Scotty McCreery‘s “Cab In A Solo,” the debut song from his forthcoming new album, is out! The American Idol alum just dropped the very country track, which hopefully is a good indication of what fans can expect from his new record.
Ahead of the song’s release, McCreery said he was rightfully proud of “Cab In A Solo.”
“Took some buddies up to the mountains of North Carolina to do nothing but write some country music. I’m proud to say one of those songs turned out to be one of my favorite I’ve ever written,” he shared.
“We got a lot of new music we’re working on,” McCreery tells Indiana’s Journal & Courier. “For me, it’s kind of fun to play some songs that might be recorded, might not be recorded. Playing off the crowd, seeing what they think, seeing how their reaction is. It kind of gives us the gauge of what we should record and what the next album should look like. It doesn’t happen every year, because we’re not always making an album, but we’re doing that this year. So it kind of gets to be fun out there doing that.”
The singer-songwriter, who hopes to have his new album out early next year, says “Cab In A Solo,” and every other song he has ever recorded, has to pass his own criteria of whether or not he will include it on a project.
“For me, I kind of have [four] things: live it, love it, know it, believe it,” McCreery says. “It’s got to be something that I really believe in and love and know about. Some writers are awesome at kind of using your imagination. And if that’s your thing, then go for it. But for me, what I’ve found that works is just writing about my real life stuff. Like ‘Five More Minutes‘ was for my grand-daddy. ‘This It It’ was me and my wife’s wedding song. It’s all these little things that I just try to incorporate into the music.”
McCreery already said he will include songs about his son, Avery, born last October, as well as Gabi, his wife of five years, on his new album. The 29-year-old has evolved and grown a lot in the last few years, all of which will be evident on his next record.
“You kind of realize what’s important and what’s not,” McCreery tells Audacy’s Katie & Company. “I think that’s coming through the songwriting, and what I’m writing about. Things have definitely changed in a lot of ways, but definitely the songwriting.”
McCreery has plenty of concert dates on the calendar over the next few months. He will also be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in October, and has been announced as one of the performers for this year’s Opry Country Christmas. Find music and tour dates at ScottyMcCreery.com.