Vote Now for the 2023 CMT Awards!
Scotty has been nominated for CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year at the 2023 CMT Awards for his performance of “Damn Strait” from the “CMT Campfire Sessions.”
Voting is open now through noon ET on March 27th. Visit vote.cmt.com to cast YOUR vote! Fans can vote every day, up to 20 times a day.
SCOTTY MCCREERY MARCH FAN OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the Scotty McCreery Fan of the Month for March 2023, Kristin M! Learn more about Kristin below!
Where are you from?: Virginia
How many years have you been a fan?: 11 Years
How many years have you been a fan club member? 9 Years
What is your favorite Scotty song? Damn Strait
What is your favorite Scotty album? Same Truck
How many times have you seen Scotty live? What was your first show? What was your favorite show? 4 times
What’s one thing that sets you apart from other Scotty fans? Each show I take Scotty a card I made for him or a gift I made for him. I’ve traveled to 4 different states to see Scotty in concert.
SCOTTY McCREERY’S DAMN STRAIT TOUR SELLS OUT SHOWS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Sold Out Tour Markets Include Joliet, IL; Charlotte, NC; Greenville, SC; The Villages, FL; Sarasota, FL; Shipshewana, IN; Nashville, IN; Lancaster, PA; and Hagerstown, MD
Current Single “It Matters to Her,” the Fastest Rising Song of His Career, is at No. 20
McCreery Guest Hosts “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks” This Weekend in Preparation of Joining the Brooks & Dunn REBOOT Tour 2023 in May
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum includes McCreery in upcoming “American Currents” Exhibit Opening March 8
Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery recently launched his Damn Strait Tour and already has five sold out shows under his belt with full capacity audiences in Joliet, IL; Charlotte, NC; Greenville, SC; The Villages, FL; and Sarasota, FL. With an average attendance of more than 2,000 fans at those concerts, the in-demand entertainer has also sold out four additional shows in advance on March 18 in Shipshewana, IN; Mar. 19 in Nashville, IN; April 28 in Lancaster, PA; and April 30 in Hagerstown, MD. Minimal tickets remain at many of the other upcoming concerts on the tour.
“McCreery captivates with hit songs and personal stories on Damn Strait Tour,” headlined Country Now in its review of his sold-out Joliet, IL show at the Rialto Square Theatre on Jan. 27. When describing the opening of the show, they wrote “an overwhelming feeling of anticipation soared throughout the entire room as he sang the opening verse to his 2018 fan-favorite, ‘In Between.’ The energy suddenly shifted as the stage lit up and his five-piece band members joined in... A roar of applause bounced off the walls….”
“We’ve just started the Damn Strait Tour, but we’re already having a great time on the road,” said McCreery. “The audiences have been packed, singing along with every song. It’s been a blast.”
The tour is named after McCreery’s fifth consecutive No. 1 hit “Damn Strait,” written by Trent Tomlinson and Jim Collins, which spent three weeks at the top of both the Mediabase and Billboard charts. One of the highlights of McCreery’s concerts is his performance of his current single “It Matters to Her,” which he co-wrote with Rhett Akins and Lee Thomas Miller. “It Matters to Her” is the singer/songwriter’s fastest rising single of his career, currently at No. 20 on the Mediabase chart.
McCreery brought his three-month-old son Avery out on stage in Knoxville, TN on Feb. 2, introducing him to the crowd. Safe in his father’s arms and wearing his noise reduction headphones, young Avery seemed completely at ease as the audience cheered and snapped photos with their phones.
McCreery will guest-host the nationally syndicated radio program “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks” this weekend, airing in markets across the nation on Feb. 18-19. As previously announced, McCreery will join Brooks & Ronnie Dunn for their Brooks & Dunn REBOOT Tour 2023 in May and June, with Megan Moroney as opening act.
McCreery will be one of the artists featured in the new “American Currents: State of the Music” exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, opening on March 8, 2023, and remaining on display through Feb. 4, 2024.
McCreery will perform on the Grand Ole Opry tonight (Feb. 14) and again on Thursday, March 9 for their “Opry Country Classics Show.” Tickets for both shows are available at Opry.com.
