Thursday, July 5, 2012

Scotty McCreery's Songwriting is 'Definitely Growing' as He Works on Sophomore Album



By: Alanna Conaway - TasteofCountry.com

The one thing lacking on Scotty McCreery‘s debut album, ‘Clear as Day,’ is anything penned by the young star. But with his sophomore project, McCreery hopes to change that.

Just in the past year of being involved with the country music industry after winning ‘American Idol,’ McCreery has already seen a huge difference in the songwriting craft, which has a lot to do with the amazing and talented writers in Nashville.

“I was never a huge writer growing up, but it’s definitely growing,” McCreery tells Taste of Country. “I think now, getting a chance to be around those guys, it’s starting to develop.”

This summer, McCreery’s touring life is as crazy as ever, opening up for Brad Paisley on his Virtual Reality Tour. Quick fix to that? Send songwriters to McCreery! “We’re going to have a songwriting bus go out on some of the dates,” McCreery reveals. “Some of the guys from Nashville will follow us on the road so in our spare time we can write, and [I'll also] find a few days for me to go to Nashville [to write] as well, so I’m excited. It will be the first time for me to have a cut of mine on the album.”

That is unless another song wins him over even stronger. “In the end, I need to let the best song win, whether I write it or somebody else writes it,” says McCreery. “For me, it’s better to be effective than original, you know? I want to effect peoples lives in a positive way and really make an impact on it. Whatever song does that the most, we’ll go with that song.”

Click here for a full list of dates where the Virtual Reality Tour will be stopping, and stay tuned to Taste of Country for our exclusive chat with McCreery!


LINK TO THE ABOVE ARTICLE -

http://wbwn.com/scotty-mccreery-songwriting-is-definitely-growing-asophomore-album/

20 comments:

  1. Good article, Alanna!..But Scotty wants to "Affect" (verb) people w/ his songs, Not "Effect" (noun)...Easy mistake to make!
    Sorry, I'm a word and grammar nut! This kind of mistake BUGS me!

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  2. CHILL. I am a word and grammar nut,too, but really? What do think of Scotty's grammar at times? Not always the best either, but there are bigger fish to fry. Schools do need to do a better job in this area but I don't see the need to correct people on this site.

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  3. Short Hair Don't Care.

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  4. totally agree a little caddy. loved the article until we got the grammar lesson.

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  5. This kid is killing me!! Can't get anything done because I'm listening to him all the time. I can't even say anymore what my favorite performance is because he just keeps putting everything into it. San Diego, DelMar Fair, I keep going back to those videos. He is so into the music, it's too cute. Go back and watch him on Your Love is Better Than That and see if he isn't just the cutest. Or on WTT he is so into it that he grabs his shirt and shows a little bit of his belly. Too cute. Put him on full screen, too. Just enjoy watching him grow with every show. He needs to do some love songs, though on his next album...he doesn't have to be sappy but girls and grandmas still want to hear him do similar songs tht he wooed us with on AI. Regardless, I will buy and listen anyway. But since his audience is predominantly ladies, you know! But note the man on those videos down front (San Diego) moving his head to the music. He is way too precious!!!Actually not too precious! Don't have the radio on much but I have always heard scotty's songs on Music Choice, Today's Country, on cable. They have been good to Scotty from the start. Also watched him on GAC on Josh Turner's program about his new album. scotty shows up alot. It's good, as he would say.

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  6. Scotty is killing me...can't get anything done. I don't know what my favorite performances are anymore cause he just keeps laying it all out there for us. Go back to San Diego, Del Mar Fair and tell me how cute he is. Really into the music...YLIBTT is great. And on WTT he is so into it that he grabs his shirt and exposes a little of his belly...too cute. He is just growing more and more all the time. He was having so much fun and that's fun to watch. Note too, the man down front and his head moving to the music. Everyone needs to hear this kid. Don't have the radio on much but on cable t.v., Music Choice, Today's Country has always been good about playing his songs. They like our boy!

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    1. I so agree with what you said, I saw that WTT video and the 1st thought that I had was that the girls would go crazy with the shirt coming up and showing a little skin...haha. The posts on that video certainly back up my 1st thoughts.

      ...But in all seroiusness, one thing I love about Scotty is that he puts it all out there when he performs. He feels the song and wants you to feel it too. This boy is just special.

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    2. I´m one of those who went crazy with his shirt showing a little belly and I still keep watching and getting chills. His voice is sexy and his aura is and then added the sight of his skin .. o wow. I´m lost. Can´t help it

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    3. I don't think he is even conscious of this - he's just too highly energized when he gets up on that stage, maybe way too much - which would explain him moving about constantly and twirling that microphone (until he sits on a stool) -

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    4. Good , you are still around. Keep up the good work.

      mom4scm

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    5. Think you´re right Karee. He would never pull a Stefano and I´m glad he wouldn´t. But I love him unconciously lifting his shirt and showing a little skin. it´s just sweet and innocent and no harm. It just makes many girls very happy

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  7. oops, I thought I deleted the first post. Sorry.

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  8. I have to say again one thing I love about Scotty is his clean image and his rspect for ladies. So many people are crazy about J.Beiber. Today there are a lot of pics with him and S. Gomez, him fondling and kissing. He's only 18 and it's been that way with them for a long time, even in hotel rooms together. If Scotty is dating, I'm sure he it is dignified. Some many think he's lame in that department. I think it is sweet and wish there was more young people with high morals like Scotty. I'm sure the day will come when we see him maybe kissing someone. But at least he's someone who will protect his girl's image.

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  9. i dont think Scotty made cmt or gac top 20 . i just dont understand i spent hours voting . i swear i think this stuff is rigged i know how his fans vote . the other artist fans just dont vote like we do i think they know if his video hits number one it will stay there.once again the kids has to prove himself . im really starting to get irate . im about to call my radio station and scream why they dont play Scotty im tired of kissing their butt this nice stuff is gtting know where they just dont care .

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  10. It has to be "rigged" Not fair in way or fashion. No way. Can't be.

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  11. Just saw a tweet report:
    WTT is #2 on CMTs homepage 4 top viewed videos

    Let´s keep voting

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  12. Just now listening to TTWG on Music Choice Today's Country. Everytime I am on that channel they play something of his. They love Scotty, obviously.

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  13. I think cmt is part of a syndicated network/mtv - unlike gac which is strictly country -

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  14. Love the "shirt-lifting"!!! Keep it up, Scotty!!!

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