“THIS IS IT (ACOUSTIC)” TRACK AVAILABLE NOW
Second of Three Acoustic Recordings Make Up Forthcoming Digital EP Entitled The Soundcheck Sessions
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Just one month after sharing “In Between (Acoustic),” Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery is back with today’s release of “This is It (Acoustic).” The audio track, produced by McCreery’s bass player Nathan Thomas, is available wherever digital music is sold. Listen HERE. The music video debuts exclusively today on iHeartCountry station sites and country.iheart.com at 9:00 AM (EST). The video was directed by Jeff Ray, who also directed the original “This is It” music video filmed at McCreery’s wedding and peaked at No. 1 on “The CMT Hot 20 Countdown.”
The song is the second track from McCreery’s upcoming digital EP The Soundcheck Sessions. The project will be released in January along with a third song and video.
“Ever since we released the original version of ‘This is It,’ I have had so many requests from fans for an acoustic version that they could play during their own proposals and weddings,” said McCreery. “It’s been very humbling to learn that a song I wrote for my wife Gabi and tells our story has gone on to become something special for thousands of couples. As a songwriter, I don’t know that it gets any better than that.”
McCreery was one of the most heard artists of 2019 with the original version of “This Is It” coming in at No. 4 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Top 10 Songs of 2019 chart and No. 9 on the Billboard Year End Country Airplay Chart. The song topped the charts for two consecutive weeks on both the Billboard Country Airplay Chart and the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Singles Chart and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. In November, the song earned McCreery a BMI Award (his third) for writing One of BMI’s Top 50 Country Songs of the Year. He wrote the song with Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis two weeks before he proposed to his now-wife Gabi. Rogers and Eshuis, along with Derek Wells, produced the track which was the second single from the North Carolina native’s No.1 album, Seasons Change.
“This Is It (Acoustic)” was filmed and recorded on the stage of the Cascade Theatre in Redding, Calif. on Sept. 26 before the singer and his band performed at the venue that evening. McCreery is accompanied by his guitarists/harmony vocalists Jeffrey Harper and Dylan Rosson on the acoustic track.
After taking a holiday break, McCreery will perform at the Horseshoe Casino’s Bluesville in Robinsonville, Miss. on Dec. 29, as well as during the halftime show at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. on Dec. 31. After the new year begins, McCreery will return to the road on Jan. 17 in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. and on Jan. 18 in Washington, Ill. before joining Luke Bryan in Cancun for Crash My Playa Jan. 22 and 23.
About Scotty McCreery
McCreery achieved new heights this year, earning two back-to-back No. 1 hits from his current album Seasons Change, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart: the RIAA 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 five 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. 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 and his current tour schedule, visit
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