By Phyllis Stark

Scotty McCreery
recently performed at the Sweet 16 birthday party for Sadie Robertson of TV’s “Duck Dynasty” in West Monroe, La. During his set, Sadie’s brother, John Luke, and their father, Willie Robertson, joined McCreery on stage and the three men performed “Man Of Constant Sorrow” together. Before the party, McCreery got a little dirty when he got stuck in the mud in a jeep with John Luke Robertson (pictured with McCreery).

After the party, Sadie tweeted, “This boy made my birthday the best day of my life! So thankful that he came down for my party!”

Says McCreery in a press release, “The first time I met Sadie and John Luke was at the [Grand Ole] Opry in Nashville [during this month’s CMA Music Festival]" The two teens talked about Sadie’s upcoming birthday during their Opry visit, and a few phone calls later, he was confirmed to perform at the “Redneck Red Carpet” party on June 17.

Adds McCreery about the Robertsons, “They are good, normal folks who like to have fun. It’s really cool for me being so young and being in the public eye to have friends like John Luke and Sadie who are in the same boat. I am in an adult business and always around adults, so it’s nice to have friends who are in the spotlight and around my same age.”

McCreery is currently recording his second studio album, which is set for release later this year.


image003Country music star and American Idol® winner Scotty McCreery surprised more than 500 Bojangles’ support center staff, franchisees and vendor partners during the company’s annual Franchise Convention.  Bojangles’ Senior Vice President of Marketing Randy Poindexter presented  Scotty with his very own Bojangles’ guitar.  Last November the two Southern icons joined forces in a new Bojangles’ ad campaign showcasing McCreery’s love for the company’s made-from-scratch menu items.

Scotty-McCreery1Courtesy Taste of Country

Scotty McCreery shared new music and a window for the release of his sophomore album during a CMA Music Festival fan party on Sunday (June 6), where six hundred McCreerians ate Bojangles chicken and enjoyed an eight-song acoustic set at Rocketown in Nashville.

The still-untitled album is expected to be released in October, USA Today reports. McCreery says he’s recorded 18 songs already, but not all of them will make the final project.

“We’ve over-cut, which is so nice,” he said before revealing another exciting detail.

“We’re 90 percent sure that we’ve got a big-time singer that’s going to come on this track with me,” the ‘American Idol’ winner confirmed, referring to a duet he cut during CMA Music Festival week. Additionally, he’ll have at least one faith-based song on the album, and a song he introduced as ‘Suntan’ that he’s been performing during recent live shows.

MJ’s Big Blog listed five known co-writes for the ‘See You Tonight’ singer, including songs with respected Nashville writers like Ashley Gorley, Kelley Lovelace and Zach Crowell. It’s not clear if he’s cut these songs, but titles include ‘Before Midnight,’ ‘Can You Feel It,’ ‘Prayed For’ and ‘Looking for a Girl.’

Nashville producer Frank Rogers will produce McCreery’s album, which will come two years after his debut, ‘Clear as Day.’

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Scotty is scheduled to make an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, June 3rd.  Tune in to your local tv listings for time and station in your area.  

At just 19-years-old Scotty McCreery is living the life he always dreamed about.

"I remember singing as a little kid and imitating Elvis Presley and wanting to be him," McCreery said, "I'm not there, but we are just playing some music like I wanted to be doing."

McCreery is a country music star who tours the world singing and made a stop in Biloxi Saturday for the Crawfish Music Festival.

"Just checking out the new cities. This is the first time in Biloxi and so far I'm digging it," McCreery said.

His big break came after winning American Idol two years ago.

"When you audition you don't really think you are going to win it. You hope, it's in the back of your mind, but not realistically," McCreery said. "I'm two years out from that and here we are headlining the tour. It's pretty surreal but we are kind of taken back and it's a lot of fun."

In just a short time he has made a big name for himself. His first album went platinum and he became the youngest man in history to be at the top of the charts with a debut release.

He has also won numerous awards. When asked what his biggest accomplishment is so far his answer had nothing to do with the awards.

"Oh my gosh, I don't know if I'd pinpoint one award or one thing," McCreery said. "I'm just happy I get to be doing this for a living and get to be with my band and my crew and just having a great time, bring my family out while still staying true to who I am as a person. I'd say that's my biggest accomplishment is not getting my head too big to fit on stage."

McCreery credits his fans for getting him to where he is today and does not miss an opportunity to talk with them.

"I'm blessed and I'm humbled by it," McCreery said. "I'm hoping I'm doing this for the rest of my life. We are starting right now and a few more radio hits and hopefully we can be playing in that building right there (Coast Coliseum).

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scotty-mccreery-sandwichBy Bob Paxman

Scotty McCreery is teaming up with and Walmart in a project that's fun and, even better, helps a great cause. Scotty is encouraging teens to join him in the “Peanut Butter & Jam Slam” in an effort to collect one of the top-requested items at food banks across the country: peanut butter.

The campaign's goal is to collect as many jars of peanut butter and jelly as possible by the campaign deadline of May 14. Scotty is appearing in a special public service announcement, which you can see below, to encourage teens to get started on their peanut butter and jam drives.

“Millions of kids experience hunger every day, but it doesn't have to be this way,” Scotty said in a release about the program. “That’s why I’m lending my voice (yes, very low voice) to help motivate teens to collect jars of peanut butter and jelly to help fight hunger.”

For more information on participating in the Peanut Butter & Jam Slam, visit


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