VIDEO: Scotty McCreery Debuts New Song, “Whiplash”!


Rising country star and Season 10 American Idol champ Scotty McCreery has been working on his 3rd album of original material, and last night at the Alabaster City Fest in Alabaster, Alabama, he debuted a new song called “Whiplash.” Check out video here:

Video courtesy Carey Ann Perkins

Scotty been teasing that his new album that will have a countrier feel, perhaps along the lines of his cover of Conway Twitty’s “Hello Darlin'”. Earlier this year, he told Rolling Stone Country:

I’m going to make a country music record. That’s what I had to try to convey to the label and they were all for it. The stuff I grew up with was that kind of music — I want to have some depth and portray a different side.

I’ll play the game a little, but I’m going to try to stay true to what I love.

Sure enough, “Whiplash” follows in the thematic vein of songs like “Firecracker” and “Haywire” by one of his idols, neo-traditionalist country star Josh Turner, with a couple of vocal moments that evoke Turner’s signature baritone. But the chorus has more of a Jerry Lee Lewis “Great Balls Of Fire” edge. EDIT: Check out the writing credits for the song below!

Here is a list of additional likely cuts and known co-writes for Scotty’s upcoming album. As always, all songwriters are listed in alphabetical order:

“Call It A Day” (Casey Beathard / Scotty McCreery / Frank Rogers)
“Five More Minutes” (Monty Criswell / Scotty McCreery / Frank Rogers)
“In Between” (Jessi Alexander / Scotty McCreery / Frank Rogers / Jonathan Singleton) *added 7/7/2015, likely cut.
“Live It Down” (Tony Martin / Scotty McCreery / Mark Nesler) *added 1/20/2016
“Nobody’s Missing You” (Tom Douglas / Scotty McCreery / Allen Shamblin)
“Old Money” (Aaron Eshuis / Brandon Lay / Neil Medley) *added 1/20/2016, likely cut
“Southern Belle” (Sean McConnell / Jason Saenz) *likely cut
“Take It Outside” (Brent Anderson / Scotty McCreery / Frank Rogers) *added 7/7/2015, likely cut
“The Long Way” (Ryan Hurd / Scotty McCreery / Frank Rogers) *added 1/20/2016
“Whiplash” (Scotty McCreery / David Lee Murphy / Frank Rogers) *added 7/7/2015, likely cut
“Young Fun 21” (Jim Beavers / Brett James / Scotty McCreery) *added 1/20/2016

Scotty’s next album will follow his sophomore studio album, See You Tonight, which was released in mid-October 2013, spawned 2 t10 country radio hits (the platinum-certified title track and “Feelin’ It”) and had sold 270k through mid-April 2015 according to Roughstock.

What do you think of “Whiplash”? Do you think it would work as a country radio single, and do you think it can extend Scotty’s run of consecutive t10 hits?

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