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On the heels of releasing his latest album Same Truck on Friday, Sept. 17, multi-platinum selling Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery joined the third hour of NBC’s “TODAY” to perform “Damn Strait,” already a fan-favorite since its release last week ahead of the album’s full release. Watch McCreery perform the song HERE.

Earmarked to be the next single from the album, Rolling Stone has named the song a “Pick of the Week” calling it “clever songwriting, delivered by one of the genres’ best King George disciples. While Billboard praises, “Another ace is the clever track ‘Damn Strait,’ a rare outside cut on the project, penned by Trent Tomlinson and Jim Collins, in which McCreery name checks several of King George's greatest hits.” The Grand Ole Opry debut of the song has garnered over 43K views since its release.

“I had an email from Kevin Herring at my label and he said, ‘Hey, take a listen to this song. It just came through for you,’ and I kind of had a little mini freak out session because I’m a huge George Strait fan,” McCreery shared with Billboard. “I love the different tidbits in there of songs of his... It’s a classic country breakup song, but [it’s also] paying homage to George Strait throughout the song. It’s so cleverly written. If you’re a country fan, a George Strait fan, this song is so cool.”
 
In addition to celebrating the release of Same Truck with today’s interview and performance, McCreery also talked about being recognized recently with one billion career streams on Pandora and receiving his Billionaire Plaque. Also, McCreery now has been added to the Pandora Country Billionaires station.

On his fifth studio album, the Garner, North Carolina native shifts his perspective to reflect on the last decade of his career and life with wife Gabi and dog Moose, with Tennessean sharing, “McCreery walks a sonic tightrope that leans into his country influences while not abandoning modern Music Row hitmaking,” while Sounds Like Nashville observes, “with 12 tracks in total, those songs ended up showing more maturity than ever, and exploring everything from the common bonds his fans share to the eternal flame of romance.”
 
Lead single “You Time,” co-written with producers Same Truck producers Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis, follows McCreery’s three consecutive No. 1’s from 2018’s Seasons Change, and continues climbing the charts at Country radio at No. 2 on both the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart.
 
Same Truck was produced by Rogers, Eshuis and Derek Wells, the team who produced his previous project, the RIAA Gold certified Seasons Change that has sold more than 700,000 copies to date, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, and contained his three consecutive No. 1 hits: the Double RIAA Platinum certified “Five More Minutes,” Platinum certified “This is It,” and Gold certified “In Between.” McCreery co-wrote every song on that album. 
 
Track list for Same Truck:

  1. Same Truck (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Taylor Phillips, Zach Crowell)
  2. You Time (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Aaron Eshuis)
  3. It Matters To Her (Scotty McCreery, Rhett Akins, Lee Thomas Miller)
  4. Damn Strait (Trent Tomlinson, Jim Collins)
  5. It’ll Grow On Ya (Jeremy Bussey, Jason Blaine, Taylor Phillips, Adam Wood)
  6. The Waiter (Scotty McCreery, Matthew West, Frank Rogers)
  7. Why You Gotta Be Like That (Scotty McCreery, Jordan Schmidt, James McNair)
  8. Home (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Brent Anderson, Tammi Kidd)
  9. Carolina To Me (Scotty McCreery, Jeremy Bussey, Taylor Phillips)
  10. Small Town Girl (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell)
  11. That Kind of Fire (Scotty McCreery, Josh Hoge, Matt McVaney, Justin Wilson)
  12. How Ya Doin’ Up There (Scotty McCreery, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Tyler Reeve)

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As lead single “You Time” continues to climb the charts at Country radio at No. 4, Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery releases his fifth studio album Same Truck featuring 12 songs, 10 of which were co-written by the multi-Platinum selling singer-songwriter. Listen to the full album HERE.
 
After getting his start in the music industry ten years ago, the now 27-year-old happily married man and veteran performer shares, “For the first time in 10 years, I was home more than a few days at a time. I loved having the extra time with my wife, Gabi, and our dog, Moose, however it also gave me a lot of time to pick up the guitar and just play for fun.
 
“I wound up writing a bunch of new songs and creating almost a whole new album from the perspective of reflecting on my last decade yet also keeping an eye towards where I want to go,” McCreery adds. 
 
