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Scotty McCreery Wins CMT Music Award and Graduates High School

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It’s been a crazy few days for platinum-selling artist and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, who took home his first CMT Music Award on Wednesday and then graduated high school 12 hours later in Garner, N.C. After all that excitement, he headed back to Nashville yesterday to sign autographs, hold a Fan Club Party and take the stage at LP Field on Sunday.

At the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, Scotty grabbed the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for “The Trouble With Girls” at the 2012 CMT Music Awards. “I was pumped!” says Scotty, who also performed “Water Tower Town” during the CMT Music Awards. “It’s a fun awards show. You come here just looking for a great time, so that award just added to a great night.”

The award he won was for “The Trouble With Girls” video, which was actually shot at Garner High School, the school from which McCreery graduated on Thursday morning. “I love the video because it’s real for me,” he says. “Those are my real friends and my real high school. It was really special to shoot.” He graduated with distinguished honors, and his Senior year included a platinum debut album and pitching for his high school baseball team. “It’s been a good four years in high school,” he says. “I’ve gone a lot of places that I never thought I’d go and done a lot of things I never dreamed I’d do. This is bittersweet, but I’m really excited to spend the day with my friends and move on to the next stage in life.”

Scotty McCreery’s current single, which he performed at the CMT Awards, “Water Tower Town,” is currently climbing the charts. Additionally, he is on tour with Brad Paisley‘s epic “Virtual Reality Tour 2012.”

Lady Antebellum Fans Brave Stormy Weather for Attendance Breaking Concert Stop

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Lady Antebellum played to over 62,000 devoted fans this past weekend on their headlining OWN THE NIGHT 2012 World Tour. The CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year played in Cincinnati, OH, Cleveland, OH, Pittsburgh, PA and Rochester, NY. In Cleveland, the supergroup played to over 18,600 fans, despite inclement weather, marking the biggest selling night of the Own the Night Tour.
 
While the fans were thrilled by Hillary, Charles and Dave, the press was equally impressed. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote, “When the Grammy-winning trio of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood took the stage, they left no stone unturned…a full sing-along reached the back of the packed lawn. The band, whose talent runs deep, has a great chemistry and plays well to an audience. A classic stage with a U-shaped ramp and a riser stretching into standing-room-only allowed lots of audience interaction.” 

Additionally, the Cleveland Plain Dealer praised the trio. “Lady A didn’t just hit play on the CD and recreate a note-for-note version of ANY song. Tempo changes, dynamic changes, harmonic changes – all were incorporated, so that old songs sounded new.” 

Lady A will be opening the CMT Music Awards tomorrow with a special performance with Hot Chelle Rae. They’re nominated for Music Video of the Year, Group Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year.

Hunter Hayes Hits Nashville

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Hunter Hayes will hit Nashville next week during CMA Music Festival for several appearances and live performances. Hunter will kick off the week on Wednesday, June 6th at the 2012 CMT Music Awards. On Thursday, June 7th at 11 am, Hunter will sign for fans at The Warner Sound booth inside the Nashville Convention Center. Following the signing, Hunter and his band will perform at 6PM at Downtown Nashville’s aVenue. Hunter has billed his nearly two-hour set list “Music City’s Most Wanted.”

On Saturday June 9th, Hunter will share the stage with country music stars Eric Church, Luke Bryan, and Faith Hill. To wrap up his week in Nashville, Sunday, June 10, Hunter will make a stop at the Martin Guitar tent on Broadway at 1:30PM. He will then head to a sold out “Coffee Break Experience” with fans later that afternoon.

If you are unable to make it to CMA Fest, have no fear. You, too, can get your fill of Hunter soon. Hunter will be featured in the upcoming new episode of CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh and Friends, starring Joe Walsh from The Eagles, accompanied by Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. The artists will perform Walsh’s hits and Eagle’s classics. The show premieres on Saturday, June 23rd at 11 PM ET.

For more information and a complete rundown of Hunter Hayes’ CMA Festival activities, please visit www.HunterHayes.com. Let us know if you are heading to CMA Fest and what Hunter events you plan to attend!

Justin Bieber, Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina to present at CMT Music Awards

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Justin Bieber and Shania Twain are among the superstar list of presenters added to the 2011 CMT Music Awards. Other presenters announced an hour ago on the CMT Music Awards Facebook page include American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina, Train, Sheryl Crow, Luke Bryan, Kristen Chenoweth, Laura Bell Bundy, Melissa Peterman, Mary Steenburgen, Hines Ward, and Sara Evans.

Both Sheryl Crow and Luke Bryan will perform as well on the award show. The 2011 CMT awards are a fan-voted award show and will air live on CMT on June 8th from Nashville.