Former 'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery says his mountaintop wedding was 'like Beauty and the Beast'
Scotty talked with ABC News recently for the upcoming “Robin Roberts’ CMA Awards Preview Special” that will air in November. Here’s an excerpt from that interview that ABC has posted here.
SCOTTY McCREERY ANNOUNCES UPCOMING SEASONS CHANGE TOUR
This morning, after performing in front of both a packed crowd and a national television audience on Fox & Friends’ All-American Summer Concert Series, multi-Platinum-selling country music singer/songwriter Scotty McCreery announced his Seasons Change Tour, in support of his new album Seasons Changereleased earlier this year. McCreery will hit the road this fall, joined by special guests critically-acclaimed country music newcomer Jimmie Allen and “creative force” (Time) Heather Morgan. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, will kick-off at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 29, 2018.
“Even though I’m always performing on the road, I really wanted to put together a specific tour surrounding Seasons Change because it is my favorite and most personal project yet,” said McCreery. “I am so excited to bring Jimmie Allen and Heather Morgan out with me. They are such talented singer/songwriters and I know the fans are going to love them.”
Seasons Change Tour Dates:
Nov. 29 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Nov. 30 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
Dec. 1 Houston, TX House of Blues *
Dec. 7 St. Paul, MN Myth Live
Dec. 8 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room *
Dec. 9 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Dec. 13 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Dec. 15 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
Jan. 17 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
Jan. 18 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
Jan. 19 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
Jan. 25 Boston, MA House of Blues
Jan. 26 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury
(*) Dates without Jimmie Allen
Texas singer/songwriter Mike Ryan will perform on Dec.1 in Houston, Texas.
Tickets for the Seasons Change Tour will go on sale to the general public next Friday, Aug. 24, at 10:00 AM local at Ticketmaster.
There will also be several pre-sale opportunities earlier in the week. McCreery’s Fan Club will have a pre-sale beginning Monday, Aug. 20 (to join the fan club, visit ScottyMcCreery.com and visit the Fan Club section). Citibank card holders will have a pre-sale beginning Tuesday, Aug. 21. Spotify, Ticketmaster and Live Nation e-mail list subscribers will have pre-sales beginning Wednesday, Aug. 22. All pre-sales end Thursday, Aug. 23 at 10 PM local.
McCreery’s 2018 album Seasons Change marked a career milestone for the 24-year-old artist. Its leading, RIAA-Platinum certified single “Five More Minutes” earned McCreery his first No. 1 song. The second and current single “This Is It” can be heard on airwaves across the country, while the music video featuring footage from his recent wedding surpassed 4 million views in just 20 days. The album, released on Triple Tigers Records, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with more than 40,000 album sold in its first week, making it one of the top-selling country album debut weeks of the year. Seasons Change was McCreery’s fourth consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on a Billboard Album chart. It also received praise from the Tennessean, Billboard, Huffington Post and Rolling Stone, including being named to their list of the 25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018 So Far.
Unlike his previous releases, Seasons Change showcases McCreery’s songwriting talents on all 11 tracks, featuring collaborations with Jessi Alexander (Dierks Bentley,
Allen is currently finalizing his first full-length album, due out later this year via Stoney Creek Records. Last October, Allen released his self-titled debut EP which earned him recognition as an “artist to watch in 2018” by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pandora, Sounds Like Nashville and more, in addition to a spot in the The Bobby Bones Show’s Class of 2018. The personable singer, which fans have come to know via his “Jimmie Allen All In" series, is currently climbing the charts on Country radio with his Top 30 debut single “Best Shot.”
A Richardson, TX native, Morgan has written songs for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and Maren Morris, and she's penned more than a dozen album cuts for Brett Eldredge, including the No. 1, RIAA-Gold certified singles “Lose My Mind” and “Beat of the Music," which earned the BMI Country Song of the Year Award in 2015. Morgan's solo-penned “Your Hurricane” premieres on digital streaming services today, and her debut album Borrowed Heart, produced by Paul Moak (John Paul White, Marc Broussard, Caitlyn Smith), bows October 5.
Scotty McCreery To Perform on "Fox and Friends' All-American Summer Concert Series" Tomorrow Aug. 17
Tomorrow morning (Friday, Aug. 17), multiplatinum-selling country music singer/songwriterScotty McCreery will perform on "Fox & Friends’ All-American Summer Concert Series." The show, which airs live on the FOX News Network is filmed in front of a live audience in the heart of New York City. McCreery will perform during the 8:00 AM EST hour.
