McCreery unveils "Red Letter Blueprint"
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McCreery unveils "Red Letter Blueprint"

Friday, March 29, 2024 – Scotty McCreery released the song "Red Letter Blueprint" from his upcoming album "Rise and Fall" today.

The release will be, out May 10 through Triple Tigers.

"My faith is everything to me," said McCreery. "It's held me up during my lows, and it's been with me when I celebrate my highs. This new album was influenced by the rises and falls in my life through the years, so I wanted to sing about what sustains me. I've featured songs about my wife and my son, but I also wanted to share a song about my faith. I hope it is comforting to anyone who may need to hear these words."

Written by McCreery with Derek George, Brent Anderson, Jeremy Bussey and Monty Criswell, "Red Letter Blueprint" is about taking solace in the belief that no matter how far away true peace seems, the path to get there is marked. Building from a piano melody and McCreery's vocals, this ballad about inner strength and encouragement finds him leaning on faith:

Lyrics include:
Where can you go when you ain't getting nowhere
Every turn is a dead-end road
The rain starts to fall and you're so lost out there
Really only one place I know
When your whole world falls to pieces
And you don't know how to build it back
There's a red letter blueprint in King James black

"Rise and Fall" will feature 13 tracks that find him exploring themes of heartbreak, rowdy nights, nostalgia, faith, newfound joy, fatherhood and enduring love. The disc includes his hit "Cab in a Solo." The album was produced by McCreery's longtime production team of Frank Rogers, Derek Wells and Aaron Eshuis.

McCreery co-wrote 12 of the 13 songs. "I know every artist says it, but this is truly my favorite album I've made so far," shares McCreery. "I wanted to create an album that reflected the music I grew up on and wasn't chasing trends. So, I brought several of my songwriting buddies to the mountains of North Carolina to sit down and write a full-on country album that told a story, start to finish, and spoke to my soul. We've been performing most of the album live on the road and the response from the audiences has been overwhelming. I can't wait for everyone to hear 'Rise and Fall' when it comes out May 10th."

"Red Letter Blueprint" is the fifth song released from the album, following lead single "Cab in a Solo" and tracks "Slow Dance," "Can't Pass the Bar" and "Love Like This."

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