Zondervan released the cover of Scotty McCreery’s much-anticipated debut book, Go Big or Go Home:
The Journey Toward the Dream (Zondervan, in stores May 3, 2016) today.
McCreery captured the hearts of millions of viewers nationwide after winning season ten of “American Idol” in 2011 at the age of 17. Subsequently, the talented vocalist released his debut break-out album, Clear As Day, which was the best-selling solo album released by a country artist in 2011. He also became the youngest man in history to have his first album debut atop the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. McCreery has sold more than 2.5 million albums and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications. He has earned three Platinum singles (“I Love You This Big,” “The Trouble With Girls” and the Top Ten hit “See You Tonight”) and one Gold single (the Top Ten hit “Feelin’ It”). McCreery earned the Academy of Country Music Award for New Artist of the Year in 2011; CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year (for “The Trouble With Girls”) in 2012; and two American Country Awards: New Artist of the Year in 2011 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013.
McCreery toured with Rascal Flatts as the Special Guest on their RIOT TOUR 2015 this summer in addition to performing solo dates throughout the year. In-between concerts, he has been writing and recording songs for his highly anticipated new studio album, due out in 2016. The first single from the album, “Southern Belle” can be heard on country radio now and can be previewed and purchased online at http://umgn.us/southernbelle. The recently released music video for “Southern Belle” can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1kuiBDe.
Scotty McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17, quickly establishing himself as one of country music’s hottest new stars. Now 22 years old, the talented singer/songwriter has sold more than 2.5 million albums and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications, debuted three consecutive albums at No. 1 on a Billboard chart, achieved one Gold and three Platinum-certified singles and two Top Ten hits, toured with Brad Paisley, The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts, headlined his own tours, earned industry and fan accolades, amassed more than three million followers on Facebook and Twitter, received more than 150 million YouTube views…and he’s just getting started! For tour schedules and more information, visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com. Follow McCreery on social media at Facebook, Twitter, andInstagram.
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“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” Airs December 10 at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. ET on NBC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 18, 2015) – There won’t be a dry eye around the television when “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” airs December 10 on NBC. Parton and NBC released a three-minute preview of the upcoming TV-movie based on the Country Music Hall of Famer’s 1971 hit “Coat of Many Colors.”
The upcoming primetime special, which showcases Jennifer Nettles in the role of Parton’s mother, Avie, was inspired by a series of events Parton endured when she was 9 years old growing up in East Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains. “My favorite song that I’ve ever written tells a true story from my childhood about a little coat that my mama made for me,” Parton said while introducing the clip. Parton’s mother initially sewed the the jacket as a blanket for her unborn baby, but she reworked the piece for her youngest daughter.
The family-oriented, faith-based movie profiles the loss of Parton’s unborn sibling, the family struggles to keep it together while grieving and the bullying the 9-year-old endured when other children criticized the quilted coated. As one of the executive producers, Parton herself was very hands on in the making of the film – especially when it came to casting her family members. “She told me, ‘I loved your little eyes,” says Lind of auditioning in front of Parton. Jennifer Nettles plays Parton’s mom, Avie Lee Parton, and Ricky Schroder plays her dad, Robert Lee Parton.
“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is the first in a series of television movies developed by Parton that are expected to be released through 2016.
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The Music City Ghost [File #86] 2015: A friend of mine just informed me he lost his gig after playing in the same place steady for 6 months. The owners of the establishment told him they were going to try something different. They replaced my seasoned, professional musician and entertainer friend with a cute young lady that could barely play and was at best an OK singer that read the lyrics to the songs from an I-PAD positioned on a microphone stand. The difference was she was very cute and just old enough to legally be in the lounge. She could not answer most requests from the senior citizens who were sipping on their favorite beverages. Instead she plowed her way through her generation of music and a few she had written. Somehow or other the owners of the venue felt it was better to have a very attractive young lady with basic skills musically and vocally than a professional musician that could answer requests from the 50’s to the current chart toppers. This just gives further proof to the saying that PEOPLE LISTEN TO MUSIC WITH THEIR EYES
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