Scotty McCreery’s New Single “The Trouble With Girls” – LISTEN NOW!

UPDATE!!!! LISTEN TO SCOTTY’S NEW SINGLE NOW!!!!!!

“The Trouble with Girls” on You Tube

Interview from QDR

UPDATE3: Check out BRAND NEW Scotty promo photos above. PLUS check out the big ad for Scotty’s new single in Country Aircheck.

UPDATE2: A Taste of Country reports deets on what to expect!, “A source close to McCreery says it’s another ballad that has a sneaky twist at the end.”

UPDATE: Scotty tweets, “a lot of yall have already found out, but.. here’s the news anyways, haha…My new single “The Trouble With Girls” is gonna be hitting radio tomorrow! Listen for it, request it, and lemme know what you think!

Scotty McCreery’s new single “The Trouble with Girls” will debut on 94.7 WQDR Raleigh tomorrow morning at 7:08 am.  Get up bright and early to tune in!

Mike Wheless of 94-7 WQDR tweets, “I’m gonna play the new single from @ScottyMcCreery (The Trouble With Girls) Tuesday at 7:10!” also, “Talking to @ScottyMcCreery at 7:08am Tuesday! I’ll find out if he’s gonna finish high school & if so, how!”

The radio station is in Raleigh, so tune into 94.7qdr at 7:08 am EDT. You can listen live HERE.

“The Trouble With Girls”, is co-written by Chris Tompkins (Before He Cheats) and Philip White who cowrote “I’m Movin On” by Rascal Flatts, “I’m A Survivor” and “He Gets That From Me” by Reba.

Scotty’s debut album,  Clear As Day comes out on October 4.

Reporting: Windmills

  • Eileen99

    So excited! I’ll be listening!

  • Trina

    YEEES! So excited! I know titles can be deceiving and all but man I LOVE the title!

  • windmills

    Excited to hear this! I’m glad the next single isn’t Out Of Summertime in that I’d rather hear something Scotty’s had a little more time to live with. Based on the title alone it’s probably a somewhat funny song and probably uptempo which should be in Scotty’s wheelhouse. Good writers too.

  • LexieN

    Echo the excitement! Can’t believe how fast you found out the songwriting details! Wow–great songwriters, too. Thanks, MJ!

  • tinawina

    I hope he knocks it out of the park. He needs something to counter the mandatory cheese of that coronation song. That title sounds good so far!

    Go Scotty!

  • fgh8791

    Has anyone spotted a demo yet?

  • lili_anne7

    So is scotty appearing on Regis and Kelly tomorrow to promote his new single or is it a rerun ?

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    So is scotty appearing on Regis and Kelly tomorrow to promote his new single or is it a rerun ?

    Re-run. They are all in Maine getting ready for tomorrow night’s show.

  • hoosiermama

    I like the title too! Sounds age appropriate and fun. Can’t wait to hear it!

  • windmills

    I got a kick out of this conversation between an Atlanta DJ and one of the QDR morning DJs:

    @mikewheless Have they already scrapped “Love You this Big”?

    http://twitter.com/#!/ATLCadillac/status/108271483159183360

    Nope. If we shot it with a gun it wouldn’t die!

    http://twitter.com/#!/mikewheless/status/108280117989621760

    ILYTB had clearly stalled but this made me LOL anyway because that freaking song did so much better than it had any right to.

  • CanadianLady

    I like the title. Hopeful.

  • girlygirl

    The title seems like a fun, age-appropriate song. The label isn’t dilly-dallying around with Scotty, is it?

  • dadriany

    Does this mean that the single will be on iTunes tomorrow????

  • randomjoe

    Elvis 2.0 for the win.

  • larc

    Woohoo!!!!! And not a minute too soon!

    Knowing WQDR and their ultra support of Scotty (the last couple of people he hugged on Idol finale night before “snubbing” Jack Black were QDR guys), they will spin TTWG so many times that it will chart the first week. ;)

    ETA: Mediabase already has TTWG listed among their Scotty songs. It’s there for adds as soon as the signal is given — or before.

  • car3278sweet

    Like the title alot. Good songwriters. Interested to hear this song and hope it’s better than the cheesy one poor Scotty had to lead with.

    I got a kick out of this conversation between an Atlanta DJ and one of the QDR morning DJs:

    @mikewheless Have they already scrapped “Love You this Big”?

    http://twitter.com/#!/ATLCadillac/status/108271483159183360

    Nope. If we shot it with a gun it wouldn’t die!

    Ah. That’s what a lot of country fans think when it comes on the radio. Where’s the gun???? :-)

  • Pam

    ILYTB had clearly stalled but this made me LOL anyway because that freaking song did so much better than it had any right to.

    Hee. I think we were already having discussions here about shooting that song with a gun weren’t we? Those dj’s just shared a brain with a lot of people I think. ;)

    I can’t wait to hear the song though.

  • NOLA

    I cannot wait! So excited!

  • larc

    I’m anxious to see if Scotty will sing TTWG in Portland tomorrow night. And if he does, whether it replaces or is in addition to ILYTB.

  • tripp_ncwy

    I give it to Interscope/Mercury Nashville, they seem to be doing everything right. *side-eyed look at Sony*

  • CanadianLady

    Scotty just confirmed this song on Twitter.

  • abbysee

    Excited about new music from Scotty, it’s also perfect timing, one hit on the radio, new song getting ready to drop, debut CD in the wings…..great timing!

  • blueski

    You might say ILYTB needs to be shot but in case you didn’t know it jumped from number 18 to the number one video on CMT this week. Yep passed up Carrie and Brad, and everybody else in one swoop.

  • Eileen99

    From one of the country stations in Seattle:

    TonyThomas Tony Thomas KMPS
    Scotty McCreery’s 2nd single? “The Trouble With Girls.” Will be my 12 O’clock Test Track tomorrow! On @941kmps!

  • Kylee

    CAN. NOT. WAIT. I hope this becomes a “Jesus Take The Wheel” type breakout hit!

  • luly

    Good Luck with the new single :).

  • JudyOhio

    Didn’t think he’d put out a back-to-back ballad but hopefully they know what they’re doing. Wonder what “a sneaky twist at the end” could be. I do love the way they are working his career. Interesting how ILYTB is stalling just as TTWG is being introduced along with a CD in the presale wings. I’m beginning to think label/management is in love with Scotty, lol. VERY anxious to hear the new song and hope it’s a hit for him!

  • chearts77

    I am so super excited about this. :D Go Scotty!! I can’t wait to hear this song. The song writers have some big hits under their belts.

  • hoa_teca

    ILYTB has been falling slowly on radio after its peak No 15, however it is still doing ok. It dropped to below top 100 for the second time within its 17 week run partly due to the entrance of a bunch of new songs, And the video is still selling on top 25 for over a week now, plus it is at the top at CMT. It already did far more than what was expected – I am actually sad to see it go. Hoping the song can still hold on and not drop freely on charts with the introduction of “The trouble with girls”.

    And wow, finally!!! The song title is very interesting. I am so so excited for it!!!

  • LexieN

    ashleymccreery2: scotty’s new song debuts tomorrow:) after hearing a little sneak peek let me just say…yall will love it:)

    Of course, she’s his sister:)

  • ctryfan1980

    mms://206.53.211.116/verifiedwma/1822977.wma

    HERE IS THE SONG ON MEDIABASE LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elliegrll

    Thanks ctryfan1980. There are some very cute lines in that song, and Scotty makes it work. It would have been nice if the song was lighter/fun, in the same mode as Gone, especially given some of the lyrics, but it is a very sweet song.

  • hoa_teca

    OH MY GOD!!! It will be a hit!!!!!

  • chearts77

    What a sweet song. I’m glad it’s not a “gal” bashing song. LOL!! I was hoping for something more uptempo, but this will work for the fall/winter time. Then when spring comes around, they’ll put out an uptempo summertime song, I’m sure.

  • JudyOhio

    ^^That sounds good to me too chearts77. I’m glad they didn’t choose OOS because it has seasonal lyrics and would only have a small window in the fall season for it to be relevant. Smart to switch it (if that’s in fact what they did). TTWG can have a longer shelf life with those particular lyrics.

  • Tess

    I can just see many of the highschool fall dances playing this song as the ending “slow dance”…makes me want to be 17 again. I think this fits in perfectly with the image they want to project for Scotty at this time…nothing risque or OTT or overtly poppy. It’s full of sweet, caring lyrics and is sung very well with lots of feeling and sounds perfect for a high schooler to be singing.

    I hope radio likes it.

  • dodon

    I wish it would be more upbeat..but he sounds good.

  • girlygirl

    not thrilled about it being another ballad — was hoping for something upbeat and fun.

    ETA – after listening to this it is a sweet but forgettable song, that again is a little cheesy. Scotty sings it well but it isn’t anything I’d buy. And where’s the twist? The last line of the chorus doesn’t really scream “twist”

    I’m sure it will do well in the country market for Scotty. I wish him luck with this

  • ptebwwong

    I’m surprised his new single is another ballad. However, I can see this being a hit country song. I think a lot of people will like the lyrics & message of the song. I can see it also being relateable for country listeners which is very important to the country audience.

  • Tess

    I think the reason this won out over an uptempo number is because it is a great song for a marketing tour….and a nice way to sell a first attempt country album. Introduce Scotty with his strengths and then move to more upbeat just before he begins touring…where he can really rock the stage.

