Christmas with Scotty McCreery

Christmas with Scotty McCreery

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As a reality television star with an unabashedly square persona, Scotty McCreery is an ideal candidate for a Christmas album and Christmas with Scotty McCreery arrives earlier in his career than may be expected, appearing almost exactly a year after his 2011 debut, Clear as Day. This may be a tad speedy but a festiveSee more details below

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As a reality television star with an unabashedly square persona, Scotty McCreery is an ideal candidate for a Christmas album and Christmas with Scotty McCreery arrives earlier in his career than may be expected, appearing almost exactly a year after his 2011 debut, Clear as Day. This may be a tad speedy but a festive collection is a softball pitch up the middle for McCreery, one that the cornpone singer can hit clear out of the park. And he does, not bothering to reinvent these 11 songs and instead singing the familiar in a friendly manner. The album leans slightly toward secular standards -- "Let It Snow," "Holly Jolly Christmas," "Jingle Bells," "Winter Wonderland" -- but there is an undercurrent of spirituality arriving on "Mary Did You Know?," "Christmas in Heaven," and "First Noel." Nevertheless, this isn't a somber record by any means; it's a seasonal celebration, so familiar it almost follows a certain ritual. There's the cheer balanced by a moment of poignancy to remind us all why we're joyous, finally closing on an up note. In this case, it's McCreery doing a surprisingly credible approximation of a rocker on "Santa Claus Is Back in Town." He may sully it a bit with an on-the-nose Elvis Presley impersonation, but that only reinforces how McCreery is first and foremost a TV star who is eager to please.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/16/2012
Label:
Mercury Nashville
UPC:
0602537165773
catalogNumber:
001758302
Rank:
83058

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scotty McCreery   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
Paul Leim   Drums
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin   Strings,Violin,Cello,Harp,Viola
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Jimmy Nichols   Piano,Keyboards
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Tony Lucido   Bass
Jenifer Wrinkle   Background Vocals
Danny Rader   Acoustic Guitar
Charlie Judge   Strings

Technical Credits

Derek Bason   Engineer
Jonathan Yudkin   Composer,String Arrangements
Mark Bright   Producer
Adam Ayan   Mastering
Charlie Judge   Composer,String Arrangements
Scotty McCreery   Liner Notes
Chris Small   Digital Editing

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