With that viewpoint, the Garner, North Carolina native expands his catalog with several songs that showcase the tender romance and deep love between him and his wife Gabi, whether it’s the true story of one of the couple’s recent date nights recounted in the fun and upbeat “Why You Gotta Be Like That” or the sultry “That Kind of Fire,” their love story permeates the project.  
 
“I knew a long time ago, that Gabi was the one,” says McCreery with a smile. “Ever since I wrote ‘See You Tonight’ for my second album, she has been the face that I see in my mind when I write.” 
 
An avid man of faith, McCreery also taps into his devotion with tracks like “How Ya Doin’ Up There,” a fitting closing track to the album that asks the question, “What if prayers weren’t all about us, but stopping to ask the Lord how His day’s going and how He’s doing?” and “The Waiter,” a story of loss and enduring love that he co-wrote with Matthew West and Frank Rogers in 2015 but never quite felt appropriate for his previous albums.
 
“‘The Waiter’ was an idea that Matthew had; he was walking in a park one day and saw this guy talking to himself. Matthew thought maybe the guy was crazy, however when he walked by him, he realized that was not the case: the man was praying,” McCreery shares. “It’s no coincidence that this song has resurfaced the way it has given the year we’ve all just had.
 
“If this album can help someone have the same moments I did where we just see things through a slightly different lens, I think Same Truck will do what I hope it will, and that’s bring us all together,” McCreery concludes.
 
Released earlier this week and already a fan favorite that is earmarked to be the upcoming second single from the album, McCreery will perform “Damn Strait” on NBC’s “TODAY” on Tuesday, Sept. 21 during the third hour of the show. Written by Trent Tomlinson and Jim Collins, “Damn Strait” cannily honors country music icon George Strait, even as the singer bemoans the loss of his lover, associating Strait’s songs with her since they were the couple’s favorites.
 
McCreery will be in Garner, North Carolina today to celebrate the release of Same Truck in his hometown. He’ll give an acoustic performance and sign CDs at one of his favorite local hangouts, the Aversboro Restaurant and Sports Bar at 12-noon. Later that evening he will perform and sign CDs at the annual Greatness of Garner event at South Garner High School between 5-7 PM, which is followed by the football game between South Garner High School and McCreery’s alma mater, Garner Magnet High School.

Next Wednesday, Sept. 22, McCreery will be back in Raleigh, NC for an in-store signing session at the independent record store Schoolkids Records from 5:30-7:30 PM. Masks are required to enter the store, and the signing will only be for copies of Same Truck purchased at the store that evening.
 
It was announced earlier this week that McCreery will be performing at C2C (Country 2 Country) in Dublin, London, and Glasgow on March 11-13, 2022, alongside Darius Rucker, Brett Young, and more. This will be McCreery’s C2C debut.
 
Same Truck was produced by Frank Rogers, Derek Wells and Aaron Eshuis, the team who produced his previous project, the RIAA Gold certified Seasons Change that was released in 2018 and has sold more than 700,000 copies to date, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, and contained three consecutive No. 1 hits: the Double RIAA Platinum certified “Five More Minutes,” Platinum certified “This is It,” and Gold certified “In Between.” McCreery co-wrote every song on that album. 

In the midst of his You Time Tour, McCreery has been performing several songs from the new album in concert. “You never know how new songs are going to go over in the live show, but our audiences sure seem to enjoy them from the reaction we’re receiving. Now we’re excited to hear fans sing along,” said the North Carolina native. He’s also been direct support on select tour dates with Old Dominion.    
 
Track list for Same Truck:

  1. Same Truck (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Taylor Phillips, Zach Crowell)
  2. You Time (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Aaron Eshuis)
  3. It Matters To Her (Scotty McCreery, Rhett Akins, Lee Thomas Miller)
  4. Damn Strait (Trent Tomlinson, Jim Collins)
  5. It’ll Grow On Ya (Jeremy Bussey, Jason Blaine, Taylor Phillips, Adam Wood)
  6. The Waiter (Scotty McCreery, Matthew West, Frank Rogers)
  7. Why You Gotta Be Like That (Scotty McCreery, Jordan Schmidt, James McNair)
  8. Home (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Brent Anderson, Tammi Kidd)
  9. Carolina To Me (Scotty McCreery, Jeremy Bussey, Taylor Phillips)
  10. Small Town Girl (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell)
  11. That Kind of Fire (Scotty McCreery, Josh Hoge, Matt McVaney, Justin Wilson)
  12. How Ya Doin’ Up There (Scotty McCreery, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Tyler Reeve)

