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Scotty McCreery Shows Both Sides of His Life in “In Between” Music Video

Scotty McCreery is back with his next heartfelt single and music video. McCreery’s previous two singles, “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It” from his third studio album, Seasons Change reached the top of the country music charts. His fans were highly anticipating the next single off this album. The song “In Between” lyrically gives fans a step into his own world and was written by McCreery with Jonathan Singleton, Jessi Alexander, and Frank Rogers. The music video released just this past week does the same visually.

The video begins with an unconventional and classic split screen overlay. This primarily sets the wholesome tone of the entire video giving fans the impression of a cherished home video. It pans to areas of McCreery’s professional career playing for large crowds, flying all over the country then ushering into more family-oriented scenes with his wife and dog that both making adorable cameos. McCreery than echoes these moments of being caught in between these two ‘lives’ with the lyrics, “I’m in between/ Friday night wild/ And quiet Sunday morning.” Specific scenes of this video directed by Jay Ray stand-out such as the Raleigh water tower setting the hometown scene for the beginning of the video. In addition, the still black and white pictures at the end of the video show a mix of McCreery’s life through pictures of him and his wife’s family lifestyle and where his professional music career has taken him.

“In Between” is such a special video for McCreery and fans alike because it gives them insight into his life. McCreery recently said to USA TODAY Network where the visual originally premiered, “It’s about really knowing who I am,’ McCreery said. “Hopefully, folks will hear it and not only get to know me a little bit better but as they continue to listen, hopefully, they can better know themselves as well.” The music video for “In Between” fully reflects the lyrics McCreery sings in this song mirroring both important aspects of his life: family and music.

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Scotty McCreery & Friends Sell Out Long Island Venue

On Saturday night at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, country singer Scotty McCreery brought his headlining ‘Seasons Change Tour’ to Long Island, New York. Lucky fans filled the intimate venue for the sold-out show, which was the last show of the tour.

Tasked with warming up the crowd, brilliant singer-songwriter, Heather Morgan performed first, showcasing her talent with every song. One of the highlights of her set was her cover of the song she wrote with country crooner Brett Eldredge entitled “Beat of the Music.” Morgan shared the backstory with the audience just before jamming out to the track with her guitar in hand. “He’s this tall guy with an amazing voice, and we passed the guitar around, and he was just amazing. […] We got together and wrote a song. […] You might know this song, I’m hoping you do, it was on the radio a bunch that year, it’s called “Beat of the Music” that I wrote with Brett Eldredge.” Beaming with pride and positive energy, Morgan ended her set with her favorite song from her debut album Borrowed Heart, “Hurricane” and the audience erupted in cheers for the upcoming artist.

Scotty McCreery Jimmie Allen

Next up, rising country star, Jimmie Allen made quite the entrance, walking through the audience, jamming to his song “County Lines” as he made his way to the the stage. The crowd immediately erupted into applause. Allen’s set was full of noteworthy moments, which truly gave concert-goers a feel for who he is as both a person and entertainer.

Allen engaged with the audience throughout his entire performance, often introducing the backstory to the songs he’s penned, influences in his life, including his late Grandmother, as well as, his love for being a father to his young son. Just before performing his new single “Make Me Want To,” the singer-songwriter addressed the crowd. “So I put out my first album last year called Mercury Lane, named it after the street that I grew up on in Delaware. We’re gonna jump into that. This next song is my second single going to country radio starting Monday. This song’s called “Make Me Want To”.”

Up until this point, many concertgoers were still seated in their seats, which didn’t quite match Allen’s high-energy personality, so he responded by getting each and every person invested in his performance. A true entertainer, the singer had everyone up on their feet dancing and swaying as he belted the lyrics to “American Heartbreaker,” another song off his debut album.

Towards the end of his performance, Allen humbly thanked fans for helping him reach number one on the country charts with his first single “Best Shot,” just before singing the song. He ended his set with the incredible anthem “Underdogs,” which we think make a great single. By the time Allen’s set ended, it was evident by the energy in the room that he had gained a ton of new fans that evening.  Allen received a standing ovation by concert-goers and left everyone pumped for the headliner, Scotty McCreery, who was up next.

Scotty McCreery Jimmie Allen

A few minutes later, the man of the night, appeared on stage donning a jean jacket, jeans, and a yellow guitar, with a big grin on his face. The McCreery Army erupted into applause almost instantly. After songs “Buzzin’” and “Boys From Back Home,” McCreery kept the high-energy going, as he engaged with the crowd for the first time. “New York, I tell ya what, we have one question for y’all right now. We just love to know how many folks here on Long Island are feeling it already tonight..” exclaimed the singer-songwriter just before singing the opening lyrics to his hit “Feelin’ It.”

