Scotty McCreery Romance Rumors and More (Ryan Seacrest Interview)

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Scotty McCreery called into the Ryan Seacrest radio show to talk about his debut album Clear As Day, set to to be released October 4.

Scotty talks about the album, his memorable Idol audition, going back to high school and heading out to college.

Ryan has posted a 30 second clip of “Walk in the Country” the Keith Urban cover from the record, but you can listen to much longer clips at iTunes. JUST SAYING.

And rumors that Scotty is  dating Thia Megia? WHAT?

The “I Love You This Big” singer wants you to know just how much he loves a certain thirst-quenching beverage. He says, “Well, there’s a line in ‘Water Tower Town‘ that says, ‘Sweet tea goes with anything.’ And, well, that’s pretty much all I drank. I walked six miles to a McDonalds in LA to get sweet tea one time.”

And here’s the 30 second clip of “Walk in the Country”

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  • ross

    What is sweet tea, anyway?

  • upsidedawn

    I think it’s just black tea with lots of sugar blended in. When I lived in Fla., we used to make it at home—add the sugar while the tea was hot so it’s dissolved. We added lots of crushed mint too.

    Obviously, not the healthiest thing to drink in large quantities, but you can get away with a fair amount when you’re young.

  • harvestmoon

    Sweet tea is iced tea with sugar added to it, a very popular, common drink in the south. The sugar needs to be added as the tea is being brewed, just adding it afterwards to unsweetened iced tea is not the same.

    ETA: Or what upsidedawn said.

  • Buffynut

    ross says:

    09/27/2011 at 11:44 am

    What is sweet tea, anyway?

    Iced tea with lots and lots of sugar, NO LEMON! I tried it in Birmingham and was surprised at how sweet it is. It is named appropriately. I like lemon in my iced tea so it’s not for me. However, the new Vodka Sweet Tea is to die for! :)

  • Trina

    Sweet tea is delicious! I’m shocked Scotty went for Micky D’s sweet tea though because its not nearly as good as the real stuff you can get in the South.

  • LexieN

    He only went to Micky D’s when he was in California and that was the only place he could find it:) When we travel, we find that there’s a sweet tea line…that strangely enough, is equal to the Mason Dixon–above, no sweet tea, below, almost everywhere:)

    And the Thia Megia rumors were running wild in the Phillipines. They asked her about him everywhere she went in the week after the other Idols left–I’ve seen posts on other fan sites, didn’t think that needed to be shared over here, but could post them:) Or not…

  • Buffynut

    Awww, Scotty and Thia would be such a cute couple! I like this rumor!

  • harvestmoon

    Awww, Scotty and Thia would be such a cute couple! I like this rumor!

    I like it better than the Scotty/Lauren rumors, which were too predictable. If this were Simon’s X-Factor, he’d make a weird love triangle out of Scotty/Lauren/Thia, and splash the story over any and all tabloids and gossip sites that he could find.

  • kevin_writes

    Scotty and Thia could come off as “cute” together, which is probably why the whole Scothia stuff ever started. But I saw videos where they flat out asked Thia about Scotty and her dating life. She has repeated several times that they were not dating, that she’s still single, that she’s never really had a boyfriend, and that she looks forward to one day having a boyfriend (and that he would have to meet and get along with her large family…how’s that for intimidating a 17-year-old boy). But I also saw her answer the question cleverly open-ended. For example, she has said something to the effect that if Scotty were interested in her, she didn’t know about it. And that Scotty is a great guy and would be a good catch. And that she’s not sure whether or not they have that chemistry or connection (those were the two words she used). All answers that should tell Scotty, if you’re interested you should let her know and give it a shot. Of course, you never know what celebrities are hiding…for all we know they have been dating since the show.

  • rivermaya

    Thanks for the link MJ.
    I thought it was kinda strange that Walk in the Country was the one song that got sampled out from the album instead of the current single TTWG.
    Anyways, WITC sounded really awesome on radio!

    eta: does anyone has a schedule of Scotty’s TV appearances for next week?

  • kevin_writes

    “Scothia” lovers will love this video. It’s pretty cute:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWGBbe9Wleo

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    The magic of sweet tea is that the sugar helps the liquid keep you hydrated, which is important in a hot climate. Seriously. The World Health Organization’s Oral Rehydration Solution contains both salt and sugar because it helps the water be stored in your cells. (So have a couple potato chips with your sweet tea.)

    Oddly, sweet tea is nonetheless uncommon here in Arizona, where Mickey D’s is pretty much the only place that has it. We’re more a lemonade state. (Well, we’re actually more a beer state.)

  • connie0128

    Poor Scotty! Mama needs to teach that boy how to make sweet tea so he can have it wherever he goes!

  • http://adorablyhooked.blogspot.com GwendolynD

    What is sweet tea, anyway?

