Scotty McCreery took the stage at the Southern California Fair on Tuesday night, October 7th, and the almost 21-year-old from North Carolina had the crowd of thousands “feelin’ it” from the first note of the first song that kicked off his 90-minute set, to the encore “Feelin It.”
Scotty performed a total of 16 songs to a crowd ranging in age from 5 to 85, and every one of the concert-goers was on their feet the entire time.
After “Now”, Scotty performed: “Can You Feel It”, “Water Tower Town”, “I Love You This Big”, “Blue Jean Baby”, a great rendition of Garth Brooks’ “Papa Loved Mama”, “Write My Number”, “Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend”, and a favorite among the hundreds of teens in the audience, the sweetly delivered “The Trouble With Girls”. Cell phone flashlights illuminated a beautiful Southern California night during this song, and the audience knew all the words.
The concert was interrupted at this point so the fans could be united in signing “Happy Birthday” to Scotty.
Scotty continued to wow the crowd with George Strait’s “Check Yes Or No”, “Carolina Moon”, and a medley of songs from Hank Williams, Sr. “Hey Good Lookin'” and Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”. Scotty closed with “Walk In The Country” and “Buzzin'” to an outdoor jam-packed arena of screaming fans, and returned with two well-deserved encores performing “See You Tonight” and “Feelin It”. A tremendous show!
In the few short years since winning American Idol, Scotty McCreery has proven himself to be a serious contender in Country Music. Not only thru his music, but thru his character both on and off the stage. This is a young man, continuing his college education at North Carolina State, majoring in Communications, touring when not in school, promoting his 2nd studio album “See You Tonight”, all the while, taking the time to create awareness for the 12.14 Foundation, of which he serves as a National Goodwill Ambassador.
In honor of Scotty’s 21st Birthday on October 9th, Scotty has asked fans that in lieu of gifts, donations be made to the 12.14 Foundation in Newtown, Connecticut, where the town is still recovering from the tragic 2012 school shootings. The foundation plans to build a multi-purpose performing arts and education center to benefit people in the community with a beacon of hope and positivity.
Can U Feel It
Water Tower Town
Love U This Big
Blue Jean Baby
Papa Loved Mama (Garth Brooks cover)
Write My Number
Don’t Wanna B Your Friend
Trouble With Girls
Yes Or No (George Strait cover)
Carolina Moon (Gene Austin cover)
Good Lookin’ (Hank Williams, Sr. cover)/Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash cover)
Walk In The Country
C U 2 Nite
→ Heather Froglear is the co-host of the Morning Show on CBS Radio stations KFRG 95.1 FM Riverside & KXFG 92.9 FM Temecula. Follow Heather on Twitter: @KFRGHeather.