Thursday, September 26, 2013

See You Tonight Album Preview by Scotty McCreery

 This is a portion of Scotty's new biography on his official page.  To read the complete biography click on the link below :)
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”The album was shaped by a fateful songwriting session he booked with Zach Crowell and Ashley Gorley that produced “See You Tonight” and “Can You Feel It.” “We were in one of those writing sessions where we didn’t go in there with a specific thought in mind,” he says. “We got lucky that day. ‘Can You Feel It’ is a swampy-sounding song that reminds me of the outdoors, nature, and it even talks about that in the song.”

Of “See You Tonight, he says, “We were hashing around ideas and we started playing a loop on the guitar. We said, ‘What does this make you think of?’ We talked about how that loop made you think about wanting to go see a girl. We started writing it, and before you know it, we thought, ‘Wow, this is a pretty good one!’ We finished the day and we were pretty excited with what we wrote.”

“Something More” describe his yearning for more substance in his country music than is often found in today’s songs. “I grew up with the older-style country, so you hear the more heartfelt things, whether it was somebody hurting or dying. These are songs that had a deep meaning to them and are more than just riding around in a truck and falling in love with a hot girl. I enjoy listening to something that has a deep meaning to it.”

But that’s not to say that the North Carolina State sophomore doesn’t let his fun side show on his sophomore project. He co-wrote “Now,” which is a rocking country song that says, “We don’t care where it is or when it is,” he says. “Let’s get the party started right now. We had fun recording that one.”

Two of the album’s songs have titles that can be misleading at first glance. The McCreery-penned “I Don’t Want to Be Your Friend,” isn’t about distancing himself from a young woman, but instead getting closer. “It’s a guy talking about, ‘You’ve got your girls to hang out with and do girly things like paint your nails and I’ve got my guys to watch football with. So we’ve got that covered and I don’t want to do that with you. I want to be more than that: I want to be somebody who has a relationship with you.’”

“Feel Good Summer Song” is the antithesis of a carefree summer anthem. It describes a heartbroken man who desperately wants to heal his pain and move on with his life. “But every time he turns on the radio station, he just hears another feel-good country song,” he says. “He says, ‘How can I get over you when every station is playing a feel-good country song?’”

 That song, as well as “Forget to Forget You,” address heartache, which is something new on a McCreery album. Clear as Day predominantly featured happy-go-lucky songs, and while See You Tonight offers a full menu of party and good-time, good-feelin’ selections, McCreery wanted to tackle new themes this time around. “I’ve had these feelings before,” he says. “Anybody who is a teenager has been there before. People relate to it and it’s one of those emotions that you can’t put on the back burner. It’s real and it hurts. There’s something about country music. Even if the song is about heartbreak, you can listen to it and try to feel better about the situation you are in.”

Perhaps it’s no surprise that McCreery’s favorite song on his new album is “Carolina Moon,” a traditional country song that he knew he wanted to record as soon as he heard the first verse and chorus. “It hits home with me, growing up in North Carolina. The song talks about being on the road touring and missing home.” He was honored that Alison Krauss, one of the best singers in any genre, agreed to record the song with him. “That took the song over the top,” he says. “She is wonderful and has such an iconic and beautiful voice.”

 While “Carolina Moon” is McCreery’s favorite, some of his closest friends prefer another song. “With me being in college, I live with three buddies, so I bounced ideas and songs off of them,” he says. “So far, they are partial to ‘Feeling It,’ so we’ll see how that one does. My roommates say that one is going to be my biggest song yet!”

Miley Cyrus, Scotty McCreery make Billboard ‘Hottest Minors’ list

Billboard released its 21 under 21: Music’s Hottest Minors 2013 list this week and two artists with Music City ties made the list: Miley Cyrus is No. 3 and Scotty McCreery is No. 8.

 Cyrus, 20, has been in headlines constantly the last few weeks for reasons including nudity in her “Wrecking Ball” video, her controversial performance with Robin Thicke on MTV’s Video Music Awards and her break-up with fiancĂ© actor Liam Hemsworth.

McCreery, 19, has also made the news, but in a different way — he recently donated $50,000 to youth sports programs, is sponsoring an underprivileged child overseas through World Vision and is encouraging his fans to do the same. In addition, McCreery released a new video for his current single “See You Tonight.” It contains no nudity or wrecking balls, but does feature trucks, soldiers and hand-holding.

Both Cyrus and McCreery are releasing new albums in the coming weeks. Cyrus’ “Bangerz” is due in stores Oct. 8 and McCreery’s “See You Tonight” will be released Oct. 15.

Scotty McCreery (Photo: Tennessean file)
Scotty McCreery (Photo: Tennessean file)

Preview of Scotty McCreery's Sophomore Album - See You Tonight

  1. . If they don't, they've got problems. This record is very current with strong songs.
Click on the link below to hear song clips from Scotty's Sophomore Album

Track Listing:
1. Now – Written by McCreery, busbee and Frank Rogers
2. See You Tonight – Written by McCreery, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell
3. Get Gone With You – Written by Ross Copperman, Lynn Hutton and Tammi Kidd Hutton
4. Feelin’ It – Written by Frank Rogers and Matthew West
5. Feel Good Summer Song – Written by J. T. Harding, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne
6. Buzzin’ – Written by busbee and Frank Rogers
7. Can You Feel It – Written by McCreery, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell
8. The Dash- Written by Kyle Jacobs and Preston Brust
9. Blue Jean Baby – Written by Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Matt Jenkins
10. Forget To Forget You – Written by Casey Beathard and Michael Dulaney
11. I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend – Written by McCreery, Frank Rogers and David Fanning
12. Carolina Moon – Written by Jon Randall Stewart and Ronnie Stewart
13. Something More – Written by Scotty McCreery and Frank Rogers

Scotty McCreery will be in Bloomsburg, PA at the Bloomsburg Fair tonight

Scott McCreery

2011 American Idol Winner