SCOTTY McCREERY GUEST-HOSTS “BOB KINGSLEY’S COUNTRY TOP 40” THIS WEEKEND (NOV. 16-17)
Last month, the country music community lost a champion for the format and a legend of radio broadcast with the passing of National Radio Hall of Famer, Bob Kingsley. With plans for Kingsley’s popular and long-running show, “Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40,” still to be determined it was decided for now the show will continue in his honor with guest hosts stepping up to the mic each week. This weekend (Nov. 16-17) Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery has the privilege of honoring Kingsley and carrying on the legacy of a man who loved country music and those who make it.
“Bob Kingsley is an icon who left huge shoes that will never be filled,” said McCreery. “It was definitely intimidating, but I just wanted to make him proud and it was a lot of fun. I’ve listened to Bob all my life, of course, and was fortunate to have met him several times before he passed. I’ll never forget the first time I heard him announce my song on his Countdown. There will never be another Bob Kingsley.”
This was the first time the North Carolina native had ever hosted a radio countdown program. The taping took place just days after McCreery hosted iHeartCountry’s “One Night for Our Military” radio and streaming special which aired earlier this week on Veterans Day. In addition to hosting the show, McCreery performed and interviewed his fellow performers Jason Aldean and Kelsea Ballerini during the event.
McCreery is approaching the Top 30 on the country singles charts with his current song “In Between,” which he wrote with Frank Rogers, Jessi Alexander and Jonathan Singleton. At the BMI Awards this past Tuesday, he received his third BMI Medallion for writing One of BMI’s Top 50 Country Songs of the Year, this year for “This is It.” (He previously received the honors in 2015 for “See You Tonight” and 2018 for “Five More Minutes”). McCreery returns to the “Make it Sweet” Tour with Old Dominion this weekend with shows in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Bossier City, Louisiana; and Grand Prairie, Texas.
Scotty McCreery and Bobby Bones at CMA Awards Radio Remote
Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery interviews with iHeartCountry’s Bobby Bones of the national “Bobby Bones Show” during the first day at the official CMA Awards radio remotes.
SCOTTY McCREERY HOSTS AND PERFORMS ON iHEARTCOUNTRY’S “ONE NIGHT FOR OUR MILITARY” SPECIAL AIRING VETERAN’S DAY, MONDAY, NOV. 11
Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery serves as host and performer of the 2019 iHeartCountry One Night for Our Military Presented by Roche Diabetes Care and airing tomorrow, Monday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day). Jason Aldean and Kelsea Ballerini also perform on the special, held at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee in front of 750+ attendees including many from nearby military bases Fort Knox and Fort Campbell.
Fans from across the country will be able to tune in to watch and listen at 7pm ET/4pm PT via LiveXLive.com through the LiveXLive mobile and OTT apps for iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV, and Apple TV. The stream will also appear on YouTube, LiveXLive's Twitch channel and LiveXLive's socials.
Viewers and listeners will hear McCreery perform his current single “In Between” as well as his two No. 1 hits “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It,” among others. The North Carolina native also interviews Aldean and Ballerini after their performances.
SCOTTY McCREERY ROCKS FIRST NIGHT OF OLD DOMINION’S MAKE IT SWEET TOUR
Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery joined Old Dominion’s Make It Sweet Tour last Friday (Nov. 1) in Tampa, Florida at the Yuengling Center on the campus of the University of South Florida. Judging by the cheers and applause, the North Carolina native was an immediate hit with the sold-out crowd. McCreery hit the stage soon after opening act Ryan Hurd finished his set to deliver an energetic 45-minute hit-packed show which included his current single “In Between” as well as his two No. 1 hits “Five More Minutes” and “This is It,” among others. Later that weekend, the tour moved across the state to perform two shows at the Saint Augustine Amphitheater on Nov. 2-3. All three shows this weekend were sold out.
McCreery will be direct support for the following dates of Old Dominion’s Make It Sweet Tour:
11/14/19 | Tulsa, OK | BOK Center
11/15/19 | Bossier City, LA | Century Link Center
11/16/19 | Grand Prairie, TX | Verizon Theatre
11/21/19 | Evansville, IN | Ford Center
11/22/19 | Newport, KY | BB&T Arena
11/23/19 | Moline, IL | TaxSlayer Center
12/14/19 | Youngstown, OH | Covelli Centre
Scotty McCreery to Receive AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s Outstanding Achievement Award
Award-winning country music star Scotty McCreery has been selected the recipient of the 2019 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Outstanding Achievement Award. Each year, this award is presented by the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in recognition of excellence in the field of music and entertainment. This time-honored recognition dates back to the early years of St. Jude and its founder, entertainer Danny Thomas.
The singer/songwriter will receive the award at the President’s Gala at the Peabody Hotel on Monday, December 30 at 6:30 pm. Past recipients include Danny Thomas, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Lou Rawls, Clint Black, Little Richard, Alabama, The Beach Boys, LeAnn Rimes, The O’Jays, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Temptations, Big & Rich, The Commodores, The Isley Brothers and The Four Tops.
