Scotty McCreery Plots First Headlining UK And Germany Shows
For the first time in his career, Scotty McCreery will head overseas for his first headlining tour dates. Visiting both the United Kingdom and Germany, the South Carolina native is looking forward to seeing his fans across the pond.
“I’ve received numerous e-mails and social media messages from fans asking me to perform in the UK and Germany,” said McCreery in a press release. “I am happy to finally announce that I’m coming over in October and I cannot wait to be there.”
The trek will begin in Berlin, Germany, and visit Cologne, Germany; London, UK; and Manchester, UK. Tickets for the UK dates will go on sale beginning Friday, August 9 at 9 a.m. BST via gigst.rs/Scotty. Tickets for the Germany shows are on sale now here. After returning to the U.S., McCreery spend most of November opening for Old Dominion’s Make It Sweet Tour.
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.”
Scotty McCreery Weds Gabi Dugal in North Carolina
“This Is It” – Scotty McCreery is a married man!
The singer tied the knot with longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal, during a beautiful ceremony in North Carolina in front of 200 people, PEOPLE reports. The ceremony was officiated by McCreery’s childhood pastor and was preceded by a slew of special wedding weekend activities, including a Cajun shrimp boil on Thursday (6/14) and a rehearsal dinner on Friday (6/15). For the reception, the bride and groom decided to keep things timeless and elegant.
“I kept it very classic,” Dugal shared with PEOPLE of their black, white and gold color scheme. “I went with greenery and white flowers, some lanterns and candle votives [for a] rustic feel. We fell in love with the mountains during the summertime [when Scotty proposed], and our [venue] is like a little castle in the woods.”
As a nod to Dugal’s Louisiana roots, the reception featured an array of Cajun dishes, as well as steak and pizza. Foregoing tradition of a wedding cake, the couple catered an assortment of pies. The couple shared their first dance as husband and wife to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” To celebrate their newlywed life, the couple will embark on a trip to Tahiti for a romantic wedding getaway.
Scotty has the No1 Country Album with His Latest Release ‘Seasons Change’
This is just one piece of exciting news the American Idol winner has to celebrate this year
Scotty McCreery is making himself comfortable on top. The singer’s brand-new album, Seasons Change, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. McCreery’s new project pushed more than 40,000 units in its first week — it was released on March 16 — propelling him to the top spot on the chart. He also gets the honor of having one of the best first weeks in the past year for a country album.
Seasons Change follows the trajectory of his previous albums, like his debut Clear as Day, holiday project Christmas With Scotty McCreery and sophomore release, See You Tonight. McCreery had another win in early 2018 when the heartfelt “Five More Minutes” became his first No. 1 single.
“It’s been quite a journey these last few years, and to learn that Seasons Change has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart is awesome and so gratifying,” McCreery says of the album’s success. “I’m glad everyone is enjoying the new music. I am so thankful to my fans, who have always been so supportive. With a No. 1 album, my first-ever No. 1 single, and my upcoming wedding to the love of my life, I just don’t see how 2018 can get any better!”
This is just one piece of exciting news the American Idol winner has to celebrate this year. He announced his engagement to Gabi Dugal in September of 2017, and the two are currently in planning mode for their upcoming nuptials. He’ll also serve as a mentor to the Top 24 contestants on the American Idol revival on ABC.
Scotty McCreery Talks Topping the Chart
Dropping His New Album, Getting Hitched & More
Jim Casey talks with Scotty McCreery about:
- getting up early and staying up late
- scoring his first No. 1 single, “Five More Minutes”
- keeping a positive outlook despite some career setbacks
- releasing his new album, Seasons Change, on March 16
- the apropos title of the new album
- picking his new single, “This Is It, which he penned with Frank Rogers and David Lee Murphy about his fiancée, Gabi Dugal
- planning his upcoming wedding
- the personal aspect of co-writing all 11 songs on the new album
- the most un-Scotty song on the new album, “Barefootin’”
- growing up around “beach music”
- hitting the road this spring and summer
Click link below to listen to Jim Casey as he talks with Scotty McCreery:
You Don’t Know Scotty McCreery Until You Hear His ‘Seasons Change’ Album
For me I’ve been robbed at gunpoint, I’ve been sued, I’ve been dropped by labels
Scotty McCreery bet on himself for his third studio album. The mostly self-written, very autobiographical Seasons Change details his engagement, makes clear that he’s no saint and reminds you that while he’s Nashville proud now, he’ll always be a Carolina boy.
