Scotty McCreery
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Scotty McCreery
Scott Cooke "Scotty" McCreery is an American singer from Garner, North Carolina. He won the tenth season of American Idol on May 25, 2011. His debut studio album, Clear as Day, was released in October 2011 and was certified platinum in the United States. The album includes the top 20 country songs, "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble with Girls".
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Man pleads guilty in robbery of 'Idol's' Scotty McCreery
Yahoo News - 8 months
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the robbery of "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery and some of his friends two years ago.
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Scotty McCreery opens up about new book 'Go Big or Go Home'
Fox News - 10 months
Singer talks about his journey
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Trent Harmon Is The 15th And Final 'American Idol'
Huffington Post - 11 months
After 15 seasons, "American Idol"  has come to an end.  But the series finale was nothing short of spectacular as previous winners, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Fantasia Barrino, David Cook, Phillip Phillips, Jordin Sparks and more, returned to perform one last time on the "Idol" stage. The original judges, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, also made a memorable appearance alongside host Ryan Seacrest with Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban looking on as they all said farewell. (Former co-host Brian Dunkleman even showed up!)  Most importantly, though, the singing competition show crowned its final winner. Seacrest named Trent Harmon as the 2016 "American Idol," with La'Porsha Renae coming in second place. Third-place finisher Dalton Rapattoni was eliminated during Wednesday night's show. via GIPHY It seemed like the viewers' choice was somewhat surprising for the judges, as Connick Jr. turned to ...
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And the best 'American Idol' is ...
LATimes - about 1 year
The votes have been cast and the numbers have been counted. The best "American Idol" is Season 10's victor, Scotty McCreery. The country crooner, who is one of the youngest to win the singing competition, beat out his 13 other "Idol" competitors for the title in The Times' poll we've been running...
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Top 20 Country Artists to Watch in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
2015 was a big year for new artists in country music. Several acts had their first career number ones at country radio, including A Thousand Horses, Kelsea Ballerini, Canaan Smith, Michael Ray, Old Dominion, Dustin Lynch, and Chris Stapleton. Others, like Cam and Chris Janson, celebrated breakthrough hits, while relative newcomers Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, and Cole Swindell solidified their positions as country's next generation of superstars. 2016 will undoubtedly be a breakthrough year for another handful of new artists. Below are 20 of the most promising, complete with a short Q&A from each of the rising stars. 20. MITCH ROSSELL If you had told Mitch Rossell in 2014 that in 2015 he would be co-writing and sharing the stage with living legend Garth Brooks, he wouldn't have believed you. But, both were among Rossell's list of accomplishments this year, and 2016 promises to be just as exciting for the Tennessee native. Describe yourself to fans in one sentence: I'm j ...
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Scotty McCreery on new music, new memoir and cheerleaders
Fox News - over 1 year
Catching up with the country crooner
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Musical Acts Announced for 2015 Illinois State Fair
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
The Illinois State Fair is only a few months away, and organizers already are getting Illinoisans excited for some of the musical acts. If you're a fan of country or classic rock, you'll definitely want to check it out. Sammy Hagar & The Circle with Collective Soul Friday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Justin Moore with Jon Pardi and Josh Thompson (Country Concert Blowout) Sunday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Rascal Flatts with Scotty McCreery & Raelynn (Country Concert Blowout) Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Meat Loaf with Styx and Tesla Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Check out music samples from four more acts already announced, and find out more about ticket information, at Reboot Illinois. Sign up for our daily email to stay up to date with Illinois politics. NEXT ARTICLE: 11 Most Endangered Historic Sites in Illinois in 2015 Betcha didn't know these 30 fun Illinois facts! Weird place names in Illinois House approves bill ...
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Scotty McCreery returns to 'Idol' tonight
USA Today - almost 3 years
The Season 10 winner will perform his latest hit, 'Feelin' It,' on tonight's results show.          
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Former American Idol helping Newtown charity
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
Country singer Scotty McCreery, who won the TV talent contest in 2011, has been named "Goodwill Ambassador" for the 12.14 Foundation, which is raising money to build a performing arts center in the town. The Musical, starring Newtown children with the help of Broadway professionals, including Tony Award-winning producer Van Dean.
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Scotty McCreery: 'You won't see any twerking from me'
Fox News - about 3 years
FOX411 spoke with the McCreery on the challenges he faces as a person of faith in an industry that isn't known for it's always moral behavior.
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Scotty McCreery to perform Feb. 13
Bolivar Mo News - about 3 years
Gillioz Theatre will present Scotty McCreery in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Tickets start at $35.
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Scotty McCreery announces 'See You Tonight' tour
USA Today - over 3 years
Tour includes a February stop at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
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Mighty Men Conference USA Announces Musical Guests: Scotty McCreery, Charlie Daniels and Stikyard Join Evangelist Angus Buchan and Pastor G. Allen Jackson at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Nov. 17
Yahoo News - over 3 years
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The program for the first Nashville Mighty Men Conference USA is now complete with the introduction of musical guests. American Idol's Scotty McCreery, country music artist Charlie Daniels and the drumming sensation Stikyard will all be performing at this major event as Angus Buchan shares his world-famous message on seeking God's direction. "This conference is a next step to one of the greatest awakenings of interest I've experienced," said G. Allen Jackson, Senior Pastor of Murfreesboro, Tennessee's World Outreach Church and conference director. And that's what's happening with this Nashville event as well with key Nashville business leaders spreading the word, mostly by word of mouth, with great enthusiasm.
