Sunday, September 30, 2012

Christmas With Scotty McCreery Drops October 16th

'Christmas With Scotty McCreery' Drops Oct. 16
http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2012/09/29/christmas_with_scotty_mccreery_drops_o
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.

McCreery's goal for his Christmas album was to create a body of work that makes people feel good and celebrate the birth of Jesus. The album embraces the traditional country sound for which McCreery has become known, but he also stretches his boundaries a bit to showcase songs with a more rocking feel, like "Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Santa Claus Is Back in Town," and even create a musical atmosphere reminiscent of the Rat Pack on some songs.

Deciding which songs to record was the most difficult part of the process because there are so many great Christmas standards. "I knew of a few that I just had to do, like 'Mary, Did You Know?' and 'The First 'Noel.' Then we heard some originals that blew me away and it was a no-brainer to put them on the album. When I heard 'Christmas in Heaven,' I listened to the first verse and automatically said, 'You can stop it. That is on the 'album,' he explained.

The other new song is called "Christmas Comin' Round Again." He says, "That's just a great story about Christmas time and really just lifting 'people's spirits. Times may be tough, but during Christmas, it needs to be a happy 'time."

Standards on the album include "Winter Wonderland, "Jingle Bells," "Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song" and "O Holy 'Night." "With me being such a huge Elvis fan, I had to have one Elvis song, so I chose "Santa Claus Is Back in Town,'" he added.

McCreery recently made his first entry into the Guinness World Records Book for being the youngest male to enter the U.S. album charts at No. 1. In 2011, his debut album, "Clear As Day," premiered atop the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified platinum for sales of 1 million copies in just three months. The album's first two singles, "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble With Girls," were certified gold.

The album garnered the highest sales of any country solo album released last year and held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks. He was named New Artist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards and the American Country Awards. Photo Credits: Universal Music Group

10 comments:

  1. Cant wait for my autographed copy!! Well, really my daughters copy. Hehe.. She is gonna be so surprised!!

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  2. Only 16 more days!!

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  3. All those accolades and dumb old radio snubs him, for the most part...just blows my mind. I could understand if he came off Idol and just had some mediocre success but he has been very successful. Just can't start up with this again, gets me angry...he is so great and have to focus on how well he's done in short time. Sure hope we get some videos from the shows in Fla. this past weekend.

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    1. Scotty is a STAR! not just an AI winner - All this success & with no radio support - really says a lot about him (as a singer/performer) & also about the solid support of his fans - He is so fortunate & blessed to be with Brad Paisley because this tour has really been such a great boost in Scotty's career start - He is so talented & such a refreshing presence in the world of country music or even the entire music industry -

      I posted some links of the Florida concerts in the more recent posts as I am having difficulty posting in the Links box -

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  4. My pick is Christmas Comin Round Again ( CCRA) -- I have a feeling this song will be awesome -

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  5. For our Women's Ministry Christmas Event, I'm hoping to have a theme called: "The Sound Of Christmas." We will play the CD...The CD's (hopefully 20 of them or more will be given as gifts). Christmas with Scotty will be awesome this year!!! Thanking God for this young man and his family...

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  6. What I Can't Wait for IS To See What Christmas Shows He Will Be ON..To sing those Christmas SONGS!!-I have A great feeling that those two new ones are going to be A hit.-I Just Can't Wait intil CD comes out in 15 days.-IT'S going to be A happy day FOR Everybody.- Except for those that they are getting theirs in the mail.-THANKING GOD FOR THIS LOVING SWEET YOUNG MAN AND HIS FAMILY.

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  7. Really good news for his international fans!!!!!! Christmas with Scotty McCreery is going to be released globally - digitally all markets; physical release in Canada, Australia, South Africa, Philippines....

    Thank you, Lord! YEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!

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  8. I really really like this picture of Scotty in a blue shirt and untied tie. He's so grown up.

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