11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the five years since McCreery’s last album, the American Idol champ moved out on his own, traveled the country, lost his grandfather, and proposed to his high-school sweetheart. Those stories and others are recounted here in Seasons Change, a twangy soundtrack to big life changes. It’s written so that listeners can retrace his steps: feel the bliss of starting a new chapter (“Move It On Out”), cherish the gift of finding your soul mate (“Still”), and remember the folks you grew up with (“Boys from Back Home”). With his booming baritone and extraordinary sense for catchy hooks that echo late '90s country, it’s quite possible McCreery was born to do this.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the five years since McCreery’s last album, the American Idol champ moved out on his own, traveled the country, lost his grandfather, and proposed to his high-school sweetheart. Those stories and others are recounted here in Seasons Change, a twangy soundtrack to big life changes. It’s written so that listeners can retrace his steps: feel the bliss of starting a new chapter (“Move It On Out”), cherish the gift of finding your soul mate (“Still”), and remember the folks you grew up with (“Boys from Back Home”). With his booming baritone and extraordinary sense for catchy hooks that echo late '90s country, it’s quite possible McCreery was born to do this.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
317 Ratings
317 Ratings
Tyler Hubbard ,

Amazing!!!

He’s staying with his roots and not changing like he did with ‘southern belle’. ‘5 more minutes’ and ‘Wherever you are’ are the best of what I’ve heard so far from Scotty, can’t wait for the rest of the album.

ashoff ,

Been waitin’ for this!

Need to get this album! Reminds me of of king George Strait with his storytelling!

Jdtin ,

2000’s country style

Nice to see Scotty mature. This is soulful, country reminiscent of the early 2000’s. I like the throwback as it’s the style I grew up with. Solid album and perfectly paired with a springtime drive with the windows down. If you like the 2000’s country, give it a spin

About Scotty McCreery

The winner of American Idol’'s tenth season, country crooner Scotty McCreery began singing as a child in Garner, North Carolina. School performances eventually gave way to local competitions, and McCreery won a singing contest in the nearby town of Clayton before trying out for American Idol as a 16-year-old. Auditioning with Josh Turner's "Your Man," he made good use of his country twang and deep baritone vocals, prompting the judges to compare him to Randy Travis. McCreery passed the audition, became an audience favorite, and eventually won the competition in May 2011. Lauren Alaina, another teenage country singer and a close friend of McCreery's, took home the second place title.

McCreery's coronation song was "I Love You This Big," a country ballad that sold nearly 175,000 copies during its first week of release. The song also cracked the country charts at number 32, making it the highest-charting debut single in country history, and helped stir up anticipation for his full-length album, which he recorded while preparing for American Idol’s summer tour. Clear as Day appeared in the fall of 2011 from Mercury Nashville, debuting at number one on the Billboard Top 200 the week of its release. It went on to be one of the better-selling latter-day Idol-related records, earning a platinum certification and producing another hit single in "The Trouble with Girls." The following year, McCreery released the seasonal Christmas with Scotty McCreery in time for the 2012 holiday season.

In October 2013, he returned with his second official studio album, See You Tonight. Produced by veteran producer Frank Rogers, the album moved McCreery into bright contemporary country-pop. It was a commercial and critical success, debuting at number one on Billboard's Country Albums chart and earning widespread acclaim, including McCreery's win of the Breakthrough Artist Award at the 2013 American Country Awards. In 2015 he issued a new single, "Southern Belle," and toured with Rascal Flatts. The year 2017 saw the release of the poignant "Five More Minutes," the first single from his third LP, Seasons Change. A trio of additional singles arrived in early 2018 in advance of Seasons Change, which was released by Triple Tigers/Sony Music in March of that year. ~ Andrew Leahey

HOMETOWN
Garner, NC
GENRE
Country
BORN
October 9, 1993

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