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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.

Tour GraphicGerman 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. 
 

McCREERY MOMENTS:  Scotty McCreery in Berlin, Germany. 

Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery will perform his first-ever show in Germany tonight in Berlin (10/23) at PrivatClub. The show is sold-out. This is the first night of his five show tour in Germany and England. McCreery is currently on the charts in his single “In Between,” following his two back-to-back Platinum-certified No. 1 hits “Five More Minutes” and “This is It.”

Scotty and Gabi McCreery at Brandenburg Gate Berlin October 22 2019

Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi visit the historic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany last night (10/22) the night before he plays a sold-out show at PrivatClub (10/23).

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Scotty McCreery poses with Berlin’s Star FM 87.9 DJ Madeleine Perty after finishing an in-studio interview.

Scotty McCreery Performs on Berlin Star FM October 23 2019

Scotty McCreery and guitarist Jeff Harper perform in the studio at Star FM 87.9 in Berlin, Germany.

Scotty McCreery interviews at Berlin Star FM October 2019

Scotty McCreery is in the studio doing an interview with Star FM 87.9 DJ Madeleine Perty in Berlin, Germany.

McCREERY MOMENTS:  Scotty McCreery in Berlin, Germany. 

Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery will perform his first-ever show in Germany tonight in Berlin (10/23) at PrivatClub. The show is sold-out. This is the first night of his five show tour in Germany and England. McCreery is currently on the charts in his single “In Between,” following his two back-to-back Platinum-certified No. 1 hits “Five More Minutes” and “This is It.”

 Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi visit the historic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany last night (10/22) the night before he plays a sold-out show at PrivatClub (10/23).

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SCL34407Fresh off two consecutive Platinum-certified No. 1 hits, the ACM, BMI and CMT Award-winning Scotty McCreery will perform at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. This will be the Triple Tigers recording artist’s first concert at the “Mother Church” in six years. Special guests for this show will be singer/songwriter Heather Morgan and rising star Adam Doleac.
 
Tickets go on sale this Thursday, Oct. 3, at 10:00 am Central at Ryman.com and Ticketmaster.com, with the Scotty McCreery Fan Club Pre-Sale happening tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 10:00 am Central, and the Ryman Pre-Sale taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10:00 am Central.
 
“When you play in Nashville, you’ve got to be on your A-Game, and when you play the Ryman Auditorium, you have to give it everything you’ve got,” said an excited McCreery. “I cannot wait to be back on that stage where my heroes have performed. I’ve been looking forward to this for a while now. We’re going to have a fun night.”  
 
McCreery is currently in the Mediabase Top 40 and rising with his song “In Between,” the third single from his album Seasons Change. He co-wrote all 11 songs on the album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and achieved one of the strongest first weeks for a country music album in the last year, moving over 40,000 albums in the first week alone. The first single from the album was the Platinum-certified No. 1 hit “Five More Minutes,” the touching tune which People Magazine calls “an emotional walk down memory lane” and which the professional songwriting membership of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) named one of the “Top 10 Songs We Wish We’d Written” in 2018. “This is It,” the album’s second Platinum-certified single which spent two weeks at No. 1, was inspired by the North Carolina native’s engagement to his high school sweetheart (and now-wife) Gabi and has quickly become a wedding song standard.
 
McCreery will travel to Europe for the first time near the end of October for two sold-out shows in London, England (Oct. 26 and 28) as well as shows in Manchester, England (Oct. 27) and both Berlin and Cologne, Germany (Oct. 23 and 24). When he returns stateside, the singer/songwriter will be on tour with Old Dominion in November. The grandson of two military veterans, McCreery will host the 2019 iHeartCountry “One Night for Our Military” Veteran’s Day radio special in November, where he will also perform along with artists Jason Aldean and Kelsea Ballerini.

Scotty McCreery packs them in on Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, IA. More than 3,000 folks came out to see the Triple Tigers recording artist perform as part of their Labor Day Weekend fun.

McCreery can be currently heard on country radio with his Top 40 and rising hit “In Between” from his album Seasons Change, the follow up to his two consecutive No. 1 hits “Five More Minutes” and “This is It.”  He will be performing his first concerts in England and Germany in October (including two sold-out shows in London) and will tour with Old Dominion in November.

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