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Scotty McCreery's 'See You Tonight' Gives Him His Voice After 'American Idol'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scotty McCreery rode his 2011 "American Idol" win to a platinum album and several new artist awards. With his second album, "See You Tonight," McCreery says his career is now in his hands alone. "We have been off the show for 2½ years," the 20-year-old said. "The wave pretty much has to be my wave now. We have to make our own momentum. That comes with success, with radio success, but you've also got to make the good music first, the good songs for that to happen." In McCreery's case, 'Idol' was a platform and not a career. He believes this album and its success at country radio is a big factor in his transition from a TV star to a country star. The songs on "See You Tonight," released on Tuesday, stay true to McCreery's values and his love of traditional country, but he also expands his sound and even riffs on country radio's current infatuation with songs about trucks and beer. Album producer Frank Rogers, who has worked with Darius R ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Scotty McCreery
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 22
    On February 3, 2016, it was confirmed that McCreery had parted ways with Mercury.
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  • 2014
    Age 20
    McCreery wrote the song with Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell. "Feelin' It" was released as the second single in April 2014 and debuted at number fifty-four on the Country Airplay chart.
    More Details Hide Details The single reached the top ten on Billboard Country Airplay. McCreery's third studio album will be more country. The lead single, "Southern Belle," was released to digital retailers on August 17, 2015 and was released for radio advertisements on August 31.
    On December 4, 2014, McCreery performed a benefit concert which raised $60,000 to the foundation.
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    McCreery became a National Goodwill Ambassador for the 12.14 Foundation in February 2014.
    More Details Hide Details He has an active role in promoting the Foundation's arts program, supporting their fundraising efforts, and creating awareness for their vision and objectives to help the people of Newtown, Connecticut.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2013
    Age 19
    Over the course of a 2013 Major League Baseball ballpark tour, McCreery donated $50,000 to various youth baseball programs across the United States, including Major League Baseball's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program.
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    He continued blogging for the rest of the 2013 Major League Baseball season.
    More Details Hide Details Headlining Co-headlining Supporting In 2011, McCreery participated in Operation Christmas Child, a program dedicated to donating toys to impoverished children around the world. Every year since then, he has participated in the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, which raises funds for cancer research. He performed a benefit concert in November 2012, through which he raised $5,000 for World Vision to help with the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, and the following year, World Vision acted as the charitable sponsor for McCreery's Weekend Roadtrip Tour (2013).
    McCreery is a sports fan. His dad grew up in the Boston area and McCreery was raised to love Boston sports. He is a Boston Red Sox fan. On October 4, 2013, he started blogging for Major League Baseball.
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  • 2012
    Age 18
    McCreery is a professed Christian. He graduated from Garner Magnet High School in 2012, and is currently attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, pursuing a bachelor's degree in communications.
    More Details Hide Details Although he is a quarter Puerto Rican, he does not speak Spanish fluently, and regrets that he did not learn the language when he was younger. McCreery stated that, during his childhood, he listened to the likes of Merle Haggard, George Jones and Conway Twitty. He lists his greatest musical influence as Elvis Presley. He is also a big fan of Garth Brooks.
    He also sang "Winter Wonderland" at the CMA Country Christmas show aired on ABC on December 20, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details He performed Santa Claus Is Back in Town and Mary, Did You Know? at the "Christmas in Washington" gala, an annual seasonal celebration benefiting the Children’s National Medical Center attended by the President. McCreery's second album, See You Tonight, was released on October 15, 2013. The album was produced by Frank Rogers. Its first single, "See You Tonight", was released in May, and became McCreery's first song to reach the top ten on Billboards Hot Country Songs chart.
    McCreery performed a track from the album, "Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Jingle Bells" in the Christmas in Rockefeller Center special broadcast on NBC on November 28, 2012.
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    Christmas with Scotty McCreery, was released on October 16, 2012. The album includes nine holiday classics and two new holiday songs. It debuted at No. 4 on Billboard 200 with sales of 41,000, and was certified gold on November 26, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The Christmas album was included in the Scotty McCreery QVC Bundle, which also contains Clear as Day, released through QVC, and sold 5,000 copies the first week. McCreery also hopes to make more Christmas albums in the future.
    In 2012, he opened for Brad Paisley along with The Band Perry.
    More Details Hide Details The tour kicked off on January 12 with tour dates announced for the first quarter of 2012.
    He further received the Breakthrough Video of the Year Award at the ACM Awards on June 6, 2012.
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    He also won the Best New Artist award at the ACM Awards on April 1, 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 17
    McCreery was nominated and won the first of his awards at the 2nd Annual American Country Awards on December 5, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He performed his second single at the award show and won in the New Artist category.
    He also performed on the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade at Walt Disney World on December 25, 2011.
