Scotty McCreery is known for his catchy feel-good love songs, and this song is certainly no exception. ‘See You Tonight’ is his first non-Holiday single since ‘Water Tower Town’ last year, and it’s been long overdue. The direction they appear to be going in with this is one that takes influence from Luke Bryan, and seeing as Scotty is still lacking a top 10 country hit under his belt, I can’t blame them for wanting to follow in the footsteps of the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year.
‘See You Tonight’ is more country pop than Scotty’s previous releases, but his trademark deep country drawl is still evident, gliding over the top of mandolins and guitars that are held together by a solid drum beat. This song screams summer, and that’s clearly what they’re aiming for, even including a little mandolin instrumental at the end, punctuated by gentle guitar licks and a tinkering of piano. It’s built from simple chords, sweet-sounding verses, and rockier elements to pack the chorus with a punch.
Lyrically it’s a love song, that beginning-of-relationship type that is so popular in country, highlighting all the possibilities for the future. It’s fairly youth-orientated in its approach, and will appeal to Scotty’s fanbase of teenage girls, and just about manages to escape the feeling of generic that often haunts this type of song. I’m not sure if it’ll reach number one; that accolade tends to be shared around the biggest artists, and a few novelty smash hits. However, what I am sure of is that this song will put Scotty back on the map for a lot of people. I’m hoping for a more regular output of singles that’ll see Scotty rise up the radar, and with the right promotion among its target audience, ‘See You Tonight’ should reach the top 10. It certainly follows musical trends in country, reaches the youth market, and is catchy, sweet and summery enough to have a good few months.
I’m hoping that his new album will have more traditional sounds on there as well, but ‘See You Tonight’ is a great way to kick things off and I wish Scotty the best of luck.
You can listen to ‘See You Tonight’ here:
Scotty: Oh man, the dating life on the road, it's a tough thing to get around, you know what I mean? It's tough to even workout anything. I don't know. That is my answer.Click Here for the full interview
Broadway: You don't know?
Scotty: No, I do know.
Broadway: You're dating both of them? (Gabi and Lauren Alaina)
Scotty: Naw, it ain't like that.
By the beginning of November, I've usually had Christmas music playing on my computer for a good week or two already. Drives everyone around me plum crazy. My favorite place to listen to holiday music before it hits local stations is AccuRadio, just in case you're a nut like me.
So this morning when I got a link to listen to Scotty's new holiday album 'Christmas with Scotty McCreery', I had to race over and listen.
Sigh. It's like drinking a just right cup of cocoa with extra marshmallows and a nip of peppermint Schnapps.
Yes, it's that good. Scotty should definitely quit country and go on a permanent world-wide Christmas tour.
None of the songs are edgy or original, they're all standard Christmas fare (except maybe for Christmas in Heaven, not sure about that one), but Scotty and his voice definitely makes the standards stand out.
My only complaint? There's no Little Drummer Boy, my favorite Christmas song of all. Not sure what everyone has against this song.
Oh well, better luck next year I suppose.
If you're a Christmas song loon like me, definitely buy this CD. It hits stores October 16 (preorder here).
Yay! Just in time for Halloween, Scotty McCreery will be releasing his festive new album 'Christmas with Scotty McCreery'.
Full press release below....
Scotty McCreery will release a new album, Christmas with Scotty McCreery, on Oct. 16 that features many of the holiday songs that have played an important role in his life, as well as two exciting new originals that he hopes will have a place in many Christmases to come.
"Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year," he says. "And what is Christmas without music? We start listening to Christmas songs early in the McCreery household, so it felt right. I've always wanted to record a Christmas album since I've had my music career.
"It's a special thing for me," he says. "As a family, we were all really excited about making a Christmas album. Now we can add my CD to the collection we listen to."
I have been waiting since last night for this video clip to finally show up.
Gotta love YouTube!
Last night on Twitter, Scotty McCreery mentioned that something had happened to him on stage.
I had a bit of a suspicion that Scotty may have fallen off the stage but couldn't find video or anything. I've kept my eyes open all day and finally there it was, a video of Scotty falling off stage last night in Bethel, New York while singing Travis Tritt's classic T.R.O.U.B.L.E.
If Scotty had gotten hurt it definitely wouldn't have been funny, but seeing how he jumped right back up on stage and kept on going, it's good for a chuckle.
Skip ahead to about the 8:15 mark to see the stumble.
It's okay Scotty, I have this post that features five videos of Dierks Bentley falling on and off stage. It seems a pretty common problem.
UPDATE: Looks like Brad Paisley (who Scotty is currently touring with) wanted to make sure the up-and-coming star stayed safe so at Saturday's show Brad made the stage a bit easier for Scotty to stay on.
@BradPaisley wanted me to be extra catious tonight! Thanks Brad!pic.twitter.com/Yubrc7SO
On The Red Carpet recently caught up with last season's 'American Idol' winner and of course with all the shake-up going on over on AI right now, they had to ask Scotty who he would like to see at the judges' table.
"I like to see artists - I'm glad that Jennifer and Steven were there because they were in the business, they knew what we were feeling on stage. I don't know if I could pick one artist, I'm trying to think ... Maybe from country music ... Garth Brooks would be cool. It'd be cool to see him."
Scotty also gets more serious when asked about his decision to go to college.
"College for me was important to me, you know growing up through the ranks, and I don't think just because I've achieved some success this last year that I need to ditch that plan. And college isn't just about learning the formulas for chemistry or something like that, it's about becoming a life-long learner, learning things about yourself and just relationships with others. I think I'll have that. You know I'm not going to have the typical college experience, but it'll be as normal as I can make it."
Check out the full interview below.
Boy oh boy, the Brothers of the Sun tour just keeps rolling out the great guest stars.
On Saturday, Tim brought his lovely wife, Faith Hill, out on stage with him to sing their hit I Need You to a packed LP Field in Nashville, and on Sunday, Tim welcomed Scotty McCreery onto the stage to sing I Like It, I Love It in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On Monday, Scotty tweeted his thanks:
Big thanks to @TheTimMcGraw for having me out and letting me sing I Like it, I Love it on that stage w/ you! It was awesome. You’re the man!
Next stop for the Brothers of the Sun tour will be Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 30th. Makes you wonder if the boys will have any surprises for the fans then.
Well this is nice. Scotty McCreery has just released his new video for Water Tower Town and it has a very sweet sort of Instagram feel to it.
The song is a love letter to small towns and so Scotty took the cameras back to his hometown of Garner, N.C. to get the shots for the video. If you live in the big city somewhere, this video may just make you want to pack up and move to Small Town, U.S.A.