With 2021’s Same Truck producing two RIAA Gold-certified No. 1 hits “You Time” and three-week chart topper “Damn Strait” along with current climbing single “It Matters To Her,” Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery continues to deliver fan-favorite tracks with today’s release of Same Truck: The Deluxe Album, available on vinyl, CD and digital formats.
“It’s so exciting to release a Deluxe Edition of the Same Truck album with these additional songs that I have been wanting to share with everyone,” said McCreery. “We played a few of them live before I went on paternity leave, and they went over well with the audience. Plus, I’m happy to have the album out on vinyl. That’s what Gabi and I listen to at home, and I’ve heard from many fans that they were also hoping to get the album on vinyl.”
As a co-writer on all but four of the 18 tracks, Same Truck: The Deluxe Album, produced by Frank Rogers, Derek Wells and Aaron Eschuis, continues to showcase McCreery’s lauded songwriting skills with six new songs, including “On It,” reconnecting McCreery with “In Between” co-writers Jessi Alexander, Jonathan Singleton and Rogers, which was one of three consecutive No. 1 singles from his RIAA Gold-certified album Seasons Change. Celebrated by Billboard as a continuation of “his winning arc of songs pulled from chapters of his own life,” “Small Town Story” finds McCreery joined by his 2013 Platinum-certified Top 10 smash “See You Tonight” co-writers Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell.
Written by McCreery, Rhett Akins and Lee Thomas Miller, the official music video for “It Matters to Her” debuted earlier this week with PEOPLE.com. Directed by Jeff Ray (who also directed McCreery’s videos for “Five More Minutes,” “This is It,” “In Between” and “Damn Strait”), the heartwarming video was filmed while preparations were made for Merrick Avery McCreery’s arrival, featuring a collection of home videos starring his wife Gabi and their dog Moose.
The new dad will return to the road after paternity leave on Nov. 30 to headline the National Finals Rodeo’s Downtown Hoedown on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada. His performance schedule through the end of the year is below.
Nov. 30 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Hoedown on Fremont Street
Dec. 4 Nashville, TN Opry Country Christmas at the Grand Ole Opry House
Dec. 7 Houston, TX KKBQ 93Q Star Party
Dec. 9 Roanoke, VA Berglund Coliseum (as direct support for Alabama)
Dec. 10 Marietta, GA Peoples Bank Theatre
Dec. 15 Fort Smith, AR Temple Live (co-headlining with Lee Brice)
Dec. 16 El Dorado, AR First Financial Music Hall (co-headlining with Lee Brice)
Dec. 17 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center (co-headlining with Lee Brice)
Dec. 18 Raleigh, NC 94.7 QDR Acoustic Christmas for the Kids Guitar Pull
The three dates featuring McCreery co-headlining with Brice will be acoustic shows. Both artists will be on stage for the entire concert, and they will trade off songs with each other, providing a more intimate concert experience than usual.
McCreery will perform on “CMA Country Christmas” on Dec. 8 at 9 PM ET (8 PM CT) on ABC (and next day on Hulu and Disney +). He will ring in the holidays alongside Steven Curtis Chapman, Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce, Molly Tuttle and The War And Treaty.
His 2018 No. 1, RIAA Double Platinum-certified hit song “Five More Minutes” (co-written with Rogers and Monty Criswell) has inspired a second movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries to premiere on Dec. 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, starring Ashley Williams and Lucas Bryan. Titled Five More Minutes: Moments Like These, the film is not a sequel to last year’s hit Five More Minutes, and has a brand new storyline. McCreery does not appear in the movie, as it was filmed during the last month of Gabi’s pregnancy.
McCreery also took home a BMI Award last week for co-writing his No. 1, RIAA Gold-certified hit “You Time,” named one of BMI’s Most Performed Country Songs of 2021. Co-writers to the song Frank Rogers and Aaron Eschuis received an ASCAP Award for the song in the same category.
Same Truck: The Deluxe Album Tracklist:
- Same Truck (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Taylor Phillips, Zach Crowell)
- You Time (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Aaron Eshuis)
- It Matters To Her (Scotty McCreery, Rhett Akins, Lee Thomas Miller)
- Damn Strait (Trent Tomlinson, Jim Collins)
- It’ll Grow On Ya (Jeremy Bussey, Jason Blaine, Taylor Phillips, Adam Wood)
- The Waiter (Scotty McCreery, Matthew West, Frank Rogers)
- Why You Gotta Be Like That (Scotty McCreery, Jordan Schmidt, James McNair)
- Home (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Brent Anderson, Tammi Kidd)
- Carolina To Me (Scotty McCreery, Jeremy Bussey, Taylor Phillips)
- Small Town Girl (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell)
- That Kind of Fire (Scotty McCreery, Josh Hoge, Matt McVaney, Justin Wilson)
- How Ya Doin’ Up There (Scotty McCreery, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Tyler Reeve)
Plus Six New Tracks:
- Falling for a Stranger (Aaron Eshuis, Travis Wood, and Hannah Ellis)
- Here and Ready (Abe Stoklasa, Sarah Buxton, and Mikey Reeves)
- Nothin’ Right (Scotty McCreery, Jordan Schmidt, Jared Mullins, and James McNair)
- On It (Scotty McCreery, Jessi Alexander, Jonathan Singleton, and Frank Rogers)
- Live a Little (Scotty McCreery, Aaron Eshuis, and Blake Chaffin)
- Small Town Story (Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, and Zach Crowell)
About Scotty McCreery Scotty McCreery’s Same Truck: The Deluxe Album is available now on vinyl, CD and digital formats. It contains two No. 1 RIAA Gold-certified hit songs “You Time” and “Damn Strait,” and his current single “It Matters to Her,” as well as six additional new songs not on the original album. In total, McCreery has achieved 5 consecutive No. 1 hits in the last few years, including the two mentioned above as well as an additional three from his last album Seasons Change, the RIAA Gold-certified project which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart: the RIAA Double Platinum-certified “Five More Minutes,” the RIAA Platinum-certified “This Is It,” which stayed at the top of the charts for two weeks, and RIAA Gold-certified “In Between.” McCreery co-wrote all 11 songs on Seasons Change, which Rolling Stone named as one of the “40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018.” Four of his albums have debuted at No. 1 on a Billboard Albums chart, with current combined sales surpassing 4 million copies. With five consecutive No.1 hits to his credit, he’s earned one Double Platinum, four Platinum and four Gold singles; one Platinum and two Gold albums; 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; American Country Awards for New Artist of the Year in 2011 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013; BMI Awards for writing One of the Top 50 Country Songs of the Year five times (in 2015 for “See You Tonight,” in 2018 for “Five More Minutes,” in 2019 for “This is It,” and 2021 for “In Between,” and in 2022 for “You Time”); a Carolina Beach Music Award for National Dance Song of the Year (‘Barefootin’’) in 2018; the NSAI Nashville Songwriter Award for One of the Top Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written (‘Five More Minutes’) in 2018; and the Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2022. The North Carolina native released his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, in 2016; it was re-released in paperback in 2020. His song “Five More Minutes” inspired a popular movie of the same name which aired on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Network during November-December 2021. A second movie, “Five More Minutes: Moments Like These” will air on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Network on December 17, 2022. McCreery launched his recording career by making 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. For more information, visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/11/scotty-mccreery-releases-same-truck-the-deluxe-album-out-now/New ReleasesPress ReleaseToursTV AppearanceVideos"It Matters to Her","Small Town Story",Aaron Eschuis,CMA Country Christmas,Derek Wells,Frank Rogers,SAME TRUCK: THE DELUXE ALBUM,Scotty McCreery