See You Tonight

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See You Tonight
Studio album by Scotty McCreery
Released October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)
Genre Country
Label Mercury Nashville, 19
Producer Frank Rogers
Scotty McCreery chronology
Christmas with Scotty McCreery
(2012)
See You Tonight
(2013)
Singles from See You Tonight
  1. "See You Tonight"
    Released: April 9, 2013
  2. "Feelin' It"
    Released: April 14, 2014

See You Tonight is the second studio album by American country music singer Scotty McCreery. It was released on October 15, 2013 by Mercury Nashville.[1] The album is produced by Frank Rogers, making it McCreery's first studio album not to be produced by Mark Bright.

Background[edit]

Scotty McCreery recorded the album while he was attending North Carolina State University.[2] The producer of the album was Frank Rogers.[3] McCreery co-wrote 5 of the tracks of the album, including the title track which he co-wrote with songwriter Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell.[4] He also collaborated with Alison Krauss on "Carolina Moon" where she provide backing vocals. He considered "Carolina Moon" to be his favorite track on the album.[5]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
Billboard 71/100[8]
Country Weekly (B+)[9]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[10]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[11]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[12]
Roughstock 4.5/5 stars[13]

The album received generally positive reviews from music critics, with an overall Metacritic rating of 73 indicating "generally favorable reviews".[6] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic found that the sound of the album has changed from the old-fashioned country of the first album, that its modern country sound is so "glossy and effervescent" making it seem McCreery's voice had jumped a couple of octave. He considered that McCreery had redefined himself as a "sports bar-hopping bro" in the album, but nevertheless thought the album works.[7] Chuck Dauphin of Billboard thought that McCreery and the producers did well in stretching his music wings in the album, with positive reviews for most of the tracks.[8]

Grady Smith of Entertainment Weekly felt that the first half of the album "bogs down under too much by-the-numbers rock-country," but "hits its stride in the smoother second half". [10] Tammy Ragusa of Country Weekly concurred that the album seems at times "a bit formulaic, with songs that subscribe to what is currently hitting big on country radio", but also thought it "exhilarating to hear Scotty stretch out, both in content and vocals". Matt Bjorke of Roughstock considered that the "hook-filled, radio-ready 'summer songs'" in the album are counter-balanced with strong, mid-tempo songs as well as traditional ballads, and thought that the album showed "a remarkable amount of growth and maturity" for McCreery.[13] Billy Duke of Taste of Country was enthusiastic about the album, calling it "dynamic", and thought the songwriting and production "sharp".[14]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted as the number 1 country album and the number 6 album on the US Billboard 200, selling 52,000 copies.[15][16] It also debuted at No. 3 on the Top Internet Albums and No. 10 on the Top Digital Albums charts.[17] As of July 2014, the album has sold 242,000 copies in the US.[18]

Track listing[edit]

[19]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Now"   Scotty McCreery, busbee, Frank Rogers 3:27
2. "See You Tonight"   McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell 3:46
3. "Get Gone with You"   Ross Copperman, Lynn Hutton, Tammi Kidd Hutton 3:16
4. "Feelin' It"   Rogers, Matthew West 3:18
5. "Feel Good Summer Song"   J.T. Harding, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne 4:07
6. "Buzzin'"   busbee, Rogers 3:47
7. "Can You Feel It"   McCreery, Gorley, Crowell 3:18
8. "The Dash"   Kyle Jacobs, Preston Brust 3:45
9. "Blue Jean Baby"   Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Matt Jenkins 2:58
10. "Forget to Forget You"   Casey Beathard, Michael Dulaney 3:58
11. "I Don't Wanna Be Your Friend"   McCreery, Rogers, David Fanning 3:13
12. "Carolina Moon" (featuring Alison Krauss) Jon Randall, Ronnie Stewart 4:57
13. "Something More"   McCreery, Rogers 3:29

Singles[edit]

The title track, "See You Tonight", the album's first single was released on April 9, 2013. It was his first Top Ten hit on the country charts. [20]

The second single, "Feelin' It'", was released to country radio on April 14, 2014.

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[21] 25
US Billboard 200[22] 6
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[23] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US Country Airplay US CAN Country
2013 "See You Tonight" 10 8 52 34
2014 "Feelin' It"A 31 30
  • ACurrent single.[24]
Preceded by
Frame by Frame by Cassadee Pope
Top Country Albums number-one album
November 2, 2013
Succeeded by
Crash My Party by Luke Bryan

Release date[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States October 15, 2013 CD, digital download Mercury Nashville, 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scotty McCreery Sets 'See You Tonight' Album Date". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sophie Schillaci". The Hollywood Reporter. October 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Melinda Newman (October 17, 2013). "Scotty McCreery on 'See You Tonight,' Brad Paisley and country lyrics: Interview". Hitfix. 
  4. ^ Alanna Conaway (October 23, 2013). "Story Behind the Song: Scotty McCreery, "See You Tonight"". Roughstock. 
  5. ^ Erin Hill (October 18, 2013). "Parade Rewind With Scotty McCreery: His New Album, College Life, and His Favorite American Idol Memory". Parade. 
  6. ^ a b "See You Tonight - Scotty McCreery". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  7. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "review". Allmusic.com. 
  8. ^ a b Chuck Dauphin (October 14, 2013). "Scotty McCreery, 'See You Tonight': Track-By-Track Review". Billboard. 
  9. ^ Tammy Ragusa (October 15, 2013). "See You Tonight by Scotty McCreery". Country Weekly. 
  10. ^ a b Grady Smith (October 15, 2013). "New Releases Roundup: Read EW's reviews of Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Gavin DeGraw, and more". EW.com. 
  11. ^ Mikael Wood (October 15, 2013). "Album review: Scotty McCreery's 'See You Tonight'". Los Angeles Times. 
  12. ^ Caryn Ganz (October 15, 2013). "Scotty McCreery See You Tonight". Rolling Stone. 
  13. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (October 11, 2013). "Album Review: Scotty McCreery - See You Tonight". Roughstock. 
  14. ^ Billy Dukes (October 15, 2013). "Album Spotlight: Scotty McCreery, ‘See You Tonight’ – ToC Critic’s Pick". Taste of Country. 
  15. ^ Keith Caulfield (October 23, 2013). "Pearl Jam Earns Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200". Billboard. 
  16. ^ "Country Album Chart News: The Week of October 23, 2013: Scotty McCreery, Willie Nelson Duets, Chase Rice, Cassadee Pope Lead". 
  17. ^ Fred Bronson (October 24, 2013). "'American Idol' on the Charts: Scotty McCreery Notches Another No. 1 Country Album". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  18. ^ Matt Bjorke (July 23,, 2014). "Country Album Sales Report: July 23, 2014". Roughstock. 
  19. ^ Nicholson, Jessica. "Scotty McCreery to Release Sophomore Album in October". Music Row. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  20. ^ Wade Jessen (February 20, 2014). "Cole Swindell Scores First Hot Country Songs No. 1". Billboard. 
  21. ^ "Scotty McCreery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Scotty McCreery. Prometheus Global Media.
  22. ^ "Scotty McCreery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Scotty McCreery. Prometheus Global Media.
  23. ^ "Scotty McCreery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Country Albums for Scotty McCreery. Prometheus Global Media.
  24. ^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations". All Access. Retrieved April 1, 2014.