Scotty McCreery Reveals Details, Timeline for Second Studio Album
Scotty McCreery shared new music and a window for the release of his sophomore album during a CMA Music Festival fan party on Sunday (June 6), where six hundred McCreerians ate Bojangles chicken and enjoyed an eight-song acoustic set at Rocketown in Nashville.
The still-untitled album is expected to be released in October, USA Today reports. McCreery says he’s recorded 18 songs already, but not all of them will make the final project.
“We’ve over-cut, which is so nice,” he said before revealing another exciting detail.
“We’re 90 percent sure that we’ve got a big-time singer that’s going to come on this track with me,” the ‘American Idol’ winner confirmed, referring to a duet he cut during CMA Music Festival week. Additionally, he’ll have at least one faith-based song on the album, and a song he introduced as ‘Suntan’ that he’s been performing during recent live shows.
MJ’s Big Blog listed five known co-writes for the ‘See You Tonight’ singer, including songs with respected Nashville writers like Ashley Gorley, Kelley Lovelace and Zach Crowell. It’s not clear if he’s cut these songs, but titles include ‘Before Midnight,’ ‘Can You Feel It,’ ‘Prayed For’ and ‘Looking for a Girl.’
Nashville producer Frank Rogers will produce McCreery’s album, which will come two years after his debut, ‘Clear as Day.’