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Scotty McCreery Debuts Acoustic Version Of “This is It”

Just one month after sharing “In Between (Acoustic),” Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery is back with today’s release of “This is It (Acoustic).” The audio track, produced by McCreery’s bass player Nathan Thomas, is available wherever digital music is sold. Listen above. The video was directed by Jeff Ray, who also directed the original “This is It” music video filmed at McCreery’s wedding.

The song is the second track from McCreery’s upcoming digital EP The Soundcheck Sessions. The project will be released in January along with a third song and video.

“Ever since we released the original version of ‘This is It,’ I have had so many requests from fans for an acoustic version that they could play during their own proposals and weddings,” said McCreery. “It’s been very humbling to learn that a song I wrote for my wife Gabi and tells our story has gone on to become something special for thousands of couples. As a songwriter, I don’t know that it gets any better than that.”

McCreery was one of the most heard artists of 2019 with the original version of “This Is It” coming in at No. 4 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Top 10 Songs of 2019 chart and No. 9 on the Billboard Year End Country Airplay Chart. The song topped the charts for two consecutive weeks on both the Billboard Country Airplay Chart and the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Singles Chart and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. In November, the song earned McCreery a BMI Award (his third) for writing One of BMI’s Top 50 Country Songs of the Year. He wrote the song with Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis two weeks before he proposed to his now-wife Gabi. Rogers and Eshuis, along with Derek Wells, produced the track which was the second single from the North Carolina native’s No.1 album, Seasons Change.

“This Is It (Acoustic)” was filmed and recorded on the stage of the Cascade Theatre in Redding, Calif. on Sept. 26 before the singer and his band performed at the venue that evening. McCreery is accompanied by his guitarists/harmony vocalists Jeffrey Harper and Dylan Rosson on the acoustic track.

After taking a holiday break, McCreery will perform at the Horseshoe Casino’s Bluesville in Robinsonville, Miss. on Dec. 29, as well as during the halftime show at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. on Dec. 31. After the new year begins, McCreery will return to the road on Jan. 17 in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. and on Jan. 18 in Washington, Ill. before joining Luke Bryan in Cancun for Crash My Playa Jan. 22 and 23.

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