  • halo9125

    Well, this is disappointing- it’s certainly not very hummable- I can’t recall the tune after 2 listens. BUT- the little girls will absolutely adore it, buy a ton of copies and it’ll be a huge country hit.

    Did I miss the twist?

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Not impressed. Of course, what I think doesn’t matter. It’s up to radio and the public at large.

    If his album is full of dreck like this I won’t be buying, though….

  • Miguel

    *snore*

    That is not an “Elvis 2.0″ tune.

    I like the tone of his voice at the beginning and then in the middle but not the rest of the song.

  • Pam

    I’m a bit surprised they didn’t go more uptempo with the first real single especially after ILYTB but I do like it.

  • K Elaine

    I like it! I think it will do very well for him. I am hoping radio will begin playing him more out here in the pacific nw with this song. I Love You This Big is not played that much out here. I pre-ordered his CD so really looking forward to what else is on it.

  • alterego7

    Thumbs down. This song just reinforces Scotty’s market as a teenage idol and not as a serious Country artist.

  • Tess

    not as a serious Country artist.

    What kind of country sound and lyrics appropriate for a teenager would be considered taping into the serious Country artist category?

  • JudyOhio

    I read somewhere else that someone thought they got their quote messed up and that the ballad with the twist at the end was probably referring to the song “Clear As Day” rather than TTWG. On second listen, tbh, I think TTWG is average. It will blend on country stations with the others but isn’t outstanding. Don’t think this is a break-out song. Still, I think it can do very well because Scotty obviously has a way of selling songs. Guess we’ll have to wait and see……ohhhh the angst, lol.

  • ptebwwong

    This song just reinforces Scotty’s market as a teenage idol and not as a serious Country artist.

    I don’t think the label is marketing him as a teenage idol. The problem is his age. Many country songs talk about drinking which he can’t do, love or sex which he hasn’t experienced, or life experiences. Since he’s still 17 there’s only certain stuff he can sing. There’s many country songs that wouldn’t be able to fit his age. Ex. Some country songs are looking back on your life. What life? Scotty’s not even a quarter through his life.

  • HR

    I like it.

  • Indigobunting

    I think Scotty will continue to do well, but I honestly think this song is very boring, mediocre melody and lyrics. And the production doesn’t sound country in the least to me. But he has country twang and voice so maybe that is enough.

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=227878099299 ai_fan

    It’s sweet and cute and his fan base will eat it with a spoon. Can you imagine the screams? Gotta say, I did think they would go uptempo – something like “Gone”, but what do I know. Like I said, his fans will love it.

  • Studio57

    Started off promising, then it got repetitive. Was bored by the end of the song but country fans will buy it I guess.

    After I finished listening to it something was bugging me about the part that goes “they smiiiile that smillle and baaaat those eyes” and it hit me:

    Believe by Cher, lmao

    “it’s so saaaad that you’re leaving
    it takes tiiiiime to believe it”

    Okay it’s probably just me but now it’s stuck in my head damnit.

  • Drew

    So will Lauren be getting a new single? :-/ Like My Mother Does didnt do quite as well as I Love You This Big. I hope she does.

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    I love it! He could have a hit with this. It’s pretty catchy for a country song.

  • sr4mjc

    I am definitely not the audience for this song. But he sounds good I guess.

  • JudyOhio

    imo, the lyrics are the best part, seem well thought out

  • ptebwwong

    On second listen, tbh, I think TTWG is average. It will blend on country stations with the others but isn’t outstanding. Don’t think this is a break-out song. Still, I think it can do very well because Scotty obviously has a way of selling songs.

    Depends on what you consider average. I think it will be a hit. Probably not a Top 5 hit, but I could see it being in the Top 10. I agree that it’s not a break-out song. However, when I think of Carrie, I don’t think of Jesus Takes the Wheel as a breakout song, either. To me, even though it did well on country radio I think the other hits on her 1st CD (Before He Cheats, Wasted) helped her breakout more with the country audience & other genres.

    I agree Scotty still sells well. And obviously he connects with country fans as seen by ILYTB doing well. So I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a top 5 hit. There are hits in country that make people think “How did this become a hit?”

  • dodon

    “it’s so saaaad that you’re leaving
    it takes tiiiiime to believe it”

    lol. Now that you mention it, they sound scarily alike.

  • NZ_Idolsupporter

    I like it! Good job for Scotty. Thought this song will allow Country music to be embraced more by younger generation. Hope it becomes a hit.

  • Ringo

    This covers pretty much ever thing I dislike in country music. Pedestrian and sappy lyrics, boring rhythms with no syncopation, homogenized accompaniment. And that torqued up country accent. (Not to say there aren’t country songs without these qualities that I do like.)

    Yes, this most assuredlly will be a country hit.

  • JudyOhio

    Thought this song will allow Country music to be embraced more by younger generation.

    GOOD point!

  • jms

    I just wish he did justice to the song. The lyrics are really good and if he managed to actually put joy in voice instead of relying so completely on style I think it could be a huge hit. He just doesn’t make the most of it. Count me disappointed.

  • chessguy99

    Its a good song for Scotty. It will get played, but won’t get much farther on the chart than ILYTB. IDK about a ballad for the lead-in on his album. I would have thought a nice uptempo would do better on the television appearances he’ll be making in support of the album release.

  • deedee66

    I think this song is very appropriate for Scotty…boy at the cusp of manhood, shaking some awkwardness and trying to figure out the girls. I would have preferred something like “Behind this Guitar”, however, it’s all innnocent and sweet. His fans will love it.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Reminder:

    Wow. It’s NOT OK to stereotype or slur ANY group.

    If it’s not OK to slag blacks gays, hispanics, (I mean, I’ve been called homophobic for allowing posters to call a certain Idol fat) It’s ALSO not OK to stereotype or direct derogatory slang at country/southern folk.

    I will start banning people.

  • windmills

    girlygirl: I thought the “twist” was in the lyric “the trouble with girls is nobody loves trouble as much as me.” But maybe JudyOhio’s right and it’s a mix up with Clear As Day.

    Studio57: Believe by Cher, lmao

    “it’s so saaaad that you’re leaving
    it takes tiiiiime to believe it”

    Okay it’s probably just me but now it’s stuck in my head damnit.

    No it’s definitely not just you. I thought the exact same thing before reading your comment.

    Tbh this isn’t what I was expecting. I can’t believe I’m saying this but even though as song this is much better than ILYTB, ILYTB is a more dynamic record. I don’t like the TTWG production and don’t understand why they went for a poppy, overly polished sound for Scotty that actually sounds kind of dated. It’s sort of Lonestar, early 2000ish but that’s not really the kind of country/pop that gets played on country radio today. It’s not a great fit for Scotty. I also know based on ILYTB that Scotty’s voice records better than it sounds on TTWG.

    I get how they’re aiming right for Scotty’s fanbase of young girls and their moms and grandmothers but I think you can do that with a better produced song. Too, he already had ILTYB. He’s got those AI fans. Why not show the Gone side of him and see if you can’t start broadening his fanbase? I’m also missing Scotty’s signature phrasing on this song and think he could’ve sung it better. This is a surprisingly boring record.

    Pretty underwhelmed by this : I think Scotty’s capable of much better.

  • ptebwwong

    Covering all your bases there, eh? No matter what, in 6 months you can say “I told you so.”

    Haha. That’s true. I was just saying it shouldn’t be a top 5 hit. But since ILYTB did so well considering those lyrics, I wouldn’t be surprised if this does very well.

    I actually thought ILYTB would do well on radio because I think the message connects with listeners well. Everybody loves someone “this big.” LMMD is a better song with better lyrics. However, I’m wondering how many people can relate to this song? It’s from the point of view of someone that is not an adult which is a problem for country fans who are mostly adults. Most country songs that talk about childhood like Tim McGraw’s “Don’t Take the Girl” still talks about their adult life in another verse of the song.

  • LaRue

    I think Scotty will continue to do well, but I honestly think this song is very boring, mediocre melody and lyrics. But he has country twang and voice so maybe that is enough.

    I said the same thing about “Jesus, Take The Wheel” six years ago. Carrie’s career hasn’t suffered for it. And neither will Scotty’s. This soldifies his current fanbase and fits in with current country music on the radio, exposing him to potential new fans. It’s a decent song–age appropriate, female friendly, just enough for guys to relate. It will do fine, IMO.

  • tinawina

    So… that’s it huh?

    Well I do have an opinion of the song.

    That said I felt the same way about Jesus Takes The Wheel and we all know how that turned out.

    Go Scotty! Fingers crossed.

  • girlygirl

    windmills

    yeah, that’s the line I thought was the twist. Problem is, I could see that “twist” coming a mile away — so to me there was no surprise to it

  • TylerWV

    Im completely underwhelmed and disappointed. I can see the tweeners eating it up but Scotty really needed to come out with a strong country song, not a poppish piece of fluff. It fits his age and gender but its just not a good song, imo. No hook and I didnt catch a twist. I agree that Scotty doesnt sound like he connected to the song. He just sings it, doesnt do his story telling like usual. It will do ok but Im afraid the country peers will think, ho hum.

