Country music sensation Scotty McCreery will turn 22 tomorrow (Oct. 9). Instead of sending him gifts, the singer/songwriter encourages his fans to honor his fan club president Sharon Eaves, who passed away suddenly on Sept. 25, and support a cause that was near and dear to her heart — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital via this link: http://walkrun.stjude.org/southernbelles
“I have many blessings in my life and I don’t need ‘things’ to celebrate my birthday,” said McCreery. “But I miss my friend Sharon, who would have had a birthday just yesterday if she was still with us. I’d love to see my fans honor her and continue her great work with St. Jude.”
Eaves, a music industry veteran and longtime member of St. Jude’s Music Industry Advisory Council, had created the Southern Belles team to participate in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer in Nashville on Sept. 26 in McCreery’s honor. The team raised $4,000 by the time of the event, and the donor link remains open through November.
McCreery will host a live Twitter Party this Sunday, Oct. 11 at 10:09 PM/ET (for his birthdate 10-09) for 22 minutes (in recognition of being 22) where he will chat with fans. The ACM and CMT Award winner will also share stories from his birthday celebration, a two-day trip with his best friends to play golf and support North Carolina State in their football game against Virginia Tech.
One of country music’s most followed artists on social media, McCreery is frequently on Twitter and Facebook and has been known to re-tweet and re-post when his followers use those channels to request his current single “Southern Belle” with their local radio stations. In-between sporting events this weekend, he will be looking for as many fan tweets and posts to favor and re-tweet as possible. “Southern Belle,” which has received more than one million streams on Spotify, continues to move up the country singles charts and can be purchased online at http://umgn.us/southernbelle. It is the first single from his eagerly awaited new album due out in 201
About Scotty McCreery Scotty McCreery burst onto the national scene in 2011 at age 17, quickly establishing himself as one of country music’s hottest new stars. His first album, Clear As Day (released four years ago this week as he turned 18), made history when he became both the youngest artist in any genre and the first country artist to have his initial album debut at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. That album went Platinum in 13 weeks and featured the Platinum-certified hits “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls.” After releasing his Gold-certified Christmas with Scotty McCreery which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart, the talented vocalist delivered See You Tonight in 2013 which contained two Top Ten Hits: the Platinum-certified title cut which McCreery co-wrote with Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell, and the Gold-certified “Feelin’ It.” Now on the eve of turning 22, McCreery has sold more than 2.5 million albums, received more than 50 million Spotify streams, earned an ACM and CMT Award, toured with Brad Paisley, The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts, amassed more than three million followers on Facebook and Twitter and received more than 150 million YouTube views. Earlier today, it was announced that he has written his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, which will be released on May 3, 2016 from Zondervan, and will be available for pre-orders beginning Nov. 15.http://www.countryschatter.com/2015/10/help-scotty-mccreery-celebrate-his-22nd-birthday-with-your-donation-to-st-jude-in-honor-of-sharon-eaves/BirthdaysCharity EventPress Releasebirthday,facebook,Go big or Go Home: the Journey Toward the Dream,Scotty McCreery,Sharon Eaves,St. Jude children's Hospital,Twitter PartyTwitter