Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Scotty McCreery to Release ‘Christmas with Scotty McCreery’ on October 16



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.”

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. “I just wanted it to be holly and jolly and really lift people’s spirits in the Christmas season because it’s supposed to be a really happy time. But I also wanted to get across the real reason for the season. ‘Christmas in Heaven’ is my favorite song on the album and it really speaks to that.”


Of course, 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.


“There will be some songs that sound like a different Scotty – not different as far as not country, but a different sound than they heard on the first album. Hopefully, they will be pleasantly surprised.”


He says 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.’


“The other new song is called ‘Christmas Is Coming Around,’” 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.’”

Since his elementary school days, he has delivered special performances for Christmas. In elementary school, he got a last-minute solo in a holiday concert and was able to sing it with ease. He played Joseph in a Christmas play and sang “O Holy Night” in fifth grade.

“For the last few years, I sang ‘Mary, Did You Know?’ in Christmas Eve services before the church service started with my friend Cody Wilson. He would play a little drum and I would play the guitar.

“Music is a very important part of Christmas time for me and everybody else.”

Beginning today, McCreery’s official site, www.ScottyMcCreery.com, will have an exclusive CD offer for fans to pre-order an autographed copy of the CD, receive a video message from Scotty and enter for a chance to meet or speak to McCreery.

“There will be some fun things to promote this album,” he says. “For example, I’ll making Christmas calls to 100 random fans who purchase the album from my site and everyone who buys the album from my site will get an autographed copy and will be entered to win a fun meet and greet with me.”

McCreery quickly emerged as the most successful new country artist of the last year. He won New Artist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in April, the same award he received at the American Country Awards in December. He also won the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for “The Trouble With Girls” at the 2012 CMT Music Awards. He was ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s list of Top New Country Artists for 2011 and has been touring as part of Brad Paisley’s “Virtual Reality Tour 2012” presented by Chevrolet.

Christmas with Scotty McCreery, an 11 song collection produced by Mark Bright, follows his history-making debut album, Clear As Day, which was certified platinum for sales of more than 1 million units in just three months. Clear As Day debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. It also 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. The album’s first two singles, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls,” have also been certified gold.

http://www.countrymusicislove.com/2012/09/scotty-mccreery-to-release-christmas-with-scotty-mccreery-on-october-16.html

63 comments:



  1. I can hardly wait for this album ,`it should be the best ever with his amazing voice.I left a comment on the othe rpage that I just heard for the very first time Christmas in heaven,and it made me think of all my loved ones ,it made me cry.

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  2. My Prediction: Scotty's Christmas album is going platinum in less than 3 months!!! We all want it.........we all will buy it........for ourselves, for friends and for family........I am anxiously awaiting it's arrival. Kait, Or

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  3. O wow what a beautiful song collection and just thinking of Scotty´s voice singing them- I can hardly wait and crying already

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    1. I just pre-ordered Scotty's Christmas album and like the rest of you, I can hardly wait to hear it!!!

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    2. Ditto to both!

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    3. I can't wait either.and can't wait to hear about the news for 2013 tour.the big news thats he's got for us. I just love hearing his voice It brings Joy to my heart. this will be a Christmas gift to me.Scotty I love you sooooo much.

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  4. I just put in my preorder for the album and I can't wait. I shouldn't have because I'm still out of work but I need something to lift my spirits and that's what listening to Scotty's beautiful voice does for me....brings joy to my heart.

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    1. Bless your heart Angela!!..I hope God blesses you with a new job soon!!..I felt the same!!..I am a widow on a not-very-big income, but just HAD to have Scotty's album!!..He and his beautiful voice are such a joy to me!!..So this is my Christmas gift to me!!..GS

      And wouldn't it be a BIG bonus if he calls you or me??!!

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    2. PS...Just wish he would do an early release single!

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    3. Thank you so much for the kind words...it made me cry a little. God bless everyone.

      Can't wait to hear Scotty sing my favorite Christmas song...O Holy Night.

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  5. So excited. Scotty chose some wonderful Christmas songs! I'm really wondering what is meant when they said:

    "There will be some songs that sound like a different Scotty – not different as far as not country, but a different sound than they heard on the first album. Hopefully, they will be pleasantly surprised.”

    Oh! My! This makes me even more excited!! Can't imagine Scotty sounding even better than on his 1st album, cause its good! Also two new songs, YES!

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    1. I HOPE he didn't change too much!!..I really DON'T WANT a different Scotty!!

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    2. I hope that he didn't either. but if he did it will be worth it. I KNOW that we don't want him to just not yet right? IF he did we will hear another sound coming from that voice that we all love.which it will be amazing. and just blow us away with it.love you so much.

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  6. All of us that visit other sites need to let people know it's available. Some of his fans may not be as obsessed as us...and we want those sales up there fast and furious.....I believe it's possible to debut at #1 on BB....what u'll thinkin?

