Just in time to kick off the holidays, American Idol season 10 alum Scotty McCreery offers his fans a surprise gift with the release of “In Between (Acoustic).”
The music video for the acoustic track is directed by Jeff Ray. The song and video are the first of three acoustic tracks coming from the country singer as a new digital EP entitled The Soundcheck Sessions. Scotty will also release an acoustic track in December and January to complete the EP.
“While I always love performing ‘In Between’ with my full band, I also really have fun when we do a stripped-down version at guitar pulls and radio shows,” said Scotty. “We’ve had so many requests for a recorded version of the acoustic performance, so we decided to make it happen. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do.”
The song, written by Scotty, Frank Rogers, Jessi Alexander and Jonathan Singleton and produced by Rogers, is the third single from the North Carolina native’s No. 1 debuting Seasons Change album which also features his two Platinum-certified No. 1 hits “Five More Minutes” and “This is It.”
“In Between (Acoustic),” as well as the two forthcoming acoustic tracks, were filmed and recorded on the stage of the Cascade Theatre in Redding, California on Sept. 26, during the afternoon before the singer and his band performed a concert there that night. Scotty is accompanied by his guitarists/harmony vocalists Jeffrey Harper and Dylan Rosson on the acoustic tracks.
Austin, Texas-based videographer Ray also directed all of Scotty’s prior videos from Seasons Change including “Five More Minutes,” which is nearing 100 million views; “This is It,” which has surpassed 55 million views; and the original version of “In Between” which was released earlier this year.
McCreery is on the road this weekend with Old Dominion on their Make It Sweet Tour with performances in Evansville, Indiana (11/21), Newport, Kentucky (11/22), and Moline, Illinois (11/23). He’ll enjoy Thanksgiving with his wife and her family before headlining the Beach Home for the Holidays concert in Panama City Beach, Florida (11/29). It was also just announced this week that McCreery would be joining country super star Luke Bryan for Crash My Playa in January.