Ahead of the release of his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery imparts a cocktail of heartbreak and nostalgia with his steel-drenched country weeper “Damn Strait” from the 12-song collection Same Truck available this Friday, Sept. 17. Listen to “Damn Strait” HERE and pre-order/pre-save Same Truck HERE.

Written by Trent Tomlinson and Jim Collins, “Damn Strait” cannily honors country music icon George Strait, even as the singer bemoans the loss of his lover, associating Strait’s songs with her since they were the couple’s favorites.

“Every now and then you hear a song that sounds so much like you,” recalls McCreery. “I grew up as a huge George Strait fan, and when I heard this song, I raised my hand to say, ‘I want this one.’ Every country fan has a George Strait story, and everyone has a memory attached to their favorite songs.”

McCreery goes on to say, “The first country music concert I ever went to was George Strait, Reba and Lee Ann Womack. When I saw that show, I said, ‘I’m gonna do that one day.’”

Set to perform the song on NBC’s “TODAY” next Tuesday at Sept. 21 during the third hour, McCreery’s rich baritone strings together titles of Strait’s songs to tell the story:

‘Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her’
That was her favorite song
She sang along every time it came on

The first time we danced was to ‘Marina Del Rey’
And I fell right there and then
I didn’t want that song to end

‘Baby Blue’ was the color of her eyes
I can still see them in my mind
Probably will for the rest of my life

Lead single “You Time” continues to climb the charts at Country radio and is currently at No. 4 on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase radio charts, while Billboard boasts, “The first single from his forthcoming album bodes well for his streak of three back-to-back No. 1s to continue.”

The title track “Same Truck,” co-written with Ashley Gorley, Zack Crowell and Taylor Phillips, landed on ET’s “New Music Releases” and found praise from MusicRow as “celebratory,” while “the ringing guitars back an anthemic lyric of unity and brotherhood…Well written and performed with elan.”

Once again produced by Frank Rogers, Derek Wells and Aaron Eshuis, the team who produced his previous project (the RIAA Gold certified Seasons Change), Same Truck is a reflection of where McCreery is in life now as a 27-year-old man married to the love of his life for three years and who is also celebrating his 10th year as an entertainer. A limited edition, alternate cover for the album is available exclusively at McCreery’s online store, along with Same Truck-themed merchandise and more.

Released in 2018, Seasons Change debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and contained three consecutive No. 1 hits: the Double RIAA Platinum certified “Five More Minutes,” Platinum certified “This is It,” and Gold certified “In Between.”

In the midst of his You Time Tour, McCreery has been performing several songs from the new album in concert. “You never know how new songs are going to go over in the live show, but our audiences sure seem to enjoy them from the reaction we’re receiving,” said the North Carolina native. He’s also been direct support on select tour dates with Old Dominion.

Track list for Same Truck:

Same Truck (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Taylor Phillips, Zach Crowell)
You Time (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Aaron Eshuis)
It Matters To Her (Scotty McCreery, Rhett Akins, Lee Thomas Miller)
Damn Strait (Trent Tomlinson, Jim Collins)
It’ll Grow On Ya (Jeremy Bussey, Jason Blaine, Taylor Phillips, Adam Wood)
The Waiter (Scotty McCreery, Matthew West, Frank Rogers)
Why You Gotta Be Like That (Scotty McCreery, Jordan Schmidt, James McNair)
Home (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Brent Anderson, Tammi Kidd)
Carolina To Me (Scotty McCreery, Jeremy Bussey, Taylor Phillips)
Small Town Girl (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell)
That Kind of Fire (Scotty McCreery, Josh Hoge, Matt McVaney, Justin Wilson)
How Ya Doin’ Up There (Scotty McCreery, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Tyler Reeve)

The September Fan of the Month is in Memory of Judy Hicks who recently passed away. 

