Scotty McCreery spoke with the Taste of Country blog a few days ago, and in the lengthy interview he talks about a possible video for his new single, “The Trouble With Girls,” reveals the name of a song from his upcoming album, Clear as Day, and why he plans to go back to high school this year and much much more. Read it HERE.

He’s not 100% sure there’s going to be a video for his new single, “The Trouble with Girls”, but if there is, he expects it to be more than just a performance video, “I think it’d be a lot more story-like other than like a performance like we did with ‘I Love You This Big.’ But I mean, I don’t know. We’ll get the treatment soon, and the directors will tell me what they’re thinkin’ and we’ll run with it. But in my eyes, it’ll probably be more of a story.”

Scotty spills a new song title, “There’s one song called ‘Water Tower Town.’ This was a song that reminds me of my hometown. The water tower in my hometown was right across the train tracks from the baseball field that I grew up playing at when I was younger, so I grew up passing the water tower every day. It talks about Friday night football and sweet tea and fireflies – all things that relate to Garner, North Carolina. When I heard it I was just smiling ear to ear. That’s one of the songs that I’m excited about putting out and seeing the reaction to, and I know my hometown will be all over that song and probably playing it at football games and stuff. That’s definitely one of my favorites on the album.”

“Water Tower Town”  is co-written by Cole Swindell/Tammi Kidd/Lynn Hutton. Tammi Kidd co-wrote Leann Rimes “Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way,” and Lynn Hutton co-wrote a  tune called “Jack Daniels” on Eric Church’s current album. Cole Swindell is Luke Bryan’s former merchandise manager! Cole Swindell tweeted just a few days ago:

Got to hear my @ScottyMcCreery cut tonight! He sang his butt off on it! nice work man! #October4th

Scotty is headed back to Garner High for his senior year. “Yeah, I’ll probably be there 50/50 for the year, but yeah, we’re lookin’ to get back pretty soon actually. We’ve got some days off coming up here, so I’m not gonna not go to school! I’m gonna be there, and be normal. I’m not gonna be walking around school with an ‘American Idol’ T-shirt.”

Good for Scotty! Hope he can make that work.   He’s planning on attending Homecoming, and whatever else his schedule allows.

There are some important days … I mean, I’m a high school football fan! I’m not ashamed to say it!” says Scotty, ” So if I wanna go to a game, I’ll say, “Look, can we do this on Thursday or Saturday and not miss Friday?” We’re trying to work around me being a kid, you know. I know I have certain obligations. I know I have places I need to be and sing and show up, but I’m gonna try to be as normal of a kid as possible. I’m not trying to just throw away my childhood.”

I love that Scotty and his parents are trying to make his teen years as normal as possible. As it should be.

Fun Fact: Scotty played “Birdie” in a Garner High production of Bye Bye Birdie. Heh.

Additional Reporting: Windmills

 
  • windmills

    MJ: I love that Scotty and his parents are trying to make his teen years as normal as possible. As it should be.

    Couldn’t agree more. Kudos to Scotty and his parents and also kudos to Mercury Nashville and XIX for going along with this.

  • larc

    School seems very important to Scotty. He brings it up often. I think it’s about to kill him to know his high school is in session and all his friends are there, but he’s not.

  • http://none mjsunshine

    I think it is apparent Scotty really misses his hometown
    and friends and the way life used to be.

  • Niall

    Kudos to The McCreery family for continuing to value their son’s high school education and experience above turning him into the family breadwinner. It’s too bad other contestants in previous years didn’t have that kind of parenting.

    I remember something Diana D said a a year or so ago in an interview. She talked about being glad she went back to HS for her senior year because she was able to do stuff like go to prom and graduate with her class. Scotty will have plenty of chances to work on his career full time, he’ll never get his senior year back.

  • Kylee

    We’ll see if it works going back to school. When Tanya Tucker(a teen country singer in the 70s) went back to school, she said she was harassed and even cornered in a bathroom and beat up afterwards. I hope it doesn’t get in the way of touring opportunities! But good for him for returning home and doing some “normal” things-even though it still won’t be quite the same.

  • larc

    Kylee says:
    But good for him for returning home and doing some “normal” things-even though it still won’t be quite the same.

    That’s very true. No matter how much Scotty may want things to get back to normal for him, the genie is out of the bottle now.