  • Fullmoon

    This is so disappointing. With all the hype around Scotty I was expecting more. I understood the cheesy coronation song for Idol fans but as his debut album song I think this is just forgettable. It’s funny how I read about all the dreck on radio but this is pure dreck. I’m sure Interscope will pull out all the stop to make this happen happen but wow what a let down. I think past country idols like Josh Gracin were way better than Scotty. I also think after the lackluster of S9 everything about S10 is overhyped but good luck to Scotty.

  • chessguy99

    girlygirl says:
    yeah, that’s the line I thought was the twist. Problem is, I could see that “twist” coming a mile away — so to me there was no surprise to it

    I thought the twist was at the end, when the girl says “stay”. It has definite connotations, and while its normal for a country song, I didn’t expect it as Scotty still is a teen.

  • larc

    The song basically isn’t that bad, although I was really hoping for something more upbeat. It beats ILYTB. But I hate the piano! Well, not pianos in general, but the use of one here. Scotty’s voice sounds very country, but the piano sounds anything but. They clash and the result is too jarring. I think the song would have had a completely different flavor with traditional country instruments.

  • wonderings

    I preferred the other leak from Scotty, “Out of Summertime”. Agree many, many previous posters — it’s surprisingly blah.

    At least this makes crystal clear who they’re marketing to; the girls in the title. Older folk that are fans of Scotty’s voice and wholesome image will surely hang around for the ride, hoping for more from other album tracks.

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    This song has a VERY strong potential to be a hit, IMO.

  • chearts77

    I don’t like the TTWG production and don’t understand why they went for a poppy, overly polished sound for Scotty that actually sounds kind of dated. It’s sort of Lonestar, early 2000ish but that’s not really the kind of country/pop that gets played on country radio today.

    I actually thought of Lady A when I listened to this song. The production of it reminds me of their ballad songs like Hello World.

  • iluvai

    I really like the title of the song. But I couldn’t listen to it on my computer for some reason, so I’m going to see if I can hear it on my husband’s. Sounds like a hit based on everyone’s reaction. Here I go!

    ETA: scrunchy face! It’s not working on my husband’s computer either. oh well. Not a Scotty fan, but good for him!

  • soverymel

    Considering how much people hated ILYTB and how surprisingly well it did, I’m guessing the reaction here means TTWG is gonna be a huge country hit, go Scotty!

  • BAPC

    Country music is my favorite genre and I’m part of the younger generation but…. I wouldn’t be caught dead with this on my iPod. It actually makes me cringe. Just because Scott is a teen doesn’t mean he has to sing all these “girls are pretty and i love them this big” songs. It’s nowhere near the level of Taylor Swift and Hunter Hayes, teens who write, play, and sing country music.

    Scotty has a decent voice but this material is dreadful. If he didn’t have idol notoriety, he wouldn’t be gaining any attention at all.

  • Zorro

    When I hear a country song I always feel like I’ve heard the melody before. Thats what I thought about this song and why I feel bored listening to country songs. Its like every new country song I hear is is just a recyled version of an old one.

  • kmd

    I don’t like the song and I do like country music. I did not like ILYTB either but Scotty seems to be doing alright with that song. I wish him luck but I am not a fan.

  • car3278sweet

    alterego7 says:

    08/29/2011 at 8:49 pm

    Thumbs down. This song just reinforces Scotty’s market as a teenage idol and not as a serious Country artist.

    Tess says:

    08/29/2011 at 8:54 pm

    not as a serious Country artist.

    What kind of country sound and lyrics appropriate for a teenager would be considered taping into the serious Country artist category?

    This in a nutshell is Scotty’s problem. This. This. This. Maybe he will astonish me and become the first great male teenage country music star.

    Maybe he will tap into the unknown country market of young males who listen to country and want to think about batting eyes and cute smiles. Or maybe, gosh, they would prefer to follow Jake Owen or Toby Keith or Kenny Chesney – who are clearly MEN.

    Or maybe his wholesomeness will make every Gretchen Wilson in countryland swoon. Or maybe all those Gretchen Wilson wannabes are more interested in… Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen and Toby Keith. Who are MEN.

    ai_fan says:

    08/29/2011 at 9:02 pm

    It’s sweet and cute and his fan base will eat it with a spoon. Can you imagine the screams? Gotta say, I did think they would go uptempo – something like “Gone”, but what do I know. Like I said, his fans will love it.

    Yep. They will. All the tweens who move on from Frankie Avalon to David Cassidy to George Michael to Ricky Martin… and on and on…and grannies who remember their first romance, etc. All those AI fans who said they’ve never followed country before but they just flove Scotty and will follow him forever? Yep. They will buy this song and his album. In bucketloads.

    But real country music die-hards like moi and many of my elk? Um. No.

    Indigobunting says:

    08/29/2011 at 9:00 pm

    I think Scotty will continue to do well, but I honestly think this song is very boring, mediocre melody and lyrics. And the production doesn’t sound country in the least to me. But he has country twang and voice so maybe that is enough.

    Agreed. Scotty is a cash cow right now for Interscope and label. This is a song designed straight for Scotty’s current base. No one else.

    To me, this signals that his label and mgmt… and hell, even Scotty and his attentive dad maybe…are doing the same damn thing. This is not a song intended to introduce a new rising star. This is intended to cash in. IMHO. And I have no idea if this is the label’s, Scotty’s idea, or a combination of both.

    JudyOhio says:

    08/29/2011 at 9:15 pm

    Thought this song will allow Country music to be embraced more by younger generation.

    GOOD point!

    Sorry. Respectively disagree. There are TONS and TONS of the “younger generation” who have no interest in hip hop, Katy Perry, or Lady Gaga. They are listening and buying Pistol Annies, Eli Young Band and Jake Owen.

    Case in point – my nephew. Who is a year older than Scotty. He listens to country non-stop. In fact, he often alerts me to new bands/acts. I sent him this tune – didn’t subject him to ILYTB – and he said “what the f*ck is that?” Cough.

    I have no hatred or animous to Scotty. I really hoped he’d put out a “Gone” kind of song. A signature song.

    This ain’t it.

    But to all his loyal fans… it’s clear he’ll get another shot. Or two. Or twenty.

    And all of us country music fans… will wait 10 years or so to see who the hell Scotty is.

    Just sayin’.

    y’all.

    :-)

  • jpfan

    I know squat about country but this song sounds decent to me. I think it should do very well. However, personally I’m ready for S11. This just isn’t the kind of music that I find engaging.

    I think part of the problem is Scotty’s age. He’s just hasn’t had enough life experience to be interesting. Too bad Scotty isn’t 10 years older. The teen country guy just doesn’t work for me.

  • halo9125

    OK, I tried listening to it again, and I hate it- 4th time listening and I’m bored by it already. The song is blah, Scotty’s delivery is flat and emotionless, and the melody is less than memorable. I’m not even sure if the teeny boppers will like this one.

    Edit: I wonder how many people ripped this to their iPods already.

  • iluvai

    Darn, I wish I could hear it. Guess I’ll have to tune into a country radio station tomorrow. :)

    eta: Finally heard it on the second link. First I heard his voice and thought, darn he sounds so old. Second I listened to the song and I liked the song. I don’t get why he appeals to young girls. Guess maybe he’ll knock Beiber off his thrown.

  • JudyOhio

    The lyrics are really good and if he managed to actually put joy in voice instead of relying so completely on style I think it could be a huge hit

    I agree about putting some joy in voice and I would like to have heard more personality in it. As in, getting a kick outta the girls he’s singing about (or something, geez, I can’t explain it how I want to). Also, this song could have been sung a little faster and been better I think. I guess I’m being picky, picky, picky, but I wanted to her a bit of mischieviousness (sp) out of Scotty (which I’m pretty sure he’s capable of and is still age appropriate) which would enhance the line (lyric) where he talks about himself liking trouble (I’d quote that line, but the link of the song won’t come up for me anymore). I’m going to quit over analyzing now. Things will be as they will be. Thanks for listening, lol.

  • Ringo

    At least this makes crystal clear who they’re marketing to; the girls in the title. Older folk that are fans of Scotty’s voice and wholesome image will surely hang around for the ride, hoping for more from other album tracks.

    Are there really tweeners out there who even know what “batting their eyes” means? Do girls (meaning younger females) even do that with their eyes anymore? Maybe I am jaded, but I think this song appeals a really old-fashioned fan (meaning a fan with old-fashioned taste, not a slur on the elderly.)

  • ptebwwong

    I like country music. Do I think this is a good 1st song by Scotty? No. However, I remember a lot of people hating Carrie’s Jesus Takes the Wheel as her 1st song as being too religious & not catchy. Look how she turned out. A #1 song is great especially for the first song of your career. But that is very rare.

    This song doesn’t have a catchy hook. But a lot of pure or traditional country artists have songs like this. Look at George Strait. He’s had over 50 #1 country hits. But a lot of his songs would be considered boring & blah to many people.

  • iluvai

    I don’t believe he likes girls yet. lol….

    He seems like a late bloomer and was embarrassed by the attention of the Lauren/Scotty supposed romance. So for that reason, the song is not believable to me. But I like the song.
    With the Biebs, you can believe he likes girls. But Scotty will probably laugh all the way to the bank. I’ve never gotten him.

  • K Elaine


    OK, I tried listening to it again, and I hate it- 4th time listening and I’m bored by it already. The song is blah, Scotty’s delivery is flat and emotionless, and the melody is less than memorable. I’m not even sure if the teeny boppers will like this one.

