SCOTTY McCREERY RECEIVES CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC AWARD NOMINATION FOR NATIONAL DANCE/SHAG SONG OF THE YEAR FOR “BAREFOOTIN’”
North Carolina-native Scotty McCreery wrote the song “Barefootin’” with David Lee Murphy and Frank Rogers as a tribute to the regional Beach Music he grew up listening to that is performed up and down the Southeast coast of the United States. The song, which recently hit No. 1 on the Beach Music Top 40 Chart even though it has not been released as an official single, has just been nominated for National Dance/Shag Song of the Year at the 2018 Carolina Beach Music Awards. The song is a featured track on McCreery’s current album Seasons Change.
“This is incredible,” said a stunned McCreery. “We wrote the song as a fun tribute to one of my favorite genres of music. I never expected it to be recognized with a Carolina Beach Music Award nomination. I’m thrilled that people are really enjoying the song and thankful for the nomination.”
The singer/songwriter is currently rising up the country music singles charts with his hit “This is It,” the second single from Seasons Change. The song, which McCreery wrote with Rogers and Aaron Eshuis, is currently at No. 29 on both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Singles Chart and the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. The music video for “This is It,” directed by Jeff Ray and filmed at McCreery’s wedding, has earned more than 13 million views in just two months and has already topped the GAC Top 20 Countdown.
His previous hit, the Platinum-certified No. 1 song “Five More Minutes” which he co-wrote with Rogers and Monty Criswell, was recently voted “One of 2018’s Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written” by the professional membership of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).
The Carolina Beach Music Awards are held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Alabama Theater in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For more information, visit www.cammy.org.
About Scotty McCreery McCreery made history in 2011 as both the first country artist and the youngest male artist of any genre to debut his first studio album, the Platinum-certified Clear as Day, at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. All four of his albums have debuted at No. 1 on a Billboard Albums chart, with current combined sales surpassing 3 million copies. He’s earned one Gold single and four Platinum singles; won the 10th season of “American Idol” in 2011; was named the ACM New Artist of the Year in 2011; won the CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year (“The Trouble with Girls”) in 2012; and American Country Awards for New Artist of the Year in 2011 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013. In 2016, McCreery released his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream. His current album is Seasons Change featuring his No. 1 hit “Five More Minutes” and current single “This Is It.” For more information and his current tour schedule, visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com.http://www.countryschatter.com/2018/10/scotty-mccreery-receives-carolina-beach-music-award-nomination/AwardsNominationsPress Release"Barefootin'","this Is It",Carolina Music Award,David Lee Murphy,Frank Rogers,GAC top 20 Countdown,Go big or Go Home: the Journey Toward the Dream,Monty Criswell,Scotty McCreery,Seasons Change