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bergenPAC to Welcome AMERICAN IDOL's Scotty McCreery, 7/11

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey is proud to present American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and rockers Black47 with special guest The Bill Weevils on Saturday, September 20th at 8pm tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, March 21 at 11AM at or 201.227 1030.

American Idol winner and country music singer Scotty McCreery is taking the country industry by storm with his single "See You Tonight" and you get to be one of the first to see him perform his hit live at bergenPAC.

In two short years, Scotty McCreery is one of country's hottest new stars, with album sales topping 1.6 million, including a platinum-selling debut album that made Billboard history and helped him win several new artist awards. During this whirlwind career explosion, he performed for President Obama, sung the national anthem at the World Series, performed in the Macy's Day Parade and put on shows from coast to coast.

In 2010, American fell in love at first sight with McCreery, then a shy 17-year-old boy with a wide smile, preternaturally deep voice and a love of faith, family and his hometown of Garner, N.C.. But that boyish image is merely a fond memory now that he's turning 20. While the core of who he is and what he stands for remains the same, his strong voice has deepened as he has grown into a seasoned, confident performer who is in full control of every aspect of his career. His impressive evolution is immediately evident on his second studio album, See You Tonight, which artfully captures who he is now, both as an artist and a man.

My music is always going to grow with me. I'm not ever going to sing about me getting drunk at a bar, because that's not me, but the subject matter and sounds of the songs are more mature. I don't think I ever sounded like a kid because my voice matured early, but I do feel like it's a more mature sound, and I'm proud of that."

With See You Tonight, as well as his previous work, his bass voice and an irresistible sound create the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional country. With more than 150 live shows under his belt across the U.S., Canada and the Philippines, McCreery has become a favorite of all ages because of the universal appeal of his music, warmth, and all-American values. His first headlining tour has been so successful-with numerous sell-outs and additional shows added to meet demand--that a fall 2013 run has been announced.

Five months after winning Season Ten of American Idol, he released his debut album, Clear As Day, which became the best-selling solo album released by a country artist in 2011. Indeed, he became the youngest man in history to have his first album debut atop the all-genre Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

Clear As Day was certified platinum for sales of one million in just thirteen weeks, and the first two singles from that album were each certified gold. In 2012, his Christmas album, Christmas with Scotty McCreery, was also certified gold. He was named Top New Artist by Billboard and won best new artist awards at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Country Awards, and the CMT Awards.

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