In fact, fiancee Gabi Dugal and his home state dominate the 11-song project, his first on Triple Tigers Records after two records on UMG Nashville. It’s counterintuitive to claim that in spite of the very high profile way we met the now 24-year-old singer we didn’t really know him until now, but that’s exactly what’s happened. Part of the reason is that he’s a more competent writer than ever, something he’ll freely admit.
McCreery and Dugal are set to marry this spring in what the singer describes as a very classic, old-school destination wedding. Deep inside the album liner notes he lets his love of six years know that every love song he writes is about her, and that’s apparent on Seasons Change, but not in a way that’s obstructive. This is important because great songs don’t just tell great stories, they’re accessible.
“Wherever You Are” and “Still” are the two most obvious examples. The first — a fun, mid-tempo, melodic pop-country cut — puts a roseate spin on the struggles of long-distance love (for the last several years they’ve been split by his job in Nashville and hers in Durham, N.C.), while the latter is a soft, dare-we-say sexy ballad. To this point, the Season 10 American Idol winner has not cut a true bed sheet burner, but this one comes close. However, he never objectifies. The woman he’s singing about is never reduced to a one-dimensional, here-for-the-pleasing cartoon character. There’s a maturity here that amidst widespread, valid complaints about how women are treated in society and entertainment deserves to be mentioned.
“She’s still working,” McCreery says when asked what the future holds for them. “She’s a nurse. She’s a very strong, independent woman. She wants to make her own living and all that. So I fully support that. I wanna support her dreams just like she supports mine.”
“This Is It” is the song everyone will gravitate toward, because it tells the story of how McCreery proposed to Dugal. There is a major twist to that story, which you can learn all about below, but the takeaway is how much it is a blueprint for that afternoon.
He always has been soft-spoken, even as a chip forged from competitive fire grew larger and larger on his shoulder. Through the years he hasn’t so much been protective of the details of his life as he has just not been great at presenting them. McCreery constantly referred to this “we” when asked questions about his career or life. He doesn’t any longer. Expectations were very high and the results weren’t always satisfying. They are now.
“You live a lot of life 17 to 24,” he says, reminding us of something so obvious but so forgotten when it comes to the celebrity lifestyle. “In the grand scheme of things, it’s seven years, so it doesn’t sound like that big. But those are big years in anybody’s life. Moving out on your own, you’re paying your own bills, getting married. For me I’ve been robbed at gunpoint, I’ve been sued, I’ve been dropped by labels … there’s been a lot of life that’s been lived in these last seven years.”
More than ever before he’s figured out how to funnel it into his music. Well, most of it. “There’s not a robbed by gunpoint song but that’d make a cool wild, wild, west song.”
Scotty McCreery Gives Fans Nostalgic New Song, ‘Home In My Mind’
Scotty Co-Wrote All 11 Songs On The Album
Scotty McCreery has been taking fans on a journey of his personal growth, song by song, with his upcoming album, Seasons Change—and the fourth single he’s released from the project, “Home in My Mind,” reveals yet more about his newly matured mindset.
The song explores the bittersweet feeling of longing to be home when out on the road…and how it’s going to take a little longer to get back than McCreery would like, but he’s got all the comforting images right there in his head.
As the chorus goes: “I’m going home in my mind / Cruisin’ by them Carolina pines / Taking it slow down 35 / Down timber drive / I can already feel your hand in mine / Sweet tea porch swing supper on the stove / Everything I’ve been missing on the road / I can’t be there tonight / But when I close my eyes / I’m going home in my mind.”
Seasons Change is McCreery’s first album release since 2013’s See You Tonight. The lead single “Five More Minutes” is a poignant track that honors the memory of his late grandfather Bill McCreery. He’s also shared “In Between” and “Wherever You Are,” the latter inspired by his fiancee, Gabi Dugal.The singer co-wrote all 11 songs on the album.