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    1. Yes!!!..That's one reason I preordered, though it will probably be cheaper at Walmart, etc. later!

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    2. Good idea to post the news evrywhere like on all You Tube sites where lots of new fans would see it. Hoping for the #1 on BB and hoping for huge sales

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  7. I pre-ordered one copy, but I am definitely going to hit the stores and buy more than that as gifts, I just want mine a little quicker!! I love to chat up Scotty at the store check-out when I buy his albums. I think pre-ordered copies get delivered a wee bit sooner than the actual release date. My heart is pounding, I'm so excited!!! Calm down! Gotta wait around 5-6 more weeks (whew)!

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  8. Is this his considered his second album or will he still be releasing a regular album next year? I'm hoping for both!!

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  9. I can hardly wait to get it in the mail. I had to order 2, one for me and one for a gift. I hope we get one or more videos from this album. Thanks, Scotty. Your fans have been waiting for this and I believe there will be some new fans when they buy this Christmas album. God bless you Scotty, your fans, and America

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  10. Just pre-ordered my Christmas album and now the "long" wait for it to come!!!! Sounds like it is going to be a great one!!! I am so excited!! Can't get enough of Scotty and I am a Great-Grandmother at that!!!! My family gets a kick out of me,but they love him also!!!!

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  11. Just ordered mine.Can't wait to get it.

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  12. I´m so glad I already preordered my 4 copies as I just read that we only can preorder today and tomorrow. And then the announcment of the 2013 tour we haven´t heard about. Great news. I knew he had something up his sleeve

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  13. I just pre-ordered my copy. Can't wait to hear about the 2013 tour.

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  14. Got my pre-order in this morning. I, too, am so excited about this Christmas cd. I listened to a song with the words "Christmas in Heaven" and if this is the one Scotty chose for his album, I absolutely LOVE IT! With his gorgeous, soulful voice on this, it will be amazing. If he performs it in concert, there will not be a dry eye in the audience....it is so emotionally beautiful. This album is going to be PLATINUM...I just know it!!!

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  15. I will see him in concert 4 days before his Christmas CD release, sure hope he surprises us with a sneak peak of just ONE song from this CD!!! Sigh.....a girl can dream.....What about Christmas Cookies? Hopefully that will be on there. If not I will still be excited.

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  16. I just listened to Elvis singing Santa Claus is back in town. Scotty singing this will drive the girls crazy. lol

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  17. There are several different Christmas In Heaven songs and poems. I wonder which one Scotty recorded. I guess I have to wait and find out.

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  18. I didn't hear anything about a 2013 tour. Where did you hear about that???

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  19. Its on Idol chatter. Here is the link.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2012/09/scotty-mccreerys-christmas-album-due-oct-16/1#.UEaBYCLsZ5U

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    1. Know everyone always has problem with these links although I never do....but just when I'm dying to know something my usual method didn't work...I'm dying to hear about this 2013 tour....I'm still thinking this was great news he mentioned couple of wks ago....Also I remember reading that CMA awards nominees would be announced Sept 5th (tomorrow) on some morning show. Wish I could remember which one....anyone heard anything remotely official on that?

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    2. Good Morning America, 9:15 EST

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  20. Well i get on and it says some things are currently out of stock.

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  21. I just ordered mine, can't wait.

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  22. Some one on twitter said site is back up you can preorder now.Can our fans from out of the country preorder??I hope so that will help get our sales up so we can reach gold or plat.

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    1. Pre-order for now is only valid in the US - I am also out of the US and I had planned on purchasing several for gifts - I hope they accommodate international orders very soon! -

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  23. Taste of Country is running the story - that will help - I ordered his two because I saw it on facebook and saw there were only two days to get the orders in. I am so excited for this. Up to now my favorite Christmas CD has been on of the George Strait ones - but I am sure Scotty's will take its place. So excited

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  24. Just ordered my Christmas album and am really looking forward to getting it! I know that it will be great! Scotty really lifts my spirit every day as I listen to the two albums that I have. Thanks Scotty for all your hard work and a million thanks to your family as they go on this journey with you. God bless you and your family. Grandma in TX

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  25. Just saw on twitter some one ordered 17 for gifts.If this keeps on today and tomorrow Scotty will have writers cramp.

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    1. Well tough luck kid.....not feeling too sorry for him on that one; guys gotta do what a guy's gotta do to go platinum...bet it wld be another record breaker for a Country Christmas Album to debut at #1...on BB200; actually don't know as I didn't pay attn. to this stuff BS (before Scotty). I see where someone said they got msg it was sold out....Disappointing for the fan but the silver lining in that one would mean very good news if it really is selling out.