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    On October 19, 2011, McCreery sang the National Anthem in Game 1 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
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    On November 9, 2011, McCreery performed a track from his album, "Walk in the Country", and announced the CMA Radio Stations of the Year honors at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards The next day McCreery joined other country stars in Nashville to tape the CMA Country Christmas special that aired on ABC on December 1.
    More Details Hide Details He performed "The First Noel", which was included in his Christmas album the following year, during the second annual CMA Country Christmas.
    The next day, the Thanksgiving Day of 2011, McCreery performed "The Trouble With Girls" at the 85th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City then headlined the Macy’s Great Tree Lighting at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta in the evening.
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    The news that "The Trouble with Girls", along with the album Clear as Day, has been certified gold coincided with McCreery's appearance on Today on November 23, 2011.
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    Before the release of his album, a single from this album, "The Trouble with Girls" was premiered on radio on August 30, 2011, and released onto iTunes on September 1, 2011.
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    On October 3, 2011, the day before his debut album was scheduled to be released, GAC premiered a TV special, Introducing: Scotty McCreery.
    More Details Hide Details The album sold 197,000 on its debut week, and McCreery made history as the first country act to debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with their first studio album, as well as the youngest man to open at the top of the chart with his debut release. It reached No. 1 on five separate Billboard charts - Billboard 200, Top Current Albums, Digital Albums, Internet Albums, and Top Country Albums. With the debut album Clear as Day reaching number one on the Billboard 200, he joins Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert as the only Idol contestants to have a number one album. Clear as Day has since been certified platinum with over 1 million units shipped.
    McCreery's debut album, titled Clear as Day, was released on October 4, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Tracks from the album include a song from Keith Urban, and the title track "Clear as Day". McCreery aimed to include an explicitly Christian song in that album and he included the song "Old King James," which dwells on a Bible being passed down for generations.
    His debut studio album, Clear as Day, was released in October 2011 and was certified platinum in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details The album includes the top 20 country songs, "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble with Girls". McCreery released a Christmas album, Christmas with Scotty McCreery, in October 2012 and it has been certified gold. He released his third album, See You Tonight, in October 2013. The first single from the album, also called "See You Tonight", became his first song to reach the top ten on Billboard's Country charts.
    Both McCreery and Lauren Alaina were invited to present at the CMT Music Awards on June 8, 2011, and they also both performed on the Grand Ole Opry on June 10.
    More Details Hide Details McCreery performed "I Love You This Big" and George Strait's song "Check Yes or No." Their trip to Nashville was also featured later in an ABC Special CMA Music Fest: Country’s Night to Rock where McCreery performed "Your Man" with Josh Turner at the CMA Music Festival. McCreery toured with the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011, which began in West Valley City, Utah on July 6, 2011 and ended in Manila, Philippines on September 21, 2011. McCreery recorded Tim McGraw's "Please Remember Me" and it was released on March 8, 2012. It was used as the exit song on the eleventh season of American Idol.
  • 2010
    Age 16
    On the eve of Valentine's Day, 2010, McCreery performed in a variety show called Gift 4, which was held by the town of Garner.
    More Details Hide Details In April of that year, he performed at the second annual Boots, Bands, and Bulls benefit concert. Funds from the concert went to Brittany's Battle, a Garner-based nonprofit that supports those affected by cancer. The concert was held in Raleigh, and country singer Jason Michael Carroll also performed. Growing up, McCreery attended First Baptist Church in Garner. He led the church's youth praise band, Audience of One. In addition to his musical pursuits, McCreery was a member of his high school baseball team. His coach, Derik Goffena said of him, "He doesn't throw terribly hard. His best pitch is a curveball as far as getting people out. If he had to start he probably wouldn't walk more than one or two in a game." McCreery was working as a bagger at Lowes Foods when he auditioned for American Idol.
  • 2009
    Age 15
    In 2009, McCreery won a singing contest called "Clayton Idol", which was held by WQDR-FM at the Clayton Harvest Festival in Clayton, North Carolina.
    More Details Hide Details After winning, he held several local shows with the radio station, raising money for sick children. Later the same year, he was one of thirty-six finalists in a contest called Rip the Hallways, which featured teenage vocalists from across North Carolina.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1993
    Born
    McCreery was born on October 9, 1993, in Garner, North Carolina, the son of Judy (née Cooke) and Michael McCreery.
    More Details Hide Details His parents originally planned on naming him Evan, but changed their minds as they were on their way to the hospital. McCreery is of one quarter Puerto Rican descent; his father, a manufacturing systems analyst for Schneider Electric, was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, to an American father on military duty and a Puerto Rican mother from San Juan, both of whom later moved to Aberdeen, North Carolina. McCreery's mother works as a real estate agent for Fonville Morisey. She also owns her own tanning salon in Clayton, North Carolina, called At the Beach. McCreery has an older sister named Ashley, who attended UNC Charlotte. Both were raised in Garner. Around the age of five or six, McCreery received a book about Elvis from his grandmother, and Elvis became McCreery's earliest musical influence. He began learning guitar when he was around nine or ten years old.
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