Scotty McCreery Celebrates ‘Extra Sweet’ No.1 With ‘In Between’
Scotty McCreery earned his third consecutive chart-topping single this week as his latest hit, “In Between,” reached the top spot…
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Scotty McCreery earned his third consecutive chart-topping single this week as his latest hit, “In Between,” reached the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts.
McCreery also made Billboard chart history with “In Between” as it became the second-largest leap to No. 1 on the chart since 1991.
“In Between” is the third single from McCreery’s 2018 album, Seasons Change. Also included on that project are the country hitmaker’s previous chart-topping hits, “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It.”
“When we released Seasons Change two years ago, I was hoping I might get my first No. 1 song,” the North Carolina native told Billboard. “Now I’ve been blessed to earn three No. 1s, which means more than I can say. I love that ‘In Between’ has connected with people like it has, especially during this time of social distancing. I don’t believe any of us are just one thing or the other; I think we’re all somewhere in between.”
McCreery, along with his wife, Gabi, and some of their friends, celebrated the chart-topping milestone with a small get-together over the weekend. Scotty’s wife and friends donned custom shirts with McCreery’s face on them as they popped a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
“This one is extra sweet! ‘In Between’ has been one of my favorite songs since we wrote it in 2015. It was a grind with this song, and that’s what makes it so awesome for it to be on top of the country charts this week,” the former American Idol winner wrote on Instagram.
He went on to thank country radio and his team for taking the song to No.1.
He also teased new music, telling fans that he “can’t wait” to send new music their way.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.