Proceeds from Livestream Event Benefit Music Health Alliance;
Spotify to Match all Donations
McCreery Also Set to Take Over American Songwriter for
Instagram Live Performance + Q&A on June 15
Spotify Makes McCreery This Week’s Cover of “Hot Country” Playlist
With his current single “In Between” climbing the charts reaching the Top 5 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Singles Chart and No. 7 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart, Scotty McCreery is set to take over American Songwriter’s Instagram on Monday, June 15 at 6 p.m. CT. He will also take part in the “Keep The Music Playing” live stream event benefiting Music Health Alliance on Wednesday, June 17 at 5 p.m. CT.
Kicking off the week, the singer/songwriter will first appear on Instagram Live via American Songwriter to perform songs from his RIAA Gold-Certified Seasons Change as well as host a Q&A session with some of his favorite songwriting partners. McCreery co-wrote all 11 tracks on the album, including his two back-to-back No. 1’s, the RIAA Double Platinum-certified “Five More Minutes” and the RIAA Platinum-certified “This Is It” as well as his current smash “In Between.”
Wednesday, McCreery is also set to join Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Jordan Davis, Sara Evans, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Keb Mo, Craig Morgan, John Oates, Steve Wariner and more for “Keep The Music Playing,” a live stream fundraiser hosted by Acme Radio Live and sponsored by Jack Daniel’s benefiting Music Health Alliance on June 17 at 5 p.m. CT. Through the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project, Spotify will match all donations to Music Health Alliance, dollar for dollar, up to a collective total of $10 million. “Keep The Music Playing” will air on AcmeRadioLive.com, Facebook and YouTube. Donations can be made HERE.
Speaking of Spotify, McCreery is the current cover and lead track on Spotify’s “Hot Country” Playlist. The playlist, which features today’s top country hits of the week, has more than 5.8 million followers. Listen to the playlist HERE.
While following “safer at home” guidelines since mid-March, McCreery has already given more than 80 live-stream performances ranging from Twitch Stream Aid, “Circle Sessions,” “Feed the Front Line Live, Presented by CMT” and numerous Facebook and Instagram Live events with country radio stations across the nation and media outlets, which he has dubbed his “Somewhere in Quarantine Tour.”
Hard at work on the follow up to his Seasons Change, McCreery continues to reach new career milestones. Last month he hit 100 million views on YouTube for “Five More Minutes”– making it one of only eight official music videos for country songs that have reached No. 1 on the Mediabase / Country Aircheck Country Singles Chart in the last two years to achieve this distinction. In April, McCreery became the first country music artist to present a virtual concert in an online gaming world on Club Cooee, performing for two consecutive weekends.
About Scotty McCreery
McCreery, whose current single is “In Between,” achieved new heights by earning two back-to-back No. 1 hits from his most recent album Seasons Change, the RIAA Gold certified project which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart: the RIAA Double Platinum-certified “Five More Minutes” and the RIAA Platinum-certified “This is It,” which stayed at the top of the charts for two weeks. He co-wrote all 11 songs on Seasons Change. All four of his albums have debuted at No. 1 on a Billboard Albums chart, with current combined sales surpassing 3 million copies. He’s earned one Double Platinum, four Platinum and one Gold singles; won the 10th season of “American Idol” in 2011; was named the ACM New Artist of the Year in 2011; won the CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year (“The Trouble with Girls”) in 2012; American Country Awards for New Artist of the Year in 2011 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013; BMI Awards for writing One of the Top 50 Country Songs of the Year three times (in 2015 for “See You Tonight,” in 2018 for “Five More Minutes,” and in 2019 for “This is It”); a Carolina Beach Music Award for National Dance/Shag Song of the Year (“Barefootin’”) in 2018; and the NSAI Nashville Songwriter Award for One of the Top Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written (“Five More Minutes”) in 2018. The North Carolina native released his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, in 2016; it was recently re-released in paperback in 2020. McCreery launched his recording career by making history in 2011 as both the first country artist and the youngest male artist of any genre to debut his first studio album, the Platinum-certified Clear as Day, at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. For more information, visit ScottyMcCreery.com.