Scotty McCreery Drops New Song “Why You Gotta Be Like That” (Video)

Scotty McCreery
photo credit: John Shearer

American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery is out with a new song, “Why Go Gotta Be Like That.” In the meanwhile the country singer has been writing songs and in the studio working on his fifth studio album coming out later this year. 

Written by Scotty, James McNair, and Jordan Schmidt, the song comes with a special visualizer music video. 

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“My wife Gabi and I had a date night the evening before I wrote ‘Why You Gotta Be Like That’ with James and Jordan. She came downstairs looking gorgeous as usual, and well…the song tells the rest of the story,” said Scotty. “Writing with James and Jordan is always so much fun, and I think that genuine feeling comes through in the song as well.”

“Why You Gotta Be Like That” follows the country singer’s current single “You Time,” the first from his upcoming new album which he plans to put out in the Fall. Written by Scotty, Rogers and Eshuis, “You Time” is rising steadily, currently in the Top 15 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Singles Chart.

 The song is Scotty’s typical upbeat take on romance and making great memories with the love of his life. Check out the visualizer below.

Scotty McCreery “Why You Gotta Be Like That” Video

The singer met one of his bucket list goals recently when he performed in Anchorage, Alaska in June as the headliner of the Backyard Country BBQ. With that concert, he has now visited and performed in all 50 states. The Alaska show was part of his previously announced “You Time Tour” which kicked off that month and will continue into the Fall. He will also support Old Dominion on select Live from the Ballpark Tour dates (denoted below).

Scotty McCreery You Time Tour Dates (headlining unless otherwise noted):

7/22 Monte Vista, CO @Ski Hi Stampede
7/30 Ventura, CA @Ventura County Fairgrounds
7/31 Monterey, CA @Monterey Fairgrounds
8/01 San Diego, CA @Boots in the Park – Waterfront Park
^Support to Old Dominion and Dustin Lynch; Opening Act: Ryan Griffin and more
8/05 Richmond, UT @Cherry Peak Resort
8/06 Grand Junction, CO @Warehouse 2565
8/07 Laughlin, NV @ Edgewater Casino Resort
8/19 Berrien Springs, MI @Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds
8/21 Big Flats, NY @Budweiser Summer Stage @Tag’s
8/22 Webster, MA @Indian Ranch
8/27 Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
8/28 Doswell, VA @ After Hours at the Meadow Event Park
8/29 Glenmoore, PA @ Citadel Country Spirit USA Music Festival
^Support to Chris Young and Josh Turner; Opening Act: Lindsay Ell
9/05 Panama City Beach, FL @Pepsi Gulf Coat Jam
^Direct support to Brooks & Dunn; Opening Acts: Tracy Lawrence, Corey Smith, Elvie Shane and more
9/09 Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
9/10 Cohasset, MA @ South Shore Music Circus
9/11 Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody Tent
9/17 Rosemont, IL @ Joe’s Live
9/18 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage
9/24 Idaho Falls, ID x Old Dominion Live from the Ballpark Tour
^Direct support for Old Dominion
9/25 Mona, UT @Young Living Lavender Farm
9/20 Colorado Springs, CO x Old Dominion @Weidner Field
^Direct support for Old Dominion
10/1 Wichita, KS x Old Dominion Live from the Ballpark Tour
^Direct support for Old Dominion
10/2 Omaha, NE x Old Dominion Live from the Ballpark Tour
^Direct support for Old Dominion
10/8 Des Moines, IA x Old Dominion Live from the Ballpark Tour
^Direct support for Old Dominion

More 2021 tour dates to be added.

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