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by Kelly44 @ 10/31/2016 3:54:40 PM

I live in Phoenix Arizona & saw Scotty at the Arizona State Fair on October 19th 2016. It was awesome. I loved it. Scotty definitely knows how to put on a show. He is all over the stage. He introduces his band. His music is awesome. I love his voice. He is cute. I would love to see him again if he comes back to Phoenix. Thank you for an awesome yet amazing show.

by Lynne @ 6/30/2016 12:41:38 PM

     Grand Ole Opry Releases Jun 10 Performance
    of Scotty Co-Write "Five More Minutes" - Jun 23

Scotty McCreery - "Five More Minutes" | Live at the Grand Ole Opry ... 
     "Scotty McCreery Debuts Five More Minutes at the Opry"
                              [Exclusive Premiere]

                    Billy Dukes / Taste Of Country / June 23, 2016

     Scotty McCreery reflects on the slippery nature of time in his new song "Five More Minutes."  During a recent performance at the Grand Ole Opry, the singer admitted the song was inspired by the passing of his grandfather.  Watch his emotional performance during this Taste Of Country exclusive premiere.
     "Five More Minutes" isn't a song about death, or even fully about his grandfather, although the late patriarch of the McCreery family is recalled in the final verse.  Earlier lyrics find the twenty-two year old asking for more time on the football field and on a girl's front doorstep.  At the chorus, he sings:
            The time rolls by, the clock don't stop
          I wish I had a few more drops
          Of the good stuff, the good times
          Aww, but they just keep on flyin'
          Right on by like it ain't nothin'
          I wish I had me a pause button
          Moments like those, Lord knows I'd hit it
          And give myself five more minutes

     While McCreery doesn't tear up during the Grand Ole Opry performance, it's clear the song is heavy on his heart.
     "He's never heard this song, but I know he's watchin' and very proud of me, the fact that I'm at the Grand Ole Opry tonight," McCreery says in the video.  Bill McCreery died at the age of 86 in January 2015.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Civil Service.  Scotty McCreery Debuts Five More Minutes at the Opry [Watch]

Aug 26, 2015 - "Five More Minutes" - Five More Minutes - Taste of Country

See Scotty McCreery Sing Emotional "Five More Minutes"

              Stephen L Betts / RollingStone / June 28, 2016
  See Scotty McCreery Sing Emotional '5 More Minutes'
     Since his 2011 win on American Idol, Scotty McCreery has graced the Grand Ole Opry stage numerous times, but his most recent appearance there also ranks among the most emotional.

     Introducing "Five More Minutes" to the audience, a visibly emotional McCreery explained, "I wrote this song a couple weeks after I lost my grandfather.  We were very close.  He's never heard this song but I know he's watching and very proud of me and the fact that I'm at the Grand Ole Opry tonight."
     In the song's poignant lyrics, McCreery looks back at special moments when he was eight years old fishing in a creek, at 16 with a date and a midnight curfew and at 18 talking to the coach after losing his final high school football game.  In the song's final verse, as he recalls his grandfather's final moments with "angels in the room," and the family gathered around to say goodbye, McCreery's performance turns from powerful to incredibly moving.  In the hours after the performance was posted to McCreery's Facebook page, the clip became the top trending post on the social media site.
     In April, McCreery paid tribute to the late Merle Haggard on the Opry with a rendition of the legend's "Mama Tried."  He continues to prep his third studio LP, but left the Mercury Nashville label earlier this year after releasing the single, "Southern Belle."

by Jessica123 @ 5/10/2016 2:46:34 PM

Here is a link to a site that took photos and wrote a review of "Go Big Or Go Home" . awesome pics of just Scotty ( like the one below) pics of him with fans young and old. They are also giving a signed copy away of the book. . It was a great event..

Scotty visiting the largest Mall In America   - Mall Of America in Bloomington MN. 

by Lynne @ 5/4/2016 7:33:40 PM

American Idol

Go Big Or Go Home
: The Journey Toward The Dream
- May 3                 

May 4 - Brian Kilmeade   Only 22 with his own book!  Great to have you this morning

May 4 - Ainsley Earhardt    Great having on set with us     music
May 2   Nash FM 94.7 Studios, WNSH, New York NY - 5 pm

May 2 - The County Scene   .'s in NYC at with

May 2 - Scotty McCreery   NEW YORK!  I’m playing a few songs for on the 5 PM Drive Time hour.  Tune in or miss out!
May 2, 3 Hot 20 Country Countdown - 9 am ET/PT
Apr 30 Scotty on CMT Hot 20 - Rebecca 34 DAYS!    loved getting to see & hear interview this morning!!  He's SO cute!!
May 3    Today Show, New York NY
Photo published for Scotty McCreery turns out an amazing acoustic version of one of his biggest hits

May 3 -  Scotty McCreery   had so much fun at the with and

May 3 - Jeffrey Harper  Best picture from yesterday during

Scotty & John
John O’Hurley stump the ladies at ‘Name That Song’
See You Tonight
TODAY: SCOTTY MCCREERY performs ‘See You Tonight’ on TODAY via

May 3 - Dylan Rosson, Scotty McCreery, Jeffrey Harper on TODAY                        Jordann
May 3  FoxNEWS

May 3 - Fox News Video  Scotty McCreery: 'Hopefully this journey is just beginning' |    

May 3 - Brett Larson    Look who dropped by!  at Fox for a round of interviews.  There's a line of us getting pictures!  
May 3   Build Originals   - 3 pm ET
Scotty McCreery   I’ll be doing a LIVE Interview with this afternoon at 3 pm ET.  Watch at

May 3 - ScottyMcCreeryFans

May 3

Mar 3 -

May 3   Build Originals  Kansas, USA  "It is easy to get a big head when you have fans screaming at you all the time." - on being humble

May 3 - Build Originals   What told when she first meet him "Elvis would have loved you."

May 3 - Build Originals    "Five months with ." - on his favorite part of

May 3 - Build Originals    "It is about a young man who is the CEO of a company & traveled the world" on his book

May 3 - Build Originals   "I grew up in the church and I base all my choices on my faith." - 

May 3 - Build Originals    "Writing this book I got to reflect on it."- talking about getting robbed at gunpoint

May 3 - Build Originals    "It is a rush that I live for."- talks about performing on stage live

May 3 - Build Originals   "I was told I am so laid back I am horizontal."-    

May 4 - RS Country   Scotty McCreery reveals the baseball lessons he's carried in to his career    

May 3 - Tom Dean    great to see live right now!
May 4 - Scotty McCreery   Had a great time talkin' with yesterday.  Got your copy yet?
May 3   Book Signing - Bookends Bookstore, 211 East Ridgewood Ave,
                Ridgewood NJ 07450 - 7-9 pm


May 3 - Softball-Mom     Thk u 4 a great event.  Meeting w/ was simply the best! 

May 3 - Dawn Peretti Joblon   at such a sweetie!

May 3                                                                                          Jordann

May 3 - sarah   book signing photos.

May 3 -


    May 3               

May 3   Scotty Joins Snap Chat     Snapchat -> ScottyMcCsnap

Scotty McCreery, Instagram photo, Yall go follow me on
May 3 - Yall go follow me on #snapchat at ScottyMcCsnap !¡  Gonna have some fun on there!  #scottymccsnap  #gobigorgohome
May 3 -   Scotty McCreery Is Finally On Snapchat! « 100.3 The Bull

May 4    FOX & Friends, New York, NY - Interview
FOX & Friends   . shares his journey to success in new book  

May 4 - Brian Kilmeade   Only 22 with his own book!  Great to have you this morning

May 4 - Ainsley Earhardt    Great having on set with us     music

May 4 -       

May 4 - FOX & Friends  . shares his journey to success in new book
May 4   Fox News Radio

May 4 - FOX News Radio   FNR's spent Country Music Star to talk his NEW book listen:

May 4    Book Signing - Barnes & Noble, NYC/Citigroup Center,

       160 E 54th Street (at 3rd Avenue), New York NY
10022 - 12:30-2:30 pm

May 4                                                                                         

May 4                                                                                                      Jordann

May 4                                                                                         Jordann

          May 4                                        
May 4  Rachel McRae Q&A with on his new book        

       Go Big or Go Home

You refer to your new book, Go Big Or Go Home, as a travelogue.  Please explain.

I’m 22 years old, which feels like a weird time to write an autobiography.  Instead of telling my entire life story, I’m sharing snapshots of my life and experiences. Even though I’m young, I’ve been able to do some pretty amazing things and learn some great lessons about life. I’ve got a different perspective on life than most 22 year olds. Through these stories, I’m able to take the readers on the journey with me. That’s why it feels more like a travelogue to me.

In the book, you share your journey of winning Season 10 of “American Idol” at the age of 17. Did this new fame force you to grow up fast?
Oh absolutely.  Once I moved to Los Angeles, I was there for nearly five months.  The entire cast worked every day except Easter with rehearsals, recordings, sponsor fulfillment, interviews, and of course, the actual show itself.  I was constantly meeting with TV producers, musical legends and music business executives.  It was an adult world and I had to step up to be a part of it.  And I loved it – I tried to be a sponge and learn everything I could.

You share a scene where you tell Jennifer Lopez that you should’ve been kicked off after a performance.  Why do you think they kept you on the show?

You’d have to ask the judges to get the correct answer, but I think they knew my heart, knew I could sing, and knew that I had a chance of really connecting with the viewing public.  I have always tried to be true to myself and I think they appreciated that.

Did you ever feel torn between pleasing the show and following your faith?

Not often, but there were a few times and I detail those in the book.  At the end of the day, I know who I am, I know what I stand for, and I know what I believe.  Luckily for me, I think the show producers really respected me for that.

How has your faith played a role in your success?

First off, I know that God is always there and always with me, whether I’m singing on a stage, pitching in a baseball game, or hanging out with my family and friends.  That gives me a confidence that can’t be taken away by anything else.  Secondly, my faith allows me to know fully who I am. I think the public appreciates that honesty.  There’s not a “music celebrity Scotty” and a “private life Scotty” – there’s just Scotty. I am who I am.  I base every decision through my faith.

Major themes in your book are your hometown of Garner, North Carolina and your family. Why is it important for you to go back home in-between performances and appearances?

I love my hometown and home state.  My family and friends are there; my girlfriend is there.  The whole town supported me on “American Idol” from day one, from hosting viewing parties to turning out to my homecoming parade and concert.  The support and love that I received from the people in my hometown was awesome.  In addition, the beach and the mountains are both nearby and I love to escape to both areas for a few days.  There is nothing that recharges me like time at home with the people I love. 

You’re on the road a lot.  What are some of the ways you make the tour bus feel like home-away-from-home?

My band and crew are a second family to me.  We play pranks on each other, we hang out together – it’s a true band of brothers.  Being with them really makes the road fun.

Baseball is used as a metaphor throughout your book.  How have sports been an influence in your life?

I am a sports guy – always have been.  My father is a sports guy and he introduced me to them at a very young age.   Baseball, football, basketball and golf are my favorites but I love them all.  I learned good sportsmanship and how to be a team player from playing all these years.  I miss being out on that mound and pitching regularly in a baseball game. 

You have released three albums and sold more than 2.5 million copies.  How has your singing been a gift to others?

Well, you’d probably have to ask other people how it’s been a gift to them.  But I do think that music has the power to unite people, to bring joy, to bring healing, and to bring understanding.  I’ve had people tell me that my music has brought them happiness when they were at low points in their lives, that it brought them comfort when they were very ill, and that they’ve met great friends through my music and more.  The stories they tell me are the actual gifts.
May 4  The Tennessean 
             Scotty McCreery Believes in Going Big -- and Going Home
McCreery family in 2012, counterclockwise from top 
  McCreery family in 2012, counterclockwise from top left, Judy McCreery, Ashley McCreery,
  Scotty McCreery and Mike McCreery.

