above, and get your questions ready for Friday!

 Click on the link below to be directed to the website and you will be able to watch the interview

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