Scotty McCreery in concert
Scotty McCreery released his fifth studio album Same Truck on September 17, 2021. The first single, the RIAA Gold-certified “You Time,” hit No. 1 on both the Billboard and Mediabase country radio charts later that month, and the second single, the RIAA Platinum-certified “Damn Strait,” hit No.1 on both charts for three weeks. The third single, “It Matters to Her,” hit No.1 on the Music Row Country Breakout and CMT Hot 20 Video Countdown charts. McCreery co-wrote 10 of the 12 songs on the album. The North Carolina native achieved new heights in the last few years by earning three 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 Triple Platinum-certified “Five More Minutes,” the RIAA Platinum-certified “This Is It,” which stayed at the top of the charts for two weeks, and RIAA Gold-certified “In Between.” McCreery co-wrote all 11 songs on Seasons Change, which Rolling Stone named as one of the “40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018.” McCreery's current combined album sales surpass 4 million copies. He's earned one Triple Platinum, five Platinum and three 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.