Scotty McCreery recently announced his fifth studio album and fans are more than ready to get their hands on the project.
The scrapbook, same truckarrives in September and follows McCreery’s 2018 album, The seasons change, which spawned three consecutive chart-topping singles.
As the anticipation for the album continues to grow, McCreery teased new songs while on tour and the response was overwhelming.
“You never know how new songs are going to play out in the live show, but our audience certainly seems to be enjoying them from the reaction we’re getting,” he says.
As the release date approaches, we’ve compiled five fun facts about same truck. Check them out below.
1. The album will be released on September 17, 2021.
The countdown to release is activated. The album is less than eight weeks away from release, but fans can pre-order the project now by clicking HERE.
2. McCreery co-wrote 10 of the album’s 12 tracks.
The North Carolina native dove headfirst into songwriting for this album. He co-wrote 10 of the 12 tracks alongside some of Music City’s most sought after hitmakers such as Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell, Rhett Akins and Josh Hoge.
3. The project reflects where he is in life right now.
“My last album was about me as a young man getting ready to get married,” McCreery said. “same truck this is me three years later, taking a moment to acknowledge where I am now as a 27-year-old, happily married man, sharing both what I’ve learned and where I want to go.
4. Several tracks were inspired by his wife, Gabi.
McCreery’s longtime love Gabi has inspired several tracks on the same truckincluding his latest single, “You Time”, and his new release, “Why You Gotta Be Like That”.
“My wife Gabi and I went on a date the night before I wrote ‘Why You Gotta Be Like That’ with James [McNair] and Jordan [Schmidt]. She came down gorgeous as usual, and well…the song tells the rest of the story,” he recently shared. “Writing with James and Jordan is always a lot of fun, and I think that genuine feeling comes through in the song as well.”
5. He originally cut over 20 tracks for the album.
the american idol winner checked in 23 tracks for the album and ended up reducing the track count to 12.