She was also a huge Scotty fan and loved being a member of his fan club and the Watching Scotty Grow Facebook fan page. Because of him, she developed many lifelong friends.

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As lead single “You Time” knocks on the door of the Top 5 on the Country Radio charts, Scotty McCreery shares another new song, “Carolina To Me,” from his upcoming highly anticipated album Same Truck, set for release Sept. 17. Listen to “Carolina To Me” HERE and pre-order/pre-save Same Truck HERE.
 
Written with Taylor Phillips and Jeremy Bussey, “Carolina To Me” is a reflection of McCreery’s love for his home state and his deep faith. “To me, North Carolina is just a little piece of Heaven on Earth, and I hope when I get to Heaven, there’s a little bit of North Carolina in it,” the Garner, N.C. native shares.
 
You think pearly gates 
You think streets of gold 
And I think about them long leaf pines lined on Tobacco Road
You think skies of blue 
You think angels’ wings 
I think grandpa on an old creek bank and a Zebco 33
We all got our own opinions 
We all believe what we believe 
But everything that’s Heaven to you 
Is Carolina to me 

McCreery will make his debut appearance on “Talk Shop Live” on Monday, Aug. 30 at 8pm ET (7pm CT) where he will perform several songs from the new album and answer questions from viewers. Fans can pre-order signed copies of Same Truck and hear his behind-the-scenes stories of making the album.
 
A limited edition, alternate cover for the album is also available exclusively at McCreery’s online store, along with Same Truck-themed merchandise and more.

This Tuesday, Aug. 31, McCreery will return to the Grand Ole Opry stage, performing fan-favorites from the historic circle. Tickets are available at opry.com or listen to the broadcast on WSM Radio.
 
Today’s release follows title track “Same Truck,” co-written with Ashley Gorley, Zack Crowell and Taylor Phillips, which landed on ET’s “New Music Releases” and found praise from MusicRow as “celebratory,” while “the ringing guitars back an anthemic lyric of unity and brotherhood…Well written and performed with elan.”
 
Once again produced by Frank Rogers, Derek Wells and Aaron Eshuis, the team who produced his previous project (the RIAA Gold certified Seasons Change), Same Truck is a reflection of where McCreery is in life now as a 27 year old man married to the love of his life for three years and who is also celebrating his 10th year as an entertainer.
 
Released in 2018, Seasons Change debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and contained three consecutive No. 1 hits: the Double RIAA Platinum certified “Five More Minutes,” Platinum certified “This is It,” and Gold certified “In Between.” 
 
In the midst of his You Time Tour, McCreery has been performing several songs from the new album in concert. “You never know how new songs are going to go over in the live show, but our audiences sure seem to enjoy them from the reaction we’re receiving,” said the North Carolina native. He’s also been direct support on select tour dates with Old Dominion.    
 
Track list for Same Truck:

  1. Same Truck (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Taylor Phillips, Zach Crowell)
  2. You Time (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Aaron Eshuis)
  3. It Matters To Her (Scotty McCreery, Rhett Akins, Lee Thomas Miller)
  4. Damn Strait (Trent Tomlinson, Jim Collins)
  5. It’ll Grow On Ya (Jeremy Bussey, Jason Blaine, Taylor Phillips, Adam Wood)
  6. The Waiter (Scotty McCreery, Matthew West, Frank Rogers)
  7. Why You Gotta Be Like That (Scotty McCreery, Jordan Schmidt, James McNair)
  8. Home (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Brent Anderson, Tammi Kidd)
  9. Carolina To Me (Scotty McCreery, Jeremy Bussey, Taylor Phillips)
  10. Small Town Girl (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell)
  11. That Kind of Fire (Scotty McCreery, Josh Hoge, Matt McVaney, Justin Wilson)
  12. How Ya Doin’ Up There (Scotty McCreery, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Tyler Reeve)

Scotty McCreery will appear on Talk Shop Live on August 30 at 8 PM ET (7 PM CT) where he will perform some songs from his upcoming new album SAME TRUCK, share some behind-the-scenes stories, and answer some questions from viewers. You can also pre-order an autographed copy of the album while watching. Watch him make his Talk Shop Live debut on Aug. 30 at this link:  https://talkshop.live/watch/6JVUHW0C3mI2

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