As lead single “You Time” continues to climb the charts at Country radio at No. 4, Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery releases his fifth studio album Same Truck featuring 12 songs, 10 of which were co-written by the American Idol season 10 winner.
After winning American Idol ten years ago, the 27 year old North Carolina singer shares, “For the first time in 10 years, I was home more than a few days at a time. I loved having the extra time with my wife, Gabi, and our dog, Moose, however it also gave me a lot of time to pick up the guitar and just play for fun.
“I wound up writing a bunch of new songs and creating almost a whole new album from the perspective of reflecting on my last decade yet also keeping an eye towards where I want to go,” Scotty adds.
’Same Truck’ refers to the car Scotty won on American Idol 10 years ago!
The happily married man wrote several songs that celebrate his romance with wife. The songs include the true story of one of the couple’s recent date nights told in the fun and upbeat “Why You Gotta Be Like That” or the sultry “That Kind of Fire.”
An avid man of faith, Scotty also taps into his devotion with tracks like “How Ya Doin’ Up There,” a fitting closing track to the album that asks the question, “What if prayers weren’t all about us, but stopping to ask the Lord how His day’s going and how He’s doing?” and “The Waiter,” a story of loss and love that he co-wrote with Matthew West and Frank Rogers in 2015 but never quite right for his previous albums.
“‘The Waiter’ was an idea that Matthew had; he was walking in a park one day and saw this guy talking to himself. Matthew thought maybe the guy was crazy, however when he walked by him, he realized that was not the case: the man was praying,” Scotty shares. “It’s no coincidence that this song has resurfaced the way it has given the year we’ve all just had.
Scotty is set to perform “Damn Strait” on NBC’s Today, Tuesday Sept 21. Released earlier this week, the song is slated to be his second single off of the album. Written by Trent Tomlinson and Jim Collins, “Damn Strait” honors country music icon George Strait, even as the singer regrets the loss of his lover.
Listen to Scotty McCreery’s Same Truck
Scotty will head home to promote his album
Additionally, Scotty will be in Garner, North Carolina today (Sept 16) to celebrate the release of Same Truck in his hometown. He’ll give an acoustic performance and sign CDs at the Aversboro Restaurant and Sports Bar at 12-noon. Later that evening he will perform and sign CDs at the annual Greatness of Garner event at South Garner High School between 5-7 PM, which is followed by the football game between South Garner High School and the singer’s alma mater, Garner Magnet High School.
Next Wednesday, Sept. 22, Scotty will be back in Raleigh, NC for an in-store signing session at the independent record store Schoolkids Records from 5:30-7:30 PM. Masks are required to enter the store, and the signing will only be for copies of Same Truck purchased at the store that evening.
Scotty hits the road
Additionally, Scotty will be performing at C2C (Country 2 Country) in Dublin, London, and Glasgow on March 11-13, 2022, alongside Darius Rucker, Brett Young, and more.
Frank Rogers, Derek Wells and Aaron Eshuis produced Same Truck. It’s the team who produced his previous project, the RIAA Gold certified Seasons Change from 2018. Scotty co-wrote every song on that album.
In the midst of his You Time Tour, Scotty has been performing several songs from the new album in concert. “You never know how new songs are going to go over in the live show, but our audiences sure seem to enjoy them from the reaction we’re receiving. Now we’re excited to hear fans sing along,” he said. Scotty has also been direct support on select tour dates with Old Dominion.
Track list for Same Truck:
- Same Truck (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Taylor Phillips, Zach Crowell)
- You Time (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Aaron Eshuis)
- It Matters To Her (Scotty McCreery, Rhett Akins, Lee Thomas Miller)
- Damn Strait (Trent Tomlinson, Jim Collins)
- Grow On Ya (Jeremy Bussey, Jason Blaine, Taylor Phillips, Adam Wood)
- The Waiter (Scotty McCreery, Matthew West, Frank Rogers)
- Why You Gotta Be Like That (Scotty McCreery, Jordan Schmidt, James McNair)
- Home (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Brent Anderson, Tammi Kidd)
- Carolina To Me (Scotty McCreery, Jeremy Bussey, Taylor Phillips)
- Small Town Girl (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell)
- That Kind of Fire (Scotty McCreery, Josh Hoge, Matt McVaney, Justin Wilson)
- How Ya Doin’ Up There (Scotty McCreery, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Tyler Reeve)