I pre-ordered this CD & it has been hogging my stereo ever since. Scotty got dropped by 19 Records/Mercury Nashville when a single release of "Seasons Change" failed to chart. Boy, did they make a mistake. This CD is an advance for him because he's co-written all of the tracks. Yes, this is commercial country; and yes, it doesn't sound extremely different from some other successful country top sellers, but it is distinct. The lyrical twists and references in the song are personal, the melodies hang with you after the CD stops, and Scotty's deep baritone drawl makes him sound older and wiser than his 24 years imply. Scotty talks about the set this way, "I feel like people will get to know the real me when they listen to Seasons Change. I’ve had quite the life journey since my last album. I’ve grown up, learned who I am and what I want to say. This album is very personal and my favorite yet. I cannot wait for everyone to hear it.”
"Five More Minutes" was the first single and his first #1 record according to his website. It's a beautiful remembrance about how precious life is. It's a mid-tempo track that initially didn't pop out at me, but it sure has grown on me, with the video showing clips from family movies with Scotty and his grandfather. It's really riveting, "Time rolls by, the clock don' stop, I wish I had a few more drops of the good stuff, the good times." My personal favorite track is "This Is It," the romantic song Scotty wrote before proposing to his girlfriend, "Girl, I know that you've been waiting and talking to your friends, wondering if and wondering where and wondering when. Well, I've been waiting too, holding onto this ring for the right words to say for the right time and place for me to get on one knee. This is it." "Barefootin'" is another stellar good times rocker that makes me hit the repeat button on the stereo. "Wherever You Are" is driving rocker written with album producer Frank Rogers and Dan Isbell, "Just give me a call or drop me a pin; Enough of this damn being apart." "Wrong Again" is a sweet piece of ear candy with its lyrical rhyming barrage, "It was only just a couple months dating, just anticipating for it to go south. Wrong again!" This may be Scotty's best album because the emotions are real, warm and feel like a young singer entering his prime. Enjoy!