The Triple Tigers/Sony recording artist, who was inspired by Elvis Presley at an early age, will be the headline honoree at the President’s Gala and star in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s halftime spectacular on Tuesday, December 31. A portion of McCreery’s performance will be telecast on ESPN during their coverage of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl game. The 61st annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl game will kick off at 2:45 pm.
McCreery emerged on the national scene in 2011 when he won Season Ten of American Idol at the age of 17. But he achieved new heights this year, earning two back-to-back No. 1 hits from his current album Seasons Change, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart: the RIAA Platinum-certified “Five More Minutes” and the RIAA Platinum-certified “This Is It,” which stayed at the top of the charts for two weeks.
All four of his albums have debuted at No. 1 on a Billboard Albums chart, with current combined sales surpassing 3 million copies. He’s earned five Platinum and one Gold singles.
In addition to Idol, McCreery has won numerous awards, including the ACM New Artist of the Year in 2011; the CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year (“The Trouble with Girls”) in 2012; American Country Awards for New Artist of the Year in 2011 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013; BMI Awards for writing One of the Top 50 Country Songs of the Year twice (in 2015 for “See You Tonight” and in 2018 for “Five More Minutes”); a Carolina Beach Music Award for National Dance/Shag Song of the Year (“Barefootin’”) in 2018; and the NSAI Nashville Songwriter Award for One of the Top Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written (“Five More Minutes”) in 2018.
In 2017, McCreery teamed with other country music artists to record a charity single, a cover of Alabama’s “Angels Among Us,” to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The following year, McCreery and his family appeared on ABC-TV’s “Celebrity Family Feud” and won the $25,000 grand prize for St. Jude. The North Carolina native has also participated in the St. Jude “This Shirt Saves Lives” campaign for the past several years.
For tickets to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl President’s Gala or the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic, call the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at (901) 795- 7700 or visit www.AutoZoneLibertyBowl.org.
Scotty McCreery Celebrates Sold-Out European Tour
German and English audiences fell in love with the ACM, BMI, CMT and NSAI Award-winning Scotty McCreery this past week as the Triple Tigers/Sony recording artist performed in both countries for the first time, selling-out all five shows on his first-ever European tour with Six Shooter Country calling McCreery’s London show “music heaven.” The dates coincided with Country Music Week in both countries.
“This was an incredible week,” said an exuberant McCreery. “The audiences have been amazing. They knew the words to every song – not just the hits, but all the album tracks. As a songwriter, hearing an audience in another country across the ocean sing ‘Five More Minutes’ back to me is such an emotional experience. I can’t wait to come back to England and Germany, and also perform in other counties in the UK and Europe as well. We will be back!”
“McCreery made it worth the wait for UK fans with one of the standout performances of Country Music Week...,” Entertainment-Focus said of the North Carolina native’s first London show. “He delivered a high-energy, fun and entertaining show with plenty of personality, excellent vocals and warm, easy-going stage presence, all adding up to create an absolutely electric atmosphere at Bush Hall. It’s clear that the UK audiences absolutely love him and based on their response last night hopefully it won’t be too long before he’s back here – and playing to even bigger venues…”
The five sold out shows on McCreery’s European Tour were as follows:
Oct. 23 | Berlin, Germany | PrivatClub
Oct. 24 | Cologne, Germany | Helios 37
Oct. 26 | London, England | Bush Hall
Oct. 27 | Manchester, England | Manchester Academy 2
Oct. 28 | London, England | Bush Hall
“It was an absolute pleasure and honor to have Scotty McCreery and his team in Germany for our first Country Music Week,” said Sina Hall, Promoter, Semmel Concerts / Sound of Nashville. “They delivered two amazing sold-out shows with a dedicated audience that sang along to every word. We’re very much looking forward to working together more in the near future and build on this success.”
The first London show (Oct. 26) sold out in just over an hour when tickets originally went on sale, so a second show was quickly announced (Oct. 28) and it sold out in less than four hours. Due to demand, the Manchester show (10/27), which sold out within hours after going on sale, was upgraded into the larger Manchester Academy 2 venue, which also sold out.
“It was a delight to bring Scotty to the UK for the first time as part of Country Music Week,” said Alex Simmonds, Promoter, SJM Concerts. “Watching him perform such an intimate show at Bush Hall was electric. For the fans who were quick enough to grab a ticket to all three shows before they sold out, it will be a night I’m sure they won’t soon forget. We can’t wait to bring Scotty back to the UK in bigger venues and to more cities.”
McCreery will hit the road in the United States with Old Dominion on Nov. 1 in Tampa, kicking off a series of dates as part of the band’s “Make It Sweet” Tour. He will host the iHeartCountry “One Night for Our Military” Veteran’s Day radio special, airing on iHeartCountry radio stations on Nov. 11, where he will also perform along with artists Jason Aldean and Kelsea Ballerini. In December, the singer/songwriter will begin work on his next album, the follow up to Seasons Change, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and featured two back-to-back No. 1 hits: the Platinum-certified “Five More Minutes” and the Platinum-certified “This is It,” as well as his current single “In Between,” which is climbing the country single charts.