Scotty McCreery debuted the official music video for his current single “It Matters to Her” Monday (Nov 14). The song, which is climbing the country airplay charts, follows his five consecutive No. 1 hits, including his recent three-week No. 1, RIAA- Gold certified smash “Damn Strait.”
“It Matters to Her” can be found on the American Idol season 10 winner’s Same Truck: The Deluxe Album, which will be available this Friday, Nov. 18 on vinyl, CD and digital, and includes six additional new songs not found on the original album that came out last year, including the recently released tracks “Nothin’ Right” and “Small Town Stories.”
The “It Matters to Her” video was filmed in North Carolina and directed by Austin, Texas-based filmmaker Jeff Ray, who has directed four other music videos from Scotty (“Five More Minutes,” “This is It,” “In Between,” and “Damn Strait”). Written by McCreery, Rhett Akins, and Lee Thomas Miller, the song was produced by Frank Rogers, Derek Wells, and Aaron Eshuis.
“I wanted to really focus the video on Gabi and our preparations for Avery’s arrival,” said Scotty. “We filmed some of it over the course of several months at home in Raleigh when we were getting the nursery ready. We also filmed some of it at our place at North Topsail Beach. I think you can see in the video how excited we were getting for Avery to get here as well as how amazing Gabi was throughout the entire pregnancy.”
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The new dad will return to the road after paternity leave on Nov. 30 when he headlines the National Finals Rodeo’s Downtown Hoedown on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Scotty McCreery Tour Schedule
Nov. 30 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Hoedown on Fremont Street
Dec. 4 Nashville, TN Opry Country Christmas at the Grand Ole Opry House
Dec. 7 Houston, TX KKBQ 93Q Star Party
Dec. 9 Roanoke, VA Berglund Coliseum (as direct support for Alabama)
Dec. 10 Marietta, GA Peoples Bank Theatre
Dec. 15 Fort Smith, AR Temple Live (co-headlining with Lee Brice)
Dec. 16 El Dorado, AR First Financial Music Hall (co-headlining with Lee Brice)
Dec. 17 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center (co-headlining with Lee Brice)
Dec. 18 Raleigh, NC 94.7 QDR Acoustic Christmas for the Kids Guitar Pull
The three dates featuring McCreery co-headlining with Brice will be acoustic shows. Both artists will be on stage for the entire concert, and they will trade off songs with each other, providing a more intimate concert experience than usual.
Scotty nabed a BMI Award for co-penning “You Time,” Five More Minutes sequel hitting Hallmark
Scotty won a BMI Award last week for co-writing his No. 1, RIAA Gold-certified hit “You Time,” which was named one of BMI’s Most Performed Country Songs of 2021. His co-writers Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis received an ASCAP Award for the song in the same category.
The singer’s No.1, RIAA Double Platinum-certified hit song “Five More Minutes” (which he co-wrote with Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell) has inspired a second movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. “Five More Minutes: Moments Like These” will premiere on December 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, starring Ashley Williams and Lucas Bryant. It is an all-new storyline and not a sequel to last year’s hit Five More Minutes movie. Scotty does not appear in the movie, as it was filmed during the last month of Gabi’s pregnancy.