|Friday, July 12, 2013|
Heartland Event Center
Grand Island, NE
Always FREE PARKING!
|Tickets $25 each (plus fees)
Special $5 discount per ticket for concert-goers who purchase tickets for both country concerts.
Heartland Events Center Box Office
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.