Scotty McCreery returned to his roots earlier this week when he taped an episode of the Farewell Season of “American Idol.” For three days, the Season Ten champion mentored two of the Top 24 contestants (their names cannot be revealed at this time) and shared lessons learned from both his experience on the iconic television show and in his ACM and CMT Award winning career. Much to the excitement of the studio audience, the entertainer also performed duets with both singers. “American Idol,” featuring McCreery, along with five other returning Idols, will air next Thursday, February 11 at 8:00 PM ET (7:00 PM CT) on the FOX Television Network.
“I remember how important it was to me during my time on ‘Idol’ to meet and learn from all the great artists who visited the set and offered their advice,” said McCreery. “I was proud to be able to come back and offer whatever guidance I could to my two talented contestants. This is their season and their show. I was there to help them shine…and I believe they both did!”
McCreery is on the road next week performing concerts on Feb. 12 at the Canton Palace Theater in Canton, Ohio; Feb. 13 at the Secrest in Zanesville, Ohio; and Feb. 14 at the River City Casino in St. Louis, Missouri. He will release his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream , on May 3. The book is available now for presale at Amazon , Barnes and Noble , and ChristianBook.com.
– Posted by Country Girl CMTT
And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee,
saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him… Luke 17:4
Some people are just like little children who never seem able to avoid mischief, Lord. They trip their brother and apologize , then run off to sock their sister, all the time saying, “I’m not much better, Lord. I shake off one sin, repent of it, then run into another, all the time claiming. “I’m sorry , I’m really sorry.” And I am sorry every time, – just as my child is, just as my neighbor is. My only hope is in You, whose patience is perfect. If You can forgive, surely I can forgive my child or my neighbor, no matter how many times forgiveness is required. Thank You Lord.
I am the vine, ye are the branches’ He that abideth in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing…John 15:5
Growing a fruit tree requires years of patience to allow the root to reach down into the soil and establish themselves. Then the vine is strong, and the branches are ready to bear. I must allow myself time to take root in You,You, Lord before I will see the fruit of Your love. The day I became a Christian, I thought everything would change immediately, but the world was still the same the next day, and so was I. I didn’t know my roots were quitely growing and that it would take years before I became a mature, fruitful Christian, Thank You for the patience
You invested in me, Lord.
The celebrity real estate world can be a bit murky and more information has come to our attention from a variety of little birdies some nice and some not so nice that suggest we got it wrong, wrong, wrong with this one and the picturesque Tennessee farm in question was purchased by country music star Miranda Lambert and not, as we first reported, by her ex-husband Blake Shelton.
We hear from Vlad the Revealer at Celebrity Address Aerial that country music star Miranda Lambert, recently divorced from “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton, made an under-the-radar, $3.4 million acquisition of a picturesque park-like rural retreat near Primm Springs, Tenn., about an hour south of Nashville. Online marketing materials show the bucolic, 400-plus acre spread has at least three residences that include two rustic-looking yet luxuriously appointed cabins. A rocking chair-friendly porch fronts the larger cabin which has a double-height living/dining room with monumental stone fireplace, a compact kitchen, one bedroom plus a sleeping loft, and a surprisingly roomy bathroom with twin pedestal sinks and a shower space lined in classic white subway tiles.
A wood bridge spans a babbling brook on the way to the compound’s smaller cabin, a studio-style setup with combination living/bedroom, fireplace, kitchenette and a bathroom, where a claw-footed bathtub sits in front of a picture window with a serene sylvan vista. The completely private farm property also provides: 75 acres of fenced pasturelands; multi-acre lake with dock and boathouse; two-stall horse barn; farm-equipment storage buildings; and a six-bay garage and workshop topped by a loft-style apartment with complete kitchen. Lighted walking trails wind through the woods to a creek-side pavilion with seating for 60 and a stage perfect for impromptu private concerts.
Lambert reportedly retained ownership of the 11,000-plus-square-foot suburban Nashville mansion she and Shelton scooped up in July 2013 for $2.258 million; And Shelton, who has been romantically linked to decidedly un-country alt-rocker Gwen Stefani, continues to ride herd over the approximately 1,200-acre ranch spread outside tiny Tishomingo, Okla., he’s owned since before he and Lambert were married.