Stopping to thank the crowd once again for their support of his first number one album, Seasons Change, McCreery introduced his current radio single “This Is It.” “It’s been a good year already, but I’ll tell ya what 2018 was probably the best year of my life. Started out that year, February 25th got a call from my label back in Nashville. They said ‘Hey man, just wanted to call you up and let ya know that as of today you have the number one single in the USA with “Five More Minutes”,’ and what’s better, we put out a whole album called Seasons Change behind that single, and I got a call a week after that album went out from the label again, said ‘Hey man, as of today you have the number one country music album in the US of A.’ It just kept getting better. June 16th, 2018, I became a married man. […] My wife at home, I wrote a song for her and it’s currently the number 3 song in the country and it’s called ‘This Is It.’”

McCreery passionately performed the beautiful love song, as the crowd sang along. Song after song, the singer-songwriter had concertgoers on their feet, bopping and singing along throughout his entire set. The recording artist shared another personal moment with the audience, just before he acoustically performed his beautiful song “Still,” as well as, his classic song, “The Trouble With Girls.” He shared that he has known his wife, since kindergarten, admitting that he did not have the nerve to ask her out, until he came back to high school, after winning American Idol. His performance of the song reminded fans why they fell in love with his deep and rootsy voice several years ago.

Scotty McCreery Jimmie Allen

As the concert came to a close, McCreery thanked fans again, just before ending his set with an incredible cover of Garth Brooks’ “If Tomorrow Never Comes” and fan-favorite, the heart-melting “Five More Minutes. The singer will continue to play shows throughout the first half of the year. Head to scottymccreery.com for more information. As for, Allen, fans can catch him on Kane Brown’s ‘Live Forever Tour.’

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[Watch] Scotty McCreery Reads Hilarious Fan Tweets

There are few things funnier than an artist or other public figure reading mean tweets about themselves. Following in the trend is Scotty McCreery, reading tweets about his upcoming The Seasons Change Tour. In the video, posted to his social media accounts, McCreery reads some of his fan’s best reasons to attend his upcoming Seasons Change Tour, as well as some hilarious reasons NOT to attend.

A few highlights include “dat ass!!!” and “I always get a front row seat to see his chest hair.” The only thing funnier than the positive tweets are the negatives, including “Since when did the dude from the Mad Magazine cover get a singing career?” and “That’s 5 more minutes of my life I’ll never get back.”

Watch the hilarious video below!

The Seasons Change Tour will also feature special guests Jimmie Allen and Heather Morgan and will kick off on November 29 in Dallas. The show will make its way to New York on January 26 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.

Seasons Change Tour Dates:

Nov. 29 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Nov. 30 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
Dec. 1 Houston, TX House of Blues *
Dec. 7 St. Paul, MN Myth Live
Dec. 8 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room *
Dec. 9 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Dec. 13 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Dec. 15 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
Jan. 17 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
Jan. 18 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
Jan. 19 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
Jan. 25 Boston, MA House of Blues
Jan. 26 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury

(*) Dates without Jimmie Allen
Texas singer/songwriter Mike Ryan will perform on Dec.1 in Houston, Texas.

 

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Scotty McCreery Joins Fox & Friends For a Special Performance

Scotty McCreery Fox & Friends

Image via Fox News

On Friday morning, multi-platinum country music star Scotty McCreery kicked off the weekend with a performance on “FOX & Friends’ All-American Summer Concert Series” in the heart of New York City. McCreery played to a packed audience, performing his current single “This Is It,” from his most recent album, Seasons Change, his first release on Triple Tigers Records.

During his appearance, he also performed his hits “Five More Minutes,” “See You Tonight,” and “Feelin’ It,” in addition to two album tracks from his newest album, “Wherever You Are and “Boys from Back Home.” The latter was part of an online exclusive, which can be watched here.

Seasons Change marks McCreery’s third album, a follow-up to 2013’s See You Tonight and 2011’s Clear As Day. On his newest release, he co-wrote all of the album’s eleven songs. “I’ve lived a lot of life since my last record,” said McCreery in a statement. “I moved out on my own, I traveled across the country and the world, I got engaged, I was even robbed at gunpoint. So I really wanted this album to show who Scotty is at 24, what’s going on in my life, and I think we accomplished that. It is my most personal album yet.”

During his FOX & Friends’ appearance, McCreery also announced his Seasons Change Tour, which will kick of November 29 at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas.  The tour will hit major cities across the United States through January, ending in New York, with a stop at Long Island’s NYCB Theatre at Westbury on January 26. Jimmie Allen and Heather Morgan will also appear as special guests.

“Even though I’m always performing on the road, I really wanted to put together a specific tour surrounding Seasons Change because it is my favorite and most personal project yet,” said McCreery. “I am so excited to bring Jimmie Allen and Heather Morgan out with me. They are such talented singer/songwriters and I know the fans are going to love them.”

For tour dates and more information, visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 24, at 10 AM local time via Ticketmaster.

