McCreery leads chart

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – Scotty McCreery will have the top selling country disc in the U.S. when the charts are out Thursday as "See You Tonight" led the pack. The disc, his third overall, debuted in sixth on the overall chart with 52,000 units sold.

That is a big drop from his first disc. "Clear As Day" was first on the charts in 2011, selling 197,000 in its first week.

Pearl Jam had the number one selling album in the U.S. as "Lightning Bolt" sold 166,000 units. Country rootsy band The Avett Brothers were fifth with "Magpie and the Dandelion," selling 58,000 units.

Willie Nelson was ninth with "To All the Girls," selling 43,000. This was Nelson's highest-charting album since 1982, and only his second top 10 set ever. Nelson, 80, was last in the top 10 with 1982's "Always on My Mind," which spent four weeks at number two.

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Seasons Change CD review - Seasons Change
"Boys from Back Home" is Scotty McCreery's amalgamation of Kenny Chesney's "I Go Back" and "Boys of Fall," which even borrows words from each hit song to create something attempting to be new. It's not new. Instead, it sounds more like songwriting by committee, relying upon radio listener demographics. Many of these songs were created to sound immediately familiar to mainstream ears. They will. This doesn't mean they're good, though, let alone meaningful. »»»
See You Tonight CD review - See You Tonight
Scotty McCreery's third release, "See You Tonight" is designed to market the season 10 American Idol champ as a more mature artist. Armed with songwriting heavies along with a guest vocal from Allison Krauss, it might work on paper. But in the end, he proves that his wheelhouse remains fun contemporary songs driven by his boy next door charm. Ironically, for a fall release, the album is heavy on summertime themed tracks and upbeat party anthems. From Feel Good Summer Song to »»»
Christmas with Scotty McCreery CD review - Christmas with Scotty McCreery
Hearing Scotty McCreery go into a spontaneous, Elvis-y C.C. Rider, right after a guitar-rocking, piano-pounding Santa Claus Is Back In Town makes "Christmas with Scotty McCreery" worthwhile. It's such a treat to have the boy wonder let loose and rock just a bit, rockabilly style. McCreery also rocks a touch during his version of Jingle Bells, which leaves him sounding more like Dwight Yoakam than Josh Turner, which is usually the comparative case. Rockabilly must have been on »»»