Music Monday >> Scotty McCreery – “Southern Belle”

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Scotty McCreery Discusses Handling Success and Having Fun on Tour

American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery talks about his latest tour with Brad Paisley.

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Wait…WHAT?’s Favorite Albums of 2011 (#10 – #6)

I cannot tell you how hard it was narrowing down my 10 favorite albums from the past year. As my taste in music evolved a bit this year, I found myself clinging to albums from artists that I never imagined that I would be into as much as I am now. Earlier this week, I finally narrowed down my list and there are my favorite albums (#10 – #6) from 2011!

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VIDEO: Scotty McCreery Performs on RAM Country

Check out Scotty McCreery performing songs from his debut album, Clear As Day, as well as a new interview on RAM Country – part of Yahoo! Music.

“I Love You This Big”

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“The Trouble With Girls”

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Idol Season 10 News Round-Up

Lots of news coming from the season 10 Idols this week!

First up, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina’s debut albums hold strong on the charts again this week.

According to Hits Daily Double, Scotty’s album is up one spot to number three, selling 54,875 copies of Clear As Day. Lauren’s album, Wildflower, lands at number 10 this week, selling 25,985 copies. Not too shabby!

And in case you missed it, Scotty released the music video for his current single, “The Trouble With Girls.”

Tune into the Today Show on NBC  bright and early this Friday, October 28 to catch Tim Halperin in a segment highlighting TCU’s “Frogs For the Cure,” as well as the singer’s ongoing involvement with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Scotty McCreery – “The Trouble With Girls”

American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery debuted the music video for “The Trouble With Girls” on VEVO earlier today. The song is the second single off the singer’s debut album, Clear As Day.

Check out the video below!

Okay, the video is adorable. I love that it was shot in Scotty’s hometown; it’s those little touches that make it all the more enjoyable.

What do y’all think of Scotty’s video for “The Trouble With Girls”?

Music Review >> Scotty McCreery – ‘Clear As Day’

This past May, Scotty McCreery was announced the winner of American Idol season 10 and five months later, the now 18-year-old singer has released his debut album, Clear As Day. McCreery worked on the album this past summer while headlining the American Idols Live! tour, which took him all over the U.S., Canada, and the Philippines.
Clear As Day producer Mark Bright had nothing but praise for the singer. “His voice is shockingly great,” he said in a press release. “Everybody knows Scotty has a deep voice, but what a lot of people don’t know is that he has a pretty high range. His listeners will get to hear the nuances, emotions, and actual range of his voice.”
Clear As Day kicks off with “Out of Summertime,” which was originally slated to be McCreery’s Idol coronation single. It’s a sweet, uptempo number in which the singer looks back on a summer love. Truth be told, I think it would have made an excellent follow-up single to McCreery’s first one, “I Love You This Big.” Nevertheless, McCreery’s second single, “The Trouble With Girls,” is quite charming. His voice combined with the song’s lyrics (“They smile that smile, they bat those eyes, they steal you with hello, they kill you with goodbye”) have the ability to make any girl swoon. Continue reading Music Review >> Scotty McCreery – ‘Clear As Day’

VIDEO: Scotty McCreery Says “Thanks For The Birthday Wishes!”

Here’s a new video from Scotty McCreery thanking his fans for wishing him Happy Birthday over the weekend!

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What a nice kid! We should find out tomorrow what his official album sales numbers for Clear As Day are!

Exciting!

Kelly Clarkson Previews a New Song, Tim Halperin Debuts on Billboard & Lee DeWyze Parts Ways with RCA Records

I don’t know how often I’ll do these Idol news-related round ups, but this morning seemed like a good time for one!

Earlier this week, Kelly Clarkson “leaked” a new track, “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger).”   Her fifth studio album, Stronger, is due out later this month on Monday, October 24. Take a listen to the song below!

Season 10 alum Tim Halperin shared some exciting news with his fans on Twitter this morning!

My exciting news: Check out who is #14 on the new Billboard Chart! http://bit.ly/nf3Htx WOOT WOOT! #raisetheroof
Rise and Fall is #14 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart!  And as a friendly reminder, you can download your copy of Rise and Fall on iTunes! Congrats, Tim!
 

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed this morning that Lee DeWyze has been dropped by RCA Records. A rep for Lee told THR that the singer-songwriter is “in a good place right now.”

 
Other Idol winners that are still on RCA’s roster, include powerhouses Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, as well as David Cook and Kris Allen.
 

And speaking of Idol winners, season 10 winner Scotty McCreery released his debut album, Clear As Day earlier this week! Scotty’s expected to debut at #1 on next week’s Billboard Chart. Exciting!