Update Regarding UK Tour Dates
With the strong recommendations of our concert promoters and with an abundance of caution, I am sorry to announce that my UK and Ireland concerts scheduled for May 2021 will be postponed again to future, not yet determined, dates that will most likely be next year.
The band and I held out hope that we would be able to come over this year but the health and safety of my concert goers, the staff at the venues, and my band and crew have to come first. Please hold on to your tickets. We miss y’all and we will be back. Until then, stay safe.
MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST SCOTTY McCREERY SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING NASHVILLE
Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery has signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Nashville.
2021 marks ten years since McCreery won the hearts of America and the title of American Idol and his artistry has only continued to grow. The multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter co-wrote all 11 songs on his most recent album the RIAA Gold-certified Seasons Change, including his three consecutive No. 1 hits: “Five More Minutes,” “See You Tonight,” and “In Between.”
In addition, he is a three-time BMI Award winner for writing One of the Top 50 Country Songs of the Year in 2015 for “See You Tonight,” in 2018 for “Five More Minutes,” and in 2019 for “This is It,” as well as winner of the NSAI Nashville Songwriter Award for One of the Top Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written for “Five More Minutes” in 2018. McCreery is also a co-writer of his current Top 40 and rising single “You Time.”
“Writing songs is one of my favorite things to do,” said McCreery. “I’ve written nearly all my life, and since coming to Nashville ten years ago, I’ve had the opportunity to co-write with many talented songwriters in town who have both taught and encouraged me. Signing with Universal Music Publishing and working with Troy Tomlinson, Terry Wakefield, and all the great folks on their team is another big step in my songwriting journey. I am proud to call Universal Music Publishing my home.”
“We all watched as Scotty came onto the scene as a high school athlete who simply loved to sing and entertain,” said Terry Wakefield, Senior Vice President of A&R, UMPG Nashville. “He has now grown into one of country music’s most consistent hit makers. We are thrilled to represent him and his songs.”
McCreery has been hard at work writing and recording the highly anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed Seasons Change, with “You Time” as the lead single. Written by McCreery, Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis, and produced by Rogers, Eshuis and Derek Wells, the track has garnered nearly 11 million streams since its release and is steadily climbing up the Country charts. McCreery recently premiered the official music video “You Time” on “CMT Hot 20 Countdown.” Watch the video HERE.
Billboard notes, “the first single from his forthcoming album bodes well for his streak of three back-to-back No. 1’s to continue,” while MusicRow proclaims of McCreery, “as always, he’s a country beacon,” and of the track “upbeat and romantic, this has a lot going for it.” “You Time” follows McCreery’s three back-to-back No. 1’s from Seasons Change: the RIAA Double-Platinum Certified “Five More Minutes,” RIAA Platinum-Certified “This Is It” and RIAA Gold-Certified “In Between.”
McCreery is represented by Triple 8 Management’s George Couri and Scott Stem for management and WME’s Nate Towne for booking.
SCOTTY McCREERY’S “YOU TIME” VIDEO PLAYED ON CMT BILLBOARD IN NEW YORK CITY’S TIME SQUARE
Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery debuted his official music video for “You Time” last Saturday (2/27) on “CMT Hot 20 Countdown.” That same day, the video was also played several times on the CMT billboard in New York City’s Time Square.
The video for “You Time,” directed by Brianna Fish, can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2MzQFkM
“You Time,” which is currently Top 40 and rising up the county singles charts, was written by McCreery, Frank Rogers, and Aaron Eshuis; and produced by Rogers, Eshuis, and Derek Wells. It is the first single from McCreery’s upcoming album due out later this year.
Photos courtesy CMT.
Scotty McCreery to Premiere Video for Current Single, 'You Time,' on 'CMT Hot 20 Countdown' Tomorrow
Tune in tomorrow to catch Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery on “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” where he will share the world premiere of the official video for his current Top 40 and rising single “You Time.” The episode will also feature an in-depth interview with McCreery from Nashville’s Mercy Lounge where a portion of the video was shot to offer fans a behind the scenes look at the making of the video. Catch the episode Saturday, Feb. 27 at 9 am ET / 8 am CT on CMT with a re-air on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 9 am ET / 8 am CT.
Directed by Brianna Fish, the video depicts a busy newlywed couple separated by a musician’s life on the road while his new bride continues her education. The scenario is a familiar one for McCreery and the inspiration behind “You Time.”
“When I wrote this song, I was on the road more than I’d ever been. I’d get home just in time to see Gabi heading off to work so I was really craving ‘You Time’ with her,” shared McCreery. “We wanted to capture that experience in the video plus we’ve got a really fun cameo so be sure you watch till the end!”
