attends the 59th Annual BMI Country Awards on November 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Carrie backstage with her BMI Award

As the build up to tonight’s CMA Awards continue, Idols Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and Carrie Underwood made new appearances at rehearsals and the BMI Country Awards, respectively.

David Wild (@Wildaboutmusic) is the CMA head writer and has been tweeting lots of behind the scenes pictures and scoop. Last night he tweeted these new pictures of Scotty McCreery rehearsing for the CMA Awards:

@Wildaboutmusic: This #ScottyMcCreery seems like a nice kid. Who’s heard of him?

@Wildaboutmusic: From what I gather, this #ScottyMcCreery fellow won some sort of talent show.

Meanwhile, Lauren Alaina and Carrie Underwood attended the BMI Country Awards, where Carrie was honored for co-writing 3 of country music’s most performed songs, “Temporary Home,” “Undo It,” and “Mama’s Song.”

While there Lauren met up with Nicolle Galyon, co-writer of “Growing Her Wings” and “Dirt Road  Prayer”, who tweeted this adorable picture of them:

@nicatnitemusic: Just hangin w/ my Dirt Road Prayer sister @lauren_alaina at the #BMIawards. Love this girl.

Photos from the BMI awards

  • Anonymous

    Carrie and Lauren look fantastic in those red carpet pictures. I’m not sure the red shoes work with Lauren’s dress, they blend in with the carpet, but the dress itself is cute. Carrie’s is chic.

  • dodon

    Carrie’s dress has Lauren’s favourite print lol.

    @Wildaboutmusic: From what I gather, this #ScottyMcCreery fellow won some sort of talent show.

    lol subtle indeed.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Both Carrie and Lauren look so pretty.   I love their dresses!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Cassaday/100000840860401 Chris Cassaday

    Casey was also at the bmi awards

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    I’ve been a good Scotty fan up to this point:)  But I’m sort of sad Scotty had rehearsals instead of being at the awards show, especially since it seems he’s only going to have a 30 sec lead-in to commercial performance:(

    I was so hoping he’d have a “moment,” but now it looks like he won’t even get a minute.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a pic of Lauren with Mallary Hope ( who wrote GP and The Locket):

    http://lockerz.com/s/154563213
    Lauren also met Miranda Lambert, who tweeted about her:

    Miranda_Lambert 
    I met @Lauren_Alaina today. She is so sweet. Happy Birthday girl!

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes it doesn’t take a minute to have a moment!

  • Blower

    They look so gorgeous!

    Miranda_Lambert 
    I met @Lauren_Alaina today. She is so sweet. Happy Birthday girl!

    Awww, Miranda is so sweet. Love her so much!

    I’ve been a good Scotty fan up to this point:)  But I’m sort of sad
    Scotty had rehearsals instead of being at the awards show, especially
    since it seems he’s only going to have a 30 sec lead-in to commercial
    performance:(
    I was so hoping he’d have a “moment,” but now it looks like he won’t even get a minute.

    To be fair, it wasn’t his management fault when he wouldn’t have a moment for now. He could do rehearsal and had interview with radio separately without Lauren on his side for that moment instead of bowling in Garner city yesterday morning when all country singers was already in Nashville did press and media.

    We already know he wants to be a normal kid but you have to sacrifice several thing when you decided to be a normal kid and country singer at the same time, i was little disappointed to be completely honest yesterday but i respect his decision now :).

  • BonnieDee

    Lauren Looks beautiful.  She just shone on her birthday.  Happy 17 girl!  Glad to see her with Mallory Hope.  I hope they write a song together at some point. Mallory is a GIFTED songwriter and a good singer as well.  Googles Loves Lives On by Mallory Hope.  

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Just saw a promo for the CMA awards, and Scotty is shown along with other performers, whereas in the first promos a few days ago he wasn’t.

  • Anonymous

    Someone sent a twitter message to Scotty’s dad saying there was a rumor that Scotty’s song tonight was only going to be a short version…less than a minute. Scotty’s dad didn’t dispute that and just said to just enjoy whatever he’s allowed to do. 

  • dodon

    Jsyk bowling is during his PE class. And you know that Scotty won’t be at school forever, don’t you? His high-school days are numbered, just what is so wrong if he wants to cherish that once in a lifetime experience?
    I really think Scotty’s best interest is maintaining his normal/private life.

  • Blower

    Hah? i didn’t say it was wrong to be at school and didn’t appear in nashville which mean he lost the opportunity to gain a relationship with media and had a moment yesterday, that was his decision to maintaining his normal life and i accepted that.

    Oh fyi, I already know about that bowling thing was part of his PE class.

  • Anonymous

    Glad we got to see some photos of Scotty at rehearsals. I was surprised to see how many people appeared to be there.

    Lauren and Carrie look great as always.

  • Tess

    Scotty has had two songs reach top 30 in country airplay, he has an album that is pretty much guaranteed gold, he has a gold single, he is singing (however briefly) at the most prestigous country awards show, he will probably have a flurry of press meetings, today, with all the radio media, and he is pretty well known in country circles.  In fact, the fact that he is trying to lead a “normal” life as an 18 year old high school kid is probably getting him more positive press than anything else he could be doing.  I think he is making a lot of very “good” decisions right now.

  • dodon

    Scotty takes a lot of flack just by deciding to stay at school..nonetheless, he can do whatever he wants to do with his life, it is his. Who are we to judge.
    But I guess good for you if you finally respect his decision.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Whatever time Scotty gets on the stage is a good thing.   He could be getting none at all so there’s that.  ;)

    Speaking of WITC, I had heard on the radio yesterday about Keith Urban’s impending throat surgery for a growth on his vocal cords and he was hoping he was going to get to perform at least one song tonight.  The surgery is scheduled for later this month and he’s on strict Dr’s orders to rest his voice until the surgery date. 

