Scotty McCreery Teases Something New on Social Media

Scotty McCreery seems to have dropped the first hint about his next album on social media. The  American Idol alum has been open about new music coming soon, after “It Matters to Her” was announced as the final single from his 2021 Same Truck album.

McCreery shared a photo on social media, of him looking pensive, captioning it simply, “It’s lookin like my plan didn’t work out at all.”

It’s lookin like my plan didn’t work out at all

Posted by Scotty McCreery on Tuesday, August 8, 2023


The North Carolina native has spent the last few months on the road, including headlining his own shows, as well as his run opening for Brooks & Dunn on their REBOOT 2023 Tour. Unbeknownst to his fans, he has been using those shows to determine which songs will, and will not, make it onto his next record.

“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.”

McCreery’s new set of tunes will mark the first time he has released a record since becoming a dad, after welcoming his son, Avery, in October. While McCreery has written plenty of songs about his wife, Gabi, the 29-year-old says being a dad will be interwoven in at least some of the songs on the project.

Photo Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum


“There’s definitely gonna be some baby songs, as you could guess,” McCreery reveals to Taste of Country. “My music for sure has kind of leaned a little bit into that autobiographical stuff. Something that I learned about music is how alike we all are, rather than different. When I talk about my life, I could be talking about thousands of other people’s lives, and they relate to it, too. So there’ll be a lot of life stuff. Just about not taking things for granted, and that’s where I’m at right now — just appreciating this new stage of life, and new fatherhood.”

McCreery has plenty of concert dates on the calendar over the next few months. He will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in October, and has also been announced as one of the performers for this year’s Opry Country Christmas. Find music and tour dates at

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