Fans helped unlock the cover art for Season 10 American Idol champ and rising country star Scotty McCreery‘s upcoming sophomore album today, and you can see it right above. The new picture shows Scotty gazing off into the distance while he’s sitting on a gravel road at night, leaning up against what appears to be a pretty beat up car (or, let’s face it, this being a country album, a pretty beat up truck!). A little more grown up than the album art for Clear As Day for obvious reasons. Could the imagery be tied to a specific song on his album? The cover art also reveals the title of Scotty’s sophomore album to be the same as its lead single, “See You Tonight,” which currently sits at #38 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and #40 on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase airplay chart.
The official reveal site also confirms that, as Hits Daily Double reported almost 3 weeks ago, Scotty’s sophomore album will in fact come out 10/15, the same day as Pearl Jam, the Avett Brothers, Mary J. Blige, and Natalie Grant release new albums. Scotty may not get the all-genre #1 with Pearl Jam releasing a new record but he’s a good bet to land his 2nd #1 album on the Billboard Country Albums charts.
UPDATE: Here’s the tracklisting for See You Tonight via Music Row! Not on the tracklist are “Suntan” and “Rock This Night,” both of which Scotty had been performing in concert. Scotty cowrote 5 out of the 13 songs on the album.
1. “Now” – Written by McCreery, busbee and Frank Rogers
2. “See You Tonight” – Written by McCreery, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell
3. “Get Gone With You” – Written by Ross Copperman, Lynn Hutton and Tammi Kidd Hutton
4. “Feelin’ It” – Written by Frank Rogers and Matthew West
5. “Feel Good Summer Song” – Written by J. T. Harding, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne
6. “Buzzin’” – Written by busbee and Frank Rogers
7. “Can You Feel It” – Written by McCreery, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell
8. “The Dash” – Written by Kyle Jacobs and Preston Brust
9. “Blue Jean Baby” – Written by Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Matt Jenkins
10. “Forget To Forget You” – Written by Casey Beathard and Michael Dulaney
11. “I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend” – Written by McCreery, Frank Rogers and David Fanning
12. “Carolina Moon” – Written by Jon Randall Stewart and Ronnie Stewart
13. “Something More” – Written by Scotty McCreery and Frank Rogers
UPDATE 2: Check out cowriter Jon Randall’s version of “Carolina Moon”! GORGEOUS song. Thanks @paigepetersons for the find & the heads up.
Check out this post for a list of known cuts &/or cowrites for Scotty’s upcoming album, which will be produced by Frank Rogers (whose previous credits include albums by Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, and Josh Turner). You can add the following two cowrites whose titles have recently surfaced to that list:
What do you think of the cover art for Scotty’s album, and what kind of 1st week sales do you predict that See You Tonight will have?