McCreery has been hard at work on the highly anticipated follow-up to RIAA Gold-Certified Seasons Change, with “You Time” as the lead single. Written by McCreery, Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis, and produced by Rogers, Eshuis and Derek Wells, the track has garnered nearly 11 million streams since its release and is steadily climbing up the Country charts. Billboard notes, “the first single from his forthcoming album bodes well for his streak of three back-to-back No. 1’s to continue,” while MusicRow proclaims of McCreery, “as always, he’s a country beacon,” and of the track “upbeat and romantic, this has a lot going for it.”
“You Time” follows McCreery’s three back-to-back No. 1’s from Seasons Change: the RIAA Double-Platinum Certified “Five More Minutes,” RIAA Platinum-Certified “This Is It” and RIAA Gold-Certified “In Between.”
Scotty McCreery Makes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics North Carolina
NATIONAL AND LOCAL ARTISTS UNITE WITH FOUR LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE ARTS
We are so accustomed to living in an area surrounded by art of every kind that we may forget what it would be like if the arts disappeared altogether. The pandemic has given the world a preview of life without live concerts, art openings, or book readings, and we do not like what we have seen. That’s why arts councils from Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties, in partnership with WRAL-TV, are joining forces to rally support around the arts through a live event – Big Night In for the Arts. The regional fundraising initiative will be broadcast live on WRAL-TV on March 11 at 7pm. It will also be closed captioned and audio described, which is quite unique for a locally produced program – all in an effort to increase accessibility for everyone interested in participating. Dollars raised will go toward arts programming, initiatives for equity in the arts, and artist/arts organizations’ relief – and with the lingering effects of the pandemic, the help comes not a moment too soon.
Scotty McCreery, ACM and CMT Award-winning country music singer and Garner, NC native joins the superstar line-up of artists performing, including: Ariana DeBose, Tony-nominated actress/singer/dancer and Raleigh native, who will be starring as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film West Side Story; Mandolin Orange, nationally acclaimed folk music duo based in Chapel Hill, featuring singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz; Branford Marsalis, three-time Grammy Award® winner and internationally renowned saxophonist based in Durham, who recently wrote the score for Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; and Mike Wiley, nationally acclaimed actor and playwright based in Chatham County, who shines the light on key figures in African-American history through his performances.
“I cannot imagine my life without the arts,” said McCreery. “Just like so many others, I started playing the guitar at an early age and began writing my own songs. I was in choral groups in school and performed in a musical in high school. We all benefit from the arts. They inspire us, enrich our lives, help us to connect, help us to feel, help us to dream, and help us to learn more about each other and the world. I am happy to lend my support to the arts community in my hometown and surrounding area.”
“Our local arts communities need support now more than ever. This pandemic has been challenging in so many ways,” expressed DeBose. “Millions of people have suffered, entire industries have been brought to their knees with no relief in sight. In times of trouble, people turn to the arts. Now is the time for us to show up for each other in a radical way. That is why I am so proud to lend my voice to this event in efforts to support the community that has given me so much.”
A stream of local artists will also be participating in Big Night in for the Arts to help support their arts communities. Chatham County artist, Marcelle Harwell Pachnowski, who is nationally and internationally collected and exhibited, visualizes color and rhythmic patterns when she listens to music, resulting in paintings with a spontaneous mix of color, rhythm, texture, and movement. She will be creating a mixed media piece, which will be utilized to help raise additional funds for the campaign.
Regional and local leaders across the four counties are posting videos on social media in support of this vital fundraising event. Their messages highlight the devastation the arts have experienced due to COVID-19, while reminding us of the widespread positive effect the arts have on our communities. They implore our region to stand up and support a field that impacts the young and the old, the down-trodden and the affluent, and people of all cultures.
Supporting Big Night in for the Arts
Arts supporters can join the effort prior to the event as sponsors or donate live during the event. Audiences and arts enthusiasts who have enjoyed the arts across the Triangle for years can make a gift to benefit the four counties collectively or designate which specific county they would like to support. Every dollar helps ensure the arts in the Triangle will survive and thrive long after this pandemic has lifted.
The Chatham Arts Council, the Durham Arts Council, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County are grateful to the more than 70 generous corporate and individual sponsors who have already stepped up to support the arts through this event.
Join us on March 11 and lend a helping hand to the arts throughout the region! For more information on the talented artists headlining this event, sponsorship opportunities, or to donate prior to the event, go to BigNightIn.org.