    Best drink ever.

  • ross

    Thanks for the sweet tea answers! As a kid, I always had iced tea with sugar, but just a couple of teaspoons – after the tea was already cool. Not the same, I guess. I really preferred iced coffee with milk and sugar, though.

  • NOLA

    Obviously, not the healthiest thing to drink in large quantities, but you can get away with a fair amount when you’re young.

    As sweet as sweet tea is, it has a lot less sugar than a cola.

  • mm99

    We’ve got sweet tea in Canada… when I first moved here I was a little surprised when I ordered Iced Tea. But that’s the only Iced Tea they have here.

  • LaRue

    Thanks for the sweet tea answers! As a kid, I always had iced tea with sugar, but just a couple of teaspoons – after the tea was already cool. Not the same, I guess.

    Not even the same ballpark. :-D

    Sweet tea is delicious, but some of it does have too much sugar. If you put it in just after brewing and before the tea cools, 1/2 of a cup per half-gallon goes a long way.

  • Avari

    LOLing at myself. When I saw the headline (scotty romance rumours) and the split picture (Scotty and Keith Urban), my honest to god first thought was “poor Nicole Kidman, she’s lost her man.”

  • hoa_teca

    Any chance the next single is Walk in the country? ILYTB, TTWG and WITC are featured on the cover of Clear as Day’s deluxe version.

    And now the song is played.

  • chearts77

    LOLing at myself. When I saw the headline (scotty romance rumours) and the split picture (Scotty and Keith Urban), my honest to god first thought was “poor Nicole Kidman, she’s lost her man.”

    LMBO!!!!

  • Pam

    Sweet tea is fab. :D It never entered my mind that Scotty and Thia could be an item but she is just a doll though. Any boy would be lucky to get her. I’m not one bit surprised that Scotty took the hike to the LA Chick-Fil-A. Kris seemed thrilled about LA getting a Chick-Fil-A. heh Putting all jokes aside, I love Chick-Fil-A myself. :)

    I could easily see “Walk In The Country” as Scotty’s next single.

  • larc

    LexieN says:
    He only went to Micky D’s when he was in California and that was the only place he could find it:) When we travel, we find that there’s a sweet tea line…that strangely enough, is equal to the Mason Dixon–above, no sweet tea, below, almost everywhere:)

    I’m in the South and drink a lot of iced tea, but I usually don’t like anything in it. I’ll make an exception for the sweet tea at Bojangle’s, though. Theirs isn’t too sweet, but just right. Maybe that’s one reason Scotty likes Bojangle’s so much.

  • CanadianLady

    We’ve got sweet tea in Canada… when I first moved here I was a little surprised when I ordered Iced Tea. But that’s the only Iced Tea they have here.

    Tell me about it! I love unsweetened iced tea as much as Scotty likes sweet tea, but you can’t get it anywhere here. The minute I’m in the US, I’m asking for it. Flying to Sarasota Springs next month for the Ultimate finals and I can’t wait to get unsweetened iced tea.

    I actually can make it – my oldest son got me an iced tea maker. The only problem is you have to have lots of ice and I never remember to make it ahead of time. So I just drink hot (unsweetened) tea. :)

  • Tess

    Try sun tea…just a pitcher, some water, a half dozen tea bags, some simple syrup (sugar dissolved in boiling water and left to cool) and 4 or 5 hours sitting in direct sunlight. Best tea on the planet, not cloudy, and not to sweet.

  • savgal

    Re: Scotty and Thia, surprised I never considered that before. I really think that type of more demure, ladylike young lady is more attractive to Scotty than the more extroverted girl he’s been paired with from the show. I think she is adorable and hope they have a nice, high-school friendship. PS–Scotty handles himself so well in interviews. His speaking voice would be great for an animated character, IMO. Pixar should give him a listen if they need a southern or country guy’s voice.

  • TylerWV

    Bucky Covington on Idol lamented not finding iced tea or a biscuit. I prefer iced tea from Lipton instant and add lemon but most here in WV. use the tea bag.

  • Kylee

    I wonder how part-time the college will be? He said it would probably take 10 years(typically its 4 years). Maybe take one quarter/semester, then take a few off? I’m just not sure how he will be able to manage all of that. With High School its a little easier because he can leave and communicate with his teachers via web. I wonder if the college professors would be as flexible? Sometimes attendance is important, otherwise you have no idea what is going on. It will be interesting to see how it works when he is trying to tour, etc.

  • ituneit

    The headline is funny. There is a picture of Scotty side by side with Keith Urban with the headline “Scotty McCreery Romance Rumors”.

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    Me thinks that they might release Walk In Th Country as the next single, which is more than okay with me. That song would become a hit.

