The country crooner made the big announcement following his fourth consecutive No. 1 hit, “You Time” and his fifth studio album, Same Truck. The American Idol alum will be touring across the United States in fifteen cities where fans can hear his new record live. Firstly, he’s currently doing a string of shows in the Midwest and has apparently been testing out the music from the album.
Additionally, support artists at select dates will include Tenille Arts, Callista Clark, or Kameron Marlowe. Secondly, King Calaway will act as the opening act.
“I am looking forward to kicking off 2022 with my Same Truck Tour,” McCreery said in a press release. “I’m also glad to have Tenille, Callista, Kameron and King Calaway joining us for select dates. It’s gonna be a great way to start the new year!”
Scotty McCreery’s 2022 Same Truck Tour Dates
January 20 The Ritz*~ Raleigh, N.C.
January 21 American Music Hall*~ Lancaster, Pa.
January 22 Del Lago Resort & Casino – The Vine*~ Waterloo, N.Y.
January 27 The Paramount^~ Huntington, N.Y.
January 28 Orange County Fair Speedway^~ Middletown, N.Y.
January 29 Parx Casino – Xcite Center^~ Bensalem, Pa.
February 3 Paramount Theater#~ Cedar Rapids, Idaho
February 4 Treasure Island Resort Casino + Welch, Minn.
Island Event Center#~
February 5 The District#~ Sioux Falls, S.D.
February 10 The Fillmore Detroit#~ Detroit, Mich.
February 11 The Intersection#~ Grand Rapids, Mich.
February 12 W.D. Packard Music Hall#~ Warren, Ohio
February 17 Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts Salina, Kan.
February 18 The Grizzly Rose Denver, Colo.
February 19 Vilar Performing Arts Center Beaver Creek, Colo.
* Denotes Kameron Marlowe as support
~ Denotes King Calaway as support
^ Denotes Callista Clark as support
# Denotes Tenille Arts as support
Why Scotty McCreery Scrapped an Entire Album
Furthermore, Scotty McCreery has released five records over the span of his career. However, he told Taste of Country, that there was a sixth album that was scrapped due to the pandemic. He was close to completing the album but was in quarantine like the rest of the world. So instead of completing it, he decided to make a brand new album in place of it.
“They’re just sitting there. They’re kind of like Toy Story 2, you know, (toys) sitting on the shelf,” McCreery said. “So I picked up a guitar for a lot of it and just wrote, basically, a whole new album, and that’s most of what you’re hearing. A couple of ’em were before, but most of ’em were COVID writes.”
Finally, McCreery’s previous album was Seasons Change, which released three years prior. He co-wrote the entire record, similar to his latest album which he co-wrote the majority of.
“My last album was about me as a young man getting ready to get married,” he said. “Same Truck is me three years later, taking a moment to acknowledge where I am now as a 27-year-old, happily married man, sharing both what I’ve learned and where I want to go.”