Scotty McCreery New Single “See You Tonight” – First Listen (AUDIO)

The NEW Scotty McCreery single is available at digital outlets NOW! “See You Tonight” is the first release the American Idol Season 10 winner has had a hand in co-writing.

He’ll be premiering the song live on Thursday’s American Idol results show. Don’t miss…

Click this Link to Listen to “See You Tonight”

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  • Chrissie Helen

    I love that song. I want that song. It needs to be on my playlist- but no no for North Europe. We cannot get that song. Don´t have itunes and tried and No luck. SAD. SHOOT

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  • BeBe Chez Fans

    I like this a lot. Great choice for a single.

  • skyfiremage

    What happened to the old Scotty??? I loved Letters From Home, Long Black Train, The River. That’s what I dislike about the Idol process- what you loved about the singer gets suppressed. Same thing happened to Joshua – he started off with Jar of Hearts, You Pulled Me Through, Up to the Mountain. By the end of the season, he was unrecognizable.

  • Madilo

    i love it, it’s cool and i’m sure American Idol audience will love it
    Yay for Scotty, so happy

  • Mateja Praznik

    Just listened. To be quite honest, there were some songs on his debut album that were a mile better than this one. I guess the curse of mediocre singles continues for McCreery.

  • toother

    Scotty has done it again for me. Love Scotty’s music. My very own copy of SYT and a live performance on IDOL Thursday night. As Scotty would say “it’s all good”.

  • escape

    Water Tower Town, Part 2. Very generic. I don’t see this type of song transitioning Scotty into an adult performer.

  • elliegrll

    I don’t think that singing covers gives us a real picture of who the artists really are, or what type of music they want to sing once the show is over. Plus, with this format, it’s easy to mold the contestants into whoever we want them to be. Neither Josh or Scotty could have a current or relevant career in 2013 singing any of the songs that you listed.

    As far as the song goes, I don’t like it. It’s not as strong as some of the weaker songs on the first album, including The Trouble with Girls.

  • BeBe Chez Fans

    I was listening to Blake Shelton’s album last week and then Brad Paisley’s new album just a few moments ago. I honestly don’t see much of a difference between what they’re doing and what Scotty’s single sounds like. In fact, I prefer Scotty’s song to all but one on Brad’s album and prefer Scotty’s song over anything that was on Blake Shelton’s mess of an album.

  • bridgette12

    It’s very generic, he’s not bringing anything new or interesting. Sweet kid, but his music lack any punch or is memorable.

  • L. R. M. L.

    Scotty will do really well with this song. Radio friendly, relatable and showing his deep baritone voice to the n degree.
    Hoping for a killer video to match and we’re all set. #1 or at least top 10, here we come. Have it on repeat since 11:30 last night. Go Scotty.

  • blackberryharvest

    He wrote this song-and I think it was for a special someone :)

  • db987

    I like the song it is catchy and Scotty sounds good (I am not a huge fan but like his voice well enough). It is a tad on the youngish side but he has many young fans so it will sell well. Radio is hard to figure, this is good enough to get good airplay and radio supported his first two songs pretty well and IMO this is miles better so I am thinking it will do well.

  • eleanor_V1

    i bought the song from I Tunes 1 word PERFECTION & have it as my ringtone LOVE<LOVE<LOVE this song & Scotty

  • girlygirl

    I didn’t think any of his singles from his 1st album were very good. He performs them well, but nothing about any of them stood out to me. I think this song is better than those songs, or at least it seems more radio friendly. But again, it is sort of generic — what is there about it that defines him as an artist? He sings it well — but that’s a given with Scotty.

    It’s nice that he has a writing credit on it, hopefully he will be able to grow as a writer and produce stronger self-penned songs as he continues to develop as an artist.

    Good luck to him with this. I’ll be interested to see how radio responds to it. It would be nice if he could break the so-called “Idol curse”.

  • Scottyasia

    Roughstock gave the song 4 stars, and we hope others sites will follow to do the same thing.

    Their stars speak louder and Scotty fans are ready to be blow away with all the awards coming up for the song.

