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.