McCreery make it "Feel Like the Holidays"
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McCreery make it "Feel Like the Holidays"

Friday, October 20, 2023 – One day after being inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, Scotty McCreery is back into the spirit of the holiday season with the release today of a new, original track, "Feel Like the Holidays."

"I love Christmas, and Christmas music, so I'm thrilled to release 'Feel Like the Holidays' today," said McCreery. "It's got such a classic Christmas song vibe and puts you right in the mood for the holiday season. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we enjoyed recording it."

Written by Frank Rogers, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick and Jeremy Bussey and produced by Rogers along with Derek Wells and Aaron Eshuis, the new Christmas music follows the release of McCreery's latest single, "Cab in a Solo" which garnered him the most first-week adds at country radio (120) of his career.

McCreery was also one of six inductees in the 2023 class of artists enshrined in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame during the annual induction ceremony last night. The induction ceremony took place at the Mooresville Performing Arts Center in Mooresville, N.C. where McCreery gave an acoustic performance of his hits "Five More Minutes," "This is It," "Damn Strait," and his current song "Cab in a Solo."

Other artists honored this year included Loudon Wainwright III, George Beverly Shea, Betty Davis, Bill "Fatback" Curtis and Fetchin Bones.

"If you know me, you know how much I love my home state of North Carolina," said McCreery. "There are so many great musical talents from all genres that have come from our state, and I am honored to be inducted alongside them in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. I have so many musical heroes already in this Hall. This is very special to me and an honor I will always treasure."


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