Scotty McCreery Preparing for Sophomore Album in October
Since winning American Idol, Scotty McCreery put out two successful albums, graduated high school, and became a student at North Carolina State University. Now, nearly two years after his successful debut album Clear As Day hit stores, the former first-place finisher is gearing up for his official sophomore release.
According to a profile in the News & Observer, McCreery has the release, titled See You Tonight, scheduled to come out on October 15. The title track served as the first single, but even with the country singer performing it on Idol, it just reached No. 28 on the Country Singles chart.
What’s different this time around is, McCreery had a hand in writing some of the album’s 13 songs: the title track, “Now,” “Something More,” “Can You Feel It,” and “I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend,” to be specific.
While he improved his songwriting abilities, McCreery previously explained to the newspaper that he is still searching for a major hit: “While ... I had a platinum record and won awards and sold-out shows, I didn’t have that big radio hit. I’ve really go to take my time with finding songs and making sure they’re the right songs for this record.”
Since its 2011 release, Clear As Day went platinum, while a Christmas album containing a combination of classic and original material went gold.