Scotty McCreery’s “Barefootin’,” which he co-wrote with David Lee Murphy and Frank Rogers, was named the winner of the 2018 Carolina Beach Music Award for National Song of the Year. The song, which hit No. 1 on the Beach Music Top 40 Chart in September, can be found on the country music singer/songwriter’s current album Seasons Change, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart when it was released in March.
“I was raised on beach music, so to be honored by the Carolina Beach Music Awards for National Song of the Year is really special,” said McCreery, who was backstage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville preparing for his performance on the Grand Ole Opry when he learned he won the Award. “I had a lot of fun writing ‘Barefootin’ with David Lee and Frank, and I’m so happy that people are enjoying it. My wife and I have talked about taking shag dancing lessons. It could be fun to eventually shag dance to my own song.”
McCreery is currently ranked No. 21 and rising on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart with his single “This is It,” inspired by his proposal to his now-wife Gabi Dugal McCreery. The video for the song, which has earned more than 19 million views and topped the GAC Top 20 Countdown for multiple weeks, was filmed at their wedding. The ACM, BMI, CMT and NSAI Award winner will both perform and turn on the holiday lights at Elvis Presley’s Graceland this Thursday, Nov. 15 in Memphis, Tenn. McCreery launches his Seasons Change Tour, featuring special guests Jimmie Allen and Heather Morgan, on Nov. 29 at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX.
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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 as well as 1 Platinum and 1 Gold album; 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 Platinum-certified No. 1 hit “Five More Minutes” and current single “This Is It.” “Five More Minutes” was named one of the “Ten Songs I’d Wish I’d Written” by the 2018 NSAI Nashville Songwriter Awards. For more information and his current tour schedule, visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com.
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