The Triple Tigers recording artist will perform his current single “This is It,” which is currently rising up the country music charts. Written by McCreery, Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis, the song relates how the North Carolina native proposed to his long-time sweetheart (and now wife) Gabi Dugal McCreery. The heartfelt music video, which has earned more than 4 million views in less than 20 days, features footage from their June wedding. “This is It” is the second single from McCreery’s album Seasons Change, which debuted at No. 1 on the BillboardCountry Albums Chart after selling more than 40,000 albums the week it was released, making it one of the top-selling first weeks for a country album this year. It follows on the success of the first single, the Platinum-certified “Five More Minutes,” which became McCreery’s first-ever No. 1 hit.
SCOTTY McCREERY APPEARS ON “CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD”
McCreery Wins $25,000 For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Sunday, Aug. 5, country music singer/songwriter Scotty McCreery shared the spotlight with his family on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud.” Together, the team won $25,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“My family and I were honored to play ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said McCreery. “St. Jude provides innovative medical treatments for kids with catastrophic diseases, and they do it for free. I’ve visited the hospital and met some of the patients. It is truly a place of healing.”
Scotty was joined by his wife, Gabi Dugal McCreery; father-in-law, Merrick (Tre) Dugal III; father, Mike McCreery; and grandmother, Paquita McCreery. Facing off against Chris Kattan of “Saturday Night Live” and his family, Team McCreery provided hilarious answers and made memories together with host, Steve Harvey.
The episode was taped in the Spring prior to McCreery and Dugal’s June wedding. The couple invited fans into their special day, debuting the music video for his current single “This Is It” in partnership withThe Knot. The song is the second single off of McCreery’s 2018 album, Seasons Change, and the highly-anticipated follow up to his RIAA-certified Platinum No. 1 single “Five More Minutes.” The video received more than two million views in its first 11 days of release.
BLAKE SHELTON, JAMEY JOHNSON, AND SCOTTY McCREERY TO APPEAR AT THE NASHVILLE SONGWRITER AWARDS ON SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2018
The star-studded line-up continues to grow for the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) annual Nashville Songwriter Awards presented by City National Bank. Country megastar and five-time CMA ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ Blake Shelton, along with eleven-time GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson and ACM, BMI, and CMT Award winning artist Scotty McCreery will participate in the evening dedicated to songwriters, joining previously confirmed artists Bill Anderson, Chris Janson, and LANCO.
Awards given will include Song, Songwriter, and Songwriter-Artist of the Year as well as the coveted “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written” awards, and as previously announced, country legend Bill Anderson will receive the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award.
Outstanding supporters of the songwriting community will also be recognized as Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), will receive the Stephen Foster Award in honor of his generous support for, and dedication to, songwriters, the music industry, and NSAI, and Congressman Doug Collins will be honored the NSAI’s White Hat Award, given by the NSAI Board of Directors to any individual from the public/political sector who has significantly served the interests of the songwriting community and is therefore recognized as "one of the good guys" (who wear white hats).
This year’s Nashville Songwriter Awards will take place on September 19, 2018 at 7:30pm at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Tickets are available for purchase at www.ryman.com.
Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor - City National Bank. Special thanks to our additional supporting sponsors: Academy of Country Music, Hotel Indigo, Jack Daniels, Loeb & Loeb, National Association of Broadcasters/Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, Recording Academy, Recording Industry Association of America, Soundexchange, and Visit Music City.
SCOTTY McCREERY TO APPEAR ON “CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD” THIS SUNDAY, AUG. 5 ON ABC
This Sunday, Aug. 5, country music singer/songwriter Scotty McCreery will share the spotlight with his family on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud.” The episode, hosted by Steve Harvey, will air at 8 PM EST / 7 PM CST on the ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
On Team McCreery, Scotty will be joined by his wife, Gabi Dugal McCreery; father-in-law, Merrick (Tre) Dugal III; father, Mike McCreery; and grandmother, Paquita McCreery. Together, the family members will play in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital against actor/comedian Chris Kattan of “Saturday Night Live” and his family.
“Celebrity Family Feud” pits celebrities and their families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people. The teams compete to win money in support of their favorite charities.
The episode was taped in the Spring prior to McCreery and Dugal’s June wedding. Last week, the couple invited fans into their special day, debuting the music video for his current single “This Is It” in partnership with The Knot.The song, currently at No. 42 on Mediabase/Country Aircheck, is the second single off of McCreery’s 2018 album,Seasons Change, and the highly-anticipated follow up to his RIAA-certified Platinum No. 1 single “Five More Minutes.” The video received more than one million views in its first six days of release.