American Idol Scotty McCreery got back to his baseball roots over the weekend in his hometown of Garner. McCreery was in the dugout with the Garner Post 232 American Legion Baseball team on Friday night and Sunday afternoon during the Post’s annual Joey Family American Legion Invitational Tournament.
Scotty McCreery will be a presenter at next week's 2011 CMT Music Awards, an awards show produced by the Country Music Television cable channel.
We predict a possible teen heartthrob overload, as Justin Bieber (who has a recorded a song with country band Rascal Flatts) will also present.
Sadly, Scotty and the Biebs are not at this time scheduled to perform.
Other presenters include "American Idol" runner-up Lauren Alaina, Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow, and Kristen Chenoweth. Kid Rock will serve as host.
The 2011 CMT Music Awards airs live on Wednesday, June 8, at 8 pm on CMT. You can also watch on CMT.com.
Photo source: Walt Disney World
Scotty McCreery's first full week as a published recording artist has been a pretty good one.
The "American Idol" winner released his "I Love You This Big" single last week and it debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single was also the third most popular digitally downloaded song, with 171,000 downloads in the first week.
Did you miss Scotty McCreery's performance on this morning's "Today" show? Here's a clip of part of his interview, and his duet with "American Idol" runner-up Lauren Alaina (special shoutout in this first video to Scotty's mom, Judy McCreery!). Click below for Scotty's solo performance of "I Love You This Big."
DVR Alert: "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina will perform on the "Today Show" Summer Concert Series tomorrow morning on NBC.
The "Today Show" airs at 7 a.m. on NBC-17, and runs until 11 a.m. (pretty sure the Concert Series stuff will end by 10 a.m. but I suppose it's possible some of it could carry over into the Kathie Lee & Hoda hour).
MTV may not sound like a place you'd find teen country heartthrob Scotty McCreery, but that's exactly where he'll be this afternoon.
Scotty and "American Idol" runner-up Lauren Alaina will be guests on "MTV's The Seven" on Tuesday (May 31) at 5 p.m.
"MTV's The Seven" is a half-hour show that presents seven important bits of pop culture news in each episode. It's hosted by Kevin Manno and is broadcast from the middle of Times Square in New York City in front of a live audience. It airs Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. (ET).
Scotty McCreery, fresh off a performance yesterday at Disney World, made his way to "Live with Regis and Kelly" this morning, charming the show's hosts and singing his "American Idol" single, "I Love You This Big."
"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery will be honored in a "gala motorcade" at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, on Monday.
Scotty will ride with Mickey Mouse in a sports car from the park's entrance down Hollywood Blvd to the "American Idol Experience" attraction. Scotty will take the stage to talk about winning "Idol" and will pose for pictures with Mickey and Minnie.
The motorcade event takes place at 10 a.m.
There's no indication right now that any of this is televised or broadcast on any of Disney's channels, but if you're desperate to see it, you might try checking the Disney Parks blog or googling some Orlando TV station websites Monday afternoon.
Disney says the motorcade plans are subject to change if there's inclement weather, so follow @WaltDisneyWorld on Twitter for any updates.
All of the "Idol" Top 5 finishers will visit the "American Idol Experience" attraction at Disney World on Sunday, but it's unclear if there will be any type of performance or special event for them.
Wake County Schools Superintendent Tony Tata singled out "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery for praise today.
During his weekly news briefing, Tata congratulated McCreery, 17, a Garner High School junior, for Wednesday night's win. Tata also took the opportunity to get in some praise for the school system's music programs.
"We’re all very proud of Scotty and all that he represents," Tata said. "He’s a role model for all of our students and indeed for all of us as he has demonstrated poise, courage and talent under pressure. Scotty’s success is just another example of how our music and arts programs, as well as our athletic programs, afford opportunities to all of our children so they can aspire to achieve their dreams."
The talk show rounds begin!
Scotty McCreery will be a guest
tonight on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
UPDATED - There has been a scheduling change and "Idol" runner-up Lauren Alaina will be on "Leno" tonight without Scotty, but Scotty will hit the show soon. We'll keep you updated here as soon as "The Tonight Show" releases that info. Sorry for anyone who unnecessarily DVRs "Leno" -- we know how painful that can be. But you still get Lauren!
Scotty is also slated to appear on "Live with Regis & Kelly" on Tuesday, May 31. That show airs on WTVD at 9 a.m.
Next Thursday (June 2) Scotty and Lauren will both sing for the "Today" show Summer Concert Series. "Today" starts at 7 a.m. on NBC and goes until 11 a.m.
We'll post it here if we learn of any other appearances. I'm sure he'll be on the "Ellen" show at some point.