Lastnight, Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery celebrated his chart topping single, “This Is It,” in Nashville with friends, family, colleagues and media in attendance at an industry celebration hosted by ASCAP and BMI. “This Is It” is McCreery’s second ever No. 1 and second consecutive No. 1 hit off his Seasons Change album. He was joined by fellow song co-writers (and two of the three album co-producers) Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis at the event where the North Carolina native received a plaque to signify the song’s two weeks at No. 1 as well as RIAA Gold Certification.
“If you had told me a couple years ago we’d be here, I’d have told you, you were crazy. It has been an incredible feeling and an incredible ride,” shared McCreery who went on to thank wife Gabi who served as the inspiration for the hit song.
“It is easy to write love songs about you baby…appreciate you marrying me and saying yes, otherwise this song might not have made it on the radio,” the singer/songwriter quipped. “‘This is not it’ is not a great title.”
“This Is It” is the second single from McCreery’s 2018 album, Seasons Change, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. McCreery, who married longtime love Gabi in June 2018, wrote the song specifically about his heartfelt proposal. Footage from their wedding can be seen in the single’s music video which took the number one spot on this week’s “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” ahead of last night’s celebration. Their wedding was spotlighted in both People and The Knot, with the couple also featured on the cover of Southern Bride. “This Is It” follows McCreery’s deeply reflective and acclaimed “Five More Minutes,” which reached the No. 1 spot last February just ahead of the album’s release and is nearing double-Platinum status.
“This is It” is also the first No. 1 song for Eshuis as both a songwriter and producer. It is the first No.1 song for Derek Wells as producer and his 50th No. 1 song as a musician. Wells was in Canada working on a project and not able to be present, but multi-No.1 hit songwriter and producer Rogers called him from stage, put him on speaker, and had the crowd congratulate him on his accomplishment so he could share in the day.
Achieving one of the strongest first weeks for a country music album in the last year, Seasons Change moved over 40,000 albums in the first week alone. For the first time, McCreery is featured as a songwriter on all the album’s tracks. With themes such as losing loved ones, moving out on his own, falling in love and coming of age, Seasons Change is a reflective and honest narrative of the artist’s experience navigating life in his early twenties. The album was produced by Frank Rogers, Aaron Eshuis and Derek Wells.
Fans can still catch McCreery on the road all year. Visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com