Scotty McCreery has come a long way since winning over TV-goers hearts on American Idol back in 2011. It was his captivating southern twang and chilling covers that scored him the Season 10 champion crown.
After beating out runner-up and powerful female vocalist, Lauren Alaina – McCreery has become a household name within the country music space. At just 18-years-old and off the heels of his competition success, McCreery released his debut record, Clear As Day. Upon release, the 12-track collection scored No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and scored high placement on the Billboard 200 roundup. While remaining loyal to his traditional country sound and not falling into the mainstream radio trap, the hopeful artist paved a clear path for himself with his impactful introduction into the industry.
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With eager country music fans at his fingertips, he kept up the positive momentum by releasing a joyful holiday track list and his 2013 career-changing project, See You Tonight. Under Mercury Nashville, the project saw rapid success as a whole and with chart-topping hits, “See You Tonight,” and “Feelin’ It.” The high volume of praise left the North Carolina heartthrob itching to hit the road on his See You Tonight Tour. During that time, McCreery was only a college sophomore but embarked on the journey to show fans who he truly was as a vocalist.
Fast forward to the present day, where McCreery is no stranger to country radio or a crowd of screaming music fans. In fact, it’s now the stories told within his lyrics that have music enthusiasts understanding who the man behind the mic or pen is. Following See You Tonight, he dropped his fourth studio album, Seasons Change. The 2018 playlist includes “Five More Minutes,” a heartfelt ballad about his late grandfather. The double-platinum single served as the very first song from his well-rounded collection that he also brought on tour.
Now, with the release of his fifth high-anticipated record, Same Truck, the hitmaker proves that he did not just grow as a vocalist within the last few years, but into a strong individual. Alongside writers – Ashley Gorley, Rhett Akins, and Monty Criswell, McCreery wrote 10 out of the 12 tracks on the reflective project.
“My last album was about me as a young man getting ready to get married,” shared the singer in a statement. “Same Truck is me three years later, taking a moment to acknowledge where I am now as a 27-year-old, happily married man, sharing both what I’ve learned and where I want to go.”
Resulting in the rapid success of the emotional-driven LP, the beloved singer announced his Same Truck Tour for 2022. “You know, I love touring on the album,” shared McCreery ahead of the 55th Annual CMA Awards to Celeb Secrets Country reporter Tiffany Goldstein. “We did the ‘Season Change Tour,’ we did the ‘See You Tonight Tour,’ and it’s going to be cool to do the ‘Same Truck Tour.’”
Same Truck Tour tickets are on sale now! See y’all on the road 🛻
— Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery) October 29, 2021
While walking the red carpet before presenting at the CMA Awards, he revealed that he is ready to experiment with the collection to see which ballads resonate the most with his fans. “You get to play the album top to bottom! We are playing a couple of songs right now on the road, but to go all the way down and to see what the fans are thinking and see how they react to the songs…it’s a good thing for us, and I hope they enjoy.”
The Triple Tigers recording artist called in his friends – Tenille Arts, Callista Clark, Kameron Marlowe, and King Calaway to join him on his 15-city journey across the U.S. The country music megastar will start the party in Raleigh, N.C. – just north of his hometown of Garner. Fans can, of course, expect to hear hits from his fifth studio album, but also his latest single, “Small Town On It.”
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