“In the last five years, I have grown from a teenager to a man, moved out on my own, lost my grandfather, proposed to the love of my life, and learned more about myself than I could have imagined,” McCreery says of the project. “This all shows up in the 11 songs on Seasons Change, and I cannot wait to share this music with my fans after such a long time between releases.”
Seasons Change is set for release on March 16.
Scotty McCreery Talks About How His New Song Impacted His Father
Scotty McCreery is Having the Best Week Ever… He’s Engaged!
Scotty McCreery took to social media to share a lot of big news this week, including an engagement to his longtime girlfriend and a slot opening for Garth Brooks. In McCreery’s words, he’s having the “best week” of his life and we’d have to agree. McCreery proposed to Gabi Dugal, whom he met in Kindergarten, at Little Lost Cove, in the mountains of North Carolina. In addition to getting engaged, the “Five More Minutes” singer also scored a coveted spot opening for Garth Brooks in Sioux Falls, North Dakota.
– Nashville Gab
Triple Tigers Records announced today that the record label has signed multi-Platinum-selling entertainer Scotty McCreery to its roster.
“We are very proud to represent Scotty McCreery,” said Triple Tigers Records General Manager Norbert Nix. “He is an absolute pro and an artist of great integrity. We were blown away when we heard ‘Five More Minutes’ and are looking forward to representing Scotty’s new music to his millions of fans.”
“I’m very excited to become part of the Triple Tigers/Sony Music Entertainment family,” said McCreery. “They believe in me and my music, they work hard, and for being a brand new company, they are already succeeding. I am fired up to see what we can achieve together.”
The ACM, BMI and CMT Award winner is currently rising up the charts with his emotional single, “Five More Minutes,” one of the most talked about songs of the year which has already earned more than 15 million streams. The song is currently #40 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart and #46 on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase Chart. In its first week of release, it sold more than 22,000 paid downloads and earned the No. 6 spot on the Billboard Country Digital Sales Chart, his highest ranking on that chart since his debut single in 2011. “Five More Minutes” was released independently without a record label; instead it has been entirely marketed and promoted by McCreery and his Triple 8 Management team.
Before signing today with Triple Tigers/Sony Music, McCreery made history. As verified by Country Aircheck, “Five More Minutes” is the first song released without a record label to ever chart on the Country Aircheck / Mediabase Top 50.
“That’s awesome!” said a stunned McCreery. “‘Five More Minutes’ is such a personal song for me and it feels like it’s become very personal for the radio listeners and concert audiences as well. To learn that it made chart history is mind-blowing. I’m proud of all the hard work that my team and I have done on our own, and I cannot wait to see what we are able to achieve working with my new family at Triple Tigers Records.”
Written by McCreery, Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell, “Five More Minutes” is a both a nostalgic look back at several fond memories based on McCreery’s life as well as an impassioned plea to be able to spend five more minutes with his late grandfather, whose passing served as the inspiration for the song. Country Music Hall of Fame member Randy Travis said the song is “storytelling and country music at its best” on Twitter when “Five More Minutes” was released. People wrote that the “Five More Minutes” music video “is taking fans on an emotional walk down memory lane” when it debuted exclusively on the magazine’s website in June. Called “poignant” by Rolling Stone, the video features rarely-seen home footage from McCreery’s childhood and has become a fan favorite, quickly topping the GAC Top 20 Countdown.
This week, country music singer Scotty McCreery launched the “Scotty McCreery My Five More Minutes Flyaway Sweepstakes” via announcements on ScottyMcCreery.com and both his Facebook page and Twitter feed. Fans who are 18 years of age or older and who live in the continental United States can enter the contest for a chance to win a trip to visit a loved one with whom they’d like to spend five more minutes. To enter, participants can share their stories with a photo, video, or text submission at www.My5MM.combetween now and 8/12. Fans can also vote for their favorite entries between 7/19-8/12. Five lucky winners will be chosen. For more information, visit http://www.scottymccreery.com/flyaway-contest.html or www.facebook.com/scottymccreery and click on the “Flyaway Sweepstakes” tab.