    I actually like it better the more I listen and that is what happened with I Love You This Big. Not everyone will like Scotty’s music, but he has something no one else does right now. Can’t put my finger on it, but there is something in his voice that grows on you. But, I am 48, so what the heck do I know. Give the kid a break, he is just 17. He is still learning and I expect he will be just fine. Just say’n.

  • jpfan

    I remember a lot of people hating Carrie’s Jesus Takes the Wheel as her 1st song as being too religious & not catchy.

    Even a non-country fan like me knew JTTW was a huge smash the minute I heard it. I think this will do well even though I personally find it boring. But it’s def not another JTTW.

  • BAPC

    Look at George Strait. He’s had over 50 #1 country hits. But a lot of his songs would be considered boring & blah to many people.

    This does not even compare to a George Strait song. Easton Corbin’s songs are similar to George Strait and he had 2 #1’s on his debut album. But Scotty is no Easton and this is no “A Little More Country Than That.”

  • Drew

    So should we be expecting a new Lauren single soon? Please someone answer this? :)

  • windmills

    larc: I think the song would have had a completely different flavor with traditional country instruments.

    I totally agree.

    chearts77: I actually thought of Lady A when I listened to this song. The production of it reminds me of their ballad songs like Hello World.

    I didn’t really like that song much either and I somewhat see your point in terms of the piano. But the production on that song is more dynamic, you can feel that song build, and the piano’s almost a counterpoint to the vocals. With TTWG it’s basically voice, piano, drums all going at the same pace the whole song which is part of why it doesn’t feel like it goes anywhere. Too, maybe this is just an audio quality issue but the Hello World instruments have a clarity that’s not there on TTWG. That’s why the HW production sounds more modern.

    I listened again and I hear moments where Scotty does something with the lyrics but still not enough of them and on the flip side there’s a few moments I think he could’ve sung better. But my main issue with the song is the production.

    I’ll be surprised if this outpeaks ILYTB. I believe Scotty’s got a t10 hit in him and so if he keeps surprising me then this song will be it. I

    car3278sweet: There are TONS and TONS of the “younger generation” who have no interest in hip hop, Katy Perry, or Lady Gaga. They are listening and buying Pistol Annies, Eli Young Band and Jake Owen.

    You’ve got the data and not just a nephew story to back this and your contention that the younger generation has no interest in Scotty up – right? Because I have weeks and weeks of data in terms of callout surveys indicating country fans across all demos actually kind of liked ILYTB. For better and worse, ILYTB didn’t make t20 on Scotty hype alone.

    car3278sweet: And all of us country music fans… will wait 10 years or so to see who the hell Scotty is.

    Maybe it’d be better just to speak for yourself and not for “all of us country music fans”? Getting a little carried away eh?

    I disagree that Scotty being a male teenage country singer is the problem here because IMO the song is just fine. I also don’t think the subject matter of the song is a problem. I do see the argument that releasing this song on the heels of ILYTB is a problem because it focuses too much on Scotty’s existing fanbase. But it’s premature to draw conclusions that milquetoast sippycup ballads aimed at Scotty’s female fans are all there will be on Scotty’s album, especially when it appears one of The Ranch’s songs will be in the mix.

    Not that I’m defending this choice as a single especially with this production. I just think you’ve consistently made too much of the youth and quick album issues. I don’t think being a cash cow is inconsistent with the idea that the label’s buying Scotty time with a quick and they hope successful album to hone his storytelling gift and voice so that one day, he’s something special.

  • dodon

    I don’t believe he likes girls yet. lol….

    He seems like a late bloomer and was embarrassed by the attention of the Lauren/Scotty supposed romance. So for that reason, the song is not believable to me. But I like the song.
    With the Biebs, you can believe he likes girls. But Scotty will probably laugh all the way to the bank. I’ve never gotten him.

    lol I can’t believe this. What are you implying?

  • Tess

    Even a non-country fan like me knew JTTW was a huge smash the minute I heard it.

    Didn’t like it then…don’t like it now. Carrie’s voice was fine but I hated the lyrics and the sentiment. But it seemed to find its target audience and that is all anyone can hope for about any song.

  • iluvai

    car3278sweet: And all of us country music fans… will wait 10 years or so to see who the hell Scotty is.

    Maybe it’d be better just to speak for yourself and not for “all of us country music fans”? Getting a little carried away eh?

    I actually like the opinion of other country fans. I get that was a personal opinion.

  • savgal

    Reminds me of some of the first Taylor Swift songs about teen angst. ITA with the poster who said they could see this as a “slow dance” at a high school dance. It’s sweet and fluffy, not a lot to it. Just like early TS, Scotty’s songs do have to be age-appropriate, or they’ll sound silly.

  • jpfan

    Yup, JTTW did help Carrie not only find her target audience but win the Grammy for Best New Artist of the year. I doubt this song will do the same for Scotty.

    Anyway, I think Scotty is a sweet kid and wish him well. I’ll never hear this song again anyway as NYC doesn’t have a country music station ;)

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    Just like early TS, Scotty’s songs do have to be age-appropriate, or they’ll sound silly.

    This.

  • mickeybordentwo

    I know nothing about country music so I’m not going to guess whether the song will do well there or not.

    But it’s a terrible song. I mean, really bad. One cliche lyric after another. Not particularly good vocals either.

    On the other hand, it does use the word “truck,” which allows me to complete the lyric the way the songwriters must’ve when they were writing it.

  • iluvai

    dodon:

    I’m implying that Scotty hasn’t been in “love” or “like” yet with a girl.

    What’s wrong with that. I didn’t fall in love for the first time until I was 19. So??????

  • lili_anne7

    Wow. The song itself is boring, but the way Scotty sings it makes it even worse. There was absolutely no emotion, and like some have pointed out, he is not believable at all. Honestly, I think I prefer ILYTB. I would never have chosen this song as a single, OOS would have been a much better choice. As for the production… not impressed.

  • mm99

    I liked it. A lot. I read all these comments first. and I liked it. A lot.

  • iluvai

    JTTW is a great song! Carrie sounds amazing singing it. I’m pretty sure I bought the cd for my daughter. Not my normal choice of a favorite song, but it’s appeal is undeniable. :)

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  • ptebwwong

    Reminds me of some of the first Taylor Swift songs about teen angst. Just like early TS, Scotty’s songs do have to be age-appropriate, or they’ll sound silly.

    I agree with this. Taylor’s song “Tim McGraw” is very different than her songs now about heartbreak, love, etc. Like it or not, artists should be age-appropriate if they are teenagers. I would not want Scotty or any teen singing about sex, drinking, drugs, etc.

    People are saying it shouldn’t matter that he’s a teen because he has good storytelling capability. I agree he usually tells a good story with his voice. The problem is I know he’s 17. So if he starts singing a song for example about getting married & having children it will creep me out.

  • merkureye

    Just don’t see any authenticity with Scotty as a country artist. I have to look at Jason Aldean for comparison.

    J Aldean was playing local talent contests in Georgia to make spending money and his mother would take him to bars to play and wait for his set to finish so he could get a chance to perform. Aldean was touring with his band right after high school, playing nightclubs college towns and struggling as an artist in Nashville at 21 trying to get that one big break. The lyrics and beat of Aldean’s music ooze with real life experiences gained from the path he has taken to become one of country music’s successful artists. Bottom line. . . Aldean paid his dues and every lyric about pain, loss, partying and drinking beer is real and fans who listen to his music know it.

    With Scotty McCreery, I think we all know he probably hasn’t struggled much and he just waits until Interscope arranges for someone to write him a tune with some syrupy lyrics that just don’t ring true. I don’t see any long term commercial viability for Scotty. This obviously is just my opinion and I wish him the best. Maybe he will prove me wrong. I just do not find Scotty’s story or his music compelling.

  • adolf_hipster

    Sounds like a hit to me. Certainly better than ILYTB. Then again i’ve never even downloaded a country album from internet in my whole life, let alone bought it. And i’m not planning to. But if that dreaded song turned out to be a radio hit, this will do well.

  • Ratna12

    Even though it is another ballad, I’m sure that Scotty will make it a hit. I prefer an up tempo song a la Gone for the next single since I know how great he can sing those kind of songs, but if anybody can make radio play a ballad single, Scotty can.

    Listening to the lyrics, I wonder what kind of music video he will have.

  • Taro

    Was expecting an upbeat song with that title together with some Scotty cheekiness. Anti-climax to discover that it’s a ballad and no Scotty cheekiness?? I thought it sounds almost similar to ILYTB but I agree with Windmills that ILYTB seems to be better produced.

    Scotty’s voice sounds very country, but the piano sounds anything but. They clash and the result is too jarring.

    ITA. The instrumentation sounded almost “popish” but Scotty sang with a strong country twang.

    Sorry…. but I’m disappointed.

  • falafel

    I hate the message that JTTW sends enough that I change the station when it comes on the radio, but I can’t deny that it’s a good song. It pulls you in from the first chord. To this day, every time it comes on the radio, I go through some variation of, “What’s this? This song sounds really good. Wow, this is so exciting! it’s been a while since I heard something this captiva– Oh. It’s JTTW. Bleep.”

