‘Have mercy!’ No, this isn’t Uncle Jesse’s song (think Full House TV show), but it might make you think Beach Boys – minus the sand.
Twanging guitar and banjo strings open “Southern Belle”, the latest from Scotty McCreery.
“Somewhere down south, there’s a swinging screen door
Sundressed beauty on a hot front porch
Knocking one back, baby, oh my Lord, have mercy
Shooting out gravel, saying “oh, my stars”
She’s Dukes of Hazzard in her daddy’s car
Amazing Grace in a Mason jar, have mercy”
Following Top Ten hits “See You Tonight” and “Feelin’ It“, Scotty’s newest single, co-written by Jason Saenz and Sean McConnell, is perfect for those dreamy, carefree summer nights.
“Saturday night with the red lipstick
Just like Scarlett,
she’s gone with the wind
Sunday morning with the honey biscuits, have mercy”
The song, produced by Frank Rogers, is the first from his upcoming third studio album on 19/Interscope Records/Mercury Nashville. Scotty remains true to his roots, with a fun new sound.
“You can go around the block, ‘round the town, ‘round the world
But there’s nothing like a down home girl”