America fell in love with Scotty McCreery from the moment he stepped on stage on American Idol to when he was crowned the 2011 champion. Scotty performs music from his debut album Clear as Day, which showcases his deep and undeniably country voice, his natural warmth and his charm that won him the votes of millions of fans across the country.
Country music superstar Scotty McCreery has had a blindingly rapid rise to stardom since he became American Idol's youngest male winner at age 17, as well as the show’s first country male winner in 2011. The Garner, NC native quickly emerged as one of Country music’s most successful new artists after the release of his debut album, Clear As Day. The album topped the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country charts, earning him a spot in the Guinness World Records Book for being the youngest male in history to score a No.1 album on the all-genre chart with a debut release.
Clear As Day also garnered the highest sales of any country solo album released that year, held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks and earned Platinum status in just three months. The album’s first two singles, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls,” were also certified Gold.
The hot streak continued as Scotty went on to win New Artist of the Year at both the 2011 American Country Awards and the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards. He also picked up the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for "The Trouble With Girls" at the 2012 CMT Music Awards. McCreery was ranked No. 1 on Billboard's list of Top New Country Artists in 2011 and also ranked No. 4 on Billboard’s list of “21 Under 21: Music’s Hottest Minors 2012,” for his second consecutive year.
His 2012 holiday release, Christmas With Scotty McCreery debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top Seasonal Albums chart and was certified Gold in just five weeks.
Scotty has toured with Brad Paisley and The Band Perry, and recently launched his first headline tour, the Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013. In between tour dates and recording his upcoming new album, McCreery also balances college life while pursuing an
undergraduate degree at N.C. State University.
The magic of Sarah Darling's artistry lies in the power and passion of her voice, the cool believability of her approach and the grace and assurance of her stage presence. Collectively, their effect on industry pros and everyday fans alike has brought her an enviable set of
milestones. She hit #1 on CMT.com with the video to her 2011 single, "Something to Do With Your Hands," and performed on the stages of both Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. Press accolades include The New York Times noting her as "a sophisticated songwriter" with a "crisp, powerful voice.".