    So proud of SCOTTY’s single.

  • skyfiremage

    The early songs Scotty and Joshua sang were not from restrictive themes so it is likely they were songs they would like to sing for their own career.

    There was no theme in the first round and Scotty could have sung anything but chose Letters From Home to represent who he is to the viewers.

    Ditto Joshua for You Pulled Me Through.

    These songs are who they are and what they love.

    And Jar of Hearts isn’t very old either and so many loved it when Josh sang it and there was no theme and he could have picked any song and he chose this song.

    Studios/radio stations are pushing their tastes onto the public – they are not willing to take chances.

    And why would we want to mold them into whoever we want them to be? Let them be who they are.

    Anyway, even if commercial considerations came into play, I’m sure they could find writers who can write a hit but still along the lines of who he is.

  • bridgette12

    No one is going to give this song any awards, especially when anything that Luke, Blake, Hunter, Darius and numerous others sing, is a lot better than this song. This song no better than his other two singles.

  • ptebwwong

    girlygirl: But again, it is sort of generic — what is there about it that defines him as an artist?

    I’m not sure how much you pay attention to country music, but many young country artists (under 30 yrs old) don’t put out music that defines them as artists. Hunter Hayes is very successful right now, but I wouldn’t say any of the songs or music he’s put out defines him as an artist. He plays a lot of instruments & is a good songwriter. But unless you consider Hunter singing numerous love songs as a distinct “sound” I don’t think his music is defined.

    Since many country artists don’t become established or successful until after 30 years old, many of them don’t find their “sound” until later on in their career. For example, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, etc. all didn’t find their sounds until after they were in their 30’s.

  • mmmtx

    I love the song; I love the positive reviews it and Scotty are getting; I just love listening to Scotty sing! And I do still love all the covers he did on Idol too. I’m really looking forward to hearing See You Tonight on the radio.

  • L. R. M. L.

    I guess to each his own.

  • Scottyasia

    Ok ok… we should see….maybe you are right about no award, or maybe you will eat your words later… ha ha ha…

    Its all good, we just need to wait and see… just relax!

  • Ira

    With every release, every news note, every concert review, it becomes more evident that Scotty will be one of the few Idol winners is creating a sustainable, or even lucrative career in music.CD sales may decline, but there is no decline in how his work ethic, personality and talent translate to the general public.

  • CanadianLady

    I think Scotty is going to show who he is. Not so much in one song, as in his body of work. Having been at his concert, by both the songs he chooses to cover and his own songs, he shows his love of traditional country, his values, and his quirky fun side.

    No, it’s not a deep song, but he’ll have some of those. I still love Clear as Day, Dirty Dishes, Back on the Ground, and several other songs from Clear as Day, and I expect more in that vein. However, they’re clearly trying to get a radio hit this time out. He’s said that several times. So this is the song they think will succeed. I hope they’re right.

    I was in Niagara Falls when he sang this for only the second time and it got a terrific response from everyone there. He sounds very good singing it. His band is great, and they seem
    to enjoy playing together, and he’s really learning to be an entertainer very fast.

  • CanadianLady

    I agree. He and his team have made wise decisions from Day 1.

  • AlesheaDominique

    The song is cute and I found myself humming it at work. I really wanted to get a feel for the song so I plugged my iPhone into my car this morning and cranked it up. Is it going to end hunger and bring world peace? Hecks no. But am I going to jam out when I hear it on the radio and pretend someone’s gotta see me tonight? You betcha. So it’s A OK by me
    (Heck who am I kidding. My radio doesn’t play him)

  • Chrissie Helen

    good to know that your statement isn´t a fact but merely your opinion and I´m glad it´s not shared by the amount of people who love Scotty and his new single and got it up the chart in a few hours without radio or any big promo

  • vortexpanel

    Mind-numbingly average, like everything else he does.

  • standtotheright

    This is probably the reason I can’t get into most young country artists, particularly young country males. They need seasoning and life experience to craft something that speaks to me.
    This song has fewer ambitions and that’s fine, as far as it goes. It does have seasonality in its favor.

