New album expected this fall
Delivering more than 130 online performances for fans, country radio, charitable events, and media outlets, Scotty McCreery had one thought in the back of his mind this last year: readying new music for fans when he could again return to the road. Between his livestream concert on September 4, 2020, Live from the Ryman, with his full band being the first to welcome any audience back into the Ryman in a limited capacity, and their December 2, 2020 stripped-acoustic livestream from Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre, McCreery has been thinking a lot about what his show will look and feel like when in-person again and especially what he wants to say. That time is upon him with the launch of his You Time Tour in June.
“This last year I was glad to get more ‘you time’ with my wife Gabi than ever before, as well as a lot of ‘you time’ with some of my favorite songwriters via zoom as we created new songs for the upcoming album,” reflects McCreery who has been in the studio this year with producers Aaron Eshuis, Frank Rogers and Derek Wells. “And now that we’re able to tour again, I cannot wait to get back on the road and have some ‘you time’ with fans this summer. This song’s message and timing really hit home for me and I hope we keep a few things like the intention of the time we spent with others this last year as we look ahead. I, for one, will never take going to a show or playing music live for fans for granted after this last year without it.”
The North Carolina native released “You Time” last September as the first single from his upcoming new album which he plans to put out in the fall. Written by McCreery, Rogers and Eshuis, the song is rising steadily, currently sitting at No. 23 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Singles Chart.
McCreery will also join Old Dominion as direct support on select Live from the Ballpark Tour dates.
“I’m excited to reunite with Old Dominion for their Live from the Ballpark Tour,” shares McCreery, who last toured with the band in 2019. “These guys are not only amazing performers but great people, and this tour will be a blast. Plus, having been a pitcher on my high school baseball team, performing in these ball parks will be like coming home.”
Additional 2021 dates are expected to be announced.
Scotty McCreery 2021 tour dates:
6/18 Fresno, CA @ Boots in the Park Festival, Granite Park^
6/19 Norco, CA @ Boots in the Park Festival, The Backyard at Silver Lakes Park^
6/27 Anchorage, AK @ Backyard Country BBQ, Downtown Anchorage
7/09 St. Louis, MO @ 92.3 WIL Boots & Bourbon Series, The Pageant
7/10 Jacksonville, IL @ Morgan County Fair, Morgan Country Fairground
7/17 Jackson, TN x Old Dominion Live from the Ballpark Tour*
8/07 Laughlin, NV @ Edgewater Casino Resort
8/27 Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
8/28 Doswell, VA @ After Hours at the Meadow Event Park
8/29 Glenmoore, PA @ Citadel Country Spirit USA Music Festival^
9/09 Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
9/10 Cohasset, MA @ South Shore Music Circus
9/11 Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody Tent
9/17 Rosemont, IL @ Joe’s Live
9/18 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage
9/24 Idaho Falls, ID x Old Dominion Live from the Ballpark Tour*
10/1 Wichita, KS x Old Dominion Live from the Ballpark Tour*
10/2 Omaha, NE x Old Dominion Live from the Ballpark Tour*
^Direct Support to Chris Young
*Direct support for Old Dominion