Scotty McCreery and his sister Ashley piled in the car with their mother, Judy McCreery, one Friday night in the midst of thunder claps and pounding rain.  The elder McCreery was a real estate agent in North Carolina, and she needed her young children to hop out of the car during the storm and stock the boxes in front of the properties with fliers.

McCreery was 11 years old, and his mom remembers driving through the ominous weather as he sang, “Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be real estate agents.”

About five years later, Judy McCreery deferred her real estate business and walked away from a new teaching position at the local high school to give her teenage son the chance to be a professional singer.   When Scotty McCreery made the cut for FOX’s “American Idol” — he won in 2011 — he was 16 years old and the show required the presence of a parent.  Today, the McCreery parents watch “from 30,000 feet” as the 22-year-old country singer runs his private and professional lives between his native North Carolina and Nashville.
Scotty McCreery, with help from co-writer Travis Thrasher, details his journey from the flier-stuffing grade school kid performing Elvis Presley covers on the back of his school bus to one of the most successful “American Idol” winners in his new book, “Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream.”  McCreery will sign copies of the book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at Lifeway Christian Bookstore near Cool Springs Galleria.
“Go Big or Go Home” chronicles McCreery's love of music and early influences, his run on “American Idol,” touring and recording, returning to school after his win, his family, faith, his girlfriend, his career and the robbery after which McCreery describes the feeling of a cold metal gun barrel against his skin.
“I’ve always been that guy that what you see is what you get,” McCreery said.  “I have no skeletons in the closet, so I have nothing to hold back.  (The book) is the evolution of me.”
Seated in a back booth at Moto in the Gulch, McCreery sips a beer, orders steak and jokes about his aversion to octopus between bites of meatball and cheese.  The awkward teen in search of his musical identity is gone — replaced by a self-assured adult intently focused on the future.  He knows some people might think he hasn’t lived enough to write a book, and three years ago — the first time he was approached — he didn’t think he was ready, either.  This time, he “just felt like the time was right.”
McCreery’s love of music started in preschool when his grandmother gave him a book about Presley for his fourth birthday.  Years later, that affection drove him to try out for a local talent show that led to his “American Idol” audition.
It was an audition that almost didn’t happen.  The McCreerys live in North Carolina, and the Nashville tryouts for the 2011 season were the closest to their home.  However, they happened during a church trip Scotty McCreery wasn’t willing to miss.  He went on the trip, and then on a whim, he and his parents used frequent flier miles to fly to Wisconsin while Ashley was working at a summer camp.  They didn’t tell anyone about their last-minute trip.  After he made it through the first round of auditions, the family called Ashley to deliver the news.
“If I had gone to Nashville, there would have been 15,000 people in the arena and probably 13,000 of them were country singers,” McCreery said.  “Milwaukee, that wasn’t the case.  It was 15,000 folks there in the arena and it was a lot of the poppy, very artsy kind of folks.  I definitely stuck out like a sore thumb, which I think is a good thing.”

With the support of his family, McCreery triumphed week after week, although not always without controversy.  During movie week, McCreery initially agreed to sing “Everybody’s Talkin’.”  He liked the song, it fit well with his voice, but he didn’t realize it was from X-rated film “Midnight Cowboy.”  By the time he found out, it was just a couple of days before he was supposed to sing it live.  He refused, but “American Idol” executives told him he didn’t have a choice.
“It’s movie week, and my fans, as soon as I sing it, they’re going to go check out the movie, and I know I have fans old enough for it and I also know I have fans that are 5 and 6 years old boys and girls and I didn’t want to be the one directing them towards an X-rated movie,” McCreery recalled.  “I said, ‘With all due respect, I’m not going to walk on stage.’  And (executives) said, ‘Oh.’ ”

McCreery performed George Strait’s “I Cross My Heart” from “Pure Country” instead and called it a “defining moment.”

“I kind of pat myself on the back for sticking to my guns,” the singer said.  “That was a lesson I learned firsthand through all of that.  It was kind of smooth sailing from then on.”
McCreery bested fellow teen and country singer Lauren Alaina for the win a few weeks later.  During the “American Idol” tour that followed, he recorded his debut album, “Clear As Day,” which went on to sell more than 1 million copies. And during it all, his mother was along for the journey.

“When Scotty won 'Idol' at 17, legally he was a minor,” Judy McCreery said.  “(His father) Mike and I had to sign the documents and learn the financials.  And what a crash course.  Our first six months of the music industry was reality TV followed by a 49-city sellout tour across the U.S. and the Philippines.”

When the tour was over, McCreery returned to his high school and his baseball team, where he proudly said he pitched his best season — but only during the week.  The singer spent his weekends on tour with Brad Paisley
As McCreery got older, graduated high school and started college, Judy McCreery started taking steps back so her son could make his own decisions.  And it’s worked out.
Recently, he was voted the “Best American Idol” by the readers of the Los Angeles Times, and he's Country Weekly's reader-voted Hottest Bachelor and Sexiest Man.  McCreery has sold almost 3 million albums and won awards from BMI, CMT and the Academy of Country Music.

After winning “American Idol,” McCreery has come to understand that it's up to him to turn his advantage into a lasting opportunity.  That said, he’s determined to respect his roots — laughing that while the book is called “Go Big or Go Home,” he also believes “go big and go home” is smart advice, too.

“Small town kid was bagging groceries and all of a sudden wins the biggest show in television history and is making records like he’s always dreamed of doing,” McCreery said.  “Who I am is in the pages there.  And, hopefully, it starts a conversation with folks.  It hasn’t all been highs.  It’s just picking yourself up by your bootstraps and chugging along.  Hopefully, folks can be inspired and I can be a positive light to them.” 

Scotty McCreery
Nash Country Weekly's Sexiest Man In Country Music 2015 - Color Us Inspired!
May 4    Book Signing - Barnes & Noble, Country Glen Center,
               91 Old Country Road, Carle Place NY 11514 - 7-9 pm

May 4 - Diana Lynn Hey   I'll see you later!

May 4 - Raianna Werner   Excited to read book, excited to see him/meet him again in Nashville for his fan club party  


May 5   @SiriusXM 146 - Freewheelin' (@TruckerTweet) with Meredith Ochs & Chris T
May 5    Scotty with Arthur Kade
   Scotty McCreery on "Go Big or Go Home" Behind The Velvet Rop

May 10 - BehindTheVelvetRope    Check out chatting with about his book
May 5 - Huffington Post
May 5 - Just Jared Jr

May 5 - Just Jared Jr   You'll want to follow on Snapchat for his book tour 

  Nash Country Daily

Scotty McCreery Fishes & Dishes About
          Losing His Label, Writing A New Book, and What The Future Holds


                           Chris Parton - Nash News Daily - May 2, 2016
May 6 - Debra Clark     NASH COUNTRY DAILY: SCOTTY MCCREERY Fishes . . . and Dishes About Writing a Book and What the Future Holds!
Scotty McCreery Fishes . . . and Dishes About Losing His Label, Writing a New Book and What the Future Holds

May 6  Scotty McCreery   Pumped to be on @countryweekly's brand new site! Talking about plans for the future!
                       Scotty book  

May 6 - michelle wakefield    looking cute fishing 
Scotty baits the hook for a day of fishing. Scotty talks with NCD's Chris Parton    Yep... it's a can and Scotty doesn't mind.  

Article Excerpts:
The book is split into 16 chapters and basically three parts: Scotty’s early life, his Idol experience and his post-Idol career, which is still a work in progress.
The common threads running throughout the book are what he calls "The Three FsFamily, faith and friends," Scotty says.
It [the book] was a different kind of storytelling experience [from songwriting]—250 pages instead of a three-minute song—and, like a day of fishing, it forced Scotty to reflect on his missteps along with his triumphs.
He calls the experience [of the armed robbery home invasion] “pretty traumatic”—an understatement if there ever was one—and admits it changed his perspective.  But dealing with the robbery’s fallout may have steeled his reserve for his current test of fortitude, which happened so recently it didn’t even make the book:  Getting dropped from Universal [record label].  That setback was a shock, but Scotty says it doesn’t seem like such a big deal in contrast.  The announcement was made in February, right in the middle of a promotional cycle touting his return to Idol for the show’s big finale.

I found out in L.A.,” he recounts.  “I was out there taping the Idol show, mentoring the contestants and singing duets with them, and I had dinner that night with a guy who works for the company that owns Idol.  He just kind of broke the news to me, and it’s just one of those things where it’s a business decision.”

Scotty exudes positive vibes despite his uncertain circumstances.  “It’s looking pretty bright for the future,” he says.  “A lot of times they say you’ve got to go through the valleys before you can reach the top of the mountain, so I’m hoping we come out of this strong.  The day I got the news I was just a sad puppy dog.   I was like, ‘What the heck? We’ve done all this, we’ve had so much success, where is this coming from?’  But then the day after I was like, ‘Man, I’m done feeling sorry for myself.  I’m a blessed kid.  I’m 22, I get to make music for a living, I get to travel the country—I’ve got nothing to be sad about.’”

May 6 - Nash Country Daily Launches Site

NASH Country Daily Launches Site : MusicRow – Nashville's Mu
May 6 - Behind the Scenes Video:  Scotty McCreery Photo Shoot

Behind The Scenes Video: Scotty McCreery Photo Shoot

Nash Country Daily: Country Music News

Behind The Scenes Video: Scotty McCreery Photo Shoot

May 6  The Jason Show, Minneapolis/St Paul MN

May 6 - The Jason Show   It's not everyday that you have an American Idol winner on your show.  is on NOW. 
May 6 - Greg Kellogg    in studio promoting his book on
May 6    FOX 9 KMSP-TV - Minneapolis/St Paul MN - 10-11 am CT

May 6 KARE 11 News at 11 - KARE-TV - Minneapolis/St Paul MN - 11 am-12 pm CT

May 6 - Bryan Piatt    Big thanks to for stopping by . He's at today at 3 signing his new book!
May 6    Book Signing - Mall of America, the Rotunda/Event Common Space,
                  60 E Broadway, Bloomington MN
55425 - 7-9 pm

May 6 - Mall of America   Now in the Rotunda: is here for the signing of his new book !

May 6 - Abby Skluzacek    I have been in love with this guy for 5 years, & I finally got to see him in person today. Thank you

May 6 - Ali Shops MOA   Hey y'all: is in the mall!
May 6 - Split from Record Labels UMG Mercury Nashville & Interscope Records
Scotty McCreery Fishes . . . and Dishes About Losing His Label, Writing a New Book and What the Future Holds

On Tue Feb 2, when news of the split from the Record Label UMG/Universal Music Group Mercury Nashville and from Interscope Records hit, fans may have wondered WHEN UMG made the decision to split and WHEN they notified Scotty.

Although we will never know when UMG decided on the split, chances are likely that the decision was finalized within days before Scotty was notified.  Once they decided, they needed to notify Scotty promptly, irregardless of ongoing events.

“Southern Belle,” released on Aug 17, 2015, and presumably the lead single for Studio Album #3, was not advancing on the country music charts, and on Mon Jan 25, “Southern Belle” went recurrent.

On Thu Jan 28 Scotty had a show in Kalamazoo MI and on Fri Jan 29 a show at 9 pm in Ontario Canada.  From Canada, on Jan 30 Scotty probably returned to Raleigh NC before flying to Los Angeles on probably either Sun Jan 31 or Mon Feb 1.

