“Southern Belle,” which impacts country radio that same day, was written by Sean McConnell and Jason Saenz and produced by Frank Rogers. It is the first single from McCreery’s upcoming new album, which will be released in 2016.
“You can’t deny that this song sounds exactly like what should be in this format right now…Scotty has a humongous fan following…and this song is a HIT!” said Nate Deaton, GM at KRTY/San Jose.
“McCreery’s ‘Southern Belle’ breaks expectations. The first taste of his third studio [album] is a wild deviation from what he’s previously released. It’s anything but predictable,” wrote popular country music website Taste of Country, where the song has already won four consecutive showdowns against other new singles this week.
US 99.5/Chicago’s website summed it up with a story titled “We’re already obsessed with Scotty McCreery’s new song.”
In-between working on his new album, the ACM and CMT Award winner has been on the road as Special Guest for the Rascal Flatts RIOT 2015 Tour as well as on his own. Upcoming tour dates include:
Darien Center, NY
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (*)
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (*)
Panama City Beach, FL
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
Klamath Falls, OR
Ross Ragland Theater
Tinley Park, IL
Hollywood Casino Amphitheater (*)
Riverbend Music Center (*)
Van Wert, OH
Niswonger Performing Arts Center
(*) Rascal Flatts RIOT 2015 Tour dates
McCreery scored two consecutive Top 10 hits (the Platinum-certified “See You Tonight” and the Gold-certified “Feelin’ It”) from his last album See YouTonight, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It was his third album to debut at No. 1 on a Billboard chart following his Platinum-certified first album Clear As Day, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, and his Gold-certified album Christmas with Scotty McCreery, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums Chart. For more information and additional tour dates, visit www.scottymccreery.com.