SCOTTY McCREERY EARNS SECOND CONSECUTIVE NO. 1 SINGLE WITH “THIS IS IT”
Fresh off of his headlining Seasons Change Tour, Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery earns his second consecutive No. 1 single with the romantic love song “This Is It,” as the single reaches the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Airplay charts.
“This Is It” is the second single from McCreery’s 2018 album, Seasons Change, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. McCreery, who married longtime love Gabi Dugal in June 2018, wrote the song with Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis specifically about his heartfelt proposal. Footage from their wedding can be seen in the single’s music video which topped the "GAC Top 20 Countdown" for multiple weeks. Their wedding was spotlighted in both People and The Knot, with the couple also featured on the current cover of Southern Bride. “This Is It” follows McCreery’s deeply reflective and acclaimed “Five More Minutes,” which reached the No. 1 spot last February just ahead of the album’s release and is nearing double-Platinum status.
“I wrote ‘This Is It’ for Gabi,” said McCreery. “It’s our song. I played it for her just an hour after I proposed. I sang it to her at our wedding. She’s who I see in my mind when I perform it on the road every night. Watching our love story become my second No. 1 hit is something Gabi and I will treasure always. I am so thankful to country radio and my fans who have stood with me from day one for making my dreams come true.”
The singer/songwriter wrapped up his headlining, 14-city Seasons Change Tour with special guests Jimmie Allen and Heather Morgan on January 26 in Westbury, NY. The tour saw multiple sold-out performances from Raleigh, NC to Boston, MA and beyond. “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” recently broadcast an episode filmed almost entirely at the Atlanta date on his tour.
Achieving one of the strongest first weeks for a country music album in the last year, Seasons Change moved over 40,000 albums in the first week alone. For the first time, McCreery is featured as a songwriter on all the album’s tracks. With themes such as losing loved ones, moving out on his own, falling in love and coming of age, Seasons Change is a reflective and honest narrative of the artist’s experience navigating life in his early twenties. The album was produced by Frank Rogers, Aaron Eshuis and Derek Wells.
Although McCreery has said that 2018 has been his favorite year so far, 2019 is off to a monumental start for the artist. Though the Seasons Change Tour has wrapped, fans can still catch McCreery on the road all year. Visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com for tour dates. His third single off of Seasons Change will be announced soon.
Scotty McCreery Wraps Up Headlining Seasons Change Tour with Sold-Out Crowds
Scotty McCreery plays to a sold-out crowd at Boston's House of Blues on January 25, 2019 during the closing weekend of his Seasons Change Tour presented by LiveNation Entertainment. McCreery's 14-city tour featured additional sold-out performances across the country from Raleigh, NC to Westbury, NY and beyond. His romantic single "This Is It," which the Triple Tigers recording artist co-wrote with Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis two weeks before he proposed to his now-wife Gabi, is currently No. 3 on both the Billboard and MediaBase/Country Aircheck Country Airplay charts and is the follow-up to his No. 1 platinum certified single "Five More Minutes."
“Five More Minutes” Ranked No. 3 Best Country Song of 2018 by Billboard Critics
Billboard has ranked “Five More Minutes” at No. 3 on their “20 Best Country Songs of 2018: Critics Pick” List. Read the full article, where they write that “Five More Minutes” became a declaration of independence from an artist who matured from a blue-chip prospect to a power player,” here.
SCOTTY MAKES “BEST OF 2018” LISTS
Scotty has made several ‘End of the Year/Best Of’ Lists in the Media. Check those out below:
- ·Rolling Stone – “40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018” – Seasons Change - "McCreery found his footing on Seasons Change, a record that finally makes good use of that deep tone and a playful but mature approach.” https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country-lists/40-best-country-and-americana-albums-of-2018-767146/scotty-mccreery-seasons-change-2-767213/
- ·Taste of Country – “10 Country Albums That Defined 2018” – Seasons Change - “This 2018 album showcased McCreery’s growth as a songwriter and storyteller and his understanding of how and when to share parts of his own story. This is the album longtime fans hoped for…” http://tasteofcountry.com/country-albums-that-defined-2018/?fbclid=IwAR0DBL868YveoJ5pijjMQJ-jb-TP_e2lMVxyULtQmkt9vU6SPElsoFvXZDk
- ·Sounds Like Nashville – “18 Best Singles of 2018” – “’Five More Minutes” – “The heartfelt song struck a chord with listeners….”http://www.soundslikenashville.com/news/18-best-singles-2018/?fbclid=IwAR2WN8KiHDYjBOKi-B8lnDesaA8uFL-82CQERjZVPBuqWUQr7IorNHK9IsA
SEASONS CHANGE TOUR – WEEK 2
Hope you’ve had a chance to see Scotty perform on his Seasons Change Tour! If you haven’t yet, here’s a glimpse at week two, filmed at the House of Blues in Chicago. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?
SEASONS CHANGE TOUR – WEEK ONE
Last week, Scotty launched his Seasons Change Tour. We wanted to share some highlights from the first two shows in Dallas and San Antonio for those who weren’t there. Take a look here. Check the tour date section of the website for a show near you!