And Fonville Morisey was there to see it all unfold. What a night!
On July 27th, our very own American Idol Scotty McCreery returned to his home base, so to speak, to grab a little Bojangles as well as meet the press and some of his fans, all before he took the stage later that evening. Several of us from Fonville Morisey, along with our guests (approximately 40 or so), were there to witness Scotty make his Raleigh debut at the RBC Center, where the likes of such artists as Michael Buble, Taylor Swift, and Bon Jovi have performed.
Scotty wasn’t the only one on our minds. We have missed his mother, Judy McCreery who has been an agent with us for over ten years. Since Scotty is still under age (though that’s hard to believe when you see him perform!), Judy is spending the summer travelling with Scotty as the Tour swings around the nation. Some of us got to chat with her back stage while others had the pleasure of greeting her as she made her rounds to the floor seating where many of the concert-goers were from the McCreery hometown of Garner, North Carolina. No matter where we met up with her, it was just good to see her!
Several of those attended share their thoughts –
“It was an over the top experience being at the RBC watching the American Idols on tour. Scotty has such a rich voice and a wide range from tenor to base. He seems so natural on stage and really connected well with his raving fans last night…including members of The Kelly Cobb Home Team. Our only regret…he did not sing more than a few songs…we were not ready to let him leave Raleigh!”
“This Idol performance tripled my expectations and I went with high expectations! It was absolutely OVER THE TOP in every way, and our boy Scotty rocked the house…a full house by the way!”
“Last night’s show was spectacular! We personally witnessed an up front, close (and almost personal) well-deserving current star with God’s favor. A future legend and one of our own, is from right here in Garner – Scotty McCreery. Scotty is a great person, singer, artist, role model……..America’s next Frank Sinatra (but even bigger)!”
Check out this slide show of images from the concert contributed by several of our Fonville Morisey attendees:
We want to know if you attended, what did you think of the show, Scotty, etc.? Did Scotty live up to your expectations too?
The next thing on Scotty’s agenda – his debut album. There’s a whole lot of buzz around that already. We don’t know about you but we can’t wait to hear it!
Special thanks to Paul Capps, Whitney Lanier (daughter of Sue Lanier) as well as her friend Kiera Whitley, and Lisa Sullivan for slideshow images.