Friday, June 13, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Scotty McCreery

Artist:Scotty McCreery
Song:See You Tonight
Album:See You Tonight: Deluxe Version

Scotty McCreery was 17 years old when he won season ten of American Idol in 2011. This was at a time when AI producers thought younger was better. After the usual AI hangover, he is starting to have success in country music. See You Tonight is his highest charting country single. He was born Oct. 9, 1993 in Raleigh, NC. After winning a couple of local talent contests, McCreery auditioned for American Idol in Milwaukee. The notable thing about him is he's a teenager with a deep voice. I thought he sounded way too much like Josh Turner. And that similarity was going to be a big challenge in selling him to country music fans. So he won AI and Lauren Alaina finished second. Both are very young country singers. The producers of AI thought going really young would spike the ratings but it didn't. The ratings continue to decline and I think AI should be cancelled. When I talk about the AI hangover, obviously in the long run, McCreery is a country singer. But his first album and singles did better on the pop charts. His 2011 debut CD Clear As Day sold over a million copies. It was produced by Rascal Flatts producer Mark Bright. So with McCreery's 2013 CD See You Tonight, Mercury Records got serious about selling McCreery to country fans. They brought in Brad Paisley's producer Frank Rogers. See You Tonight was the first single and it reached #10 on the Country Singles chart. The CD didn't sell anywhere near as well as his first CD but it did better with country fans. McCreery wrote See You Tonight with Zach Crowell and Ashley Gorley. Crowell plays bass for Keith Urban. Gorley has written several hits for Carrie Underwood. Alison Krauss appears on one song. The CD is available in a Deluxe Version with three bonus tracks. It appears that Scotty McCreery is settling into a long career in the country music business at a very young age. Here's the video for See You Tonight by Scotty McCreery.

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