  • blackberryharvest

    Have you heard Blake or Luke’s singles? They definitely have mediocre songs, especially Blake. Blake’s song “Sure Be Cool If You Did” is about as mediocre as they come. Now he has that bad country-rap song being rewarded.

    I personally think this song is better written than Hunter Hayes’s more recent song “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and I believe that just went to 1.

    Maybe you’ll end up being right, nobody knows for sure what will happen, but this song is just as good if not better than most of the country songs that make the top 10 these days.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Some of these comments are the first negatives I’d seen about this song, so I took a step back. Yes, I’m a big fan but I also want the guy to be a success, so I listened again with some objectivity. I like the song, maybe even love it. I agree that it’s not earth-shattering, but what it is…is catchy, It sticks with you and you finding yourself humming it at random times during the day. That’s a good thing.

    As far as what happened to him singing songs like Long Black Train, etc. I think that song, among some of the other covers Scotty sang on Idol are those one a year, maybe once in a lifetime, songs. The kind of songs that get a standing ovation at the Opry when an unknown singer (Josh Turner) sings them. I don’t think even Josh has had one of those lately. So, I wouldn’t compare this to those.

  • lightoftruth

    Your opinion is yours to believe. Scotty has a very dedicated fanbase and you NOT being one of them…hasn’t hurt him one bit! See you at the awards!! cheerio!! :)

  • windmills

    This is the 1st Scotty single I can get behind, and not just because the first 3 singles Mercury picked from Scotty’s debut album were IMO the 3 worst songs on his album and just not good songs in their own right.

    Is it a great song? No. The lyrics aren’t that bad but they’re not original or that strong either.

    But I stand by what I said when I first heard the song: this is the first time I’ve heard a Scotty song and thought it represents a fresh, relevant direction for him. The steel guitar and mandolin in this song add a couple extra hooks, and the melody is catchy. There’s a pop flavor a la Hunter Hayes but Scotty doesn’t sound like he’s copying Hunter because Scotty’s voice is better, deeper, and more traditional. Country radio IMO is more likely to accept this coming from Scotty because it makes sense for a 19 year old guy to sing something like this. It’s contemporary but Scotty still sounds like Scotty, and he’s staying true to who he is. The production sometimes gets heavier than I’d prefer but that’s contemporary country for you today and in the end it’s a good mix.

    I don’t think it’s a slam dunk single but at the very least, IMO it will get Scotty back into the t20, which wasn’t guaranteed like it was when he released his 1st 2 singles. And this is the 1st Scotty single where I wouldn’t rule out t10, because I don’t think country radio will have to be forced to play it. It’s just a likable song IMO.

    I’m glad we finally know Scotty’s cowriters, because it was driving me nuts. I’d have guessed Chris Destefano and Ashley Gorley, which was 1/2 right (it’s Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell).

  • tigervixxxen

    Is this a lead single for an album or just a standalone single? I haven’t kept up with the news and doesn’t say here.

  • ptebwwong

    It’s his 1st single for his new album.

  • therivermaya

    The song itself and the melody is catchy.
    I personally love it!!!

    eta: thanks for the link MJ….just bought it and mine to enjoy!

  • CanadianLady

    In his concerts, Scotty has been singing terrific covers of Man of Constant Sorrow, Folsom Prison Blues, In Color, Gone, I Like it I Love it, Papa Loves Mama, Check Yes or No, That’s Alright Mama, The Dance, T-R-O-U-B-L-E, Celebrity, and Hey Good Looking. Possibly others.

  • FinalFantasy13

    I thought all of scotty’s singles on his first album were terrible just keeping it real. This is a step in the right direction no doubt about it..

  • bridgette12

    Country music would have to be really bad shape to give this song an award.

  • songsungblue

    I have to agree. His success continues to puzzle me.

  • blackberryharvest

    It has been getting good reviews so far. So far so good.