    As for the Scotthia dating rumours, it was kind of surprising. I mean, it was an issue here in the Philippines but it kind of took me a back that Ryan asked it.

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    I wonder how part-time the college will be? He said it would probably take 10 years(typically its 4 years). Maybe take one quarter/semester, then take a few off? I’m just not sure how he will be able to manage all of that. With High School its a little easier because he can leave and communicate with his teachers via web. I wonder if the college professors would be as flexible.

    “10 years” sounds like a stand-in for “a big, long time” rather than an estimate based on making a plan and examining a college’s requirements.

    In any case, lots of colleges offer online courses with real professors (MIT was one of the pioneers), and there are even some reasonably credible online degree programs out there. If McCreery wanted to do a degree almost entirely online, he probably could. Knowing zippo about his aspirations or learning style, I don’t know if it’s a good idea, but it’s do-able, and some graduates genuinely like the experience.

  • LexieN

    From everything read and heard, Scotty is really committed to Belmont. And a rep came by to talk to Scotty when the tour was in Nashville…don’t know about their online programs, but music business and performance can’t be done all online…

  • Kylee

    but music business and performance can’t be done all online…

    He could probably waiver it with the concerts he will be doing and the labels he will be working with :)

  • rivermaya

    Isn’t Belmont U where Brad Paisley graduated?!?
    I am glad that getting a degree is still in Scotty’s future plans. Many artists have done it before and I believe so can Scotty ( and if I am not mistaken, Scotty’s also an honor roll in his high school so he obviously got the brains to breeze through it)

  • jeffreythegleek

    Didn’t the same thing happen with David Archuleta and Charice? She sang on his Christmas album and Filipino fans started dating rumors. Season 10 goes to the Philippines. Thia is Filipino so naturally she’s the one the media will want to talk to the most. Scotty won so he’s the one TPTB are going to get the most promotion. They’re teenagers standing side-by-side. Dating rumors! Isn’t Darren Criss half Filipino? Where are HIS dating rumors. Come on now, he cannot be left out!

  • halo9125

    If McCreery wanted to do a degree almost entirely online, he probably could. Knowing zippo about his aspirations or learning style, I don’t know if it’s a good idea, but it’s do-able, and some graduates genuinely like the experience.

    I get the impression that Scotty would do absolutely fine with an online degree- or at least getting some of his college credits online. He comes across as both articulate and intelligent. BUT- I wouldn’t be surprised if he would like to get a taste of the “real” college experience as well. Entirely online worked for me when I got my Masters- but I had already lived through college life, and was -well- OLD lol. I wouldn’t recommend it for an undergrad of college age.

  • Tess

    The old college schedule of 5 classes everyday with teacher’s taking attendance and tests done in the classroom is pretty well non-existent at the Universities I am most familiar with. Lectures are videotaped and offered online, testing is done at a testing center, lab work can be condensed into a week rather than over a semester. Pre-requisites and general ed classes can even be started and finished within the span of a week as they are offered as “intense” seminars. Professors don’t care if you are “in class”….as long as the University is getting it’s tuition that is how that cookie crumbles.

    ETA: Besides an on-campus semester is about 15 weeks and very few classes are held on Friday. Many singers or actors or other famous people disappear for 15 weeks….a few weekend gigs and an occasional interview and nobody knows someone isn’t around full time.

  • jammasta

    I really wanna know more about the Scotty McCreery/Keith Urban dating rumors.

    Wait…

  • zjzr

    Interesting that the special question asked by Ryan to Scotty are rumors of him dating Thia. I mean, Scothia shippers exist even during the Idol run (I think it stemmed from a rumor that one of Scotty’s baseball teammates said that Scotty has a crush on Thia, or something to that degree) but it looks like it is now “officially legit” as McLaina shipping. Maybe possibly because of sightings of him and Thia during the Manila stop (which is understandable as Scotty is the winner and Thia is in her “hometown”, if you will) that “strengthens” the rumor.

    Anyway, the song sounds very good, even though it is very American country style which is not really my cup of tea (cannot relate being a city kid from the Philippines), I think the target demographic would enjoy listening to it.

  • Bazzle

    LOL at everyone who mentioned the dating rumours between Keith and Scotty, they did have an intimate session in the bathroom. Some bonding time haha.

  • Tera2

    ituneit says:
    The headline is funny. There is a picture of Scotty side by side with Keith Urban with the headline “Scotty McCreery Romance Rumors”.

    I know when I saw the pics with Scotty and keith I thought its some bromance joke. LOL

    The Thia and Scotty dating is surprising if true – but they are close in age. They make a cute couple. Those who want him with Lauren may not like the news so much though.

  • joyb5321

    Cute couple if ever, Scotty & Thia. But I think they should concentrate first on their respective careers. Love can wait if that is meant to be.

  • joyb5321