Scotty McCreery Releases New Single "You Time" + Behind-the-Scenes Video
Triple Tigers multi-Platinum recording artist Scotty McCreery releases his new single “You Time” today, Sept. 23. The new track gives fans their first look at what to expect from his forthcoming album, the follow-up to his three consecutive No. 1 hits from his RIAA Gold-Certified Seasons Change. A release date for the new project will be announced soon. Listen to “You Time” HERE and watch the accompanying behind-the-scenes video HERE.
”I am so excited to have new music out,” said McCreery. “I wrote this with Frank and Aaron at a time when I was on the road more than I’d ever been before, and I’d get home just in time to see Gabi heading out to start her shift as a nurse. I was craving some ‘You Time’ with her and that inspired this song. Of course, now during the pandemic, we’re having a lot of ‘You Time’ which I love.”
Written by McCreery, Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis, and produced by Rogers, Eshuis and Derek Wells, MusicRow proclaimed of McCreery, “as always, he’s a country beacon,” and of “You Time,” “upbeat and romantic, this has a lot going for it,” while ABC News Radio called it “a playful ode” that Taste of Country observes has “a progressive beat with more bounce.”
As the first act to welcome the return of live concertgoers to the Ryman Auditorium, the multi-Platinum artist gave the debut performance of “You Time” on Sept. 4 to both a national livestream pay-per-view audience as well as a sold-out limited in-venue audience of 125 fans in the ‘LIVE AT THE RYMAN’ series. This was a full-circle moment as McCreery’s sold-out performance in March of this year marked the last show by a single artist act to take place prior to the Ryman’s temporary suspension of operations.
Prior to his performance at the Ryman, McCreery was surprised with a plaque commemorating “In Between” hitting RIAA Gold-Certified status on HLN’s “Morning Express.” “In Between” marked McCreery’s third consecutive No. 1 from Seasons Change and this weekend (Sept. 19-20) the song’s accompanying video hit No. 1 on CMT’s “Hot 20 Countdown.” The blockbuster track follows smash hits RIAA Double Platinum-Certified “Five More Minutes” and RIAA Platinum-Certified “This is It.”
The North Carolina native is currently hard at work on his follow up to Seasons Change, which Rolling Stone named as one of the “40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018” and Whiskey Riff named it as one of the “30 Top Albums of 2018.” Taste of Country said Seasons Change “showcased [McCreery’s] growth as a songwriter and storyteller and his understanding of how and when to share parts of his own story.”
Since mid-March, McCreery has already given nearly 100 live-stream performances ranging from Twitch Stream Aid, “Circle Sessions,” “Feed the Front Line Live, Presented by CMT” and numerous Facebook and Instagram Live events with country radio stations across the nation and media outlets, which he has dubbed his “Somewhere in Quarantine Tour.”
SCOTTY’S “IN BETWEEN” MUSIC VIDEO HITS #1
Scotty’s music video “In Between” hit No. 1 on this weekend’s “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” (Sept. 19-20, 2021) The video was directed by Jeff Ray, who also directed the “Five More Minutes” and “This is It” music videos.
Robert K. Oermann’s review of “You Time” in Music Row’s DISClaimer column
SCOTTY MCCREERY/You Time
Writers: Scotty McCreery/Frank Rogers/Aaron Eshuis; Publisher: none listed; Producers: Frank Rogers/Aaron Eshuis/Derek Wells; Triple Tigers
-Upbeat and romantic, this has a lot going on for it. As always, he’s a country beacon.
Scotty McCreery ~ KTLA 5 Morning News interview
Scotty did an interview on “KTLA 5 Morning News” in Los Angeles via Skype from his Nashville home on Thursday morning (September 10), where he talked about his upcoming new single “You Time,” his recent “Live in the Ryman” concert, life during the pandemic, his favorite wine of the moment and more. Listen Here
SCOTTY McCREERY SURPRISED WITH GOLD PLAQUE FOR “IN BETWEEN” ON HLN’S “MORNING EXPRESS”
Triple Tigers multi-Platinum selling recording artist Scotty McCreery returned to Ryman Auditorium Friday, Sept. 4, performing in the ‘LIVE AT THE RYMAN’ series to a sold-out limited in-venue audience and via livestream. Prior to taking the stage that evening, he was surprised during an interview on HLN’s “Morning Express” with a plaque commemorating the RIAA-Gold Certification of the most recent of his three consecutive No. 1’s “In Between.”
“It was a fun surprise to receive a gold plaque for ‘In Between’ during ‘Morning Express,’” shares McCreery. “The fans are the reason why the song was certified gold, so I wanted to share the moment with them again on my livestream Q&A moderated by my friend Bill Cody.”
Last week, the North Carolina native announced the first taste of new music from a forthcoming album with upcoming single “You Time,” set for release Sept. 23, and gave the debut performance on the historic Ryman stage.
“Performing at the Ryman is always an honor,” says McCreery. “Giving my debut performance of ‘You Time’ on that stage is something I’ll always treasure.”
Written by McCreery with Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis, the up-tempo track is a bouncy love letter to wife Gabi with McCreery reflecting on both their busy work schedules and just wanting her all to himself. The song (and the upcoming album) was produced by Rogers, Eshuis and Derek Wells, who all produced Seasons Change. Fans can pre-save “You Time” HERE.
McCreery’s return to the Ryman stage marks his second appearance this year. His sold-out performance on March 11 was just two days before the venue paused all shows with a live audience, where he was presented with a Gold album for RIAA Gold-certified Seasons Change.
“In Between” follows the RIAA Platinum-Certified “This Is It” and Double-Platinum Certified “Five More Minutes.”
Scotty McCreery on Morning Express
Did you miss Scotty on Morning Express today (9/4)? Watch it again here.