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McCreery "sees" new disc in October

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 – Scotty McCreery will release his sophomore album, "See You Tonight," on Oct. 15.

McCreery penned 5 of the 13 songs on the disc. "I have been writing for a long time now, since I was a kid, but these are the first songs I've had a chance to record and release to the public and I'm excited," he said.

Frank Rogers produced the disc. McCreery's debut was "Clear As Day" in 2011. He had hit singles with I Love You This Big and The Trouble with Girls. The former American Idol winner put out a Christmas album last year.

McCreery, who is a student at North Carolina State University, said, "I grew up loving old-school country, and you'll hear those things come out on this record. You will hear the contemporary country, but you will always hear the steel guitar and fiddle and those little nuances that make the older country what it was. I definitely am trying to stay true to my tastes as an artist on this album."

Songs on the CD are:
Now*
See You Tonight*
Get Gone With You
Feelin' It
Feel Good Summer Song
Buzzin'
Can You Feel It*
The Dash
Blue Jean Baby
Forget to Forget You
I Don't Wanna Be Your Friend*
Carolina Moon
Something More*
(*Co-written by McCreery)

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