We have no record of WHEN Scotty flew to LA, and that is what makes it difficult to know the date Scotty was notified.  Where are the tweeters when we need them?!?

On May 6, Nash Country Daily launches and reports that Scotty learned of the split while in Los Angeles mentoring two of the Top 24 and filming the duets.  “I found out in L.A.,” he [Scotty] recounts.  “I was out there taping the Idol show, mentoring the contestants and singing duets with them, and I had dinner that night with a guy who works for the company that owns Idol.  He just kind of broke the news to me, and it’s just one of those things where it’s a business decision.”

We do not know if the mentoring and duet practice took place on both Sun Jan 31 and Mon Feb 1, or just on Mon Feb 1.

Scotty probably learns of the split at a dinner meeting the evening of either Sun Jan 31 or Mon Feb 1.

On Mon Feb 1, we learn that Scotty is not invited to perform at the annual UMG’s CRS/Country Radio Seminar event.

On Feb 2, Scotty tapes the duets at The Vibiana in downtown LA, and Caleb Johnson, American Idol Season 13 winner, tweets an Instagram of himself, his dad, and Scotty "on set" for the taping of the duets.  Thank you, Caleb Johnson!  We see Scotty in LA.

Feb 2 - calebjohnson  Chilling with my dad and brotha @scottymccreery on set

Also, on Feb 2, news hits of Scotty’s split from UMG.

On Feb 3, Billy Dukes of Taste of Country reports: “The decision [of the split] seems to have been made recently, as UMG Nashville tweeted about McCreery’s upcoming book on Jan 27.”  Billy Dukes of Taste Of Country  This tweet suggests that the decision to split came after Jan 27 because UMG Nashville would not have tweeted if they had already made the decision to split.

On May 6, Nash Country Daily reports that the news came as a “shock,” and hit while Scotty was headed into performances with the show’s Finale, “in the middle of a promotional cycle touting his return to Idol for the show’s big finale.”

Despite the cruel timing of the split, Nash Country Daily reports that "Scotty exudes positive vibes despite his uncertain circumstances.  “It’s looking pretty bright for the future,” he says.  “A lot of times they say you’ve got to go through the valleys before you can reach the top of the mountain, so I’m hoping we come out of this strong.  The day I got the news I was just a sad puppy dog.  I was like, ‘What the heck? We’ve done all this, we’ve had so much success, where is this coming from?’  But then the day after I was like, ‘Man, I’m done feeling sorry for myself. I’m a blessed kid.  I’m 22, I get to make music for a living, I get to travel the country—I’ve got nothing to be sad about.’”

Scotty shows his true colors during his powerful April 7 American Idol Finale performance in the country medley of Garth Brooks’ “Papa Loved Mama.”  Despite the setback of the split, Scotty leaves American Idol in triumph, on a HIGH note.  His performance is the best of the Finale.

          Apr 7 - 

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Recording artists Bucky Covington, Ace Young, Constantine Maroulis and Scotty McCreery perform onstage during FOX's 'American Idol' Finale For The Farewell Season at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
May 9 - Scotty McCreery   Had a great chat w/ at the about .  Read it here ?? (and see you soon Illinois!)
May 8  Happy Mother's Day, Judy McCreery
       Scotty McCreery's photo.

Scotty McCreery
"My mother has given me a lot of great advice throughout my life.  Probably the best advice she gave me was to always think about how you are making someone else feel.  Be aware of how your comments and actions can affect the people around you.  Always be kind, always be thoughtful, and always try to make everyone feel included and comfortable.  I think that's great advice for all of us.  Thanks Mom for sharing that with me at an early age." 
May 9 - Review:  GO BIG OR GO HOME

           A Perfect Combination of Faith, Family, and Life 
                                  by Tiffany Buszta
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Scotty McCreery, at the young age of 22, has already accomplished more than most could dream of. Season 11 winner of American Idol, successful recording career, a growing population of fans from various generations, and now an author makes up just a few of the things on McCreery's extensive resume.

With the release of his first book, “Go Big or Go Home: The Journey to the Dream,” Scotty McCreery proves that his life of stardom doesn’t come without ups and downs, but you can always stay true to who you are

Finding that he shouldn't be writing an autobiography at 22, Scotty labels “Go Big or Go Home” as more of a travelogue.  McCreery says, “They advertise it as an autobiography, but I don’t like the word.  I’m just 22 and have a lot of life to live.  It’s like a travelogue.  Different places I’ve been and experiences I’ve had and what I’ve learned from that.”

It’s merely a chance for him to share his cool experiences, the amazing places he’s been, the normal life he’s lived, and that he too has to remind himself to take risks while never being afraid to fail.

Most sections even reference a very well placed sports quote, comparison or analogy being the sports fanatic that McCreery is. 

“Go Big or Go Home” is an account of Scotty’s life from small-town-kid to Country Music star and life after that.  The book follows McCreery’s early influences, his eternal love of music, what led him to American Idol and his time on American Idol.

McCreery’s book also chronicles his touring, recording, and going back to school after his Idol win. He discusses his competitive spirit, hisfaith, his family, his girlfriend, his singing career, and the music business.  He also talks about having been robbed at gun-point and how that moment has changed his entire outlook on life.

Throughout the entire book McCreery showcases that his life, aside from the whole being a country superstar, is not too different than everyone else’s.

He has battled through self-doubt, the struggles of being in the entertainment industry, unforgettable high school moments and life-altering minutes which changed his whole perspective.

Throughout everything, it is clear he never shies away from his values, his faith or the quality upbringing that he was grateful to have

He openly shares his own doubts, struggles and, ultimately, his concrete idea to give it his all no matter the outcome.

The book covers the highs and lows of McCreery’s life, illustrates his continuous comedic personality and speaks to all those reading just how important is to never give up on your dreams.

It is a fantastic combination of raw emotion, appreciation, places traveled and real situations that Scotty's experienced.  It makes the readers’ feel as though they went on the journey with him with every page flip.  It is a great reminder that life is not always beautiful, but it ends up being a beautiful ride. 

From the Prologue to the Epilogue, McCreery makes the readers' think about their own lives and how they are living it.  The book wraps up with making us think about our own lives.  What would you do if given “5 More Minutes” of life?  Are you living every day to its fullest? 

As he travels the US on his book tour, McCreery stopped at Mall of America in Bloomington on Friday to sign copies of his new release.  Fans lined up in the Rotunda, some who had been there since the early hours of the morning.

The first girl in line had been there since 5:30 AM with book in hand. Another girl traveled from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  People of all ages – elderly to young children – men and women – lined up with their books as they anxiously waited to get a few minutes with McCreery. 

In true Scotty fashion, he greeted all of his fans, took the valued Snapchat, Selfie or photo with them and gave each fan an experience they will never forget.  The staffers at Mall of America and people with Scotty’s team were kind, patient and gracious as they mustered through fan after fan as Scotty signed books.

For upcoming stops on his book tour and other tour dates, check out his website at and click on “Tour.”

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May 9  Review:  GO BIG OR GO HOME

              Scotty McCreery go big

May 9 - Scotty McCreery   Had a great chat w/ at the about .  Read it here ?? (and see you soon Illinois!)

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Thursday, May 5, 2016

Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery is all of 22 and he’s written a book about himself called “Go Big or Go Home.”

In an interview Wednesday, Scotty said he understands if some folks might find this a bit unnecessary given his age.

But believe it or not, a publisher actually approached him three years ago to do a book when he was just 19. He didn’t feel at the time he had enough life experience to merit one.  Now given what he’s been able to do and see over over the past six years since “Idol” plucked him from obscurity, he felt he could now provide enough material to merit a book. (Buy a copy here.)

“I thought we could do this as long as we don’t present it as a memoir,” Scotty said.  (Stuck in traffic in Peachtree Corners at our appointed time to talk, I pulled over to talk to him coincidentally in the parking lot of his favorite fast-food joint: Bojangles.)  “It’s more like a travelogue of experiences and places and things I’ve learned.”

I’ve talked to Scotty a few times over the years since he won in 2011.  He is not overly gabby but always polite.  It’s clear why he won season 10.  He’s confident and competitive but humble. He’s ruggedly handsome but approachable.  He has that amazingly resonant, deep voice.  He works hard and cares about his craft.  And he is off-the-charts likable and authentic.

This is not a book jam packed with gossip.  His life is not filled with abuse, heartbreak or jail time.  Instead, there are odes to his hometown Garner, N.C. and his love and devotion to baseball, family, God and his idol Elvis Presley.

“There are no skeletons in my closet,” he said.  He’s young. Maybe later, right?

But there were a few anecdotes that “Idol” fans might find interesting.

While on “Idol,” he actually took a stand against mentor Jimmy Iovine and producer Nigel Lythgoe over a particular song:  Harry Nilsson’s “Everybody’s Talkin’ ” For movie week, the bosses had picked the song from “Midnight Cowboy.”  He had no issue with the song at first.

He sang a version in the studio for iTunes and everything seemed fine.  Then two days before air time, the producers wanted him to talk about “Midnight Cowboy” on camera for context.  He had no idea about the film so they told him:  it’s an X-rated film about a male prostitute in New York City who becomes friends with a homeless con man.”

McCreery’s reaction: “Wait… what?”

He seriously thought they were joking but when he realized they weren’t, he decided to take a stand: no go with that song.  When Iovine said it was too late to make a change, McCreery said he’d simply refuse to go on stage.

“Maybe it’s called strong-willed,” he wrote.  “Or stubborn. I don’t have to call it anything except remaining true to myself.”

He told me the lesson he learned then was “stick to your guns if you believe in it.”

“Idol” brass ultimately relented.  They brought him to the recording studio at the last second to sing “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait from “Pure Country.”  A few weeks later, he was the winner.

I asked him if he ever bothered to watch “Midnight Cowboy” after the fact.  Nope.

He also described his efforts to finish high school while promoting a new album and living the life of a celebrity.

“It was very Miley Cyrus/ Hannah Montana,” he said to me. “I had one life here and another life there.”  He was able to attend high school Monday through Wednesday, then tour and promote his album Thursday through Sunday.

“That was a great year for me,” he said. “I wouldn’t trade that year for the world.  I’m glad I went back and got those experiences with my friends.  You can’t get those years back.”

During that year, he was able to sing at the World Series – even with a mic snafu captured here, which he describes in his book:

He also writes about the robbery two years ago.  He was hanging with friends at 2 a.m. watching “Gladiator.”  Four men with guns barge in.  He recounts how one of the robbers stuck a pistol against his forehead.  “I’m thinking I’m going to die any second,” he wrote.  Fortunately, the men didn’t recognize him or kidnap him.  They just took his phone.  Lesson: “Never, ever open your door at 2 a.m. for a stranger.”

He added to me:  “Everyone is still alive and well. That’s what I’m thankful for.”

Scotty said he had a blast at the “Idol” series finale last month.  Nine of the 11 season 10 finalists showed up (though not all of them ended up on stage.)  The only no shows: Casey Abrams, who was in Europe, and Pia Toscano, who had a prior obligation she couldn’t get out of.  “It was our last hurrah,” he said.  “Like a big family reunion.”

Scotty said he got to speak briefly to Jennifer Lopez, who was a big supporter of his on the show. He said he told Lopez his Puerto Rican grandmother still talks about her all the time.  (Scotty is quarter Hispanic.)

He enjoyed doing his little country medley early on, then snuck out into the audience to watch the rest.  (The show didn’t guarantee him a seat, he said, but he said he pulled some strings.)  Nigel, he noted, “is amazing. He put together a great show.”

