Scotty McCreery



American Idol: Is Runner-Up Jessica Sanchez Taking a Major Pay Cut?

Jessica Sanchez

Coming in second place on American Idol may have cost runner-up Jessica Sanchez more than she thought.

According to the Associated Press, this season's Idol contract for finalists who aren't crowned America's most talented singer falls short of what the Fox reality series used to offer... read more

Keck's Exclusives First Look: An American Idol Visits Hart of Dixie

Hart of Dixie

There will be a wedding on the season finale of The CW's Hart of Dixie, but it may not be the George-and-Lemon marriage fans are expecting. In the April 23 episode, George (Scott Porter) skips town with Zoe (Rachel Bilson) and they end up at a bar and are serenaded by last year's American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery.

"George finds out some secrets [like Lemon's affair] and calls Zoe out of... read more

5 Reasons Why American Idol Will Stay on Top in Season 11

American Idol

As American Idol kicks off its 11th season with auditions Wednesday and Thursday at 8/7c on Fox, can it continue to reign over its rival singing competitions on TV (and all other shows, for that matter)?

Although Simon Cowell's The X Factor crowns its winner in the fall, NBC's The Voice will be nipping at Idol's heels when it premieres its second season on Feb. 5 after the Super Bowl. Charismatic banter among the coaches and those cool, swiveling chairs may bring in some viewers, but the Idol crew isn't sweating it, judging from a... read more

American Idol Scotty McCreery's Clear As Day Album Goes Platinum

Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery's post-American Idol career is off to a strong start.

The reality show champ's debut album, Clear As Day, has gone platinum after only being released in October, USA Today reports.

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American Idol: Back In Tune

American Idol

Around this time every year, Fox executives and the American Idol producers start to panic, wondering if the show's huge audience will return en masse for the start of a new season. But this winter is different. Idol defied the odds last January, engineering a successful reboot with the addition of new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. And more importantly, the show's talent made a comeback as well, thanks in part to the countrified sounds of finalists Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery.

Now, as American Idol enters its 11th season, no one's predicting the show's demise. Even with The X Factor and The Voice on the scene, rivals concede that Idol, the granddaddy of them all, remains a ratings monster.  For the first time in four seasons, there are... read more

Justin Bieber Celebrates Christmas at Disney World

Justin Bieber

Even Goofy isn't immune to Justin Bieber's swagger.

Over the weekend, the singing superstar joined Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Cee Lo Green and Scotty McCreery to tape performances for the upcoming Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade to air on ABC. (Check local listings.) Bieber sang a medley of songs (check out those moves below!) from the Cinderella Castle stage before posing with Goofy in a Santa outfit.

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Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood Reign Supreme at Second Annual American Country Awards

Carrie Underwood

Jason Aldean topped the second annual American Country Awards, which aired on Fox live from Las Vegas Monday.

He won six awards including artist of the year. "It's been a helluva year," Aldean said. Carrie Underwood took home three guitar trophies at the show, broadcast live from Las Vegas."I have got an amazing 2012 planned for you guys," she told the crowd. "We're going to have a lot of fun!"

Check out red carpet arrivals from the 2011 American Country Awards

Toby Keith was named the artist of the decade and received a special video introduction to his performance of "Red Solo Cup" from... read more

The Monday Guide to TV: A Holiday Closer, Charlie Brown and More Country Awards

The Closer

Is he a good Santa or a bad Santa? Sounds like a case for Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick), and in a very campy Christmas episode of TNT's The Closer (9/8c) — one of many holiday episodes we'll be weighing in on this week — the Santa is ...
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The Guide to Thursday TV: Bones, An Office Visitor, A Country Christmas, and More!


Always a popular (if sometimes contentious) topic in my Ask Matt forum, Fox's Bones refutes any notion that its heart isn't in the right place in this week's ultimately touching episode (9/8c). Ralph Waite (forever Papa Walton to many of us, though nowadays better known as Jethro's dad on NCIS) makes a welcome return as Booth's grandfather, bearing some unwelcome news that has the very pregnant Bones (Emily Deschanel) wondering how best to reach ...
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VIDEO: Idol Alums Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Botch Lip-Synching, the National Anthem

Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina

Thanksgiving was not a great day to be a Season 10 American Idol finalist.

Champ Scotty McCreery started off the bad day with a major blunder at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, where he was to ...
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