  • lili_anne7

    Kudos to The McCreery family for continuing to value their son’s high school education and experience above turning him into the family breadwinner. It’s too bad other contestants in previous years didn’t have that kind of parenting.

    Not all teens are like Scotty. Some are not that attached to their schools or hometown for that matter. I’m sure they miss their friends but they prefer to be home-schooled to focus on their careers. Scotty obviously loves his town and is into that whole school spirit thing and being involved in school activities, so it’s important for him to go back. However some teens don’t care about that, I know I didn’t when I was in high school. If they want to be home-schooled and have a full-time career, and their parents go along with that, than it’s their choice. I would not judge their parents for that.

  • Pam

    His parents made it very clear that they wanted Scotty to get his college education even if it took him a few years to finish. I really admire them for that. I’m glad to see that Scotty wants to try and be as normal a kid as could be expected under these circumstances and try to take all the chances he can get when time allows to spend time with his friends. Your teenage years do go by in a hurry.

  • LexieN

    Loved the detail in this interview. And appreciate how Scotty, his family, the label and so on are watching after him. I hope he gets a break, and is still able to keep up his momentum with the music as well:)

  • Kylee

    I think out of all the teen contestants we have had, Scotty had the most “normal” and “average” upbringing-People like Jordin, Diana, David and Allison were all raised on show business and performing their whole lives. So with Scotty, it makes sense that he wants to go back to a semi-normal life for a little bit. Jordin, Diana, David, and Allison were always familiar with “show life.”

  • Daytripper73

    Kylee, Diana did exactly what Scotty is doing. She wasn’t home schooled and didn’t drop out. She worked her post -AI responsibilities around school and was able to attend classes, go to sports events, stay on the honor roll, and attend graduation. I’m glad Scotty will be doing the same.

  • LexieN

    I’m glad to hear that Diana did the same as Scotty–she’s the one who’d been on Broadway and more, right? It’s sort of a scary time as a fan…you want the kid to have a great life, but without him (and the others) on tour…does momentum go down, etc.?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I love that Scotty and his parents are trying to make his teen years as normal as possible. As it should be.

    I agree. It may be a tricky balancing act at times, but it sounds like Scotty and his parents have a grounded set of priorities. I hope that it works out for them all.

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    Scotty seems really focused on going back to school, and I admire him for that.

    And “Water Tower Town” is a pretty cool title. Can’t wait to hear it!

  • michigan

    That Tanya Tucker story is awful, but Scotty and Lauren have to know that not everyone back home will be happy for them. “Mean girls” and jealous boys, potentially a crazy fan transferring to his High School…. bleh.

  • Tess

    I’m totally convinced that Scotty’s laid back and chill attitude is the real deal and it will hold him in good stead as far as his life and career choices go. Besides having an enormous talent the kid is athletic, charismatic, book and street smart with the mature natural ability to see beyond the hype and to weigh the consequences of his thoughts and actions (as far as I can see). He doesn’t seem like the type that is easily swayed by the opinions of others and he has enough self-worth and likes himself enough to understand that he doesn’t need to be a pleaser to get ahead in life. I think the kid has an awesome chance of grabbing the gold ring….but I don’t think he will be the type to risk his personal happiness in the process.

  • LexieN

    Tess, ITA. That’s all.

  • tomr

    He appears to be one well adjusted young man. He’s a credit to his parents. May only great success come his way.

  • chearts77

    Good for Scotty on wanting to try to be as “normal” as possible. I hope he can find that balance between being a normal highschool senior and music artist. I hope his label can work with him through this year. He seems to understand he has obligations to label and his music and is more than willing to fulfill them. May he and Mercury find that happy medium for him.

  • Inconnu

    I was Birdie … it was kinda like Elvis. I was in a dilemma [laughs]! My [baseball] coach was like, “Scotty, you’re missing practice for Birdie?” I was like, “Coach! Just give me another week or two!” It all worked out.

    …lol
    I’m glad I clicked on this post. Scotty looks like he’s full of common sense. After reading this, I found myself chearing for him. The kid has character.

  • Kylee

    The Bye Bye Birdie thing reminded me of High School Musical and the problem on there LOL.

  • hoosiermama

    So Scotty was Birdy in his school’s musical? No wonder he wasn’t fazed by all the screaming girls on Idol–lol. Has video surfaced? I bet he was great!