    Here’s the article (dated today) with a nice pic of Nicole and Keith from last night’s BMI CMA’s.

    LINK

    ETA: Love Lauren and Carrie’s outfits!

  • LVD
  • Anonymous

    There are many rodes to success and given the diverse personalities of Scotty and Lauren it isn’t surprising to me the paths they are choosing for at least right now.  I think people are drawn to both of them. Scotty for trying to maintain what feels dear to him his normal routine and Lauren for imbracing this opportunity and working very hard to try to launch her career.  I actually think by staying true to who they are they have a better chance of making it.

    The pictures are great Carrie and Lauren look stunning.

  • Blower

    I give my opinion, it doesn’t mean i judge his decisions. So yeah i respect his decision so good luck to Scotty and his career.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Tess. Scotty’s decision to try to lead a bit of a normal life is actually getting him more attention. Sometimes these newbies are out and about too much and lose their appeal quickly. Scotty laying low a little bit actually makes his fans want more of him and that keeps them invested. And he gives them just enough to not let them forget him. 

  • Anonymous

    Ooooo… Casey in a new blue suit.  Sweet.  And why can’t the boy be up with the pictures of the girls?  A little maleness would be a nice contrast.  Windmills? ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to the CMAs tonight! 

  • Anonymous

    Lauren is now # 1 on amazon country album downloads.  Also, heard her say in an interview that she’ll be presenting with Jake Owens tonight.  Fabulous!  Yes, Lauren, Mallary, and Carrie looked GREAT at BMI Awards!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    Tess, thanks for the perspective!! 

  • Anonymous

    Not sure whose fault it is he won’t have a moment.  Saw a couple of tweets last night from Mike Wheless of QDR – one saying he wouldn’t be interviewing Scotty tomorrow (meaning today) “No @ScottyMcCreery 2moro with us tomorrow. I’m pretty dang hurt. Not his fault though” and another one saying “His record label controls everything now”.   Lauren did an interview with them though.

    As far as Scotty choosing school over appearances, he has said time and again that he would be wherever and do whatever was arranged for him and whatever was required.  So frankly, I think it’s the labels doing, not Scotty’s…and I suspect the “contractual issues” at CMT are the label’s doing as well.  Really unfortunate both he and Lauren are on the same label…hope he hasn’t signed a long term contract with them.

  • Anonymous

    Lauren’s album price dropped down to $4.99. Probably why the bump in sales on Amazon. 

  • Blower

    At least mercury is better than jive/RCA ;)

  • http://twitter.com/goneCountry33 Gadfly

    Woa! That’s cheap! Good move to lower the price, I think.

    I’ve just checked and CAD is still at $8.99.

  • Anonymous

    Talking about raising your expectations too high!  Any exposure on this show is going to trump being in the audience of any award show, well most award shows.  He is still going to sing and it doesn’t take alot of time to make a lasting impression.  He doesn’t need a moment.  He’s doing fine.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Lauren and Carrie look great. I see they went somewhat similar in style. Very classy and chic.

    Isn’t Matt Giraud also going to be there? I seem to remember him tweeting that he’s performing at one of the after parties.

  • Anonymous

    Just had a thought! IF Scotty is only singing 30-45 seconds of WITC for the television audience as a lead-in to commercial, is it possible he would continue to sing the complete song for the in-house audience during the commercial???

  • Anonymous

    Wildflower has been that low in price before at Amazon so I think it has to do more with the exsposure.

  • Anonymous

     Not to harp on an old subject, but how can anyone look at Lauren and think she’s fat?  Good grief.  She looks healthy to me.  I love that dress on her.  She’s lean, tall, and toned. 

    I just don’t get the need to rip on someone for something that 1.) is none of our business and 2.) isn’t true at all!  *SMH*

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    You’re right.  It was reading all this stuff that did it:)))  I’m mostly better now. 

    Just curious–what contractual stuff could there be that wouldn’t let Scotty interview with QDR?  Or CMT play his video? 

  • larc

    ETA: Love Lauren and Carrie’s outfits!

    I notice you didn’t mention Nicole Kidman’s.  ;)

  • Anonymous

    I hope he stays with Mercury for a long time, they seem to be a pretty good label who aren’t so quick to drop their artists- Julianne Hough had one hit single and her album sales weren’t great, but she is still on the label. They also seem to be good about artist freedom- Scotty said he chose all the songs for his album.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I guess that goes back to if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.  ;)

  • Anonymous

    I love Lauren’s outfit, and both she and Carrie look gorgeous.
    It is great that Lauren got to go to different functions with Carrie there and to get a birthday tweet from Miranda Lambert, …wonderful.

  • Anonymous

    Carrie and Lauren looks gorgeous!  Can’t wait to see what they’ll be wearing tonight ( specially Carrie with her many costume changes ) :)

  • margaretgfeeney

    Lauren is really getting around Nashville,she looks and sounds fabulous..glad she is gettin to meet performers who she admires..LOVE her so much..she will be performing soon with a big name? Carrie? They seem to get along so well ..wonder if she met “the band Perry” since she performs”if I die Young”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Georgia-Messmer/100002339468843 Georgia Messmer

    He’s also trying to put distance btwn he and Lauren according to appearance of things…which seems wise decision…and the bowling was part of a class…granted he cld have skipped I guess…but in his defense he did have big wk end ahead with MOA signing and performance w class of “11″ same day…plus a lot coming up. Disappointed he didn’t get more time on CMA but he didn’t have much to do w/that did he? He’s got a lifetime ahead of him and worked his butt off on tour to get album out to fans as fast as possible…