Song appears on forthcoming Same Truck
Ahead of the release of his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery imparts a cocktail of heartbreak and nostalgia with his steel-drenched country weeper “Damn Strait” from the 12-song collection Same Truck available this Friday, September 17th. Written by Trent Tomlinson and Jim Collins, “Damn Strait” cannily honors country music icon George Strait, even as the singer bemoans the loss of his lover, associating Strait’s songs with her since they were the couple’s favorites.
“Every now and then you hear a song that sounds so much like you. I grew up as a huge George Strait fan, and when I heard this song, I raised my hand to say, ‘I want this one.’ Every country fan has a George Strait story, and everyone has a memory attached to their favorite songs,” recalls McCreery. “The first country music concert I ever went to was George Strait, Reba and Lee Ann Womack. When I saw that show, I said, ‘I’m gonna do that one day.'”
Lead single “You Time” continues to climb the charts at country radio and is currently at No. 4 on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase radio charts.
Once again produced by Frank Rogers, Derek Wells and Aaron Eshuis, the team who produced his previous project (the RIAA Gold certified Seasons Change), Same Truck is a reflection of where McCreery is in life now as a 27-year-old man married to the love of his life for three years and who is also celebrating his 10th year as an entertainer. A limited edition, alternate cover for the album is available exclusively at McCreery’s online store, along with Same Truck-themed merchandise and more.