Thursday, July 5, 2012

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

By: Alanna Conaway -

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!


Picture of Scotty McCreery at the Wounded Warrior Event

Scotty McCreery sings at Wounded Warrior event

  While “American Idol” season 3 finalist Jennifer Hudson rehearsed for her big July Fourth show on Tuesday night, “American Idol” season 10 winner Scotty McCreery (pictured) headlined the New England Warrior Benefit at the Seaport World Trade Center. The event raised money for families of wounded and fallen US Special Forces troops. McCreery, who sings country, tweeted after the event, “yall have been mighty good to me Boston . . . see yall again soon!”

Pictures of Scotty McCreery at his Stadium of Fire concert

Was looking for videos and pictures of last nights performance and found these posted on Idol Forum by Billie! Looks like Scotty had a lot of fun at this concert! IPB ImageIPB Image
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Videos from Provo Utah Stadium of Fire

July 4th 2012 Provo Utah Stadium of Fire, Fireworks Show Credit to: tannerhughes11

TTWG Credit to:ejaynee

Pictures & videos of Scotty McCreery at Hard Rock Cafe

Scotty and a sailor at Hard Rock concert
Scotty at Hard Rock in Boston via @Country1025WKLB Scotty onstage. Photo: Scotty onstage.
Letters From Home - Hard Rock Cafe Credit to: SPeach88

The Dance - Hard Rock Cafe Credit to: SPeach88