Scotty McCreery is in his mid-twenties and he's already had a pretty incredible country music career. The North Carolina native first realized he loved music when he received a book about Elvis from his grandmother. Inspired by the legendary Presley, McCreery starting playing the guitar when he was ten years old and his dedication paid off, eventually landing him in Nashville.
The country artist went on to win the tenth season of American Idol when he was only 16 years old and pretty much hasn't stopped going since. His debut album Clear As Day went platinum and scored him the Best New Artist award at the American Music Awards. He followed that success with his own Christmas album, Christmas With Scotty McCreery, his 2013 album See You Tonight, and 2018's Seasons Change.
From a country-rock ode to southern belles to a ballad that reflects on life's fleeting moments, we've rounded up the eight best Scotty McCreery songs to date. Hopefully, he's got a new album in the works to add more country radio hits to this list!
8. "Southern Belle"
This was McCreery's first non-album single. The country song really lets us see a different side of the singer. It gets a little more rocking than the typically clean-cut, feel-good songs we usually see from McCreery.
7. "Wherever You Are"
Inspired by his wife, "Wherever You Are" really showcases McCreery in his wheelhouse.
6. "Feelin' It"
The definition of a cool summer jam, "Feelin' It" was a top 20 hit from See You Tonight. The music video was filmed in his home state of North Carolina and featured his friends hanging out at the beach.
5. "The Trouble With Girls"
Another top 20 hit for McCreery, the music video for "The Trouble With Girls" won Breakthrough Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards.
4. "I Love You This Big"
This was McCreery's very first single in 2011. He first performed it in the American Idol finale, right before it was released. Pretty exciting for the newcomer. The song peaked in the top 20 on the country charts and McCreery even featured his mom in the music video. The song is a relaxing country jam that was the perfect choice to put McCreery on the map.
3. "This is It"
This number one hit from Seasons Change features footage from the singer's actual wedding in the music video. The song is McCreery's ode to his relationship with his high school sweetheart, Gabi Dugal. He even sang the song to his new bride at their wedding reception. The emotion and love for his wife shine through the lyrics.
2. "See You Tonight"
The title track from the country singer's 2013 album was the first to reach the top of the Billboard chart.
1. "Five More Minutes"
Co-written by McCreery as the first single from Seasons Change, "Five More Minutes" was the singer's first number one hit. The song was inspired by the death of his grandfather and how he wished he had more time left with him, co-written with Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell.