Scotty McCreery Celebrates Gold-Certified, Two-Week No. 1 “This Is It”

Aaron Eshuis, Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers. Photo: Ed Rode

Triple Tigers artist Scotty McCreery scored a repeat chart-topper, and Gold-certified hit, with “This Is It,” the second single from his album Seasons Change. “This Is It” spent two weeks in the No. 1 slot on country radio, and follows the Platinum-certified “Five More Minutes,” which topped the country radio charts in February 2018.

McCreery joined “This Is It” co-writers Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis on Wednesday (March 20) at an industry celebration hosted by ASCAP and BMI. The song marks the first No. 1 for Eshuis, and the first No. 1 for Derek Wells as a producer (and his 50th No. 1 as a musician). Wells is working on a project in Canada and was not in attendance at the event, so Rogers called him from the stage and put him on speakerphone, as the industry crowd shouted congratulations for his first No. 1 as a producer.

Pictured (L-R, back row): Lee Krabel (Senior Creative Director, SMACKSongs); Scott Stem (McCreery’s manager, Triple 8 Management); George Couri (McCreery’s manager, Partner, Triple 8 Management; Partner, Triple Tigers Records); Kevin Herring (SVP of Promotion, Triple Tigers Records); Norbert Nix (Partner/GM, Triple Tigers Records); David Macias (Partner, Triple Tigers Records); and A.J. Burton (VP, Fluid Music Revolution). (L-R, front row): Robin Palmer (SVP Creative, SMACKSongs); writers Aaron Eshuis, Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers. Photo: Ed Rode

“If you had told me a couple years ago we’d be here, I’d have told you, you were crazy. It has been an incredible feeling and an incredible ride,” shared McCreery, who also thanked his wife Gabi, who served as the inspiration for the hit song. “It is easy to write love songs about you baby…appreciate you marrying me and saying yes, otherwise this song might not have made it on the radio,” the singer/songwriter quipped. “‘This is not it’ is not a great title.”

“This is It” was written a few weeks prior to Scotty’s marriage proposal to Gabi, and the video for the track featured footage from their wedding.

Others taking part in the No. 1 party included ASCAP’s Evyn Mustoe, BMI’s Mary Ann Keen, CRB President and Townsquare Media Sr. VP Kurt Johnson, Triple Tigers’ Norbert Nix, Kevin Herring and George Couri, SMACKSongs’ Lee Krabel, Fluid Music Revolution’s A.J. Burton, CMA’s Brandi Simms, and more.

Pictured (L-R, back row): Lee Krabel (Senior Creative Director, Smack Songs); Norbert Nix (Partner/GM, Triple Tigers Records); Scott Stem (McCreery’s manager, Triple 8 Management); Evyn Mustoe (Associate Director, ASCAP); George Couri (McCreery’s manager, Partner, Triple 8 Management; Partner, Triple Tigers Records); David Macias (Partner, Triple Tigers Records); Mary Ann Keen (Associate Director, BMI); and Kevin Herring (SVP of Promotion, Triple Tigers Records); (L-R, front row): writers Aaron Eshuis, Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers. Photo: Ed Rode

Pictured (L-R): Kurt Johnson (President, Country Radio Broadcasters and Senior Vice President, Townsquare Media) speaks about the two-week No. 1 success of “This is It” as writers Scotty McCreery, Aaron Eshuis and Frank Rogers look on. Photo: Ed Rode

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