It’s hard to believe 12 years have passed since Scotty McCreery took the American Idol title home to North Carolina. From the first note of his audition in front of the judges, Scotty let everyone know that he was there for a win. Seems like just yesterday everyone watching had to pick their jaw up off the floor when Scotty hit that first note of Josh Turner’s “Your Man”. I’m not sure he knew then how far that win would take him. Fans are glad it did.
Just five months after that win, Scotty released his debut album, CLEAR AS DAY. That album gave him two Top 20 hits, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls”. The Christmas album he released in 2012 has been certified Gold. I’ve seen him on stage four or five times now. I’m sure whenever that opportunity comes up again, I’ll be right back in that audience. He’s that kind of artist. You want to be at his concerts whenever you have an opportunity to do so.
I found myself enjoying this show so much that I forgot to take notes. I didn’t write a thing down. But thanks to Wylie Walton, who was handling the merch table, I have a list of the people who helped to make that show so memorable. Working with Scotty on stage were Jeff Harper, guitar; Nathan Thomas, bass; Joey Sanchez, drums’ Justin Wood, steel; Spence Peppard, electric; Adam Duncan, production; Tom Graham, F.O.H. (Front of House); Drew, Lighting; and Colton Bowman, guitar tech.
With the WXBQ Rabbit and crew on hand as a sponsor each night, Scotty’s show was also sponsored by Church Brothers Family Fun Store. All the hard workers, volunteers and staff who put the Fair together each year couldn’t do it without the sponsorship of businesses like Church Brothers Family Fun Store. Marcus Brooks and Nikki Thomas were at the WXBQ Tent every day fair week, The live remote broadcast was sponsored by Guardian Foundation Repair
I think we need to mention the fans. Hats off to them! Scotty had his family with him. He, Gabi and Avery took a walk around the fairgrounds, and had an opportunity to experience a bit of fair food and fun, without fans swarming them! I loved seeing the McCreery family get a little of the “Us Time” they deserve. And those of us who were close enough (without bothering them), got a little peak at that adorable baby.
We could not have asked for anything more. We wanted a great show. Scotty delivered! I always thought he was really good. I remember thinking he couldn’t get any better. But he has. He’s grown so much musically. Perfect on stage. There was nothing about that show that needs to be changed. I did kind of miss the beach balls flying around during “Feelin’ It” (If you’ve been to Scotty shows before, you get that). The whole show was fun, totally entertaining, and accomplished that old showbusiness rule “Always leave ’em wanting more”.
“Damn Strait”, “You Time”, “Yes or No”, “It Matters to Her”, and his new single, “Cab in a Solo”, were all part of his set list. Have you all seen Scotty lately. I just saw him, and I’m ready to go see him again. Scotty McCreery is one of our AAAA artists! As Amazing As Always!
Going to finish out with a few photos from the show. Photo Credit: Country’s Chatter, Cammie Ball, Brittany Johnson, Amy Widener
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