Seasons Change (Scotty McCreery album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Seasons Change
Scotty change.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
GenreCountry
LabelTriple Tigers
Producer
Scotty McCreery chronology
See You Tonight
(2013)
Seasons Change
(2018)
Singles from Seasons Changes
  1. "Five More Minutes"
    Released: May 5, 2017
  2. "This Is It"
    Released: May 7, 2018
  3. "In Between"
    Released: April 1, 2019

Seasons Change is the fourth studio album by American country music singer Scotty McCreery. It was released on March 16, 2018 as his first album for Triple Tigers, and his first since See You Tonight five years prior. The album's lead single is "Five More Minutes", which gained in radio popularity at a point when McCreery was not signed to a label. The song's success led to him signing with Triple Tigers, and in early 2018, "Five More Minutes" became McCreery's first No. 1 Country Airplay single. "This Is It" and "In Between" were released as the album's second and third singles, respectively.

Content[edit]

Prior to the album's release, McCreery was signed to Mercury Nashville, and was dropped after "Southern Belle", the intended lead single to a third Mercury album, failed to reach Top 40 on the country music charts.[1] McCreery released the song "Five More Minutes" in 2016, when he was not signed to a record label. Due to the song gaining airplay on Bobby Bones' radio show, "Five More Minutes" gained in popularity and led to McCreery signing with Triple Tigers.[2][3] In early 2018, "Five More Minutes" became McCreery's first No 1 hit on the Billboard Country Airplay charts. "This Is It" was released as the album's second single in May 2018,[3] and became his second No. 1 hit on the Country Airplay chart. "In Between" was released as the album's third single on April 1, 2019.[4][5][6]

Aaron Eshuis, Derek Wells, and Frank Rogers produced the album, and McCreery co-wrote every song on it.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Rating it 4 out of 5 stars, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic thought that it was McCreery's "best album yet". He also praised the influences of 1990s country music, and thought that the album showed a maturity over the singer's Mercury albums.[1] Sounds Like Nashville writer Cillea Houghton reviewed the album with favor, stating that it "isn’t a stark difference from his past projects, and it doesn’t have to be, acting more like an extension of what made fans love him in the first place."[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

Seasons Change debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 with 40,000 album-equivalent units, of which 34,000 were pure album sales.[8] It is McCreery's fourth US top 10 album.[8] The album has sold 97,800 copies in the US as of August 2019.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Seasons Change"
  • McCreery
  • James McNair
  • Tommy Cecil
3:46
2."Wherever You Are"
3:04
3."Boys from Back Home"
  • McCreery
  • Isbell
  • Jason Gantt
4:04
4."Five More Minutes"
  • McCreery
  • Rogers
  • Monty Criswell
3:59
5."In Between"3:40
6."This Is It"
  • McCreery
  • Rogers
  • Aaron Eshuis
3:50
7."Wrong Again"
  • McCreery
  • Rogers
  • Phillip White
3:06
8."Move It On Out"
  • McCreery
  • Isbell
  • Eshuis
2:54
9."Barefootin'"
4:11
10."Still"
  • McCreery
  • Eshuis
4:01
11."Home in My Mind"
  • McCreery
  • McNair
  • Cecil
3:37

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[10]

Vocals

  • Wes Hightower – background vocals
  • Scotty McCreery – lead vocals
  • Russell Terrell – background vocals

Musicians

Production

  • Austin Atwood – engineering assistance
  • Richard Burrow – engineering
  • Drew Bollman – engineering assistance
  • Sara Dodds – art direction, design
  • Shauna Dodds – art direction, design
  • Aaron Eshuis – engineering, production, programming
  • Scott Johnson – production assistance
  • Andrew Mendelson – mastering
  • Justin Niebank – engineering, mixing
  • Jeff Ray – photography
  • Frank Rogers – production, programming
  • Lance Van Dyke – engineering assistance
  • Derek Wells – production
  • Brian David Willis – digital editing

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 35
Scottish Albums (OCC)[12] 100
UK Country Albums (OCC)[13] 4
US Billboard 200[8] 7
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[14] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Seasons Change". Allmusic. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Watts, Cindy. "Scotty McCreery sets chart record, scores record deal". Tennesseean. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT SCOTTY MCCREERY'S NEW ALBUM, 'SEASONS CHANGE'". The Boot. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  4. ^ Triple Tigers Records (March 13, 2019). "@TripleTigers". Twitter. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Billy Dukes (March 15, 2019). "Why Scotty McCreery's 'In Between' is His Most Important Single Yet". Taste of Country. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Tammy Ragusa (April 3, 2019). "Scotty McCreery Has His Sights Set on Third No. 1 With New Single "In Between" [Listen]". Onecountry.com. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  7. ^ Houghton, Cillea. "Album Review: Scotty McCreery's 'Seasons Change'". Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c Caulfield, Keith (March 25, 2018). "XXXTentacion's '?' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  9. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 21, 2019). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: July 21, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  10. ^ "Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  11. ^ "Scotty McCreery Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Country Artists Albums Chart Top 20". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  14. ^ "Scotty McCreery Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2018.