One artist who definitely has strong memories of CMA Fest week is Scotty McCreery, also on the bill Monday night. It was the first major country event he played after winning American Idol in 2011. "Thinking back about it, I was in what's called the 'Idol bubble,' he said. They keep you out in LA, and you really don't get to venture anywhere. You're just doing the TV thing, so the 2011 CMA Festival was my first big step into the country music world outside of Idol. I thought, 'Is it like this all the time?' It was crazy, but it was so much fun and pandemonium. That was a fun step into it all, and it opened the floodgates to everything else."
In keeping with CMA Fest tradition, Billboard asked McCreery about the most unique place he has ever signed an autograph -- and he didn't miss a beat. "This really big man had a few too many, and he comes up, lifts up his shirt and says, 'Sign my chest, buddy.' As an artist, you envision other chests, but I gave it to him…and let him keep the Sharpie," he said with a laugh.
McCreery has just finished the first round of songs for an upcoming album, and he can't wait for people to hear it. "We've done five songs already that we've got mastered, so I'm excited about listening to them. I think I've got it narrowed down to about two choices for a single. We'll talk with the label next week. I hope the new music will take me to the next level and hopefully show a little depth to who I am."
Does anyone know whether or not Scotty plans to walk the red carpet at the CMT Awards? So far nothing . . .
OK, I can safely answer my own question: No Scotty's not planning to attend this show -- GOOD. Until these shows start treating him with the respect he's earned, he should boycott them all... That said, Scotty's had a great few days in Nashville -- hope the weather holds for tomorrow!
Btw, it's been a successful but exhausting day -- time for a hot bath and a good movie!
New Concert: The season opens on Sun. September 20 with country music sensation, Scotty McCreery. As a teenager, McCreery made a name for himself on American Idol with his deep voice and easy personality. He has already cold 2.5 million albums and debuted three consecutive albums at the top of the Billboard chart
Keeping my fingers crossed, but will not post on the Calendar until we get confirmation on the official site. . . Btw, hope July is full of these high profile media events -- Scotty needs to promote that new single!!!
We got our answer: Scott Joplin @airnashville 27m27 minutes ago Seems we were fed some bad info about @scottymccreery being on the @pbs Capitol 4th telecast. Ain't happening. You're not as sorry as I am.
angelina: pre-ordered his latest album. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! WELL DONE, SCOTTY! Met Scotty when he was a young boy - he came to my office with his Mom when she met with me as a political campaign treasurer. Remember he was SOOOOO quiet. SOOOOOO SHY!
Mar 18, 2018 17:08:39 GMT
Andy Rollins: i met scotty in chattanooga and gave him a note in person! it was amazing, i amd going to be a country star one day and he is my idol.
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FansOfScotty: Click on the link I just posted and check out Scotty performing Five More Minutes at the Opry
Jun 28, 2016 22:50:26 GMT
Shirley: Southern Belle will be released to I-Tunes on Monday, Aug. 17th and to radio on Aug. 31st. Scotty delivers a flawless performance on this song.
Aug 13, 2015 23:31:32 GMT
nancybuckeye: Mentioned about the confusion btwn him and Nashville re the release. Said it will be September now, also mentioned something pretty cool will follow it up shortly after.
Jul 22, 2015 12:19:20 GMT
nancybuckeye: Scotty being interviewed on WQDR right now.
Jul 22, 2015 12:17:23 GMT
sinycalone: Good question....I will do my best to an answer. I'm hoping they allow us to write/ask more than one question, too.
Jul 21, 2015 11:24:33 GMT
jb: Hey, Carol! Congrats on the VIP and have a blast. A question I'd like to know the answer to - Are any plans in the works to release a video for SB near the time the single is released?
Jul 20, 2015 13:26:43 GMT
sinycalone: Since I am going to the Cumberland MD show on Tuesday, and have the VIP experience: I'm assuming we will permitted ask a question or two. If anyone has any suggestions, please post them on the Allegany County Fair show thread. Thanks.
Jul 19, 2015 13:07:32 GMT
sinycalone: Just put the two recent Altanta interviews on the News/Articles thread...because that seemed the only place possible these days.
Jul 18, 2015 20:28:22 GMT
sinycalone: I'll do my best tonight to gather tweets...continuing my policy of avoiding tweets of fan girls posting their pics telling aScotty they are coming for him, etc. lol
Jul 18, 2015 17:56:42 GMT
buttons66: Thanks Carol for helping out last night ...and tonight.I have to work so no -go for me tonight!!Glad you enjoyed concert Nancy but don't envy the trip home.We've all been there and done that unfortunately with concerts!!
Jul 18, 2015 14:09:49 GMT