    This one… eh. They lyrics are much, much better than ILYTB, but the tempo of the song is all wrong,it’s too poppy, and it’s underproduced. It sounds almost like he laid down vocal track for a song and they forgot to add the instrumentals before they released it.

    As far as the tempo, I wonder if Scotty thinks it should be faster, too. There are some parts where his voice sounds like he’s dying to sing it faster but he holds back, and it really lessens the vocals. I’m sure it’ll be a hit for Scotty, but I don’t care for it.

  • Tess

    Bottom line. . . Aldean paid his dues and every lyric about pain, loss, partying and drinking beer is real and fans who listen to his music know it.

    So a kid who went to a private christian school and grew up in a very middle class background and was supported by his father while getting his early start after finishing school has paid his dues and is a legit country artist while Scotty with a similar background isn’t. How interesting.

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    Kind of offtopic, but I love those pictures. LOL.

  • iluvai

    Sounds like a hit to me. Certainly better than ILYTB. Then again i’ve never even downloaded a country album from internet in my whole life, let alone bought it. And i’m not planning to. But if that dreaded song turned out to be a radio hit, this will do well.

    Well I found that very funny! You sound like you have mixed feelings like me. lol…

  • ptebwwong

    Bottom line. . . Aldean paid his dues and every lyric about pain, loss, partying and drinking beer is real and fans who listen to his music know it.

    Carrie’s a country star & didn’t pay her dues since she came off of Idol. Also, I don’t think she has experienced many of the lyrics she sings in her songs. Obviously many country artists have lived through experiences that have given them their music. But there are many people in country & other genres that don’t write their own music & need to interpretate the lyrics as they see it. You can still be a star in country without living through struggle. Look at Tim McGraw. He grew up with a famous dad & no struggle. He usually doesn’t write any of his songs. He just interpretates them.

  • iluvai

    Those are some nice pictures. Agreed Eyelinerandcigarettes. :)

  • Indigobunting

    It’s nowhere near the level of Taylor Swift and Hunter Hayes, teens who write, play, and sing country music.

    Yeah, I agree. Just because you are young doesn’t mean you have to be insipid.

    I am not a Scotty fan. But even I think he deserves better than this song. It will be interesting to see how quickly the Big song falls; whether it has been existing up 15-17 for so long on label push. That is my impression, except it sells well so…?

    I also think the lyrics appeal more to what older people think young romance is (instead of real teen romance like T. Swift writes about)- girls “batting their eyes” :lol:

    And comparing to Carrie’s JTTW? I am not a big Carrie fan or lover of religious songs; but there is no way you can compare the two. That was a unique song with superb vocals, even if you didn’t like the subject matter. This one sounds like it belongs in a grocery store piped in music.

    I actually prefer the Big song to this one.

  • falafel

    ptebwwong, Jason Aldean usually doesn’t write any of his songs either, so I think the point (with which I disagree) was that Jason has some special interpretive ability that Scotty lacks specifically because he hasn’t struggled in Nashville like Jason has. [ETA: That kind of interpretive ability has more to do with innate talent, IMO, than anything one may or may not have experienced in life. There are plenty of people that have suffered hardship and still can’t sing a song as well as someone who hasn’t.]

    merkureye: Bottom line. . . Aldean paid his dues and every lyric about pain, loss, partying and drinking beer is real and fans who listen to his music know it.

    I don’t mean to be dismissive of Jason Aldean’s pain, but the only thing I could think when I read this sentence was first world problems, let me show you them. I mostly like his music so this isn’t a slam on him, but I don’t really think that singing about partying and drinking beer, or about trying to succeed in one’s career, require a particular understanding of life’s hardships.

  • songsungblue

    I think Scotty is about as exciting as a sale on toothpaste at Safeway. Then again, I’m not into his whole hyper Christian thing [or Lauren’s] although I love country music when it’s good. So as someone who loves the greats that he supposedly loves – This…is not good. This is terrible, IMO. I don’t feel he has any skill at interpretation whatsoever. I can appreciate that he appears charismatic to some people, and I hope they enjoy whatever he poops – uh PUTS out – but if you listen to Megan Joy above and then this, well, nough said.

    He’s like a modern day Pat Boone. **shrug** Not his audience, clearly.

  • falafel

    I think Scotty is about as exciting as a sale on toothpaste at Safeway.

    Really, really, really, really, really exciting? (Eeeeeeee, toothpaste on sale! I am not at all kidding when I say that I just got all tingly just thinking about it. OMG.)

    I’m sorry. I’ll show myself out. It’s just… toothpaste. *slinks away*

  • iluvai

    I can appreciate that he appears charismatic to some people, and I hope they enjoy whatever he poops – uh PUTS out – but if you listen to Megan Joy above and then this, well, nough said.

    Megan Joy sounds amazing. A total original. :) Great post! The whole post, not just what I quoted.

  • ptebwwong

    Jason Aldean usually doesn’t write any of his songs either, so I think the point (with which I disagree) was that Jason has some special interpretive ability that Scotty lacks specifically because he hasn’t struggled in Nashville like Jason has.

    I agree there are many people that have experienced struggles, but have horrible songs. I like Jason Aldean’s songs. But I don’t think his interpretation of songs are just because of his struggle. It does help that he’s 34 years old. The problem with Scotty right now is he doesn’t have many experiences due to his age especially with girls so this is why the song seems like it has no emotion.

  • iluvai

    The problem with Scotty right now is he doesn’t have many experiences due to his age especially with girls so this is why the song seems like it has no emotion.

    Scott doesn’t get it at all. He will though in about 5 years. :)

  • jennyl

    I like this song better than I love you this big. Its very safe but sweet. Don’t see it lighting up the charts but its very sweet. The lyrics and his voice is sweet. I’m no country fan but I will check out his album when it drops.

  • SajiNoKami

    …. this song … ok… wow… the song is just so cliche and even Scotty voice on it.. his voice sounds decent enough tho. The only other thing going through my mind: what the heck does Scotty even know about girls? I think just knowing the bit about him from the show, makes the song, not very believable, but to those who just hear the song.. it won’t be a big deal. oh lord. lol

    I do like his outfit choices tho.

  • Kylee

    So I after reading some of the comments here, I was expecting the worst. I’m glad I was proven wrong-I LOVED it! Its very catchy! It takes me back to the 90s country. I think it could very well become a top 5 hit. A lot of Scotty’s fans were nervous too, but I read over at IDF that they LOVE it too!

  • Kylee

    what the heck does Scotty even know about girls?

    IDK, but what does Carrie know about not knowing her last name after getting married in Vegas :) ? Probably not much, but that was still a good song and became a hit. Number 1 in fact. Scotty’s is capable of the same.

  • Buffynut

    Love his photos. I think it’s a new hairstyle, isn’t it? Not so flat on top.

  • jennyl

    Experience. Its blah nowadays. Lots of young ones out there is taking the charts by storm and I don’t think they have the required life experience either.

    Who knows maybe Scotty had his first kiss already and doesn’t tell. lol!

  • SajiNoKami

    Carrie know about not knowing her last name after getting married in Vegas?

    True… even tho I haven’t actually heard that song, don’t know much of Carrie’s work. To me, Scotty’s song doesn’t come off too believable, to others I could see it being fine though.
    Personally I hope it works out well for him..

    Still hope we get something upbeat from him for the 3rd one.
    give me a Gone, That’s All Right, Swingin, For Once in My Life, or Young Blood.
    And maybe the connection of You’ve Got a Friend or Amazed.

  • Kylee

    And all of us country music fans… will wait 10 years or so to see who the hell Scotty is.

    Really…Can you speak for all country fans? ILYTB has already done well-it went #1 on the CMT music video countdown. Definitely had good exposure to country fans. There are obviously a lot of country fans who love him. And there are some others who want to see him fail…

    Taste of Country gave him 3 out of 5 stars…not too bad!

  • Elliegrll

    And all of us country music fans… will wait 10 years or so to see who the hell Scotty is.

    There were plenty of music and program directors who were poised to ignore whatever coronation single Scotty released, but they couldn’t ignore the positive response to ILYTB. That songs outperformed the expectations of everyone, Scotty, Interscope, and the people at radio stations, and one of the reasons why it did so well is because of Scotty, and his ability to vocally and emotionally sell a song. ILYTB wouldn’t have gone as far as it did if Scotty wasn’t connecting with the people who listen to the stations that played his song.

  • jammasta

    Well, uh….. Yikes. Something I don’t like from Scotty, say it ain’t so! As a huge Scotty stan, I am highly disappoint! (Bad grammar intended) This is just okay. Nothing groundbreaking, but I feel like it’s a really horrible second choice for a single and I have to wonder if these guys know what they’re doing. I’d also give it a 3/5, but I’m really picky on my music and 3/5, while not bad, is something I probably won’t listen to again.

    if you listen to Megan Joy above and then this, well, nough said.

    IMO, both songs suck, and Megan’s is worse because that beat is so damn annoying that it makes me want to cry.

    Give Scotty some better material dammit, that’s all I ask for.

    Who knows, the song could grow on me, but it’s gonna be an uphill climb for that song. Luckily I’m just one person. I might be able to see it succeeding, but a Gone type song would’ve been much better.

  • candyhives

    it’s a really horrible second choice for a single and I have to wonder if these guys know what they’re doing.