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  26. That's strange cuz I read morning on his official website that there would be a drawing for a meet and greet in your hometown, which one would assume means 2013...at least for me as he isn't scheduled to come here this year. Nothing was said about winning a trip. I think somebody gave out wrong info somewhere.....

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    1. I read somewhere, too that a free trip and lodging were included!

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  27. Can't preorder when the site keeps saying it is down.

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  28. I have been trying to order Scotty's Christmas album but I just keep getting the message "some of the selected items are out of stock". Does anyone know if there is a problem with the site? How can I place my order?

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  29. I ORDERED SCOTTY'S CHRISTMAS CD AND I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. I AM SO EXCITED TO HEAR SCOTTY'S CD.

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  30. i was able to pre order np

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  31. I clicked the link provided under the photo of his Christmas album. I don't know if that would make a difference. I had no problem. You might want to try the link above in the write-up about his album. I do hope you can pre-order at least by tomorrow. Good luck !

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  32. I just heard a beautiful rendition of "Christmas in Heaven" on MJ's big blog!!..
    Made me cry!..Am wondering how I can ever make it through Scotty's version without totally losing it!

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  33. 4:56 you must be from Bossier City, I am from Longview. Just ordered my cd.

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    1. Actually from Shreveport. Can't wait for the Oct 12th concert. We didn't know they were adding Bossier City so we went to the Springfield Mo. concert in Feb. Now we get to see him at home. Have much better seats for this one. Was on the very back top row in Springfield. Hope to get good video to share with FOS site.

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    2. Actually from Shreveport. Can't wait for the Oct 12th concert. We didn't know they were adding Bossier City so we went to the Springfield Mo. concert in Feb. Now we get to see him at home. Have much better seats for this one. Was on the very back top row in Springfield. Hope to get good video to share with FOS site.

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    3. Actually from Shreveport. Can't wait for the Oct 12th concert. We didn't know they were adding Bossier City so we went to the Springfield Mo. concert in Feb. Now we get to see him at home. Have much better seats for this one. Was on the very back top row in Springfield. Hope to get good video to share with FOS site.

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  34. Just ordered 20 Christmas CD merry Christmas to family and friends.

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  35. scottys gone platinum for Christmas . My new campaign I challenge all Scotty fans to buy at least 5 Christmas Cds for friends and family if they want it or not. Anyone up for a challenge . I got 20. Fanatical isn't that what they call us . Let's do this by November 1st . Let us know how many you got .

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  36. I am sooo curious to hear Scotty's version of "Santa Claus Is Back in Town" - ;)

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  37. I just ordered a christmas cd. I may order more or just wait until it is out in the stores. I love to see and buy his cd's for sale in the stores. My son and I always arrange them to be front and center.

    I am thrilled with the song choices and I love his verson of Mary Did You Know?

    It should be a great cd with Mark Bright producing it. Of course, it will be my all time favorite christmas cd!!!

    TL

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  38. There all several different songs out by the title Christmas in Heaven. A fellow named Cox is the one that pitched it to Scotty and Cox verified that it is the one sung by S. Schrieber (or something like that). It is about missing someone who is in heaven....I read that in mjsbigblog this morning. I had been wondering which one it was now I know and so do you.

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  39. CHRISTMAS PLATINUM THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT!!! I HAVE PRE-ORDERED MINE. CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR IT.

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    1. I JUST ORDERED A CD FOR ONE OF MY GRANDSON'S AND I AM SURE I WILL BE BUYING MORE. I LOVE HOW HUMBLE AND SWEET HE IS AND WHAT A GREAT SINGER ALSO. I WILL BE A FAN FOREVER.CAN'T WAIT FOR HIS ALBUM. I KNOW IT WILL BE GREATER THAN HIS FIRST ONE AND THAT WAS THE BEST I HAVE HEARD. SORRY I AM GOING ON SO MUCH BUT I READ THIS SIGHT ALL THE TIME BUT I HAVEN'T WRITTEN BUT ONCE. LOVE EVERYTHING I CAN READ ABOUT HIM. ALL THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS SIGHTS ARE GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH,

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    2. I AM SORRY I MEANT TO SPELL SITE THE RIGHT WAY. I AM NEW AT COMPUTERS. TRYING TO LEARN MORE. HOPEFULLY HOW TO SPELL.HAHA

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  40. I preordered two - one to open and listen to and one to leave unopened (And Autographed!!) to put in my bank safety deposit box. I have a couple unopened autographed copies of Clear As Day(plus several Walmart's limited edition unopened copies) in my safe deposit box also. I told my kids that was their "inheritance" - SOMEDAY in future years when Scotty is Entertainer of the Year, these unopened autographed copies of his first CD's will be worth ALOT of money!!! They just laugh at me and roll their eyes - haha They won't be laughing in future years though - Can you imagine the $$$ some Elvis collector would pay today for an Autographed copy of Elvis's FIRST record??

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  41. That is an awesome idea!!!

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