Monday, July 29, 2013

Scotty McCreery Performs First USO Concert

Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Scotty McCreery performed a free, exclusive USO concert for troops and military families at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota today. This marked Scotty’s first USO concert, a day he has been looking forward to.
“It’s because of the men and women who defend this country, and the sacrifices of their families, that we are able to wake up everyday with the freedoms that we often take for granted,” he said. “I’m grateful to the USO for allowing me the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our troops and their families.”
During his first USO experience, he had the chance to spend some time learning about the history and mission of Minot Air Force Base as well as the men and women who serve there

Fans Came Early to see Scotty McCreery in concert at the ND State Fair

Early birds find best things come to those who wait

July 26, 2013
JILL SCHRAMM (jschramm@ , Minot Daily News
Some concert artists are worth the wait. At least, that's the belief of State Fair fans willing to spend hours waiting outside the grandstand to get choice standing areas next to the stage.
Rhonda Buckman, 16, and Keisha Custer, 15, of South Heart arrived at 10:40 a.m. Thursday to be among the first through the doors for the Scotty McCreery concert, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
"I have seen him on 'American Idol,' and ever since then, I just love him," Buckman said. She said she hadn't planned on attending the fair this year until she learned McCreery was coming.

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Kira Holdaway, right, of Minot, wearing a Scotty McCreery shirt, waits at a grandstand entrance Thursday morning with Keisha Custer and Rhonda Buckman of South Heart to get choice standing room for that night’s concert.
Buckman and Custer were killing time outside one of the two grandstand entrances by playing iPad games and eating fair food. Friends were bringing a white board later so they could write messages during the concert to try to get McCreery's attention.
Larissa Kaiser, 16, of Bismarck had a neon yellow poster ready, displaying photos of herself and McCreery side by side and asking for a real photo of the two together. She wasn't sure the poster would get her a photo but she hoped it would get the singer's attention if screaming and exuberance failed.
"I love Scotty McCreery. He's a great singer and he's cute," she said. "The main reason I got tickets was because of him and Tim McGraw."
Kaiser arrived at the grandstand an hour behind Kira Holdaway, 15, of Minot, who came about 11 a.m. wearing a Scotty McCreery T-shirt. She said she likes "everything" about McCreery, calling him her favorite person.
Coming from a military family, Holdaway attended the McCreery concert Wednesday at Minot Air Force Base, where she had a front-row view.

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Scotty McCreery is a home-grown star

Scotty McCreery is a home-grown star
By Robert Kelly - Goss
The Daily Advance
Judy McCreery is at home in Garner. Her mother Janet Cooke is home here in Elizabeth City. The two women have been talking back and forth because they’re excited about Scotty McCreery’s upcoming Sept. 1 concert.  Scotty, the American Idol sensation who has been taking country music by storm, is at home in Garner, too. It’s summer break and the full-time North Carolina State University student has been off and on the road, on his 2013 Weekend Road Trip Tour.

That tour is bringing him back to northeast North Carolina, to Roanoke Island Festival Park on Sept. 1. It’s a concert Judy McCreery and her mother agree is Scotty’s homecoming of sorts.
“When our kids were growing up, we would always take them to Nags Head and Kitty Hawk,” said Judy McCreery, who graduated from Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City.  As for Scotty, well he’s pleased to be doing a show in a place that means a great deal to him.  “This’ll be a special show for me,” said Scotty from his parents’ home in Garner.  Back in 2009 Scotty McCreery says auditioning for American Idol was a fun idea that would give him “a cool story” to tell. He says he figured he would give the audition his best shot, but it wasn’t likely that he would make the cut.  “There were no delusions of placing in the show,” said Judy McCreery.

In his signature deep voice, Scotty recalled his experience easily, suggesting he’d told the story plenty in the past. He said when they started putting him through each audition, that’s when he began to take the competition seriously.  Judy McCreery is a former middle school teacher and real estate agent. She says at the time Scotty was auditioning for American Idol, she was preparing to go back to school and teach.

Scotty was only 17 when he began his ascent on American Idol. What would happen next, Judy McCreery said, would catch the family off-guard. Scotty would become the season 10 winner and change not only his life, but the life of his family as well.  “It blew up and we were totally unprepared,” recalled Judy.  In an instant, Scotty, along with his family, was thrust into celebrity, a celebrity that could easily lead to stardom.  “We just kind of decided to put on our seatbelts and learn as much as we could and support him in this,” said Judy.

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New Concert: Scotty McCreery is headed to Winnie, TX Nov. 15th

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November 15
Doors: 7:00PM