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268x0wScotty 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 As Day (2011), Christmas With Scotty McCreery (2012) and See You Tonight (2013), all of which reached chart-topping success in their respective album release cycles. The album was produced by Frank Rogers, Derek Wells and Aaron Eshuis.
 
“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, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton), Monty Criswell (Eric Church, Darius Rucker, George Strait) and more. 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 McCreery’s experience navigating life in his early twenties. 
 
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 Country Airplay charts. The song has become the highest-ranking single of his career and is RIAA Gold certified.
 
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.

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).

McCreery GOLD 1 plaque presentation

Photo Credit: Laura June Kirsch

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.

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:

March 20:

  • ·“Home and Family” (Hallmark Channel 9-11 AM/CT) – performance & interview

March 21

  • ·“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

McCreery Talks “Idol” on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, March 12;
Shares “Five More Minutes” with 
Megyn Kelly TODAY on Thursday, March 15
 
No. 1 Hit “Five More Minutes” Recently Certified Gold by RIAA

Scotty McCreery has lived a lot of life in between his last album in 2013 and his long-awaited new album, Seasons Change, available everywhere this Friday, March 16 on Triple Tigers Records. He moved out on his own, went to college, released a book, proposed to his high school sweetheart, and most recently, notched his first No. 1 single with “Five More Minutes,” a song written by McCreery after losing his grandfather.
 
“I feel like people will get to know the real me when they listen to Seasons Change,” said McCreery. “I’ve had quite the life journey since my last album. I’ve grown up, learned who I am and what I want to say. This album is very personal and my favorite yet. I cannot wait for everyone to hear it.”
 
Seasons Change features 11 tracks, all of which McCreery had a hand in co-writing, marking a first for the 24-year-old country singer. Each track on the album allows fans a glimpse into the different corners of McCreery’s life—with songs like “In Between” featuring McCreery’s favorite line about himself – “I ain’t all Holy Water and I ain’t all Jim Beam, I’m somewhere in between,” “Boys From Back Home” about McCreery’s real-life friends from North Carolina and his upcoming new single “This Is It,” a song McCreery penned two weeks prior to proposing to his fiancé as an almost-blueprint to how he envisioned the proposal unfolding. Seasons Change is a true reflection of where the North Carolina native is in life.
 
Among his co-writers on the personal album are 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)
 
To celebrate the release of his new album, McCreery will appear on Good Morning AmericaMonday morning to talk about the return of the show that got him his start, American Idol. Then onThursday, March 15 he will visit Megyn Kelly TODAY to sing his RIAA Gold-Certified single “Five More Minutes.” Celebrating his album release, McCreery hosts an album launch party and concert at Gramercy Theatre in New York City on Monday, March 19 and strips it back for an intimate performance on the syndicated show, Pickler & Ben, next Wednesday, March 21.
 
Fans can purchase Seasons Change onsite and have it signed in person by McCreery on March 18 in the Boston area at the FYE in Hanover Mall at 1775 Washington Street, Hanover, MA beginning at1 PM ET, and on March 20 in his hometown of Garner, NC at the Walmart at 5141 NC Highway 42W, beginning at 7:00 PM.

Scotty McCreery Hosts the Debut on Feb. 27 at 5:00 p.m. PST/ 8:00 p.m. EST

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Radio Disney will launch "American Idol Insider," a weekly hour-long show hosted by former "American Idol" winners and contestants. Country music singer Scotty McCreery (winner of "American Idol" season 10), who is currently on the country charts with his Top 3-and-rising smash hit single "Five More Minutes," will host the premiere show on TUESDAY, FEB. 27 at 5:00 p.m. PST/ 8:00 p.m. EST. The new program will air every Tuesday on Radio Disney with encore airings throughout the week and across multiple platforms, including the Radio Disney App,RadioDisney.com, Sirius XM, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Sonos, Aha Radio and HD Radio. "Five More Minutes" is from McCreery's upcoming albumSeasons Change in stores on Friday, Mar. 16.

Photo credit: Aaron Poole/Disney Channel

Radio Disney is known for identifying and boosting the careers of music talent who have quickly grown to be some of today's biggest artists; including Selena Gomez, Alessia Cara, Kelsea Ballerini, Shawn Mendes and its current "NBT" (Next Big Thing), the recording artists Why Don't We. Its new program will feature the journeys of "American Idol" alumni each week and include show results and recaps of the first season of "American Idol" on ABC from Radio Disney on-air personality Morgan Tompkins.

A related video series, "American Idol Insider Direct Message," in which "American Idol" alumni pose the questions to each other, will offer even more compelling stories.  It will be presented on Radio Disney's digital platforms including in the DisneyNOW app.

"American Idol," the iconic series produced by FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group’s 19 Entertainment, revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre. "American Idol" will return to airwaves on Sunday, March 11 (8:00–10:01 p.m. EDT), at its new home on The ABC Television Network.  Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved series. 

Scotty McCreery made history in 2011 as both the first country artist and the youngest male artist of any genre to debut his first studio album, the Platinum-certified Clear as Day, at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. All three of his albums have debuted at No. 1 on a Billboard Albums chart, with current combined sales nearing 3 million copies. He’s earned one Gold single, and three Platinum singles and achieved two Top Ten hits with "Feelin' It" and "See You Tonight." The latter song earned McCreery both his first BMI Award for writing one of the Top 50 Country Songs of 2015 and his first Music Row No. 1 Challenge Coin. He won the 10th season of "American Idol" in 2011; was named the ACM New Artist of the Year in 2011; won the CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year ("The Trouble with Girls") in 2012; and American Country Awards for new Artist of the Year in 2011 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013. In 2016, McCreery released his first book, "Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream," and won the Rare Country Grand Ole Opry Moment of the Year Award for his live performance of "Five More Minutes," which became an internet favorite viewed by millions on YouTube before becoming the highest charting single of his career thus far. His new album, Seasons Change, will be released on March 16. For more information and his current tour schedule, visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com.

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