SCOTTY McCREERY LAUNCHES “SEASONS CHANGE TOUR” IN DALLAS
Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery launched his highly-anticipated Seasons Change Tour last week at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 29. Promoted by Live Nation, the dynamic entertainer also played in front of ecstatic fans at the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio on Friday, Nov. 30, and the House of Blues in Houston on Saturday, Dec. 1. The tour celebrates McCreery’s current album Seasons Change, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart in March.
“After planning the Seasons Change Tour for so long, it was exciting to finally begin,” said an enthusiastic McCreery. “The fans at the first three dates in Texas were amazing and really brought out the best in me and my band. We can’t wait for the next shows!”
Before his concert on Nov. 29 in Dallas, McCreery also gave an acoustic performance at an intimate KSCS Radio event hosted by morning DJ Hawkeye, which raised money for Cook Children’s Hospital.
Joining McCreery on his Seasons Change Tour are his special guests Jimmie Allen and Heather Morgan (Texas singer/songwriter Mike Ryan filled in for Allen in Houston due to a previous commitment). Upcoming dates for the Seasons Change Tour include Dec. 7 at The Myth in St. Paul, Dec. 8 at the Egyptian Room in Indianapolis (where country music duo Walker McGuire will fill in for Allen), and Dec. 9 at the House of Blues in Chicago. For a full list of tour dates, visithttps://www.scottymccreery.com/tour-dates.html.
McCreery can currently be heard on radio with “This is It,” which is currently No. 12 on the Mediabase / Country Aircheck Country Singles Chart. He co-wrote the song with Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis, inspired by his proposal to his now-wife, Gabi. “This is It” is the second single from McCreery’s album Seasons Change, which also contains his No. 1 Platinum-certified smash “Five More Minutes.”
Scotty McCreery performs at the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, the second date of his Seasons Change Tour. (Photo credit: Atonement Entertainment).
Clara Martin (KSCS Promotions Coordinator); Scott Stem (McCreery’s manager, Triple 8 Management); Hawkeye (KSCS Morning Show Host); Mac Daniels (KSCS/KPLX Program Director); Scotty McCreery; George Couri (McCreery’s manager; Founder/Partner, Triple 8 Management and Triple Tigers Records); Nate Towne (McCreery’s agent, WME Entertainment); Julianna Vaughn (Southwest Radio Regional, Triple Tigers Records); and Rebecca Kaplan (KSCS/KPLX Marketing Director/Promotions Director).
Heather Morgan, Jimmie Allen, and Scotty McCreery hang on McCreery’s tour bus prior to the beginning of the Seasons Change Tour in Dallas, TXon Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Photo credit: Scott Stem).
Graceland Lighting Ceremony Tonight (11/15)
Tune in here to see the Graceland lighting ceremony and Scotty’s performance live tonight (11/15) at 6 pm central.
SCOTTY STAIRWELL SESSIONS
Scotty performed two acoustic songs as part of the Grand Ole Opry’s “Stairwell Sessions Facebook Live” while at the Ryman Auditorium over the weekend. You can watch Scotty perform with Jeff and Dylan here.
SCOTTY MCCREERY’S “BAREFOOTIN’” NAMED NATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR AT THE 2018 CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC AWARDS
Scotty McCreery’s “Barefootin’,” which he co-wrote with David Lee Murphy and Frank Rogers, was named the winner of the 2018 Carolina Beach Music Award for National Song of the Year. The song, which hit No. 1 on the Beach Music Top 40 Chart in September, can be found on the country music singer/songwriter’s current album Seasons Change, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart when it was released in March.
“I was raised on beach music, so to be honored by the Carolina Beach Music Awards for National Song of the Year is really special,” said McCreery, who was backstage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville preparing for his performance on the Grand Ole Opry when he learned he won the Award. “I had a lot of fun writing ‘Barefootin’ with David Lee and Frank, and I’m so happy that people are enjoying it. My wife and I have talked about taking shag dancing lessons. It could be fun to eventually shag dance to my own song.”
McCreery is currently ranked No. 21 and rising on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart with his single “This is It,” inspired by his proposal to his now-wife Gabi Dugal McCreery. The video for the song, which has earned more than 19 million views and topped the GAC Top 20 Countdown for multiple weeks, was filmed at their wedding. The ACM, BMI, CMT and NSAI Award winner will both perform and turn on the holiday lights at Elvis Presley’s Graceland this Thursday, Nov. 15 in Memphis, Tenn. McCreery launches his Seasons Change Tour, featuring special guests Jimmie Allen and Heather Morgan, on Nov. 29 at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX.
For more information on the Carolina Beach Music Awards, visit www.cammy.org.
TV ALERT: “COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS: IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH ROBIN ROBERTS” (ABC)
Be sure and watch “Country Music’s Biggest Stars: In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts” on ABC this Sunday (Nov. 11) at 10 PM Eastern | 9 PM Central. Scotty will be among the country artists interviewed on the show. The show had a video camera at Scotty’s Fan Club Party and his performance on the Riverfront Stage at CMA Music Festival earlier this year. We don’t know if that footage made the final cut of the special, but some of you might see yourselves on camera if it did.
SCOTTY GOES BEHIND THE ROSE
While in Denver last week when Scotty performed two near-sold out shows at the famous Grizzly Rose, he also interviewed with Eddie Haskell for the “Behind the Rose” podcast. You can listen to it here.