Although Scotty hasn’t reached the heights of country fame like a Luke Bryan, he is still only 22 and developing as an artist.  He has a lot more life to live.  He still wants a No. 1 country single.  He plans to be married with kids at some point.  As he notes in his book, “All in due time and in God’s will.”

“I’ve been fortunate to accomplish a lot of my goals,” Scotty said to me.  “I still have a lot more.  Every day we’re trying to one up ourselves and see what we can do.”

May 9  Book Signing, Fort Worth Walmart Superstore, 8520 North Beach,
                   Fort Worth TX 76244 - 6-8 pm

May 10 - Scotty McCreery   Had a great time in Fort Worth yesterday!  Lovin this book tour! 
May 10 - Interview: 


Busted Halo   American Idol winner talks music and faith on the 

  American Profile
Magazine - May 1-7 Issue - Cover & Feature

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American Profile: Mother's Day tribute edition | Holiday Cheers 
May 1   Valley Christian
Magazine - May - Cover & Feature
  Photo published for Valley Christian May 2016 Edition 
  Healthy Horizons
Magazine - May - Cover & Feature

Power Source
Magazine - May - Cover & Feature
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Scotty talks about his new book, faith, career, and more.  I will wait for more information to be tweeted as opposed to subscribing to the magazine or trying to locate a copy of it.
Book Signing Tour   
May 3    Bookends Bookstore, 211 East Ridgewood Ave,
                   Ridgewood NJ 07450 - 7-9 pm
May 4    Barnes & Noble, NYC/Citigroup Center,
                   160 E 54th Street (at 3rd Avenue), New York NY 10022 - 12:30-2:30 pm
May 4    Barnes & Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Road,
                   Carle Place NY 11514 - 7-9 pm
May 6    Mall of America, the Rotunda/Event Common Space,
                   60 E Broadway, Bloomington MN 55425 - 7-9 pm
May 9    Fort Worth Walmart Superstore, 8520 North Beach,
                   Fort Worth TX 76244 - 6-8 pm
May 10  Fort Hood Clear Creek Main Post Exchange,
                   4250 Clear Creek Blvd, Fort Hood TX 76544 - 11:30 am-1:30 pm
                     *Must have military clearance to attend
May 10  Books-A-Million at Grapevine Mills
                   3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine TX 76051 - 6-8 pm
May 11  McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago IL 60616
                   3-4 pm - *This event is exclusive to Book Expo America,
                   and patrons must have a badge to get into signing
May 11  Barnes & Noble Skokie Old Orchard,
                   55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie IL 60077 - 6-8 pm
May 12  Franklin LifeWay Christian Store at Cool Springs Crossing
                   1725 Galleria Blvd, Franklin TN 37067 - 11 am-1 pm
May 12  Knoxville West LifeWay Christian Store -
                   10990 Parkside Dr, Knoxville TN 37934 - 6-8 pm
May 13  Barnes & Noble at Asheville Mall, 3 South Tunnel Road
                   Asheville NC 28805 - 12-2 pm
May 13  Charlotte Books-A-Million at Concord Mills
                   8301 Concord Mills Rd, Concord NC 28027 - 7-9 pm
May 14  Costco, 4201 W Wendover Ave, Greensboro NC 27407
                   9:30-11:30 am - * For Costco Wholesale members only
May 14  First Baptist Church of Garner, Christian Life Center,
                   601 St Mary’s St, Garner NC 27529 - 2:30-5 pm ET

 Apr 7 - Taste of Country   .  is launching a book tour!

Scotty Talks About This Book

Mar 21
Book Includes Many People in Scotty's Life

Scotty McCreery's photo. 
Feb 25 - Yall, this lady, Katie Watkins is the judge who passed me through the first round of American Idol auditions.  I talk more about her in my upcoming book “Go Big Or Go Home.”  Be sure to preorder now.  #‎TBT?
Pre-Order Now
Apr 12 - Pre-Orders Start!  Zondervan Publishers   Pre-order from .com NOW and get an autographed pic of - limited supplies!
Apr 13 - Scotty McCreery    I'd say preorders for the book have gone pretty good...!¡  And this is just the beginning of…

Apr 7 - ScottyFansRus    "Go Big Or Go Home" will be available May 3rd!  Pre order here!

Apr 5  TV - Access Hollywood Video Interview

 Available in Audiobook!

Mar 4 - Scotty McCreery   In the studio recording the audio version of my book .  Gonna be cool.   Audio Productions @API_Nashville, Nashville TN

"We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand."
              Cecil Day-Lewis
Scotty McCreery @ScottyMcCreery
   Mark your calendars for May 3!  OR pre-order now 


Apr 8 - Rare Country   Finally getting to see the back cover of 's new book feels like a backstage thrill.

Apr 13 - Andrea Hernandez
Ghost Writer Travis

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Oct 9, 2015 - Ghostwriter Travis Thrasher   Happy birthday to someone half my age & yet still way more mature than me!  Have fun w/ the State 8.
Photo Shoot  Oct 21, 2015 - Wildwood Family Farms, Alto MI

Oct 21, 2015 -

Oct 21, 2015 - What a sweetheart!  Look at those blue eyes.  Scotty makes it easy to love him!
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Oct 21, 2015 - Woman, Scotty, Tom Dean   Tom Dean   the team loves working w - great to have u in W. MICH this past week! 
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Oct 21, 2015 - Travis Thrasher    Great to visit the Zondervan office today and see Scotty McCreery and the team behind GO BIG OR GO HOME
    Nov 7, 2015 -  Travis Thrasher   Getting paid to be inspired, to learn about new worlds and perspectives, and to do something I love: write.  I'm grateful for collaborations.
    Oct 21, 2015 - Scotty McCreery @ScottyMcCreery  Great day in beautiful part of Michigan with @Zondervan.  Promo work for #GoBigOrGoHomeBook 
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Oct 21, 2015 - Scotty McCreery @ScottyMcCreery  Great day in beautiful part of Michigan with @Zondervan.  Promo work for #GoBigOrGoHomeBook
Nancy Brooks Stevens

Mar 17 - Nancy Brooks Stevens    Loved . new book...such a sweet guy.  One of my faves.

Mar 21   Promo Video:  GO BIG OR GO HOME
Judy McCreery

Apr 1 - Judy McCreery    Look what & I found outside our door today! Coming to a bookstore near you VERY SOON!
Trent Lassiter & Mike McCreery

Apr 13 - Judy McCreery   and helping pack the autographed books!
Apr 14 - Trent Lassiter   I signed a few as well, keep a look out for those.  Jk...maybe...

Apr 13 - Scotty McCreery

                        R  O  C  K     T  H  I  S     N  I  G  H  T       

by Lynne @ 4/30/2016 5:08:51 PM

May 1 - ACCA/American Country Countdown Awards 2016
              The Forum, Los Angeles CA - 8-10 pm ET - FOX
      ACCA Red Carpet!  Scotty and Maddie & Tae Present Breakthrough Female
             to Kelsea Ballerini and Introduce Dan + Shay who sing a medley

Red Carpet
May 1 - ACCA Red Carpet - Hollywood

Scotty Takes ACCA Red Carpet & Presents Award
                   with Maddie & Tae!
                 Sun May 1, 8-10 pm ET, FOX

ACCA Backstage

May 1 - Scotty McCreery    Excited to be at the tonight!  Tune on now to see me present!

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May 1 - ACCA Red Carpet - WOW!  Scotty is gorgeous!  Handsome and Sexy with the sharp classy blazer over the black pants, shirt, and tie!  Very Striking!  Has pizzazz - energy, vitality, and glamour.
Singer Scotty McCreery attends the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards at The Forum on May 1, 2016 in Inglewood, California.
May 1 - ACCA Red Carpet, Getty Images

May 1 - ACCA Red Carpet


May 1 - ACCA Red Carpet

May 1 - ACCA Red Carpet

Interview -
Present Award


May 1

May 1 - ACCA   These three presented together at the first .  Lovin, + !

  Scotty did beautifully, as always.  He looked handsome, and he showed great stage presence with Maddie & Tae in presenting the Breakthrough Female award to Kelsea Ballerini and in introducing Dan + Shay, who sang a medley, including "From The Ground Up."  So great that Scotty got that dual presenting, as he is so good on stage with his amazing presence and VOICE, and fans want to see him.
Scotty Presents With Maddie & Tae!
I was thinking this morning that Maddie & Tae--Madison Marlowe (20) and Taylor Dye (20) of "Girl In a Country Song" fame--are a strong possibility to partner with Scotty in presenting the award, and I was going to post it, but they beat me to it!
I love the fact that Maddie & Tae are younger than Scotty, which gives Scotty the appropriate leadership role.  They are two strong, beautiful, talented women.  This is perfect!  The ACCAs do an outstanding job!
Scotty McCreery   I’m presenting at the on tonight at 8/7c, don’t miss it!
Maddie & Tae   Yay we're with ya second year in a row!  This is our thing  Haha
Scotty McCreery   Lol, i love it???????? I’m a lucky guy!  See yall soon!

Camera Spotlights Scotty In Audience Watching Show

        May 1 - ACCA             

The camera shot of Scotty during Carrie Underwood's song "Church Bells" is beautiful and a good break from her singing and strange leg strutting.

ACCA Backstage

May 1 - Scotty McCreery   Hangin backstage at the w/ , & .  Catch us tonight on @ 8/7c

Apr 26 - Scotty McCreery    Guess what?  I was just announced as a presenter at the this Sunday.  Can't Wait! 
This ACCA show replaces the prior ACA show.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 ACC Awards
ACA/ACCA History - For this ACA/ACCA show, Scotty has received 2 awards and this is his 3rd time presenting!
     2011 - ACA - Scotty WINS New Artist
     2012 - ACA - Scotty presents New Artist to Lauren Alaina
     2013 - ACA - Scotty WINS Breakthrough Artist
     2014 - ACCA - Scotty presents Group/Duo Artist to Florida Georgia Line
     2015 - ACCA - No ACCA show
     2016 - ACCA - Scotty presents
Apr 28 - 2016 American Country Countdown Awards Presenters Announced    
Scotty's Recent Distinctions

Nash Country Weekly's 2015 #1 Country Music's Sexiest Man
Apr 13 - Scotty McCreery    A little sneak peek into my shoot!  Issue on stands May 6
Nash Country Weekly
's 2016 #1 Country Music's Hottest Bachelor 
Country Music's Best Dressed Man

     Apr 3 - ACM Awards - People Country
    ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO ...
Stellar country lead performance of Garth Brooks' "Papa Loved Mama"
          on American Idol's Season 15 Finale 

Memorable Grand Ole Opry cover of Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried"

       Scotty McCreery - "Mama Tried" | Live at the Grand Ole Opry | Opry 
Exceptional, ongoing, headlining Tour Performances
Powerful Fan Base which wins almost all online country music polls,
  including Musiqtone's annual, all-genre Top Video 2015 for "Southern Belle"

ACCA Host:  No official emcee.  There will be an announcer.  I like having no official host, which I think is effective in terms of covering many performances, presenters, and awards in a short amount of time at a clipping pace.
   Paula Abdul & Cat Deeley present Album of the Year to Traveller - Chris Stapleton
   Chase Rice & Michael Ray introduce Cole Swindell who sings "You Should Be Here"
   Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) & Jennifer Nettles present Breakthrough Male & Digital Album of the Year to Sam Hunt who sings "Make You Miss Me"
   Sara Evans - presents Group/Duo of the Year to Florida Georgia Line
   Trent Harmon (American Idol Season 15 Winner) & Jana Kramer present New Song of the Year to "Die A Happy Man" - Thomas Rhett 
   Chris Lane & Canaan Smith introduce Cam who sings "Mayday"

