TORRINGTON — The Warner Theatre will welcome Scotty McCreery to the Main Stage on Thursday, March 15 at 8 pm. Opening the show is Texas-based duo, Waterloo Revival.

After a five year wait, the country music star will release his new album “Seasons Change” on March 16 which includes his smash hit song “Five More Minutes.” The single has earned McCreery his first No. 1 song on the country charts.

After winning Season Ten of American Idol in 2011, McCreery made history when he became the youngest male artist of any genre, and the first country music artist ever, to have his debut album enter at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The singles “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls” were certified Platinum. All of his albums, including “Christmas with Scotty” have debuted at No. 1 on a Billboard Chart. He achieved two Top Ten hits with “Feelin’ It” and “See You Tonight” off his second album.

According to a press release, “With his third album, the young star takes a huge creative step forward. He co-wrote all 11 songs on “Seasons Change,” working with some of the finest songwriters in Nashville to express a wide range of emotions and musical styles.

“I’ve lived a lot of life since my last record,” McCreery said in the release. “I moved out on my own, I travelled across the country and the world, I got engaged, I was dropped by my label, I was even robbed at gunpoint. So I really wanted this album to show who Scotty is at 24, what’s going on in my life, and I think we accomplished that.”

There’s one other big story that underlies “Seasons Change.” In September 2017, McCreery proposed to longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal in the mountains of North Carolina.

“She’s a huge part of this record, the inspiration for all the love songs,” he said.

The song “This Is It” even spells out a play-by-play blueprint for popping the question. Now, with a wedding on the way, a hit on the charts, and a new lease on his musical life, everything looks great in McCreery’s world. Things get sunnier. Seasons change.

Waterloo Revival includes Cody Cooper and George Birge. In 2016, the band signed to Toby Keith’s record label, Show Dog Nashville, and joined him on the Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour, sponsored by Ford F-Series.

To purchase tickets, call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or visit