Scotty McCreery held a party Sunday afternoon at the CMA music festival for 600 of his fans that included updates on his sophomore album. He spent last week before the festival cutting tracks. Brian Mansfield from USA Today was there:
McCreery told the audience he had cut 18 songs for the next album. “We’ve over-cut, which is so nice,” he says. He’s in the studio with producer Frank Rogers, known for his work with Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and one of McCreery’s inspirations, Josh Turner. One of the songs recorded during the past week will be a duet: “We”re 90 percent sure that we’ve got a bit-time singer that’s going to come on this track with me,” he said. He’ll also include a faith-based song on the album, he said during a question-and-answer session, though he hasn’t settled on the song yet. “We’re still trying to decided on that one.”
McCreery will return to the studio Monday. The still-untitled album is due for release in October.
I wonder who Scotty snagged for the “big star” duet? Any guesses?
The American Idol season 10 winner also played the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night.
Via USA Today
UPDATE: Here’s a list of known Scotty cowrites for the album, though other than lead single “See You Tonight,” it’s not confirmed whether he has cut any of these songs.
“Before Midnight” (Scotty McCreery / Jon Nite / Jimmy Robbins)
“Can You Feel It” (Zach Crowell / Ashley Gorley / Scotty McCreery)
“Looking For A Girl” (Ashley Gorley / Kelley Lovelace / Scotty McCreery)
“Maybe I’ll See You There” (Ashley Gorley / Kelley Lovelace / Scotty McCreery)
“Prayed For” (Ashley Gorley / Kelley Lovelace / Scotty McCreery)
“See You Tonight” (Zach Crowell / Ashley Gorley / Scotty McCreery)