Scotty McCreery Plans First Headlining Tour
Scotty McCreery will launch his headlining Weekend Roadtrip tour 2013 on Feb. 14 in Bethlehem, Pa.
Sarah Darling ("Home to Me") will open the shows. World Vision will be the charitable sponsor of the tour. Although only 16 stops have been announced, the tour is expected to play 25 cities.
"I've been lucky enough to play a lot of great cities over the last year with Brad Paisley and some other great country artists," McCreery said. "This time, I get to play some new places with a show that's all my own. I can't wait for my fans to see what we've lined up for them on my Weekend Roadtrip tour 2013."
McCreery will incorporate new material into his summer tour. He is expected to release a new album later this year.
"Right now, I'm balancing my music career with my second semester at North Carolina State University," he said. "I go to school early in the week and get to play my music every weekend. So, calling this tour the Weekend Roadtrip tour just made sense. Plus, what college student doesn't love a good road trip?"
Here are the dates for the Weekend Roadtrip tour:
Feb. 14: Bethlehem, Pa.
Feb. 15: Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Feb. 16: Atlantic City, N.J.
Feb. 21: Pittsburgh
Feb. 22: Dover, Del.
Feb. 23: Charleston, W.Va.
March 8: Plant City, Fla.
March 9: Kansas City, Mo.
March 28: Aurora, Ill.
April 18: Albany, N.Y.
April 19: Wallingford, Conn.
April 20: Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
April 26: Robinsonville, Miss.
May 10: Lancaster, Pa.
May 11: Hampton, N.H.
May 12: Morristown, N.J.
Scotty Plans New Album for 2013
American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery has had a busy couple of
years. His debut album topped the Billboard 200 and went platinum, he
performed at the Grand Ole Opry and released a Christmas album!
After singing the holiday classics, McCreery says he is now ready to send
fans some new tunes, "We're getting ready for it, you know I was just
talking to my manager we are getting the songs compiled in one spot so I
can keep listening to them and picking the ones I like" he says.
At 19, Scotty is also concentrating on school! Especially when it comes to
his toughest subjects, "Math!! I would love to just learn about history
and english and all that stuff, but math who needs to know those
chemistry formulas? "Math or calculus that ain't me" laughs the country
Scotty plans to keep an eye on Idol and says that maybe
his next album will come in handy for that! "It would be cool if
somebody covered a song of mine. That's one thing I haven't gotten yet
is a big hit song. I've won awards and I've got platinum gold records
but I haven't had a hit song yet, so that's what we're looking for for
this sophomore album."
Look out for more music from Scotty on the radio in the months ahead.
Scotty McCreery now has Idol's second-best selling holiday album
'Christmas with Scotty McCreery' was a top selling holiday album for the 2012 season and pushed the Season 10 winner into second place among "Idol" alum holiday album sales.
Although the total number of "American Idol" holiday (read: Christmas music) albums still hover around a dozen after 11 seasons of graduating a host of established and independent artists (and still no collection from the Big Three: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Daughtry -- Chris or the band), the show has managed to see a few of the finalists do pretty well on the seasonal charts. This past 2012 holiday season saw three "Idol" finalists add new offerings to the growing pile. Foremost among them, Scotty Mcreery's sophomore album, a full set of holiday songs that topped the Billboard Holiday Albums chart and peaked at No. 2 on the Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200.
And in mid-December, Christmas with Scotty McCreery overtook the number two best-selling holiday album in "Idol" history. Selling 47,000 copies and holding strong in the Top 20, the album passed Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta's Christmas from the Heart, a 2009 collection that established itself in the No. 2 slot quickly and maintained the position for three years.
Happy New Year from Scotty McCreery
Scotty and the entire SM team would like to wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year!
Scotty McCreery Shares Family Christmas Videos in New ‘Christmas Comin’ Round Again’ Video
Scotty McCreery shares in-studio footage and old family video highlights in his new ‘Christmas Comin’ Round Again’ video. The just-released clip is of one of two new songs from his ‘Christmas With Scotty McCreery‘ album, which dropped in October.
The singer says his manager, Todd Cassetty, collected and assembled the footage for the song. In addition to scenes from the recording, one is treated to McCreery family holiday memories in Polaroid frames that scroll up and down throughout. There’s a photo of McCreery on Grandpa’s lap. There’s the Christmas of 1996 when he and (we assume) his sister watch a train make laps around the Christmas tree. A year later, he’s shaking with excitement as he eyes a new bike.
Other videos embedded in this music video show a young McCreery standing over a keyboard, sitting behind a guitar and standing on risers with his choir. If you appreciate his boyish face now, just wait until you see images of an elementary school-aged Scotty.
The studio footage shows how the Season 10 ‘American Idol’ winner decorated the studio to capture some yuletide cheer, despite recording the 11 songs on ‘Christmas With Scotty McCreery’ long before the leaves had changed color and the nights began to get longer. ‘Christmas Comin’ Round Again’ was written by Ashley Gorley and Hillary Lindsey.
Christmas With Scotty McCreery & Friends Air Times on GAC
Scotty McCreery is already in the holiday spirit thanks to a recently released Christmas album and yesterday he gathered friends Gloriana, Jana Kramer and Brett Eldredge to tape Christmas With Scotty McCreery & Friends, a holiday special airing on the dates below:
December 16, 2012 9:00 AM ET
December 16, 2012 2:00 PM ET
December 17, 2012 10:00 PM ET
December 18, 2012 2:00 AM ET
Scotty isn’t the only one already in the spirit — so is his mom. Listen to Scotty reveal what his mom did in mid-October!
During his special, Scotty performed “Christmas In Heaven,” an original song from his holiday disc, “Let it Snow” and “Santa Claus Is Back In Town;” Gloriana performed “O Holy Night,” and “Silent Night;” Jana performed “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland;” and Brett performed “Mary Did You Know” and “Jingle Bell Rock.”