  • Face

    reading the comments… and not really being a big country fan… this was much better than I expected…
    having said that I guess I would expect something with a bit more ‘wow factor’ for the lead single from your 2nd album… no matter who you are… and esp as an AI WGWG you need to do all you can to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump…
    I still find it odd that he sounds 45 years older than he actually is…

  • L. R. M. L.

    Thank you for your feedback. Nobody knows if Scotty will get a t10 or #1 but it’s nice to get something positive sometimes.

  • irockhard

    Not quite sure as last I heard he hasn’t finished recording the album.

  • jpfan2

    I like it. It’s fun if somewhat generic. I don’t listen to country so I have no idea if it’ll be a hit or not. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Scotty because I want at least one WGWG on the show to do well with their second album (and he’ll need this single to hit for that to happen).

    I don’t disagree with a lot of criticism of Scotty or his music but this is the best song I’ve heard him do since Idol. His biggest problem is that he’s so young and hasn’t really lived much. It’s like he doesn’t have much to sing about. ;0

  • SaSa8

    Those are the first three songs he sang other than his audition. He went on to sing songs like Can I Trust You with My Heart, I Cross My Heart, Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not. This new single is more in the vein of those songs. It is totally age appropriate, something he co-wrote and can sing it heartfelt in that same rich, confident voice America fell in love with. I think it is a great new song. And I am sure his sophomore album will have variety in the song choices. Scotty is growing and maturing as a person and an artist. I love it.

  • blackberryharvest

    He is successful because he has star power. He was born to sing country and everything about him is authentic. Idol was lucky he auditioned!

  • FE Swann

    Not having much to sing about hasn’t hurt Justin Bieber or all the teeny Disney girls, and Taylor Swift has made a fortune singing the same theme song over and over again. Who listens to the lyrics, anyway?

  • BonnieDee

    It’s the best single he’s released to date.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    #20 for Country itunes and 56 for all genre…

  • girlygirl

    Didn’t they give his other singles 3 or 4 stars as well? It’s always nice when a well respected publication gives an artist a nice review or a lot of stars for their music, but, unfortunately, that doesn’t always translate into sales success or radio play (the opposite is unfortunately true as wel: there have been a lot of badly reviewed singles and albums that have been big radio hits/sellers)

  • Wfish88

    Really like this song. Sounds like a great summer tune, too bad Interscope couldn’t get him to perform it at ACM’s considering he was top selling new artist last year. Can Scotty brake the sophomore album plummet (not including his Xmas album)?? We shall see… If anyone can do it, it’s Scotty (since he’s country)

  • DaisyMagnolia

    That’s selling younger artists short. Many have lots of good things to say. If they have the experience of someone twice their age, something has gone wrong.

  • perfectstorm

    It’s still too early to tell what kind of career Scotty will have. His last single did not do well. And with regards to his work ethic, personality & talent, I’m sure that can be said of others as well.

  • EB

    I’m glad he has something new to promote on Idol! I like the song and can hear it getting good play on country radio. It isn’t super exciting but the understatedness of it is nice I think, and it is much better than his other singles. I hope it’s a hit for him! :)

  • DB987

    I am not surprised it is doing well it is the first new music that people can buy in a long time. After AI he should do better then P2 Carrie because they were singing cuts off of their albumns that have already sold a million copies. He should go to number one country easily. This is not meant as a knock I am glad it it selling for him.

  • NoCalGirl

    Agree with much of your critique. Scotty mentioned in one of his interviews that he is still trying to find his own sound and I think SYT is a step in the right direction. I can only imagine how tough it must be to be a newcomer in country music and to try and find acceptance in such a tight knit circle. Scotty has the added burden of trying to validate that he is a true artist and not just some kid who won American Idol. His music career is definitely a work in progress…a race not a sprint as they say. I am in for the long haul and will continue to root for him! Hope his new album gets him that elusive top 10 hit and eventually the coveted #1.

  • standtotheright

    I’m entirely open to younger artists who have things to say. My impression remains that not many young artists in commercial country are encouraged to develop a distinct sound and sensibility early on.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Hey, I’d take it.:)

  • ?Marie Theresse??