        Chris Lane - Fix - YouTube

   Matthew McConaughey (Academy Award Winner) - introduces Toby Keith
   Scotty McCreery & Maddie & Tae present Breakthrough Female to Kelsea Ballerini and introduce Dan + Shay
   Reba McIntyre (2014 NASH Icon award recipient) presents Nash Icon award to Brooks and Dunn
*    Carrie Underwood - presents Male Vocalist of the Year to Luke Bryan
   Luke Wilson (actor) - presents Female Vocalist of the Year to Carrie Underwood who sings "Church Bells"
   Dwight Yoakam presents Artist of the Year to Luke Bryan

   Kelsea Ballerini sings "Dibs"
   Brooks & Dunn sings "Red Dirt Road"
   Luke Bryan  Luke Bryan - Huntin', Fishin' And Lovin' Every Day - YouTube
   Cam  Cam - Mayday (Lyric Video) - YouTube
   Dan + Shaw Dan + Shay - From The Ground Up (Official ... - YouTube
Florida Georgia Line  Florida Georgia Line - H.O.L.Y. - YouTube
   Sam Hunt   Sam Hunt - Make You Miss Me Lyrics - YouTube
   Chris Janson - sings "Buy Me A Boat"
   Martina McBride - Martina McBride - This One's For The Girls - YouTube
Martina McBride sings "Reckless" 

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 Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, & CAM will kick off the show to "This One's For The Girls"
   Thomas Rhett - sings "Die A Happy Man"
   Cole Swindell - sings "You Should Be Here"
           Cole Swindell - Broke Down (Audio) - YouTube
   Carrie Underwood - sings " Church Bells"
   Toby Keith with Merle Haggard's band the Strangers
           performs Tribute to Merle Haggard  Matthew McConaughey's Profile Photo
Matthew McConaughey introduces Toby Keith who performs tribute to Merle Haggard
Award FactorsAward finalists & winners are determined based on:
     Radio Airplay (Billboard) charts
     Streaming data from April 1, 2015 - March 28, 2016 provided by BuzzAngle Music
     Touring data from Pollstar The Concert Hotwire

Award Winners

Brooks and Dunn - WIN Nash Icon Award, an honor “given to an artist whose extraordinary talent has influenced generations of musicians and honors the accomplishments and artistry of the recipient.

Artist of the Year

Blake Shelton
Florida Georgia Line
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

Read More: 2016 American Country Countdown Awards Finalists Revealed |

Read More: Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 ACC Awards |

Award Nominees, which ACCA calls "Finalists"

Artist of the Year
         Blake Shelton
         Florida Georgia Line
         Jason Aldean
         Luke Bryan - WINNER
         Sam Hunt
Male Vocalist of the Year
         Blake Shelton
         Jason Aldean
         Luke Bryan - WINNER
         Sam Hunt
         Thomas Rhett  
Female Vocalist of the Year
         Carrie Underwood - WINNER
         Jana Kramer
         Kelsea Ballerini
         Miranda Lambert
Group/Duo of the Year
       A Thousand Horses
         Dan + Shay
         Florida Georgia Line - WINNER
         Old Dominion
         Zac Brown Band
Breakthrough Male of the Year
         Chris Janson
         Michael Ray
          Sam Hunt - WINNER
Breakthrough Female of the Year
         Jana Kramer
          Kelsea Ballerini - WINNER
Breakthrough Group/Duo of the Year
         A Thousand Horses
         Dan + Shay
         Old Dominion - WINNER
Song of the Year
         Stay A Little Longer - Brothers Osborne
         Home Alone Tonight - Luke Bryan feat Karen Fairchild
         Strip It Down - Luke Bryan
         Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett - WINNER
         Homegrown - Zac Brown Band    
Digital Song of the Year
         Girl Crush - Little Big Town - WINNER
         Kick The Dust Up - Luke Bryan
         Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
Album of the Year
         Storyteller - Carrie Underwood
         Traveller - Chris Stapleton - WINNER
         Kill The Lights - Luke Bryan
         Montevallo - Sam Hunt
         Jekyll + Hyde - Zac Brown Band   
Digital Album of the Year
          Anything Goes - Florida Georgia Line
          Montevallo - Sam Hunt - WINNER
          Tangled Up - Thomas Rhett
Touring Artist of the Year
          Garth Brooks - WINNER
          Kenny Chesney
          Luke Bryan
          Shania Twain
          Zac Brown Band

New Poll - Which Award Will Scotty Present?

Scotty Presents an Award this Sunday May 1 at the ACCA show!

I just posted a 7-day poll on the Home Page: 
     May 3 ACCA Show: Which Award Do You Think Scotty Will Present?

Awards and Nominees, which ACCA refers to as "Finalists," are listed above to assist in guessing the award that Scotty will present.

The poll gives me a choice of a 3-day or a 7-day poll, nothing in between.  To keep the voting open for as long as possible, I selected the 7-day poll, but vote only BEFORE Scotty presents the award so we have ALL VOTES as GUESSES.

Poll Results

Option Votes %
Breakthrough Male of the Year 8 67%
Male Vocalist of the Year 1 8%
Group/Duo of the Year 1 8%
Breakthrough Female of the Year 1 8%
Touring Artist of the Year 1 8%
Artist of the Year 0 0%
Female Vocalist of the Year 0 0%
Breakthrough Group/Duo of the Year 0 0%
Song of the Year 0 0%
Digital Song of the Year 0 0%
Album of the Year 0 0%
Digital Album of the Year 0 0%

May 3 ACCA Show: Which Award Do You Think Scotty Will Present?

Congratulations to the one fan who guessed correctly!

Possible Presenter Partners for Scotty
Chase Bryant (22) was born on the SAME BIRTHDATE that Scotty was born:  Saturday, October 9, 1993.  Chase Bryant's "Take It On Back" made it to #9, and "Little Bit Of You" to #4 (Billboard/Airplay).  We have all heard both songs lots on the radio.

Trent Harmon (25), winner of American Idol Season 15, was born on October 8, just one day before Scotty's October 9 birthday! Love it!
Chris Lane
(31) is from Kernersville NC, a 90-minute drive west of Raleigh.  His current single "Fix" is Billboard/Airplay #18 (up from #20) and rising.
Jana Kramer (32) has had a #3 Billboard/Airplay hit "Why Ya Wanna" and #6 "I Got The Boy."
Canaan Smith (33) has had a #1 Billboard/Airplay hit "Love You Like That."  Canaan's current single "Hole In A Bottle" is Billboard/Airplay #24 (up from #26) and rising.


ACCA 2014

  On Dec 15, 2014, Scotty and Maddie & Tae presented the Group/Duo of the Year award to Florida Georgia Line, so this 2016 award is their second consecutive time presenting together at the ACCAs (as there was no ACCA show in 2015).

     ACCA/American Country Countdown Awards - Dec 15

Scotty McCreery at the ACCAs
cassadee pope emily kinney american country countdown awards 2014 14
Dec 15, 2014 -
2011 ACA           2012 ACA              2013 ACA             2014 ACCA          2015 ACCA  2016 ACCA
WINS New Artist   Presents New Artist WINS Breakthru    Presents              No Show      Scotty Presents
                         to Lauren Alaina     Artist                  Group/Duo to FGL

by Lynne @ 4/13/2016 3:45:53 PM

Scotty McCreery Is Nash Country Weekly's 2016
                        #1 Hottest Bachelor

Apr 15 - Lizzie Mat   Congrats the #1 Bachelor in ....Have Mercy!!  I do love me some Scotty!!!
Hottest Bachelor 2016 

#1 Scotty McCreery
#2   Chris Young
#3   Gary Allan
#4   Dwight Yoakam
#5   Blake Shelton
#6   Kip Moore
#7   Sam Hunt
#8   Kenny Chesney
#9   Chuck Wicks
#10 Brett Eldredge
   Poll Fri Mar 11-Sun Mar 27 but ended Mar 28 - Stocked Fri Apr 15 - Issue Mon Apr 25

Hottest Bachelor 2015
#1   Chris Young
#2  Scotty McCreery
#3   Gary Allan
#4   Dwight Yoakam
#5   Craig Wayne Boyd (write-in)
#6   Chuck Wicks
#7   Easton Corbin
#8   Kip Moore
#9   Brett Eldredge
#10 Sam Hunt
Hottest Bachelor 2014
#1  Chris Young
#2  Dwight Yoakam
#3  Gary Allan
#4 Scotty McCreery
#5  Christian Kane (write-in)
#6 Brantley Gilbert
#7 Kip Moore
#8 Jason Aldean
#9 Easton Corbin
#10 Casey James

Hottest Bachelor 2013
#1 Dwight Yoakam
#2 Chris Young
#3 Gary Allan
#4 Scotty McCreery
#5 Hunter Hayes
#6 Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft
#7 Chuck Wicks
#8 Kip Moore
#9 Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line
#10 Casey James

Hottest Bachelor 2012
#1 Christian Kane
#2  Chris Young
#3  Gary Allen
#7  Scotty McCreery
   Poll Fri Mar 16-Sun Apr 1 - Stocked Apr 15 - Issue Apr 27

Apr 15 - Scotty McCreery   Honored to be in issue that pays tribute to Merle & flattered to be named final Hottest Bachelor.

Apr 15 - Niki    DAYUMMMM, who's that hottie?

Apr 13 - Scotty McCreery    A little sneak peek into my shoot!  Issue on stands May 6 

Apr 15   SYT Tour - DeltaFest, Monroe Civic Center Arena, Monroe LA - 7 pm
                                   SG Casey Muessigmann (The Voice), Jordan Davis, Brian Schwager

Apr 16   SYT Tour - Black River Coliseum, Poplar Bluff MO - 7 pm
                             SG Josh Dorr, McKenna Faith


Apr 16 - Adriane Bowman   These pictures were taken right before me and held hands

Apr 16 - Adriane Bowman   These pictures were taken right before me and held hands
   Walk In The Country
Walk In The Country

Apr 16 - Kelsen   Hell of a Saturday night  j

Apr 17   SYT Tour - Iron City, Birmingham AL - 8 pm - SG Josh Dorr

Apr 17 - Taylor Hicks       We had a great time on the course today... 

Apr 17 (I think)                                             

Apr 17 (I think)                                                                       Jordann
Taylor Hicks @TaylorHicks (39), WINNER of American Idol Season 5, tweets that he played golf with Scotty (22) this afternoon . . . before Scotty's show tonight in Birmingham AL.  That is nice.
Taylor was born in Birmingham AL on Oct 7, 1976, which means that Taylor's Oct 7 birthday comes just two days before Scotty's Oct 9 birthday.
Scotty's show starts in five minutes at 8 pm CT with the opener Josh Dorr.

Apr 17 - Haley Rae Garnett    waiting for you.......

Apr 17 - briana   killed it tonight   

Apr 17 - Sara Griffin   hi thanks for coming to bham

Apr 17 - Haley Rae Garnett    Thank you for amazing concert. ????

Apr 17 - Lynsey Hart    hi come back to the ham again soon!   

