Scotty McCreery Strikes A Balance With Mature New Single
The personally-inspired track follows his Gold & Platinum No.1s, “This Is It” & “Five More Minutes”
Scotty McCreery returns with a stirring new coming of age anthem, sending “In Between” to country radio as his next single. Placing McCreery’s butter-smooth baritone out front and featuring a true-to-life theme, McCreery sings about not being a kid anymore – but also not being ready to slow down. “I ain’t all holy water, I ain’t all Jim Beam / I’m somewhere in between,” goes the satisfying chorus.
“For me, the theme of ‘In Between’ is all about balance,” McCreery says. “Everyone’s not all one thing or all the other. We all have many facets to our lives. It’s about knowing who you are and finding the balance that’s right for you.”
“In Between” was co-written by the singer and former American Idol champ with Frank Rogers, Jessi Alexander and Jonathan Singleton more than four years ago. At the time, McCreery and his new wife, Gabi, were still just dating. They were married last June.
“I wrote it the very same week as we wrote ‘Five More Minutes,’” he explains. “I find it a bit funny because I wrote the lyric ‘I ain’t ready for a ring on my hand’ back then, and now when it’s my current single, I am a newly married man. But ‘In Between’ tells the story of where I was in my life at that moment, and I think that’s what makes it so personal to me.”
The track follows McCreery’s Gold-certified “This Is It” and Platinum “Five More Minutes,” both of which hit Number One on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. All three songs are featured on his deeply personal Seasons Change album, released in 2018 and produced by Rogers, Aaron Eshuis and Derek Wells. McCreery is currently out on a headlining club tour, and hinted earlier this year that he’s in talks to support a fall arena tour “with some guys that I love their music.”