SCOTTY McCREERY GAVE SURPRISE PERFORMANCE AT iHEART COUNTRY FESTIVAL
Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery gave a surprise performance at the iHeart Country Festival in Austin, TX on Saturday, May 5. McCreery and his two guitarists, Dylan Rosson and Jeffrey Harper, performed an acoustic version of his No. 1, Gold-certified hit “Five More Minutes” in front of a packed audience at the Frank Erwin Center. Almost from the first note, the audience sang the lyrics along with McCreery. At the conclusion, they rose and gave him a standing ovation. The performance became one of the most talked about moments of the entire event.
While backstage at the iHeart Country Festival, McCreery caught up with Cole Swindell. The two artists go way back, as Swindell wrote the song “Water Tower Town,” which McCreery recorded back in 2011 on his first album, Clear as Day.
McCreery performing “Five More Minutes” at iHeart Country Festival
Scotty McCreery and Cole Swindell
Scotty McCreery will perform on "Home & Family" on the Hallmark Channel on Monday, April 9 at 10:00 AM/Eastern (9:00 AM/Central)
SCOTTY MCCREERY'S SEASONS CHANGE DEBUTS WITH OVER 40,000 FIRST WEEK, ENTERS AT NO. 1
Scotty McCreery has walked through many seasons, both hot and cold, since breaking onto the country music scene in 2011, and yet, it seems as though this is only the beginning. His new album, Seasons Change, arrived at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, marking his fourth full album to enter at No. 1 on a Billboard album chart, selling more than 40,000 units in its release week (released 3/16/18), one of the strongest first weeks for a country music album in the last year.
Seasons Change, joins McCreery’s Clear
“It’s been quite a journey these last few years, and to learn that Seasons Change has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart is awesome and so gratifying,” said McCreery. “I’m glad everyone is enjoying the new music. I am so thankful to my fans, who have always been so supportive. With a No. 1 album, my first-ever No. 1 single, and my upcoming wedding to the love of my life, I just don’t see how 2018 can get any better!”
Seasons Change, which the Tennessean called “an intensely personal album” is McCreery’s first record in five years – proving sometimes, things are worth the wait. Perhaps his most anticipated project yet, the album, released on Triple Tigers Records, catches fans up to where McCreery is in life today, and exactly how he got here.
Unlike his previous releases, Seasons Change showcases McCreery’s songwriting talents on all 11 tracks, featuring collaborations with Jessi Alexander (Dierks Bentley,
A No. 1 debut is not the first recognition McCreery’s new music has seen. The single “Five More Minutes," which was released independently last year, earned McCreery his first No. 1 single to date, reaching the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck Cou
Just as seasons change, a new one begins for the now 24-year-old. “There aren’t too many rebirths that happen in Nashville,” he told Rolling Stone. Yet, McCreery is back, stronger than ever and ready for the sure-to-be promising seasons ahead.
Fans can hear Seasons Change here.
McCREERY RECEIVES GOLD PLAQUE FOR “FIVE MORE MINUTES”
Backstage at his show at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City on Monday night (3/19) celebrating the release of his new album Seasons Change, Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery received a plaque commemorating the RIAA Gold certification status of his recent No. 1 hit, “Five More Minutes.” The song, written by McCreery, Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell, topped both the Billboard and Mediabase / Country Aircheck Country Airplay charts, and was McCreery’s first ever No. 1 song.
Pictured (left to right): Scott Stem (McCreery’s Manager, Triple 8 Management); Bob Morelli (President, RED MUSIC); McCreery; Norbert Nix (Partner & GM, Triple Tigers Records); and George Couri (McCreery’s Manager; Partner, Triple 8 Management; and Partner, Triple Tigers Records).
Photo Credit: Laura June Kirsch
SEASONS CHANGE WITH SCOTTY McCREERY’S NEW ALBUM, AVAILABLE FRIDAY
Marking his first album in five years, country crooner Scotty McCreery’s highly anticipated album Seasons Change is available everywhere this Friday, March 16, and has received nothing but positive marks from some of the industry’s top influencers.
Rolling Stone declares that “Seasons Change is an album that melds McCreery's traditional influences with contemporary sounds,” while Washington Post states that the title track “perfectly captured his last few years of ups and downs.”
Seasons Change features McCreery’s smash hit single “Five More Minutes,” which he released independently prior to signing with Triple Tigers Records, and pays tribute to his late grandfather. The single became McCreery’s first No. 1 hit, reaching the top spot on both the Billboard andMediabase/Country Aircheck Country Airplay charts. The song which People calls an “emotional walk down memory lane,” also cemented RIAA Gold certification for combined units of streams and sales in excess of 500,000.
McCreery’s recently released track, “This Is It,” details his proposal to his high school sweetheart, Gabi Dugal, in the North Carolina mountains. It has already seen digital success on iTunes, where it has consistently lived in the Top Ten Country Songs alongside “Five More Minutes” since it was released on March 9, peaking at No. 3.
Seasons Change is the first album on which McCreery has been a co-writer on all 11 tracks. Other co-writers on the album include: Jessi Alexander (Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton), Monty Criswell (Eric Church, Darius Rucker, George Strait), Jason Gantt (Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw), David Lee Murphy (Gary Allan, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton) and more. The album was produced by Frank Rogers, Derek Wells and Aaron Eshuis.
Seasons Change Track Listing:
1. “Seasons Change” (Scotty McCreery/James McNair/Tommy Cecil)
2. “Wherever You Are” (Scotty McCreery/Frank Rogers/Dan Isbell)
3. “Boys From Back Home” (Scotty McCreery/Dan Isbell/Jason Gantt)
4. “Five More Minutes” (Scotty McCreery/Frank Rogers/Monty Criswell)
5. “In Between” (Scotty McCreery/Frank Rogers/Jessi Alexander/Jonathan Singleton)
6. “This Is It” (Scotty McCreery/Frank Rogers/Aaron Eshuis)
7. “Wrong Again” (Scotty McCreery/Frank Rogers/Phillip White)
8. “Move It On Out” (Scotty McCreery/Dan Isbell/Aaron Eshuis)
9. “Barefootin’” (Scotty McCreery/Frank Rogers/David Lee Murphy
10. “Still” (Scotty McCreery/Aaron Eshuis)
11. “Home In My Mind” (Scotty McCreery/James McNair/Tommy Cecil)
This morning, McCreery stopped by the NBC studios to perform “Five More Minutes” on Megyn Kelly TODAY.
Catch Scotty Live!
Monday, March 12
- ·Good Morning America Facebook Live chat at 6:50 AM/ET
- ·“Good Morning America” airs around 8:40 AM – talking about “American Idol” (chat only)
Tuesday, March 13
- ·AOL Build – 11 AM/ET (streaming live interview – go to buildseries.com to watch)
Wednesday, March 14
- ·The Knot Live (The Knot’s Facebook page) – sometime between 12-1:00 PM/ET
- ·Billboard Live (Billboard’s Facebook page) – 2:30 PM/ET (live performance)
Thursday, March 15
- ·“Today Show” (Megyn Kelly 9:00 AM hour) – live performance & interview around 9:45 AM
All times subject to change
Additional Upcoming TV:
- ·“Home and Family” (Hallmark Channel 9-11 AM/CT) – performance & interview
- ·“Pickler and Ben” syndicated national TV show (airs on Ch. 5 locally in Nashville at 9 AM CT, and re-airs at some point on CMT; check PicklerAndBen.com for times and stations in all markets) – performance and interview