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It’s one of Music Row’s million dollar questions: how to follow up a chart-topping single.

Before Scotty McCreery’s very first No. 1 single, “Five More Minutes,” hit the top of the charts, you can bet that he was having that very conversation with his record label, manager and his entire team. No one wants to lose the momentum that you gain when you have a song reach that major career milestone. And although no announcement has been made about Scotty’s next single, he’s giving us samples of some of the options.

If you follow Scotty’s socials, he’s been sneaking out little bits of the new music from his upcoming album, “Seasons Change.”

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On Jan. 12, he offered up a taste of “Wherever You Are” and explained that he wrote this song for his fiancée, Gabi.

Then on Feb. 2, we got to hear part of “In Between.”

I ain’t all holy water and I ain’t all Jim Beam, I’m somewhere in between

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But with each song sample we hear, we’re also getting a mini music video that adds another dimension to the song.

And when Scotty released the most recent clip, “Home In My Mind,” that mini video was like a quick flip through the North Carolina native’s childhood scrapbook. Shot at Timber Drive Elementary School, which he attended, the video shows a kindergarten photograph that both Scotty and Gabi are in. It also shows Scotty performing at a school event and taking on the responsibility of a crossing guard while being grade school silly.

And we are dying!

We aren’t sure if one of these three new songs we’e gotten to hear pieces of will be the next single, but the thing that makes this album so different and so highly anticipated is that Scotty was a part of writing each song on the set.

In a press release, Scotty explained, “In the last five years, I have grown from a teenager to a man, moved out on my own, lost my grandfather, proposed to the love of my life, and learned more about myself than I could have imagined. This all shows up in the 11 songs on ‘Seasons Change,’ and I cannot wait to share this music with my fans after such a long time between releases.”

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He went on to say, “It’s kind of my journal of the last few years: the ups and the downs. Whenever I think things are not going well, I’ve learned to just wait it out, because the seasons change. If you want to know who I am and where I’m at right now, listen to this album. I feel like I’m having a conversation with everyone that listens. It’s that personal.”

“Seasons Change” is already available for pre-order, and there are some super sweet bundles available. Or you can wait until March 16 when the album hits store shelves.

In a new video clip, Scotty McCreery takes us back to when he and Gabi first met Instagram/@scottymccreery
Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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