Remaining Damn Strait Tour dates are as follows:
March 4 Lufkin, TX George H. Henderson Expo Center
March 10 Grant, OK Choctaw Casino & Resort - Durant
March 11 Tulsa, OK Hard Rock Live
March 17 Ashland, KY Paramount Arts Center
March 18 Shipshewana, IN Blue Gate Performing Arts Center
March 19 Nashville, IN Brown Country Music Center
March 24 DuQuoin, IL Cord McCoy's PRCA Pro Rodeo
March 25 Opp, AL Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo
April 21 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort
April 22 Henderson, NV Sunset Station Hotel & Casino
April 27 Carteret, NJ Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center
April 28 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
April 29 Orillia, ON Casino Rama
April 30 Hagerstown, MD Maryland Theatre
Tour dates for the Brooks & DunnREBOOT Tour 2023 in May and June, featuring Scotty McCreery and opening act Megan Moroney:
May 4 Kansas City, MO T-Mobile Center
May 5 Oklahoma City, OK Paycom Center
May 6 Fort Worth, TX Dickies Arena
May 11 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
May 12 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
May 13 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
May 18 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena
May 19 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
May 20 North Little Rock, AR Simmons Bank Arena
June 1 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center
June 2 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center-Arena
June 3 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
June 8 Duluth, GA Gas South Arena
June 10 Orlando, FL Amway Center
June 15 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
June 16 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
June 17 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
In-between the Brooks & Dunn REBOOT Tour 2023 dates, McCreery will also be performing these shows, with more to be announced soon:
May 21 Temecula, CA Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
May 28 Denham Springs, LA Cajun Country Jam
June 9 Myrtle Beach, SC Carolina Country Music Fest
July 13 Knoxville, IN Knox County Fair
July 21 Minden, NV Carson Valley Inn Casino - TJ's Corral
July 28 Caldwell, ID Canyon County Fair
Aug. 3 Prairie Du Chien, WI County Line Country Fest
Tickets for all Damn Strait Tour, Brooks & Dunn REBOOT Tour 2023 and additional dates above can be purchased at ScottyMcCreery.com.
Scotty McCreery Brings Son Avery On Stage In Knoxville Last Night
Scotty McCreery brought his three month old son Avery McCreery out on stage at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium in Knoxville, Tennessee last night (2/2/23). It was Avery's first full concert and the crowd loved him. McCreery was singing his version of John Michael Montgomery's "Be My Baby Tonight" when he left the stage during the musical interlude to bring Avery out and finish the song, singing "This is MY baby tonight!"
SCOTTY MCCREERY FEBRUARY FAN OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the Scotty McCreery Fan of the Month for February 2023, Samantha P! Learn more about Samantha below!
Where are you from?: Naperville, IL
How many years have you been a fan?: 11 Years!
How many years have you been a fan club member? I am a new member
What is your favorite Scotty song? This is It
What is your favorite Scotty album? Seasons Change
How many times have you seen Scotty live? What was your first show? What was your favorite show? 2 times. Naperville, IL. Paramount Theater
What’s one thing that sets you apart from other Scotty fans? I have been a fan since I first saw him on American Idol. We are almost the same age. My parents had him send me a cameo video for my birthday because the concert we were supposed to go to was canceled during the pandemic. I also met Scotty in person back stage at the last concert.
THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM TO OPEN LATEST INSTALLMENT OF ITS EXHIBITION AMERICAN CURRENTS: STATE OF THE MUSIC
The annual exhibit opens Wednesday, March 8, and will highlight significant developments in country music over the past year.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will offer perspective on country music’s latest chapter with the opening of American Currents: State of the Music on Wednesday, March 8. The exhibit runs until February 2024.
Presented annually, American Currents takes a broad view of the genre over the past year to explore musical developments, artist achievements and notable events, as determined by the museum’s curators and editorial staff.
“Each year through the American Currents exhibit, the museum documents and reports on the music and events that helped shape the previous year, examining a wide scope of contributions,” said Kyle Young, chief executive officer of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “Last year, we witnessed innovative collaborations, varied musical perspectives and well-deserved honors for emerging artists and established luminaries. American Currents allows us to highlight these moments and artists, sharing their significance in country music history.”
Featured in American Currents is a selection of artists, musicians, songwriters and institutions that figured prominently in country music in 2022. This year’s exhibition will include Luke Combs, Charley Crockett, Sierra Ferrell, Rhiannon Giddens, Ashley Gorley, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Wynonna Judd, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, Scotty McCreery, Reba McEntire, Amanda Shires, Billy Strings, Sunny Sweeney, Molly Tuttle, Shania Twain, Morgan Wallen and Lainey Wilson.
A section of the exhibit titled “Unbroken Circle” will highlight the musical connections of artists and organizations, including those who have influenced them or share musical perspectives. Featured pairings include the Black Opry and the Black Country Music Association, Jordan Davis and Bob McDill, Miko Marks and Loretta Lynn and Morgan Wade and Elvis Presley.
American Currents also includes a video compilation of important country music moments from 2022. In addition, the exhibit recaps the year’s chart-topping country albums, singles and highest-grossing tours as reported by Billboard and Pollstar.
For more information about American Currents: State of the Music, visit https://www.countrymusichalloffame.org/calendar/american-currents-state-of-the-music