    It’s mercury Nashville, they are a successful label, I think they are smart. I think that maybe the song will grow on you.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    It’s really very simple. The song is dreck and the lyrics pedestrian. I think the novelty of a young dude with a deep voice will wear off if he doesn’t get better material. As for his interpretation, he’s always been the same. He was a very lazy contestant and I think they called him out on it once.

    I’m not saying he isn’t talented, but maybe not getting something handed to him on a silver platter for once would give him some soul.

  • fgh8791

    You have to remembe the audiance they are targeting – young girls and teenage girls – they will LOVE it! And from what I have heard so far they already do! Hell i’m 50 and I like it! :)

    No one expected ILYTB to do as well as it did – and look where it went.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Well, the girls loved the likes of many a young teen heartthrob and most of them didn’t fare too well in the long run. I guess time will tell.

  • NOLA

    I Love It! It will be a huge country hit! That is all!

  • Kylee

    I think the novelty of a young dude with a deep voice will wear off if he doesn’t get better material.

    I doubt that is why most people think he is fascinating. I personally just like his voice. It has nothing to do with his age. Even when he is 30, I will still think he is amazing.

    Oh, and here is another review of the song-Matt Bjork from Roughstock. He gives a really good review!

    http://www.roughstock.com/blog/scotty-mccreery-the-trouble-with-girls-single-review/

    He was a very lazy contestant

    Changing the arrangement of a song isn’t that amazing…

  • briguyx

    Well, I read all the comments and I have to admit it’s rather annoying as a country fan to read all the people who say, “The song is just okay but country fans will like it anyway.” No, they won’t! Because country radio is where you find great songwriting these days (unless you think the latest Britney Spears hit actually has something to say), and this isn’t it.

    But as boring as the lyrics are (certainly not a lot of interesting details here), the worst thing is the production. It sounds like a demo that was never finished. I’d go further back than Windmills did. She thought it sounded like Lonestar. I’d say it sounds like an early song by Alabama, but without the emotion. There’s no build in the music leading up to the conclusion (see the hits “Remind Me” and “Don’t You Wanna Stay”). Obviously Scotty’s not getting the A material…

  • lulwut

    Not a country fan, but I actually find the hook pretty decent. Won’t be surprised if this becomes a hit. The song suits Scotty’s age and image.

    Other than “just a dream” and “before he cheats,” I don’t like Carrie’s songs much. I certainly won’t understand how 13 of her songs get to no.1 in country. The music genre just wasn’t for me, but I won’t judge it because of my own taste.

  • NOLA

    I don’t understand all the “Scotty is too young to understand” talk. Were none of you in love at 17? LOL I fell in love at 16 , with my high school sweetheart and have been married for 46 years, after marrying at age 18. We don’t know if he has been in love or been jilted. He will be 18 in Oct., and to me that is not a kid anymore.

    I think he is doing exactly what he needs to do at this point in his life. I see big things for him.

  • jga94

    I like the song. I think this one was done to sell.The theme is very appropriate for Scott’s age.His voice is sweet.I like the build-up of the song and the hook is catchy enough (and it does remind me of Cher’s Believe–the hook).

    I just wish Scott’s voice sounded more “mischievous”…more “young”….he sounded a tad bit too serious like he was singing about some deep heartache when in the end of the song,it was still about him chasing them girls…it would have been better if he put in some tinge of mischief in his voice on the part where he says there’s nobody who loves trouble as much as him…maybe a video could correct that….

    Overall, very nice song.I definitely like this one better the ILYTB and to think that song is doing very well.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Very nice pics of Scotty. As for TTWG? IMO, very cheesy and corny. Way too country for me, but then again, I’m not part of the target audience. I thought that this quote from the Taste of Country review was interesting and relates to some of the comments by others here:

    McCreery never matches the energy brought to the song by the heavy instrumentation, leading one to wonder if he was even in the room when those parts were added. There’s little doubt the country newbie is trusting his new management team to make good decisions on his behalf, and for the most part, Team Scotty has done a marvelous job. On ‘The Trouble With Girls,’ someone left the wolves in charge of the hen house.

    There does seem to be a disconnect between Scotty’s singing and the instrumentation, so they may be right about the vocals being recorded without the rest.

  • Moria Polonius

    I don’t get country and this song is doing nothing for me to start getting it. It’s cliche both lyrics and melody-wise. Both my parents would like it, though, so I’m curious how well it will do.

    eta I wondered what this reminds me of, and finally I settled that I’m hearing a toned-down, countrified version of Meatloaf’s “Objects In The Rear-View Mirror”, especially on the bridge. lol.

  • CindyM

    I think it will be a hit for him. It sounds a little dated to me, but a hit. Does anyone else think he looks like early Clay Aiken in those new pics?

  • kaypar

    I really liked it. I listened to it several times and expect it to go gold faster than ILYTB. I think the teens are going to love it and we older folks to. I’m sure they are just saving the upbeat stuff for us to liste to on he CD. He is very talened and I don’t understand all the negativity. Either its comments from people who don’t even like country or people who haven’t liked him from the beginning

  • jga94

    Okay,gave it a listen several times and I love it….color me cheesy or corny…but this will be a hit…I even think this will have some crossover appeal as well.

  • lili_anne7

    http://www.roughstock.com/blog/scotty-mccreery-the-trouble-with-girls-single-review/

    They posted a picture of Scotty’s album cover on this site. Anyway, I know I’m not a country music expert at all, but does this song really deserve 4 stars ? I guess I’m not the target audience, so I will never understand what’s so great about this song, even if it becomes a country hit.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    They posted a picture of Scotty’s album cover on this site.

    I think that is the cover art for the new single.

  • lili_anne7

    I think that is the cover art for the new single.

    The second picture on the bottom that says “Clear as day”.

  • lucy

    and don’t understand why they went for a poppy, overly polished sound for Scotty that actually sounds kind of dated.

    Because this is the sound they go for with everybody, no matter who they are or what style or genre they sing in? …. Just sayin’.

    Not to say that I know why they do it either.

    But it’s stopped surprising me.

  • hoosiermama

    fuzzywuzzy–there are two pictures on that site, one labeled for the single and one for the album.

    I was disappointed the song didn’t match the title, which suggested an upbeat tempo to me. But, overall I think this will do well for Scotty. Gotta see what my daughter thinks of it since she’s his target audience.

  • https://twitter.com/MatejaPraznik Mateja

    Ugh, this song is a little better than ILYTB, but it’s bland and a little monotone for me. It definitely isn’t the next JTTW.

    I’m now anxious to hear Lauren’s next single. I like her more than Scotty and I really want her to get a good song, but I’m not too hopeful.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The second picture on the bottom that says “Clear as day”.

    fuzzywuzzy–there are two pictures on that site, one labeled for the single and one for the album.

    Thanks! I didn’t scroll down to the bottom, so I didn’t see the album cover the first time. I think that both of those pics are very good ones, but the lettering could have been a bit more interesting.

  • lili_anne7

    I’m now anxious to hear Lauren’s next single. I like her more than Scotty and I really want her to get a good song, but I’m not too hopeful.

    Lauren definitely needs a good song since it’ll be much harder for her to get radio airplay. I’m really hoping it’s uptempo. Her single will probably get released next week.

  • halo9125

    I am STILL listening, in a desperate attempt to be fair and support the Idols- but it’s just not working for me. I understand the label’s mindset in releasing this song, and I am sure it’s to grab Scotty’s already existing tween fan base. It will be interesting to see how well this actually sells, or how much radio play it will get (not that I’ll ever hear it in NYC).

    Another thing- I get the feeling that both Scotty’s and Lauren’s albums were incredibly rushed- I don’t see how squeezing in recording during the tour makes for the highest quality albums. Maybe the lack of connection I’m hearing in this song from Scotty is just good old-fashioned fatigue.

    From that roughstock review:

    given that the bridge is meant to showcase the euphoria one feels in a relationship, the strings and epic nature of that bridge and final verse work just fine in the context of the song.

    Well, maybe that was the songwriter’s intention, but I’ll be damned if I heard one drop of “euphoria” in this song- to me that’s exactly what’s missing.

    And did I miss something? When is this being released on iTunes?

  • sue

    Ok to be honest I think the song is a bit boring but what do I know? I love ya Scotty but this tune is not that good. I really wanted an upbeat song for his second single. OH well, I hope they know what they are doing? He will be fine regardless.

  • LexieN

    I had QDR on this morning in the background this morning and was reading these comments, getting more and more depressed. When my subconscious picked up on the beginning of a song and I was a little bit, wow, what’s that, and it was this song. Actually, it was Scotty’s voice at the beginning of the song. So, I don’t know if I’m a fan of the song (hard to get past having read the comments first), but his voice drew me in…hope that’s enough to keep him going.

    That’s the first time he’s an ad in Aircheck, right? Wish they’d have gone with one of the above pics, they’re the best of him so far…

  • Joyed

    Scotty, you better say that the trouble with girls is…nothing because we are so awesome ;)

    Lyrically it really isn’t too bad – I’ve heard a lot worse. I can see people relating to some of these. The “trouble with girls” and “nobody loves trouble as much as me” type of wordplay isn’t even as cringe-worthy as it could be. So good for him.

    I actually like the melody of the chorus with the “ah-ah-ah-ah-ah” feel. It has adds a bit of sway and movement to the song.