    Love the Song.So far GREAT REVIEWS..I hope See You Tonight hits #1

  • Fan Dja

    No, just no. Music is definitely subjective to taste. Couldn’t get past 30 seconds. Glad he’s doing good in his genre and putting out music for his fans.

  • Scottyasia

    None from his previous singles received 4 stars either. Some people here don’t have to like it or agree with Scotty fans, because outside them the song receives so many good reviews, comments coming from non-fans. Even some posters who still hate his 3 previous singles also believe this one could be a big hit on the radio.
    So its all good. Scotty fans can wait …

  • onebirdlover1

    Totally agree….I don’t like Lukes songs at all or Jason Aldeans either. However I do like Eric Church and think he is a real artist. Love Scotty, an all around great person and entertainer.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    #18 country and 47 all genre:)

  • Jenny Williams

    Usually when a country song is in the Top 50, it would be closer to the Top 5 on Country songs, but the ACMs filled the Top 20 With a bunch of country acts. lol. I’m not complaining. Hope Interscope promote Scotty Well for his 2nd Era. I believe with great Promo, he can even be more successful with this era than with his first. )

  • blackberryharvest

    Taste Of Country review. Most of us McCreerian’s know how biased this guy can be against Scotty, so considering all that, not too bad of a review.

  • justmefornow

    Finally got around to listening. Scotty’s voice sounds great, as always. Not being a country fan I have no idea if this will be a country radio hit, but I wish him all the best :)

  • mmmtx

    I agree…he has the “it” factor in spades not to mention the best country baritone voice since Josh Turner and Randy Travis. Maybe another song off this next album will be that elusive once in a lifetime song, but this song is fun, catchy, age appropriate and should be a big hit!

  • mmmtx

    I going to my third Scotty concert at the end of the month and these covers, along with the brand new music, are what I am most looking forward to hearing. They represent the music he says he grew up listening to so I imagine singing them is as natural to him as singing SYT which he co-wrote.

  • mmmtx

    Just an update on ITunes sales: As of 2:30AM CDT See You Tonight was #41 all genre and #17 Country.

  • springboard2

    Same for me. I really like Scotty’s voice, but am not a country fan and have no opinion about the song.

  • kayd23

    Not going to comment on what I think of the new song but if Scotty does not get radio play on country radio then his sales will not be as strong. It will be interesting to see if Scotty does get radio play on the country radio stations. They never play his songs on my local country station.

  • CanadianLady

    I’m a long-time country fan who hasn’t been impressed with the direction country music has been going the last few years. With some exceptions of course. All I know about “See You Tonight” is that I heard it first live in Niagara Falls a month or so ago, and it’s been running in my head ever since. I’ve played it maybe a dozen times in the last 24 hours.

  • CanadianLady

    Have fun! Weekend Road Tour is great! Many of the people Scotty cites as favourites are some of my favourites too, so I hope he can keep doing what he wants to do.

  • DaisyMagnolia

    That sounds more like a built-in problem with the genre rather than with the singers themselves, though.

  • Caro3278sweet

    I like this. I was hoping for a more rocking song from Scotty, because nonfans/casual listeners had an earful of ballady stuff with ILYTB and TTWG. But the tune is catchy. I especially like the mandolin. The lyrics are age appropriate and there’s a nice hook.

    I’m worried, though, that Scotty needed to knock one out of the park in order to get radio’s attention. I don’t know if this fits the bill. But since windmills says it’s going to hit t20, I’ll stop worrying. :-)

  • standtotheright

    Perhaps, but as a potential fan, the result is the same: I’m not going to buy much material until the artist can demonstrate a particular point of view. I have the same standard for artists in any genre.

  • hoosiermama

    Fun song! Scotty sounds good and more contemporary. I hope it does well for him.

    I think Kris Allen wrote with Gorley and Crowell for TYC–a song called I’m Coming Over, but it didn’t make the album. We heard a snippet of it 2 summers ago (I think?) and fans got excited–sounded catchy and fun, if I recall. It’s interesting that the same phrase is used in this song, too!