SCOTTY McCREERY’S ROMANTIC “THIS IS IT” IMPACTS RADIO TODAY
This past Saturday (May 5), Scotty McCreery was the surprise entertainer at the iHeart Country Festival in Austin, Texas where he received a standing ovation from the entire audience at the Frank Erwin Center. His acoustic performance of his recent first-ever No. 1 hit, the Gold certified “Five More Minutes,” became one of the most talked about moments of the night. Today, the Triple Tigers recording artist introduces his fans to his new single, “This is It.” The heartwarming tune, written as a love song for his fiancée Gabi Dugal, impacts radio today and is already making waves with 38 Mediabase adds.
“I’ve shared so much of my life on my new album, Seasons Change, and so many of the songs were inspired by the love of my life, Gabi,” said an excited McCreery. “It feels like the perfect time to release ‘This Is It’ as my next single while she and I prepare for our wedding that will happen in just a few weeks. This is our story. I hope everyone will celebrate with us!”
McCreery wrote “This Is It” with Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis just two weeks before he proposed to Dugal. For months he had carefully planned how the proposal would go, the exact location, the words he would say and more -- and that created the blueprint for the song. And a couple of weeks later, the lyrics became reality in the midst of the picturesque North Carolina mountains when he asked for her hand and she accepted. The couple had found this beautiful spot by mistake months earlier while out hiking and it had quickly become their spot. For McCreery, there was no other location to pop the once-in-a-lifetime question, as described in the lyrics:
Way up in the mountains, 4,000 feet high
There’s a trail through the trees to a cliff where Carolina meets the sky
Oh, and there’s a view, I just can’t describe
No, we’re not there yet, just a few more steps
Baby wait, okay, you can open your eyes
This is it, this is now
This is what I’ve been talking ‘bout
Looking out, can’t you see forever?
Take my hand, just take it in
This is the moment we won’t forget
On top of the world here together
If there ever was a time for a perfect kiss, this is it
“This Is It” is the second single off of McCreery’s recently released album, Seasons Change, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, achieving one of the strongest first weeks for a country music album in the last year, moving over 40,000 albums in the first week alone. For the first time, McCreery is featured as a songwriter on all 11 tracks. With themes such as losing loved ones, moving out on his own, falling in love and coming of age, Seasons Change is a reflective and honest narrative of the artist’s experience navigating life in his early twenties. The album was produced by Rogers, Eshuis and Derek Wells.
Fans can listen to Seasons Change and “This Is It” here.
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.