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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Out of Summertime" is another clean country track from the 2011 American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery. The song offers no explicit language or other questionable content, simply describing two young teens who hit it off at a county fair but end up drifting apart when they go off to college. It's a classic puppy love song that young audiences will relate to.
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"OUT OF SUMMERTIME" is the second wholesome song from Scotty McCreedy, the velvet-toned country crooner who took the 2011 American Idol crown. Just like his debut single, "I Love You This Big," this second track is a wholesome, sweet ode to young love that contains no questionable adult content or language. Though the song's resolution is somewhat bittersweet -- McCreedy parts with the object of his affection as both grow older and move on with their lives -- it's a perfectly acceptable choice for all of the Idol champ's young fans.
Is it any good?
McCreedy's great pipes once again shine through on this tune, backed by the slide guitar and country arrangements that are the hallmarks of the country sound. Though the song likely won't go down in the record books, it's sure to get plenty of airplay on the country radio waves.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the plusses and minuses of trying to make a young romance last -- even when kids go off to college. What are some of the challenges involved in a long-distance relationship?
Describe some of the dating challenges that a rising star like Scotty McCreedy might experience.
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