Aug 17 - BonnieM   SWEET 16 CELEBRATION tonight  
These videos cover almost the entire concert! 
   Water Tower Town, Whiplash
   I Love You This Big
   Blue Jean Baby
   Southern Belle
   Buzzin',  Can You Feel It
   The Trouble With Girls
   See You Tonight

   Your Man                                        (Josh Turner)
   The Way You Look Tonight             (Frank Sinatra)
   Slow Dancing In A Burning Room (John Meyer), Five More Minutes

   Oldies Medley
              King Of The Road                       (Roger Miller)
              Mama Tried                                (Merle Haggard)
              Folsom Prison Blues                   (Johnny Cash)
              Chattachoochie                         (Alan Jackson)
              Mountain Music                          (Alabama)
   You Make That Look Good, Walk In The Country, I Like It, I Love It
   Feelin' It
   Something More

Apr 21   SYT Tour - Centrum Arena, Southern Utah University, Cedar City UT - 7 pm

Apr 22   SYT Tour - Henderson Pavilion, Henderson (Las Vegas) NV - 7 pm
                                   SG James Wesley
     7 Performance Videos


Apr 29   SYT Tour - Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria IL - 6 pm  SG Raelynn
Benefit Red Cross
Apr 28 - Scotty McCreery Illinois!  I’ll be at the @peoriaciviccntr with @RaeLynnOfficial tomorrow night!  RT if you're coming!  Tickets: 
Apr 29 - Scotty McCreery    Almost to Peoria, IL????????see yall in a bit.  Gonna be a big time tonight!

Apr 29 - Sarah Hudspeth    Broke some rules tonight.. But it's always worth it for ??

Apr 29 - Scotty McCreery     Get ready Illinois!  Playing tonight with !  Tickets here:

Apr 30   SYT Tour - Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville IN - 8 pm (Re-scheduled fr/Nov 6, 2015)

by Lynne @ 12/31/2015 11:02:07 AM

Happy New Year animation       
Jan 4  Twitter Party, Q&A - American Idol 2016 Season 15 Farewell
                         6 pm ET / 3 pm PT - #AskScotty
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Jan 4 - Scotty McCreery    Are you ready??  begins!   
Jan 6     American Idol 2016 Season 15 - Jan 6-Apr 7 - FOX
Starts Jan 6 - Ends Apr 7
Schedule:  American Idol Schedule 2016 – Final Season 15 (UPDATED 12/30)
Jan 8     Nash Country Weekly, Jan 18 edition - Scotty Answers "Check Yes Or No"
Jan 13  Studio Album #3 release date moved forward from "sometime" "early" 2016 
                    to "around summertime" 2016
Jan 14   Golf, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta GA
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Jan 14 - beartrader    if I am not there in 10 minutes tee off without me!
Jan 14   Rock for the Cops, The Country Club Dance Hall, Augusta GA - 8:30 pm
                                           8:30 pm  SG Cassadee Pope
                  Benefit Georgia Post Critical Incident Seminar (PCIS)
Jan 15 Critics Association meeting,
              American Idol host, judges, coach, & some winners, Los Angeles CA
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Jan 14 -Ryan Secrest   man times have changed, now I'm carrying 's luggage
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Jan 14 - Jennifer Lopez and Scotty McCreery    Jordan
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Jan 14 - American Idol   SQUAD GOALS.
Jan 14
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Jan 14 -  FOX TCA Party Photos: Favorite American Idol Alums  

Jan 14 - FOX TCA Party Photos: Favorite American Idol Alums 
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Jan 14 -  FOX TCA Party Photos: Favorite American Idol Alums    Sarah @sc0ttymccreery
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Jan 14 - Lauren Alaina & Scotty McCreery   FOX TCA Party Photos: Favorite American Idol Alums
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Jan 14 - Jordan
Jan 14  "Scotty McCreery Talks Idol, 'Southern Belle,' Patriots and More!",
                  Scotty McCreery Talks Idol, 'Southern Belle,' Patriots and ...
Jan 15   21st Annual Spirit Awards Show, Strictly Country's Friday Night Radio Show -
                  Around The Campfire - Scotty nominated for and WINS all 3 Awards!
                       Male Vocalist of the Year
                      Performance Of The Year
                      Entertainer Of The Year
Jan 15 & 16  Interview - Scotty is Guest on GAC Top 20 Country Countdown
Jan 16  Scotty Sings National Anthem, NFL AFC Playoffs, New England Patriots vs
                Kansas City Chiefs, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough MA - Patriots WIN 27-20
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Jan 16 - Jordan

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Jan 16 - Scotty McCreery and New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft      Jordan
Jan 18   " Southern Belle" peaks at #45 Billboard/Airplay
                      20 weeks after Aug 31, 2015 release to radio
Jan 20   KKBQ Morning Zoo Gridiron Invasion concert,
                 Hargrave High School (6-time winners), Houston TX
Jan 22   Nash Country Weekly, Feb 1 Edition"Scotty McCreery All Grown Up At 22"
Jan 23/24  Celebrity Chain Mail, CMT Hot 20 Countdown, 9 am ET/PT
Jan 24   New England Patriots fan Scotty makes good on NFL AFC Championship game
             Playoff Bet w/friend Evan McNeill by taking a polar plunge into Atlantic Ocean,
         Topsail Beach NC following Denver Bronco's 20-18 win over New England Patriots
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Jan 24 - 98.7 WMZQ   ., man of his word   When the Pats Lost, THIS !! 
Jan 24   Q&A with Scott Borchetta, President & CEO, Big Machine Record Group
                    "Great Songs Are the Heart, Soul, & Core of Every Great Artist."
                    Factors To Signing A New Artist
                      Individuality - Individual Artistic Vision
                      Preparedness - Must Know What A Hit Song Is
                      Work Ethic - Amazing Work Ethic

Jan 25  "Southern Belle" goes Recurrent/Off Billboard/Country Airplay & Mediabase/
                Country Aircheck charts 1 wk after #45 Billboard/Country Airplay peak
                         Aug 17   SB released
                         Aug 31   SB radio adds begin
                         Aug 31   SB lyric video released
                         Sep 27   SB music video filmed
                         Nov 9     SB music video released
                         Jan 18    SB peaks at #45 Billboard/Country Airplay (20 weeks)
                         Jan 25    SB goes Recurrent -- Off Billboard Country Airplay &
                                           Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts
                                           1 week after peaking at #45 Billboard/Airplay
                          Feb 2     Scotty Splits from record label Universal Music Group Nashville,
                                            Mercury Nashville Records & record label Interscope Records
                                            Continues with record label 19 Recordings
                                            Studio Album #3 goes on hold
Jan 25  Golf with Mike McCreery, Raleigh NC
Jan 28  SEE YOU TONIGHT (SYT) Tour begins its third year
Jan 28  SYT Tour - Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo MI - 8 pm 
                 SG Kari Lynch
    Scotty McCreery 1/28/16 - CrowdAlbum
Jan 30-Feb 6   Great Escape 2016, Royalton Rivera, Cancun MEXICO
                106.1 Milwaukee, sponsor
                Scotty McCreery, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne
Jan 29  SYT Tour - Casino Rama, Entertainment Center, Rama Ontario CANADA
                   - 9 pm    Scotty McCreery - CrowdAlbum

Feb 2  American Idol Season 15 - Mentoring & Filming Duets
               Scotty & Top 24 Jenna Renae ("See You Tonight") &
               Jeneve Rose Mitchell ("Gone"), Vibiana, Los Angeles CA - aired Feb 11                   

Feb 2 - calebjohnson  Chilling with my dad and brotha @scottymccreery on set
Feb 2    McCreery rolls with the flow into Zanesville  Feb 13 show
                  “I don’t have a music life and a personal life.  I just have a life,” he [Scotty] said.
                  “I kind of make everything mesh together and go with the flow.  That’s kind
                  of my motto.”
Feb 2    Scotty Splits from record label Universal Music Group Nashville,
                    Mercury Nashville Records & from record label Interscope Records
             Scotty continues with record label 19 Recordings
             Studio Album #3 goes on hold
    Scotty's Statement: 

“I enjoyed being on Mercury Nashville / Interscope and I appreciate all the great people who worked hard on my behalf while I was there,” McCreery told Taste of Country in a statement.  “I am excited about what the future holds and the opportunities being presented to me.”

     MJSBigBlog UPDATED: Scotty-mccreery-easton-corbin-showdown McCreery Parts Ways With Record Label UMG (CONFIRMED)
     Taste Of Country  Billy Dukes of Taste Of Country
     Saving Country Music
     Country Weekly  Scotty McCreery Parts Ways With Record Label
     The Boot Scotty McCreery, Sara Evans and More Part With Labels
     Billboard  'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery Splits With Universal Music | Billboard

    Feb 2 - Scotty Splits From Universal Music - Reason for the Split
On Feb 2, news hits that Scotty split from record label Universal Music Group Nashville, Mercury Nashville Records and with record label Interscope Records.  He continues with record label 19 Recordings.  Studio Album #3 goes on hold.
Limited Approach - Scotty emerges from American Idol with the highest possible potential to shine bright fast in country music, and the Record Label expects Scotty to go full steam ahead with his country music career, whereas Scotty has other plans after being royally crowned Winner of Season 10 American Idol:  Walk away, put music on the BACK Burner, go back to high school, play baseball, pursue a girlfriend, be with his friends, go to the senior prom, go to graduation . . . and fit in music as much as time permits . . . which no doubt leaves the Record Label enraged and furious after all that everyone has done for him, including the release of CLEAR AS DAY, and after all they plan to do.  If Scotty is not going to work for them--their way, full-time--then they are going to back off too.
It is my view that the Record Label does not appreciate Scotty's lack of full commitment to his music career and his wanting to do things his way, so ultimately ends the relationship:  If Scotty is not going to commit to them, then they will not commit to him.
This explanation for the split is consistent with Scotty's statement in paragraph 5 of the February 2 article McCreery rolls with the flow into Zanesville in which Scotty states:
     “I don’t have a music life and a personal life.  I just have a life,” he said.  “I kind of make everything mesh together and go with the flow.  That’s kind of my motto.”
Scotty has made it clear from the start that he is *not* giving up his life for music.
Will Scotty advance to the pinnacle of country music success with this limited approach?  Will he succeed in writing and recording hit songs?  Will he fill arenas?  Scotty's goal may be to do as much as he can without jeopardizing the many things he enjoys--spending time with family and friends, watching sports events, golfing, boating, hunting, fishing, partying, vacationing, and on it goes.  If he makes it big, fine; if he does not make it big, fine too.  He will be well off and spend his time doing what he wants to do.. I believe that Scotty's journey will continue in the same manner and with the same priorities as have existed since his win on American Idol.
The problem with this limited approach is that success requires considerable, sustained focus, andif the artist himself does not fully commit, can he expect that anyone else will, no matter how much they are paid?  Will things be any different with a new record label?  Will another record label sign Scotty, knowing that there will *not* be a full commitment? 
To sign a new artist, Big Machine Record Group is looking for individual artistic visionpreparedness, including knowing what a hit song is; and an amazing work ethic.   This means a full commitment
Single Selection - I believe that Scotty has #1 hits on CLEAR AS DAY, such as "Walk In The Country" (cowriters Keith Urban & Vernon Rust), which were not selected as singles.
In terms of SEE YOU TONIGHT, the strongest song and a definite #1 hit is "Rock This Night" (cowriters Jim Beavers & Brett Beavers), which mysteriously disappeared with no explanation and was never released.
     We'll dance out under the stars
     But if you want a little moonlight serenade
     I'll grab my buddy's guitar
     Give me a kiss, and we'll both just slip away
     Somewhere out there, where the tall trees grow
     Come on, Let's go-o-o . . .
     We're goin' Rock This Night . . .
In terms of STUDIO ALBUM #3, "Whiplash" (co-writer David Lee Murphy), a #1 hit, could have been selected instead of "Southern Belle," but Scotty favored "Southern Belle" over "Whiplash."   In the recent Jan 14 article Scotty McCreery Talks Idol, 'Southern Belle,' Patriots and ..., Scotty says, "I am excited about this song ["Southern Belle"] . . . I think the song is awesome.  The first time I heard it, I fell in love with it.  "Southern Belle" went nowhere, peaking at #45 Billboard/Airplay.
There has been a discernible pattern regarding single selection, so anyone who has followed Scotty can identify the priority driving single selection, and this priority/focus seems likely to continue, and the record label may have viewed this priority as detrimental to progress.
Another issue driving the split might be Scotty's possible insistence on country-leaning versus pop-leaning songs, with Scotty wanting country-leaning, and the record label wanting pop-leaning.
The point is that #1 hits existed but were passed over for songs to celebrate Scotty's priority/focus/obsession.
ONE Song - Waiting    Trent Harmon - Top 3 Revealed: "Waiting Game" - AMERICAN IDOL
Profit Motive - The record label UMG Mercury Nashville Records must split profits with the American Idol record labels Interscope Records and 19 Recordings, and that revenue loss, which is unique to American Idol singers, impacts decision-making and could be seen as one factor driving the split; however, this factor would *not* be the overriding factor.  A record label will not release a singer with #1 hits or what they view as having potential for #1 hits.
Summary - Splits with the record label can occur when the artist digs in and insists on things going HIS way, and when HIS way is *not* the BEST way.  The record label sees no hope and ends the relationship. 

