McCreery releases new single
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
– Scotty McCreery released the lead single from his fourth album this week.
"Southern Belle" was released digitally on Monday and will go for adds at radio on Aug. 31.The song was written by Jason Saenz and Sean McConnell and produced by Frank Rogers.
McCreery, who is a student at North Carolina State University, debuted with "Clear As Day" in 2011, released "Christmas with Scotty McCreery" the following year and "See You Tonight" in 2013.
His fourth release is not slated to be out until 2016.
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