See You Tonight

See You Tonight

by Scotty McCreeryScotty McCreery




Much of Scotty McCreery's appeal on American Idol relied on his old-fashioned charm, how he seemed like a nice, everyday guy who just happened to be a deep-voiced crooner of classic country. Of course, in the early days of the 21st century, old-fashioned country doesn't sell the way it used to. McCreery's 2011 debut Clear as Day performed well right out of the gate -- it debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 and the country charts, and his post-coronation single "I Love You This Big" wound up charting higher on the Hot 100 than it did on the country charts, all on its way to a platinum certification -- but if his 2013 sequel See You Tonight is any indication, there clearly was some worry in Scotty's camp that he couldn't perform the same trick twice. Producer Mark Bright -- a hitmaker who leans toward the middle of the road, as indicated by his productions for Rascal Flatts and Sara Evans -- has been swapped for Frank Rogers, who racked up hits with Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, and Josh Turner. Rogers' résumé relies on a modern collection of country stars but suggests a lingering traditionalism that can't be found anywhere on See You Tonight. This modern country is so glossy and effervescent it appears that McCreery's voice has jumped a couple of octaves; he's shaken off the studied affectations of his debut and seems fresh-faced and boyish as he sings songs that have almost nothing to do with a dusty honky tonk. See You Tonight is unapologetically following the Luke Bryan/Jake Owen blueprint so closely that some of its song titles recall older hits by those country hunks -- Scotty sings of a "Blue Jean Baby" and Jake of a "Barefoot Blue Jean Night"; Bryan had a "Buzzkill" while McCreery is "Buzzin'" -- and if he somehow forgot to sing a song about a truck, he's at least leaning against a rusted old beater on the album cover. Scotty's redefinition of himself as a sports bar-hopping bro is plainly shameless but, strangely enough, See You Tonight works, partially due to the Rogers-shepherded collection of cheerful country-pop but also due to the malleability of McCreery's dude-next-door persona. That his surroundings are lighter and brighter than before only accentuates how McCreery's happy to be here, so he's happy to sing songs that will keep him here.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2013
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602537542871
catalogNumber: 001928902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scotty McCreery   Primary Artist
Alison Krauss   Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
David Angell   Violin
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
David Davidson   Violin
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow   Drums
Gordon Mote   Piano,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Jimmy Nichols   Piano,Wurlitzer
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Jon Randall   Background Vocals
Wei Tsun Chang   Violin
Derek Wells   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bryan Sutton   Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Frank Rogers   Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Rachel Loy   Bass
Jim "Moose" Brown   Piano,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Jedd Hughes   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Matthew West   Background Vocals
Jenifer Wrinkle   Background Vocals
Jimmie Sloas   Bass
Charlie Judge   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Hammond B3
Mike Johnson   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Ilya Toshinskiy   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bouzouki,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Jelly Roll Johnson   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Derek Bason   Engineer
Neal Cappellino   Engineer
Ben Fowler   Engineer
Kristin Wilkinson   Arranger
Mark Bright   Producer
Jon Randall Stewart   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Michael Dulaney   Composer
Richard Barrow   Engineer
Shane McAnally   Composer
Mike Busbee   Composer
Frank Rogers   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Nathan Zwald   Engineer
Ross Copperman   Composer
Matthew West   Composer
Matt Jenkins   Composer
Lynn Hutton   Composer
Ashley Gorley   Composer
Matt Ramsey   Composer
Busbee   Composer
Ronnie Stewart   Composer
Kyle Jacobs   Composer
Josh Osborne   Composer
Trevor Rosen   Composer
Preston Brust   Composer
Zach Crowell   Composer
David Fanning   Composer
J.T. Harding   Composer
Scotty McCreery   Composer
Tammi Kidd Hutton   Composer

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