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Feb 3 - Scotty McCreery   Fast forward 5 years  - Cancun Mexico
Feb 3-6   Great Escape 2016, Royalton Rivera, Cancun MEXICO
                   Scotty McCreery, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne

Feb 10   Scotty WINS #1 Best American Idol  Jan 19-Feb 9 (3 wks)
Feb 10   Fan Texts entered into drawing for Valentine's Day Gift of a dozen red roses
                   and personalized note from Scotty
             View image on Twitter

Feb 14 - Scotty McCreery    Congrats who won my Valentine roses!  Saw she's a so I'm adding 2 tix 6/4
Feb 10   Go Big Or Go Home VIP Experience - donation with chance to win
                   Concert tickets, Hotel stay, Meet Scotty on bus, & 8 levels of prizes
                       Benefit Red Cross
Feb 11   Scotty McCreery Official Fan Club - Renew membership now
Feb 11   Scotty Rehearses for 2 new songs in SYT Tour 2016
Feb 11   Q&A on official American Idol Facebook page - 6:00-6:30 pm ET (3-3:30 pm PT)
          View image on Twitter
Feb 11
              American Idol -
Scotty mentors & duets with two Top 24 contestants,
                    8-10 pm ET, FOX
              Jenna Renae (23) - "See You Tonight"
               Jeneve Rose Mitchell (15) - "Gone"
Jenna Renae with Scotty McCreery
Jeneve Rose Mitchell with Scotty McCreery
 Feb 11 - Jenna Ranae & Scotty McCreery - American Idol Top 24 Duets                
          Feb 11 - American Idol Top 24 Duets            Jordann 


  mjsbig blog     Semifinal 1 Alum Duets PHOTOS 

Feb 11 - American Idol Top 24 Duets                                              Jordann 

Feb 11 - American Idol Final 24 Duets                                            Jordann 
    Feb 11 American Idol                                      
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Feb 12   SYT Tour 2016 continues with new production set & two new songs
                     "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room" & "Five More Minutes"

Feb 12   SYT Tour - Palace Theatre, Canyon OH - 8 pm  SG Mark Leach

Feb 13   SYT Tour - Secrest Auditorium, Zaneville OH - 8 pm
                   SG Clark Manson 
                   Feb 2 - McCreery rolls with the flow into Zanesville

Feb 14

Feb 14   SYT Tour - River City Casino, St Louis MO - 9 pm
Feb 16   iHeartRadio Twitter Takeover, Q&A, 6 pm ET

Feb 18   WYCD 10-Man Jam, The Fillmore, Detroit MI - 7:30 pm
            Maddie & Tae, Clint Black, Justin Moore, Granger Smith, Scotty McCreery,
            Drake White, William Michael Morgan, Ashley Campbell, Ryan Kinder, Dallas Smith

Feb 19 Paige   at the Ten Man Jam! :) 
2016 Ten Man Jam 2

Feb 20   I Ain't "Messin' With Jesus" - Chris Janson ft Tim McGraw
                  Messin' With Jesus (with Tim McGraw) - YouTube
                  Songwriters Chris Janson, Kelly Roland, Pavel Dovgalyuk 

                  I wanna keep Him on my good side
                  Keep Him on my bad side a little less of the time
                  I never plan on being perfect
                  I'm a back-slidin' serpent of a man most of the time
                  But I walk the line
                  Until I get to the other side
                  No, I ain't messin' with Jesus
                      "Messin' With Jesus" - Chris Janson ft Tim McGraw
                  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  Matthew 7:12

                  He prayeth best who loveth best,
                  All things both great and small;
                  For the dear God who loveth us,
                  He made and loveth all.
                      Samuel Taylor Coleridge - The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Feb 25  SYT Tour - 100.3 The Bull KILT, BBQ Tent, Houston TX
                      Scotty McCreery & Chris Lane

Feb 27   Musiqtone.comMusiqtone Music Video Madness
                 Scotty WINS Musiqtone's Top Video 2015 in ALL genres
                    in this Annual, 8-Round, All-Genre poll Dec 20, 2015 - Feb 27, 2016
with win in Championship Round over One Direction
Scotty's 2nd consecutive win following 2013 Win with "See You Tonight"
(no poll in 2014 due to poll provider error)


Mar 1,66x66,r:1.jpg Grand Ole Opry, Nashville TN - 7 pm
              Scotty opens - "See You Tonight," "Five More Minutes," "Feelin' It"
                   Grand Ole Opry shows are held:
                       February - October:
                             Grand Old Opry House, 2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville TN 37214
                                (19 minutes, 10 miles northeast of Ryman Auditorium)
                       November, December, & January:
                             Ryman Auditorium (original site), 116 5th Ave N, Nashville TN 37219
                Mar 1 - Grand Ole Opry        

Mar 10 - Scotty McCreery @ScottyMcCreery    Throwing it back to last week and hanging with and the legendary .  Thanks guys.
Mar 4     Scotty records audio version of GO BIG OR GO HOME,
                   Audio Productions @API_Nashville, Nashville TN

Mar 4 - Scotty McCreery   In the studio recording the audio version of my book .  Gonna be cool.

Mar 4 - NCACPA   , staff & faculty leaving .  Ran into .  Thanks for the ! ??

Mar 4     Scotty WINS 8-round Dec 20-Feb 27 all-genre Musiqtone Music Video Madness
                  for "Southern Belle" - 2nd consecutive annual win!
Mar 5-14 Vacation  
               Feb 23 - Scotty McCreery   Because of yall, I get to do
                       what I love every single day.  Thank you
Mar 5-11 Vacation: Golf with Austin Nagy  and Evan McNeill ,
                   , JP Guarneri   Ponte Vedra Beach FL
  (between Jacksonville & St Augustine) 
Mar 5, 6  Golf with Austin Nagy  and Evan McNeill , ,
                   Ponte Vedra Beach FL (between Jacksonville & St Augustine)
Austin Nagy    Heading south to the holy land for some great golf with and   JP Guarneri     

Mar 7 - JP Guarneri

Mar 7 - JP Guarneri   

Mar 9 - St Augustine Buzz    @the_original_memory ···  So I met at work today and I think we look great together.  So yeah.  #celebrityspotting  #staugustine  #this happening  #starstruck  #feelinit  #scottymccreery  #florida  @americanidol

Mar 10 - Taylor Cusack    Scotty McCreery and Russell's dog.... Lol omg  Florida
Mar 11   Nash Country Weekly's Hottest Bachelor 2016 - Voting starts
                      Fri Mar 11 - Sun Mar 27
Mar 11   Scotty attends Garth Brooks show, PNC Arena, Raleigh NC - 7 pm

Mar 11 - Garth Brooks & Scotty McCreery - Scotty Facebook: This guy IS country music!  He brings it at every concert!  Enjoyed the show and hanging out man!    @garthbrooks
Mar 12   Vacation: Lake Benson NC
Mar 17
Mar 18   New Music: 
             "It’s probably leaning a step or two back towards the stuff I grew up on. 
             A little more traditional, whether that be lyrically or sonically or musically.”
Scotty McCreery Talks New Music, Return To ‘American Idol’
Mar 18 - People Magazine

Mar 18 - Rebecca     I just got a special copy of People Magazine about !!  You are my true AI Idol!!  I ??U

Mar 19   SYT Tour - Temecula County Fair, Temecula CA - 7-9:30 pm  SG Kanan Road Band

Mar 19 - Temecula CA

Mar 19 - Doug Field   Leaving soon to enjoy fair & show tonight.  is just too excited

Mar 19 - Doug Field   Leaving for in Temecula...Let's Have a Little Fun...and we'll

Mar 19 - Doug Field   Dang! Brake lights, 1 hour delay.  Glad we left early for show  

Mar 18 - Ally      I made a Twitter just for you!  Can't wait to see you tomorrow for some good ol' live country music!

Mar 19 - Sarah Bergstrom   the moment the word THONG accidentally comes out of your mouth.
   Five More Minutes
   Feelin' It  Scotty McCreery - Feelin' It - Temecula - 3/19/2016 - YouTube
   Something More    

Mar 19 - Nicole Walker  
Last night was absolutely amazing.  I would have loved just Five More Minutes of that concert ??
Mar 21   Promo Video:  GO BIG OR GO HOME
Mar 22   Photo Shoot, Nash Country Weekly, Nashville TN

Apr 13 - Scotty McCreery    A little sneak peek into my shoot!  Issue on stands May 6 

Mar 24    Pub

Mar 24 - Scotty at Pub     Jordan
Mar 25   Happy Birthday, Ashley McCreery!

Mar 25   SYT Tour - Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake MN - 8 pm

     Review:  Scotty McCreery Performs An Unforgettable Show At Mystic Lake

     Mar 28 - Scotty McCreery   Friday night was one for the books . Thanks to everyone who came out to the show.  

Scotty McCreery performs at Mystic Lake Casino - Photo: InAction Photos
Mar 25 - Scotty McCreery performs at Mystic Lake Casino – Photo: InAction Photos

Mar 25 - Nora Carter    a little salty didn't sing dirty dishes tonight... but it was still the best night of my life

Mar 25  Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake MN
Mar 26   STY Tour - Deadwood Mountain Grand Stage, Deadwood SD - 8 pm
Mar 27   Happy Easter  
           Jesus Christ was crucified, dead, and buried.  On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ--His full, physical, bodily, breathing return to life--as confirmation of Christ's power over death, of His Diety.  Jesus' apostles and others witnessed His resurrection, and their lives were forever changed.  Through their ministry, they spread the message of joy and eternal life for all who repent of their sins and believe in Jesus.
Mar 29   Clip of Audiobook GO BIG OR GO HOME  (16:52)
Mar 29   DVCC/Duke Voice Care Center, World Voice Day Celebration,
                  Cary Arts Center, Cary NC - 7 pm  
                  Scotty receives 2016 Patrick D Kenan Award for Voice Health & Wellness

Mar 29 - Maggie Leigh, Garner Magnet HS choral teacher Meredith Clayton's daughter, and Scotty

Apr 3 -   . celebrates with performance, voice tips
Apr 1    Rehearsal, American Idol Season 15 Finale, Los Angeles CA

Apr 1 - American Idol Finale Rehearsals - L to R:  S6 runner up Blake Lewis, S13 winner Caleb Johnson, S10 winner Scotty McCreery, S14 winner Nick Fradiani, S9 winner Lee DeWyze, S5 alum Ace Young, who has his hand on his wife's buff, S3 runnerup Diana Degarmo

Apr 1 - S10 Scotty McCreery and James Durbin
Apr 2 - Scotty McCreery   Out here in LA rehearsing for the Idol finale.  Gonna be a big ol show!  Yall better tune in.  Alll sorts of surprises!
Apr 3   ACM Awards show, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas NV - 8 pm ET - CBS
                  Hosts Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley

Apr 3 - Nash Country Weekly   Moments away from the start of the red carpet!

  ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO ...
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Apr 3 - The Voice's Cassadee Pope & Idol's Scotty McCreery Attend the ACM Awards 2016!

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Apr 3 - The Voice's Cassadee Pope & Idol's Scotty McCreery Attend the ACM Awards 2016!
      Apr 3 - ACM Awards - People Country
         - Scotty wears a Moods of Norway Edvard Cocktail Blazer     

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Apr 3 - The Voice's Cassadee Pope & Idol's Scotty McCreery Attend the ACM Awards 2016!

Apr 3 - Nashville Becca   He says he's going to be a Villanova fan for the next 36 hours.  red carpet    [Frankie Ballard behind Scotty]

Apr 3 - Scotty McCreery @ScottyMcCreery  Im gonna go ahead and say my night was better than your night. Simply bc of this moment. @ MGM…    @ScottyMcCreery     Jordann

Apr 3 - Cody Alan & Scotty McCreery
Apr 3 - Cody Alan   Cody and @ScottyMcCreery swapped faces + more from the #ACMs on @Snapchat!  Username: cmtcody  

Apr 3 - Radio Disney Country   . just stopped by on the carpet!!  We're excited to hear all his new music!

Apr 3 -

Apr 3 - Jordann    
     Scotty arrives at ACMs …  New
ACM Video Interview - Truth or Dare:  Scotty is mostly a "BRIEFS guy"!

Apr 6 - Megan Telles @mtelles  It's @CelebrityPageTV Truth or Dare @ACMawards! @MissAmerica @ScottyMcCreery @kanebrown @lindsayell @JonPardi +more

       Video Interview:  Rare Country

Apr 3 - Rare Country   Nobody had a cooler jacket on the red carpet than
         Video Interview: 
Scotty Talks GO BIG OR GO HOME & Joseph Gordon Levitt,cs_srgb,dpr_1.0,g_face,h_300,q_80,w_300/MTIwNjA4NjM0MTUzNTY3NzU2.jpg

Apr 3 - Scotty In The Audience During Show - Kelsey  
2012                     2013                        2014                       2015
WINS New Artist      Presents New Artist     Sings - All Star Jam   Cracker Barrel Checkers
                                                                                             Sings - Jam Fest

Apr 3 - Cody Alan   Get this! 's won Female Vocalist of the Year seven years in a row. 
Requirements for ACM Award = Any single RELEASED or ACHIEVED ITS HIGHEST CHARTED POSITION on Billboard's Hottest Country Songs (BDS) or Mediabase's Country Aircheck charts during the eligibility period of Dec 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2015.


Apr 4  Scotty and Lauren depart ACM show to rehearse for American Idol Finale in Hollywood CA
Apr 4 - Lauren Alaina   Total feels right now.  Been a minute since stuffed & I in the same car.  Just like the good old days. 

Apr 4 - Scotty McCreery @ScottyMcCreery 

Apr 4 - Scotty McCreery @ScottyMcCreery  Lauren's riding shotgun rn, and im stuck in the back with the luggage...     [Also in the car with Scotty and Lauren are Lauren's boyfriend Alex Hopkins (driver) and Scotty's publicist Scott Stem, EBM, Essential Broadcast Media, EB Media]

Apr 4 - Lauren Alaina    Here's the selfie everyone is asking for.
Apr 4     American Idol FINALE Rehearsal

Apr 4     NCAA Men's College Basketball Championship
                #2 Villanova Wildcats WIN 77 to 74 over #1 North Carolina Tar Heels
                on Kris Jenkins' (Villanova) 3-pointer in final split second of the game

Apr 6    Merle Haggard Passes on His 79th Birthday

       "Mama Tried" - Merle Haggard (1968)

     Merle haggard mama tried w/ lyrics - YouTube

     Scotty McCreery - "Mama Tried" | Live at the Grand Ole Opry | Opry


Nash Country Weekly   The Seven Best Merle Haggard Songs

Apr 6 - Scotty McCreery @ScottyMcCreery  So sad to hear of the passing of .  He'll be missed, but his great music & legacy will carry on forever

Country Legend Merle Haggard Dead at 7


Merle Haggard Dead: Country Legend Dies on 79th Birthday
American Idol Finale - Promotional Events

Apr 5 - Access Hollywood    


Apr 6     TV - Hollywood Today Live Interview

Apr 6 - Hollywood Today Live   Thanks for being here, , & ! Tune in or catch clips on &
           Apr 6 - Hollywood Today Live

ATHENIA VELIZ   HUGE week on ! We salute with       

Today/Wed April 6
- Hollywood Today Live - Where To Watch
New York - FOX5 - WNYW - Mon-Fri 12 pm (Noon)
Los Angeles - FOX11 - M-F 1 pm
Los Angeles - MY13LA - M-F 9 pm
Chicago - MY50 - WPWR - Mon-Fri 12 pm (Noon)
Dallas - FOX4 - KDFW - Mon-Fri 1 pm
San Francisco - KRON4 - Mon-Fri 1 pm
Washington DC - FOX5DC - WTTG - Mon-Fri 2 pm
Houston - FOX26 - KRIV - Mon-Fri 1 am
Phoenix - FOX10 - KSAZ - Mon-Fri 2 pm
Phoenix - MY45 - KUTP - Mon-Fri 11 pm
Apr 6 - Video Interview  (10')

Apr 6 - Scotty McCreery @ScottyMcCreery  Yall head over to 's fb!  Bout to chat with yall on a little facebook live!

Things You Couldn't Live Without . . . Bible

Apr 6 - Pia Toscano & Scotty McCreery
, American Idol Rehearsals, Los Angeles CA   Jordann 

Mike and Judy McCreery

Apr 6 - Judy McCreery   First stop with

Apr 6 - Judy McCreery   Here with while hangs with gang
McCreerys Celebrate
Scotty's American Idol Season 10 WIN

Apr 7  TV - Good Day LA Interview

Apr 7 - Maria Sansone   Thank you for getting up early for us!  We  your morning voice.  See you tonite on ! ??
Apr 7   American Idol Season 15 Finale
Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr, Ryan Seacrest   

American Idol Finale Red Carpet

     ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO ... 

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Apr 7 - American Idol Finale Red Carpet, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood CA - Fabulous Look!!!

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Apr 7 - American Idol Finale Red Carpet, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood CA

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Apr 7 - American Idol Finale Red Carpet, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood CA

Apr 7 - American Idol Finale Red Carpet
  More Photos:
  More Photos:

  American Idol Series Finale Wrap Up and PHOTO GALLERY

    Recap:  American Idol 15 Recap – Finale Performances and Results – VIDEOS

Backstage after Red Carpet

Apr 7 - Sothia Chhoeum  David Cook  (S7 winner), Kris Allen   (S8 winner), (S10 winner)

Apr 24 - Jasmine Trias   West Hollywood, CA  More fun photos still surfacing from backstage ????

Apr 7 - Scotty backstage ready for the opening number   Jordann
Opening Number        

Apr  7 - Kris Allen (S8 winner) and Scotty McCreery (S10 winner) - American Idol Finale opening song   Jordann

Apr  7 - American Idol Finale opening song   Jordann

Apr 7 - American Idol Finale Opening Song                

AMERICAN IDOL: American Idols open the AMERICAN IDOL Finale airing Thursday, April 7 (8:00-10:06 PM ET Live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. © 2016 FOX Broadcasting Co. Cr: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

American Idol Series Finale Wrap Up and PHOTO GALLERY

   American Idol 2016 Finale featuring past contestants
Apr 7 - American Idol 2016 Finale: Photo Gallery Featuring 15 Seasons Of Talent

Country Medley

Apr 7 - Country Medley  Jordann

       Country Medley  (4:59) Best
                 "You Belong With Me" - Taylor Swift
                       Diana DeGarmo, Skylar Laine, Kree Harrison
                 "Storm Warning" - Hunter Hayes
                       Bucky Covington, Ace Young, Constantine Maroulis
                 "Done" - The Band Perry
                       Lauren Alaina, Kellie Pickler
                 "Mama Loved Papa" - Garth Brooks
                       Scotty McCreery
                 "Pavement Ends" - Little Big Town

     Apr 7 - Trent Lassiter   My man just killed it on the ...what did y'all think? 

Apr 7 - Country Medley         Jordann
       Apr 7 -

      Apr 7 -            

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Recording artists Bucky Covington, Ace Young, Constantine Maroulis and Scotty McCreery perform onstage during FOX's 'American Idol' Finale For The Farewell Season at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Apr 7 / May 9 - Scotty McCreery   Had a great chat w/ at the about .  Read it here ?? (and see you soon Illinois!)

Apr 7 - L to R: Bucky Covington, Ace Young, Constantine Maroulis, Scotty McCreery -

             Scotty McCreery & 'Idol' Country Stars Perform at the Finale 
             Apr 7 -

Apr 7 - American Idol Finale - Country Medley - Lauren and Scotty         Jordan

        Apr 7 -

Recap:  American Idol 15 Recap – Finale Performances and Results – VIDEOS

Apr 8 - Lauren Alaina    Can't believe the journey I've shared with this one. .  I'm so thankful to @americanidol.  It will be greatly missed.....

Apr 7 - Scotty and David Archuleta - American Idol Finale                       Jordann

Apr 7 - American Idol Finale - Keith Urban & Scotty McCreery
Apr 7 - Jacob Lusk    SEASON 10 forever!

American Idol - Season 10 

Apr 7 - Scotty McCreery   Season 10 reunion!   So far we have me, , , , , , , and here!  Hopefully and will be here soon!  Gonna miss tonight!  He's doing big things in Europe!
Apr 6 - Pre-Finale Party - Scotty with Season 10 American Idol Contestants     Jordann

Trent Harmon WINS Season 15

Season 15 Winner Trent Harmon:  "I worked so hard . . ."

Trent Harmon - Top 4 Revealed: "Sharp Dressed Man ...
Trent Harmon - Top 4 Revealed: "Chandelier ... - YouTube

 Trent Harmon - Top 3 Revealed: "Waiting Game" - AMERICAN IDOL

Trent "hit his stride at the right time — his re-imagined Top 4 performances of ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" and Sia's "Chandelier" were knockouts — and was able to secure the victory."  

'American Idol' 2016 winner: Trent Harmon defeats La ...

  'American Idol' Winner Trent Harmon on His Big Moment ...

Apr 7 - American Idol  And the final winner of American Idol is.... ! ??????   

Apr 7 - American Idol   WHAT. A. NIGHT. Congrats again to on being crowned the LAST American Idol!

Apr 7 - Scott Borchetta   THE END

Apr 12,66x66,r:1.jpg Grand Ole Opry, Nashville TN - 7 pm
                 Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Scotty McCreery, Bill Anderson,
                 Craig Morgan, Jon Pardi, RaeLynn, Chase Bryant, Brad Paisley
                       "See You Tonight," "Five More Minutes," "Mama Tried"
             Scotty McCreery - "Mama Tried" | Live at the Grand Ole Opry | Opry

Apr 12 - Grand Ole Opry, Scotty sings Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried"           Jordan

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