Scotty McCreery drops “Small Town Story” from his upcoming Same Truck: The Deluxe Album due out on November 18.
The song chronicles a life in a small tune, beginning with “Chapter one, learn to crawl, learn to walk, learn to play,” through learning how to play a guitar, drive a truck and graduate high school. Before the singer knows it, he meets a girl and he’s down on one knee proposing marriage. Each “chapter” is a different step: Marriage, honeymoon, buying a house, having kids.
Speaking of having kids, the American Idol season 10 winner and his wife Gabi are expecting a baby boy at the end of the month. This weekend, Scotty plays his last three shows before going on paternity leave.
“We always knew we wanted kids, but we always knew we wanted the first few years to travel and have time on the road, to see things and experience life,” Scotty explained about how he and Gabi planned the timing of their future family. “We’ve gotten to live a lot of life and do some cool things, so seems like now’s a good time to settle down a little and expand the family.”
Watch Scotty McCreery’s “Small Town Story” visualizer below.
“We had more songs I loved ready for the original release of Same Truck than we could put on that album, so I am pumped that Triple Tigers asked me to do a Deluxe Edition where I could add six more songs,” Scotty said in a press statement about the upcoming expanded release. “We’ve also had a lot of requests for a vinyl version of Same Truck over the last year, so I’m excited we can offer that option as well.”
Same Truck: The Deluxe Album was produced by Frank Rogers, Derek Wells, and Aaron Eshuis. The project features 18 songs including the six new tracks: “Falling for a Stranger” written by Eshuis, Travis Wood, and Hannah Ellis; “Here and Ready” by Abe Stoklasa, Sarah Buxton, and Mikey Reeves; “Nothin’ Right” written by McCreery, Jordan Schmidt, Jared Mullins, and James McNair; “On It” written by McCreery, Jessi Alexander, Jonathan Singleton, and Rogers; “Live a Little” written by McCreery, Eshuis, and Blake Chaffin; and the newly released “Small Town Story” written by McCreery, Ashley Gorley, and Zach Crowell.