SCOTTY MCCREERY KICKS OFF UScellular MUSIC CAMPAIGN TO CELEBRATE HOMETOWN CONNECTIONS
“Locally Grown, Locally Live” Showcases Six National Music Artists from UScellular Communities
For the second year in a row, UScellular is launching its "Locally Grown, Locally Live" music campaign to showcase prominent recording artists and the people and places that have shaped who they are today.
UScellular is teaming up with country music singer/songwriter Scotty McCreery, who has earned five consecutive No.1 hits on the Billboard country chart in the last few years, to spotlight his hometown connection as well as five other musical artists from UScellular’s markets who are breaking through on a national stage:
Greylan James - Knoxville, Tennessee
Kalie Shorr - Portland, Maine
Corey Kent - Bixby, Oklahoma
Hailey Whitters - Shueyville, Iowa
Morgan Wade - Floyd, Virginia
The campaign kicks off March 27 with the “Locally Grown, Locally Live” VIP Fan Experience Sweepstakes and runs through May 28. There will also be special appearances from all the “Locally Grown, Locally Live” artists at the UScellular Connection Stage, headlined by McCreery, at Summerfest music festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 8.
“At UScellular, we connect people to what matters most. The two letters at the beginning of our name speak volumes about who we are as a company and how we show up for our communities” said Verchele Roberts, vice president of brand management for UScellular. “Music brings us together, so we’re celebrating artists across the country who cultivate genuine connections with their fans.”
There are a variety of opportunities for fans to engage with the artists, including a dedicated website with artist videos at locallygrown.uscellular.com and an original Spotify playlist, curated to showcase these talented artists.
UScellular will celebrate each artist and their stories on its social media channels. On April 5 at 8:00 p.m. CT, McCreery will host an “Ask Me Anything” Instagram Live session where fans will have a chance to ask questions and interact with him. Details are available on the UScellular Instagram page.
“I love how UScellular is creating an opportunity for me and other artists to stay connected with fans in communities across the country,” said McCreery. “The amazing people in my hometown of Garner, North Carolina, helped give me my start in music, and it’s great to see that UScellular is working in a similar way to show how they are committed to enriching the communities they serve.”
To learn more about the program and to register for the sweepstakes, go to locallygrown.uscellular.com.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of CA, IL, IA, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NH, NC, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI and WV who live in an Eligible ZIP Code (see list in Official Rules) and are 18 years of age or older (19 years or older if a resident of NE). Ends 5/28/2023. See Official Rules for details.
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. Through its After School Access Project, the company has pledged to provide hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet. Additionally, UScellular has price protected all of its plans, promising not to increase prices through at least the end of 2024. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, visit newsroom.uscellular.com.
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.