    The best part of the song is the sweet bridge where the guy in the song is asked to “stay.”

    Basically, I can see this fitting in on the radio as a mid tier song. I am really curious how he will be received by the establishment.

  • Pam

    Scotty, you better say that the trouble with girls is…nothing because we are so awesome

    So true. ;)

    Unfortunately I missed the interview this morning but as I said yesterday, I do like the song but I still wish the label had gone with something more uptempo this time. It seems to be that labels can sometimes get into a mindset with singles. If the first single is a ballad and it does well enough then sometimes they decide to continue the formula so to speak. I really do hope this one does well for Scotty.

  • Pam

    I forgot this part in the above post. Did anyone see this link the QDR website? This will be a nice event for Scotty.

    Country For Kids Concert Featuring Scotty McCreery

  • Elliegrll

    People said that ILYTB would fail too, but we know how that turned out. That song has put Scotty in a very good position with radio.

  • Kirsten

    I had QDR on this morning

    I just clicked on their site to see if they have the interview up yet and I noticed that Scotty will be doing a concert for them on November 30th. Did we know this?

    Its always interesting when these new singles are announced. I always hope that the label has done their homework and tested the new singles with PDs to make sure they want to play it. Mercury certainly has had enough time to do that. This seems like an establishing song. The strings might be a bit too much in the bridge (I think it might have been better sparser so that we could have heard Scotty’s simple “Stay” and it would have had more impact), but it will probably lay solid groundwork in the format for Scotty.

    New singles often meet with mixed reviews and I have trouble predicting hits (“Boom Boom Pow” made me want to claw my ears off, but others obviously did not agree with me in massive numbers).

  • Eileen99

    I like it & think girls are going to love this song & Scotty. The promo photos & Country Aircheck ads are all well done.

  • Tess

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIiojw-TC0A

    Scotty’s interview from this morning.

    It sounds as though Scotty and his family are willing to take his career slow and steady and are also willing to gamble and to step back a bit and allow Scotty to lead a somewhat normal life. And I applaud them for that. Maybe it will slow his forward progression and he won’t have the same out of the blocks impact he could have if he were to devote himself 24/7 to his career, right now, but it seems very important to Scotty that he gets to be a down to earth teenager who gets to hang with his friends. It’s like his career will be a part-time job…and if he is good enough at it then he will have a nice vocation in the future.

  • halo9125

    It sounds as though Scotty and his family are willing to take his career slow and steady and are also willing to gamble and to step back a bit and allow Scotty to lead a somewhat normal life. And I applaud them for that.

    I agree Tess- his family strikes me as being the kind of people who value education, and college is most certainly in Scotty’s future. The only thing that bugged me about this interview- didn’t we read recently that Scotty’s mother was going to home school him for his senior year? I wonder if Scotty balked at that idea and just wants to be a normal high school senior (and who would blame him? That’s one of the best times of your life).

  • Pam

    Tess-Thanks for the interview link.

    I’m glad that Scotty is going to have a chance to be a normal kid for a bit. I can’t blame him for wanting to enjoy his senior year experience since it’s a once in a lifetime event. This will be his last chance to hang with his friends before they all go into their separate directions after graduation. His parents get a big thumbs up from me on that too.

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    If I were Scotty, I would insist on going through my senior year. I swear it is one of those moments in your life that you wouldn’t want to miss. IDK how he’s going to be able to do that though.

  • JudyOhio

    Nice interview, thanks Tess! He’s sending a good message by finishing his education. Hopefully, that will inspire his younger fans to do the same (should they come to a crossroad of finishing or not). Along with getting to enjoy what he can of his Senior year, he gets the opportunity to set a fine example, good to hear. Which reminds me, curious as to whether Archie finished his by earning a diploma or getting a GED (not dissing him, just curious to know if he finally graduated or not), anybody know?

  • MBane

    Sounds like it will appeal to his demo; radio should pick it up, given that they were willing to pick up the last single, so it should do quite well.

  • Tess

    Scotty has said, in the past, that he only needs a single class to graduate. Sounds like the kid planned ahead so that he could enjoy his senior year and not be bogged down with tons of required credit classes. Scotty will be 18 in October and that does mean he no longer will be required, by law, to fulfill his schooling obligations….so I believe that, for him, education is still a top, individual priority. I think he will make sure he walks with his class.

    Both his parents are college educated so I think, irregardless of his singing career, Scotty will continue with his studies. Many successful Actors, performers, and singers have completed their college education…many have even attained masters or doctorate degrees.

  • Reflections On Life

    Sounds like a Kenny Chesney type mid-tier song, complete with the lyrical twist and play on words. Any established artist would do reasonably well with it, and I think it will be a hit for Scotty. Personally, I find it boring & formulaic, but that’s not Scotty’s fault. I really want to hear him do something more uptempo like “Gone”, since I think it’s where he really lends his personality.

  • windmills

    LexieN: That’s the first time he’s an ad in Aircheck, right?

    No, they had a bigger ad welcoming Lauren and him to Mercury Nashville right after AI, and Scotty was included in a pagelong Universal Nashville ad for a bunch of their acts. But this is the 1st time he got a solo ad.

    Elliegrll: People said that ILYTB would fail too, but we know how that turned out.

    I expected ILYTB to be a t40 song at best because I thought it would be pulled quickly and the label would send out the other song Scotty had recorded as a single. But I also remember Kirsten and I both saying after we heard the studio version of ILYTB that it sounded surprisingly decent. There may have been others who had the same reaction and I’m sorry not to give them credit. Point being some people, even while recognizing ILYTB is not a good song, could hear something in the record that made it good for radio.

    Both Joyed and Reflections On Life used the phrase “mid tier” and I think that describes this song to a tee. Scotty will probably elevate this in live performances but I’m disappointed how limp the recording is after how Scotty and Mark Bright teamed for ILTYB.

    lucy: Because this is the sound they go for with everybody, no matter who they are or what style or genre they sing in? …. Just sayin’.

    Ha! Good point but the production sounds more dated than usual.

    lili_anne7: Anyway, I know I’m not a country music expert at all, but does this song really deserve 4 stars ?

    I don’t take Roughstock reviews that seriously. That site is a really good resource because it’s basically a promo site but the fact that it’s a promo site also shows in their reviews of emerging acts’ songs. That having been said I agree with the Tim McGraw comparison the review makes. It would’ve been even more appropriate if Scotty’d been able to individualize the phrasing to sound as invested as he did on ILYTB.

    Good for Scotty for making spending some of his senior year of high school actually at his high school a priority.

  • julesb2183

    Nice, pretty song.

    Did we even know he was releasing a song this quick?

  • Tess

    It’s going to be interesting to see what songs have made Scotty’s album…and whether he is going to be highlighted as a balladeer this time around. We know ILYTB and now TTWG are ballads and we have been lead to believe that there is also a tear jerk-er ballad on the album.

    From listening to country pretty exclusively these last few months I will say that rambunctious up-tempo songs are not as prevalent as slower more balladry numbers….and they seem to appear and disappear at a faster rate (but what do I know).

    We all know the old “country song” joke that country is all about crying in your beer on a lonely Saturday night….but I do find that it tends to be a more “reflective” genre, as far as lyrics, then pop or rock.

  • hoa_teca

    Tess, “Clear as Day” is indeed a tearjerker.

  • Kirsten

    Did we even know he was releasing a song this quick?

    Most of the pundits around here suggested that they should release a new single quickly because ILYTB had reached top 15 and plateaued. Releasing a new single now gives it a chance to get some traction before the album drops.

    But record labels rarely do what the pundits around here think they should so many are probably still quite surprised. ;-)

  • jazzyjen508

    I really enjoyed it personally but then again i really enjoyed ILYTB and I enjoyed most of scotty’s idol performances. I feel like those of you who are crticizing the song and saying scotty is losing some flair don’t realize quite how popular scotty still is. I feel like I am always hearing i love you this big on the radio and I am always meeting people who actually like him. The tour in chicago was completely sold out and pretty much everyone their liked scotty and someone else (who that someone else was depended on each person).

  • LoveDaRocker

    Wow! That’s a hit right there.

  • chearts77

    Slept on it…listened again…and again…and again…and I still like it. :D

  • rivermaya

    I listened to the song last midnight while reading all the comments – got a mixed feeling and decided to sleep on it.

    I listened to the song again first thing this morning and has been replaying it every chance I get. I like it A LOT !!!
    It’s got good lyrics (yeah, bit cheesy but so are a bunch of other songs out there that made good radio plays) and the melody is pretty – love how Scotty’s voice shined on the first part . It could do without all the heavy instrumentations at the end though.

    eta: Does anyone know when this will be released to itunes?

  • hoa_teca

    I like the song at first try and like it more as I listen to it.

    For me, TTWG is very tender ballad with age appropriate lyric, which is much better than ILYTB. It is simple, nothing really dramatic except for the heavy instrumentation near the end but it gently tells a story. Not catchy, repetitive in a poppy way and not the easy, commercial type of music, IMO. Simplicity has its own beauty.

    I know there are people who think Scotty does not connect to the song as good as what he did in IYLTB. I still see his sincerity when singing this song – which I believe will be shown even better during live performance.

    Maybe it’s just me, but for the heavy instrument part near in end, I imagine the curtain drop to show a full band playing behind Scotty when he sings live to highlight this part of the song. Plus with good stage and lighting arrangement, this song can impress the audience for sure.