 

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Lee Greenwood to Kick Off Fox and Friends 2018 ‘All American Summer Concert Series’

Lee Greenwood

Greenwood will pay tribute to veterans all week long including a special performance in New York City for Fox and Friends

 

‘Fox and Friends’ announced its 12th annual All American Summer Concert Series featuring some great country music acts including Lee Greenwood, Thompson Square, Lee Brice, Scotty McCreery and more.

Lee Greenwood, the “God Bless the U.S.A” singer, kicks off the series, and Memorial Day Weekend, with a performance this Friday that will take place on board the flight deck of The Intrepid at Pier 86.

The rest of the concerts will take place on the plaza in front of the News Corp. building. Don’t miss a single summer concert! See the full schedule below.

 

Concert Schedule

MAY 25 – LEE GREENWOOD
JUNE 1 – THOMPSON SQUARE
JUNE 8 – MERCY ME
JUNE 15 – 3 DOORS DOWN
JUNE 22- LYNYRD SKYNYRD
JUNE 29 – TOBYMAC
JULY 6 – PHIL VASSAR
JULY 13 – PHILLIP PHILLIPS
JULY 20 – DEE SNIDER
JULY 27 – TBA
AUG 3 – TBA
AUG 10 – CODY JOHNSON
AUG 17 – SCOTTY MCCREERY
AUG 24 – LEE BRICE
AUG 31 – SCOTT STAPP

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Scotty McCreery Makes Career Comeback With “Five More Minutes”…

Everybody loves a good comeback story and Scotty McCreery‘s is no different. Back in 2011, it seemed as though the young country singer was sitting on top of the world. He had just won American Idol, signed to UMG Nashville, and made history as both the first country artist and the youngest male artist of any genre to debut his first studio album, Clear as Day, at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

Fast Forward to a few years later, after releasing his sophomore album, See You Tonight, which garnered his first Top 10, and just before beginning the song writing process for his third record, McCreery was dropped from his label. With legal issues interfering, McCreery found himself unable to release new music for his fans. Despite the major upset in his career, McCreery never stopped pursuing his dream and continued to write. It was during that timeframe that he penned the song that would soon change his life, “Five More Minutes.”

After independently releasing the hit track, which pays tribute to his late grandfather, McCreery became the first country artist to have a charting single without the support of a label. Following the release, McCreery signed with Triple Tigers who hyper-focused on the song, pushing it all the way to the top spot, making “Five More Minutes” both McCreery’s personal favorite song and his first Number 1 hit.

“Five More Minutes” serves as the debut track from McCreery’s first album in five years, Seasons Change, available everywhere now. To celebrate the highly anticipated album, McCreery took to New York City for a special Album Release Show at Gramercy Theatre.

Scotty McCreery Gold NYC

Photo Credit: Laura June Kirsch

Prior to his performance, McCreery joined label reps, media, and industry professionals for a pre-show hang, showing his gratitude for the support of the new album and taking the time to individually speak to all of the guests in the room. It was during that time that McCreery was surprised with a gold record for his first number one song.

The McCreery Army was strong, showing up in droves on a cold Monday evening and singing back every word to the country star during his 90-minute set. The high-energy performance featured tracks off McCreery’s new album including the title track along with crowd favorites, “This Is It” and “In Between”. Throwing in songs from his debut and sophomore albums like, “I Love You This Big” and “Feel Good Summer Song”, McCreery had the packed crowd on their feet and bopping along song after song.

Magic took over the room when McCreery slowed things down to perform “Five More Minutes”. As he led into the chorus, fans took over the vocals, singing every word while McCreery held both hands to his chest showing true gratitude and acknowledgement to the impact this very special song has made on both him and his fans.

Paying homage to traditional country music, McCreery impressed with a medley of covers including Alan Jackson’s “Chattahochee” and John Michael Montgomery’s “Sold”, before finishing the show in an encore led by his first platinum single, “See You Tonight.”

Grab your copy of Scotty McCreery’s Seasons Change here and make sure you are following @NYCountrySwag for all things country music in New York and beyond.

 

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Scotty McCreery Idol Audition

#TBT Scotty McCreery Celebrates No. 1 Song, Remember His Idol Audition?

This week Scotty McCreery celebrates his very first number one single, “Five More Minutes” but let’s take a look back at the very first time the world was introduced to his sultry deep voice. Can you believe he was only 16 years old!  Randy Jackson said right before giving McCreery his third “yes” and his chance to head to Hollywood to compete “Dude, love you, love that you are throwback country guy, singing low like that!”

 

McCreery went on to compete and win season 10 of the popular singing competition.

Gearing up to release his brand new album later this month, “Five More Minutes” is the lead single from his third full-length record, Seasons Change.

McCreery heads to NYC to play his album release show at The Gramercy Theatre on March 19th.  For tickets and info click here. We’ll see you at the show!

 

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