Scotty McCreery ‘Holding’ Songs By Nashville Songwriters for Debut Album
Scotty McCreery's forthcoming debut album is a hot ticket -- for fans of the 'American Idol' Season 10 winner and for members of the Nashville songwriting community. The teen is working with songwriters who have penned hits for a host of country stars, like Blake Shelton, and they are chomping at the bit to continue working with McCreery.
According to Taste of Country, McCreery is asking the songwriters Rhett Atkins and Lee Miller to hold a song called 'You Make That Look Good.'
"It's a song we wrote two years ago," Akins reveals. And while he didn't watch McCreery on 'Idol,' his mom did, tipping her son off to the future star. Akins says that while he skipped 'Idol,' he now hears McCreery's 'I Love You This Big' all over the place and thinks he's good.
McCreery also has a song called 'Write Your Number on My Hand' by a different songwriter on hold, as well.
Other songwriters like Ben Hayslip and Dallas Davidson, who are also part of the songwriting collective The Peach Pickers with Akins, want McCreery to record their songs. Hayslip, who was aware of McCreery on 'Idol,' said, "The cool thing to me is watching this kid on TV every week, then reading an article where somebody asked him if he was familiar with any songwriters in Nashville, and he said The Peach Pickers. He said that he was flattered that we were pitching our songs to him. I know that we’re flattered that he knows who we are. We’re all hoping to be a part of it.”
Everyone wants to work with Scotty McCreery, it seems! And he's got them on hold!
Watch Scotty McCreery Perform 'I Love You This Big'