    Not really a masterpiece, I agree. But a very good song, yes. We will have to wait and see where this is a good lead to the album but whatever the result is, I am not disappointed in Scotty or this song at all.

  • dcglam

    Not really a country/Scotty fan, but I do like this song!

  • LexieN

    As usual, instead of doing my work:), I’ve been reading reviews–and there are several out there. Most are positive, yay, and I feel better. One said the song wasn’t believable because no way is Scotty going to go upstairs (Popdust), while Popcrush said that the song makes you want to hear more from Scotty. Taste of Country (posted above) already has almost 200 comments of love.

    For those who said mid-tier, what exactly does that mean? Thanks!

  • Fenway

    Not a country fan or a Scotty fan, and this certainly didn’t change my mind. The premise that Scotty is a story teller doesn’t work here either. He sounds like he is bored to death with the song as I was, too. I think a youngster like Scotty with that low voice is interesting, but I haven’t found anything else to make me want to buy any of his music. He seems like such a nice kid. I hope that he does well, though. We need some young ones who don’t try to grow up too fast.

  • JudyOhio

    Just as a side note, I think the picture they’re going to use for the TTWG single is a good match for the song.

  • ptebwwong

    For those who said mid-tier, what exactly does that mean? Thanks!

    To me, a mid-tier song is not a top 10 chart song, but will be around top 15 or 20 like ILYTB. This song is very different from most of the country songs out there. So I’m not sure if country fans will like it or not. I agree with what someone said here. It sounds like a early 90s country song. We will have to wait to see if there’s an audience for this type of song.

  • ptslittlecomment

    I like everything except the chorus :0 That is to say specifically the “they bat-at-at-at their eyes” and the like. It got old really quickly. I see that being what gets this song parodied.
    I am not a country music fan, although I do live in the South, and I hear such “Southernisms ” as syllable extensions pointed out frequently. If we can hear it I know the folks from other parts of the country will be well aware of it too!

    ETA: I know that the word extensions were written in and are not part of Scotty’s pronunciation. I’m just saying it will be parodied as part of an elongated speech pattern.

  • askew3

    I realize this song will sell like gangbusters, but holy crap it is awful. It’s like a parody of a country song filled with horrendously cheesy and outdated cliches. Lordy, this song blows.

    In comparison to this horrid song, Taylor Swift’s songs sound like Shakespeare.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    I just caught myself on a thought that this is a third in a row highly anticipated first single from upcoming Idol alumni album that left me completely underwhelmed. I am starting to fell like an old and grumpy Grinch for an X time going “meh…”
    The song feels “mid tier” as few of you elegantly put it, and gun to my head I would predict a mid tier peak for it on the charts. But who knows, good luck to Scotty with it, he sure does have the spacial powers to enhance the mediocre material. Or maybe I am not the target audience and just don’t get it.
    Still holding out hope for something exiting from the major label Idol camp.

  • hoa_teca

    Hm, I have a soft spot for Taylor but don’t let me start talking about her vocal range and poppy songs that labelled country.

    The lyric is quite old fashioned but suits the song’s traditional vibe. And well, writers like Chris Tompkins, Philip White may not be happy when the song they wrote is called a parody.

  • Niall

    The lyrics work for an 18 year old young man. I could see this as another top 15 hit for Scotty. As I said in a previous thread, I think something about Scotty has connected already to the country audience. He’s going to have a nice, long career.

  • LaRue

    This seems like an establishing song.

    I agree. It’s about building a foundation for Scotty’s career at this point. Come up with a song that connects to his current audience and branches out in smooth, gliding strokes. I sense that Mercury Nashville has put together a solid plan for Scotty and what we’re seeing/hearing is Step 1 in a process to allow Scotty to grow into being a full-time singer and musician. IMO, they’re off to a pretty good start.

  • lucy

    windmills wrote:

    Good point but the production sounds more dated than usual.

    I agree. There’s something about the song itself and Scotty’s style of singing that also seems kind of dated to me, though. I guess it’s that the complete emphasis is on the melody, without any talkie or off-rhythm or spoken or rubato feel to any of it, not even for a split second. I’m surprised that would sell today, but maybe it will. I wonder if that may account for some people feeling that Scotty’s unconvincing and uncommitted singing it, too. He’s all about the melody-as-written here, and I think we’re used to a lot more dramatizing of lyrics by changing up or talkifying rhythms a bit these days, even when we’re not fully aware of it in a given song. Seems kind of 1950s to me, but maybe there’s a nostalgia wave coming from listeners who are too young to know what they’re nostalgic for! Will be interesting to see what happens with this.

  • abbysee

    I don’t know crap about country music. I just know what I like. I read most of the comments early this morning before I could listen and as always I was prepared for the worst. I can’t say if it’s gonna be a smash hit, but I think it’s a nice song, appropriate for Scotty and it’s certainly not as cliched as I thought it would be. I think top 10 is a distinct possibility.

  • Mike M

    MikeMGarner Mike McCreery
    Trouble With Girls available on I Tunes late tomorrow night Eastern time.

  • Tess

    At this point in Scotty’s career I don’t think that he is being marketed as direct competition for anyone elses’ fan base. It feels to me, as other’s have said, that Scotty is being promoted to a niche market for the present with the idea of getting him some name recognition that he can grow into as his voice, his skills, and his life experiences grow and mature.

    Scotty is a very young adult and the industry seems to be aware of that….not pressuring him into acting or sounding like the grown men who are the core of country music. I think his label and his advisors are totally aware and cognizant of his youth and are willing, if not eager, to play that up for awhile. I don’t feel as though it is a sink or swim proposition for Scotty…it feels more like a well thought out course of action with a lengthy timetable. If Scotty can put out material that is somewhat accepted and embraced by the country community (and that doesn’t even mean charting) I think TPTB will be very happy.

  • chrislongisland

    It’s OK, hopefully single #3 will be uptempo.

  • mandabutter

    MJ info. “The Trouble With Girls”, is co-written by Chris Tompkins (Before He Cheats) and Philip White who cowrote “I’m Movin On” by Rascal Flatts, “I’m A Survivor” and “He Gets That From Me” by Reba.

    I LOVE Philip White and his credits.

    Listened on Mediabase link up top. I hate that I already love it with one listen. :)

  • mandabutter

    I’m not concerned with back-to-back ballads. Carrie Underwood had “Jesus take the Wheel” and “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” as consecutive radio singles. I think it worked for her. ;)

    Sorry if anyone mentioned that before me.

  • mandabutter

    iluvai says:
    08/29/2011 at 10:56 pm
    dodon:
    I’m implying that Scotty hasn’t been in “love” or “like” yet with a girl. What’s wrong with that. I didn’t fall in love for the first time until I was 19. So??????

    We are discussing teenagers here. I think I fell in love 16 times when I was age 14. LOL. My diary read like a Taylor Swift song. He said my name and now I love him blah blah blah. :) Now “properly” in love, is another story.
    It’s a cute song. I’m not reading too much into it. I’m also in the camp that floved ILYTB. Not ashamed of it in the least, love the arrangement, adore some of the verses.

  • mandabutter

    larc says:
    08/29/2011 at 5:44 pm
    I’m anxious to see if Scotty will sing TTWG in Portland tomorrow night. And if he does, whether it replaces or is in addition to ILYTB.

    I hope he keeps ILYTB in the setlist until Tour is over.

    abbysee says:
    08/29/2011 at 6:28 pm
    Excited about new music from Scotty, it’s also perfect timing, one hit on the radio, new song getting ready to drop, debut CD in the wings…..great timing!

    Yes, claps for Mercury/Interscope/19.

  • rivermaya

    Just coming back to listen to the new tune – still loving it.

    I’m not concerned with back-to-back ballads.

    Same here. Ballads are right on Scotty’s wheelhouse anyways.
    Just a thought – It just dawned on me that if Mercury/Interscope/19 are planning to market Scotty more as a balladeer, it just makes sense to release a song like this as his official single. Some mix of uptempo songs can come later after he establishes himself as such.

  • deedee66

    First time I listened to TTWG did not like it at all. But now five replays later…love it, love it. And “That’s the Trouble with Scotty”
    He’s the perfect drug and quite addictive.

  • dodon

    I am ashamed to admit that I like this better than the original’s. It’s a much campier version tho. :P

  • jga94

    I don’t get people saying it sounds dated….what does modern country songs sound like?…..pop?

    I think this is him being true to the more traditional type of country music.

    Plus,I don’t think the lyrics are that cheesy….certainly not for teeners experiencing their first taste of infatuation.It’s just a lighter side of that teenage phase….those who criticize this song probably want to hear more teenage angst….that’s not all what being a teenager is like.

  • CanadianLady

    I think it’s a winner, and so does my husband, who is definitely not in the target audience. :)

  • ilovenpt123

    Can a song get any more BORING??? Oh, and that “twist” at the end….whoa….what a shocker.

    Scotty – you’re sounding the same on every song! Come on, man…spice it UP!

  • Anonymous

    He is totally plastic and it feels ackward listening too him, but the clone voice he’s developed fits the genre.  He is very “Christian” I hear, so this would be a good cover to stay virgin, but I really believe that he’s homosexual and I’m sure he’ll come out at some time in the future.